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PSA: Acclaimed spy series Tehran and more debut on Apple TV+


Tehran is reportedly headed for Apple TV+.
Tehran is a spy thriller starring Israeli actress Niv Sultan.
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It’s a packed day for Apple TV+ as the service debuted multiple episodes of new shows. The crown jewel of the bunch is Tehran, a new spy series about a Mossad hacker-agent who tries to infiltrate Tehran to destroy Iran’s nuclear reactor.

Apple TV+ dropped the first three episodes of the acclaimed show (check out Cult of Mac‘s effusive review) Friday. New episodes will debut each subsequent week.

Penultimate episode of Ted Lasso

In addition, the penultimate episode of comedy series Ted Lasso landed. Titled “All Apologies,” its preview reads as follows: “After a series of mistakes on the pitch, pressure mounts to bench Roy. Rebecca finally reveals the truth to Ted.”

Next week will be the season one finale episode, titled “The Hope That Kills You.” A second season is on the way.

Oprah continues her conversation

There’s also another episode of The Oprah Conversation, Oprah’s (somewhat sporadic) talkshow in which the iconic TV host speaks with “newsmakers, thought leaders, and masters of their craft” in extended, well, conversations. This week’s guest is singer Mariah Carey, who discusses her new memoir and growing up biracial. (Unlike the shows above, this one actually debuted Thursday.)

Compared to the likes of Netflix, Apple TV+ is never going to compete on sheer minutes of new content uploaded each week. But this is, at least by Apple TV+ standards, a packed week for the service. It’s also an incredibly high quality one. Tehran is, according to early reviews, one of the best shows yet to debut on Apple TV+. Meanwhile, Ted Lasso has turned out to be an incredibly charming and funny show. And Oprah’s presence on Apple TV+ — and her ability to secure A-list guests — lends Apple’s streaming service the prestige it wants.

Available to watch on Apple TV+

Apple TV+ costs $4.99 per month, although it is currently free for one year if you buy a new iPad, iPhone, Mac or Apple TV. It will also form part of the newly announced subscription bundle Apple One, a collection of Apple services offered at a discount. Apple One will debut later this fall.

Which Apple TV+ shows or movies have you particularly enjoyed so far? Which ones would you give a miss? Let us know in the comments below.