What TV shows to watch on Apple TV Plus: 7 hidden gems

IIt may be in its infancy, but Apple TV+ has come a long way in just a few short years.

Launched in November 2019, the streaming service took the stage with a selection of well-received “Prestige” films and TV shows, including the star drama The morning show and the uplifting codawho already won the Oscar for the best picture in 2022.

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In the world of streaming, original content is everything, and competitors like Netflix now have more than a decade of original films and TV series in their back catalogue. However, what sets Apple TV+ apart is the consistency of its output.

The Independent has already compiled a list of the top 15 TV shows you can watch right now on Apple TV+, as well as an overview of the best movies.

But what about those who want to travel a little off the beaten track? Everyone has heard about it Ted Lasso, Apple’s hit feel-good sitcom about a perky American football coach trying to make it to the Premier League. But how many people were watching drops of godthe power struggle drama dubbed by some critics as the streamer’s response successor?

Several Apple TV+ series have earned the rare accolade of “perfect” 100 percent positive reviews on review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes, including the affirmation comedy Acapulcoand the reality series my kind of country.

Here are seven of the best hidden TV series to watch on Apple TV+ right now.

drops of god

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Based on a hit manga series, this stylish drama begins with the death of wealthy socialite Alexandre Léger (Stanley Weber). At stake is Léger’s extravagant wine collection worth a whopping $148 million – which he bequeathed to the winner of three competitions he organized before his death. Fleur Geffrier plays his daughter Camille and Tomohisa Yamashita plays protégé Issei Tomine in this widely acclaimed multilingual series.

Drops of God is now available to watch on Apple


The after party

This comic crime thriller focuses on the after party of a high school reunion, centered on a corpse. The turn? Each episode is told from a different character’s perspective Rashomon Style. One version is told in the style of a romantic comedy, another in the style of an action film – you get the gist. What makes this premise crackle is the comic lineage of the ensemble, which also includes Sam Richardson (veep; Detroiters), Zoë Chao (strangers), Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation), Ilana Glazer (broad city) and Jamie Demetriou (Stath rents apartments). Meanwhile, Tiffany Haddish plays the detective chasing Xavier’s (Dave Franco) killer. A second season with a mostly new cast will start in July 2023.

high desert

Patricia Arquette hosts this hilarious, dynamic series about Peggy, a chaotic ex-criminal turned private investigator. When Peggy is drawn into an eccentric mystery involving a stolen Picasso painting and a series of ruthless figures from her past, she struggles to keep her own demons at bay. Arquette is the undisputed star here, though high desert is enlivened by a cast of quirky, charismatic supporting cast including Rupert Friend, Matt Dillon and Bernadette Peters.

Patricia Arquette in High Desert



All fans of Ted Lasso If you’re still mourning the end of Apple TV+’s sherbet-sweet soccer sitcom, you might want to check this out Acapulco, another comedy series that goes straight to the heart. Loosely adapted from the 2017 film How to become a Latin loverThe series follows the rags-to-riches story of self-made mogul Maximo Gallardo Ramos (Eugenio Derbez), set largely in 1984 in a flashback. After two well-received seasons in 2021 and 2022, Acapulco was renewed for a third episode earlier this year.

my kind of country

Reality TV has rightly gotten a bad rap lately, with singing competitions like The x factor or Britain’s Got Talent come under criticism for their harsh treatment of the participants. However, this talent show produced by Reese Witherspoon and Kacey Musgraves is a welcome change. Judges Jimmie Allen, Mickey Guyton and Orville Peck mentor a cast of up-and-coming country singers through the rounds of this uplifting series that subverts many problematic, outdated trends about who elects to be a country star.


In PlatonicSeth Rogen and Rose Byrne play Will and Sylvia, two former best friends who reunite after Will’s divorce in their early 40s. There’s a lot to like about this sitcom, which plays with a Nora Ephron-esque ease. Rogen and Byrne, previously collaborating in ” Bad neighborsprovide an electric – and, as the title suggests, Platonic – couple, while the series itself has a lot to say about life, relationships and aging.

Just Friends: Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen in “Platonic”


Little America

Developed by The big sickThe couple Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon at the side duty of the juryThis anthology drama series from Lee Eisenberg follows true stories rooted in the American immigrant experience. Zachary Quinto, Melanie Laurent and twin peaksHowever, Sherilyn Fenn is among the bigger names to populate the world of the series Little America has also championed a number of lesser-known talents, with compelling results. The first season was released in January 2020, with a second episode to follow in late 2022.

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Emma Bowman

Emma Bowman is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma Bowman joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing emma@ustimespost.com.

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