Apple TV+ delivers the shivers with Calls debut and Servant season finale


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Thriller fans should brace for an Apple TV+ binge-a-thon this week. They can watch all nine episodes of creepy new show Calls, which debuted on Apple TV+ Friday,  or take in the first two full seasons of M. Night Shyamalan’s gripping Servant.

The Servant season finale arrived today alongside a new episode of alt-history space race show For All Mankind.

Calls is a quasi-experimental show composed of episodes lasting around 20 minutes. Each is, in essence, a radio play on the television (or, well, your iPhone or however you choose to watch Apple TV+).

Its dramatic, Twilight Zone-style premise plays out entirely through phone calls. The images on-screen simply transcribe the words being heard, alongside a waveform. In a review for Cult of Mac, Scout Tafoya calls it a “fascinating but flawed head trip.”


In addition, there’s a new episode of the second season of sci-fi alternate history show For All Mankind. The preview for episode five, “The Weight,” reads: “Ed’s reckless behavior at NASA shakes the foundation of the Baldwin family. Tracy attempts to readapt to life in space.”

Finally, there’s the final episode of season two of Shyamalan’s spooky show Servant. The preview for episode 10, “Josephine,” reads: “An unexpected arrival threatens to tear Dorothy and Sean apart, leaving Leanne defenseless.”

Available to watch on Apple TV+

Apple TV+ is available for $4.99 per month, or for free for one year if you buy a new iPad, iPhone, Mac or Apple TV. You can also get a reduced monthly rate if you subscribe to Apple One, the company’s bundle subscription service. You can check out our list of the very best it has to offer here.

What are your favorite Apple TV+ shows? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


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