Critics give 3 Apple TV+ shows 100% approval ratings


Critics give 3 Apple TV+ shows 100% approval ratings
Critics say the latest seasons of three series are the best Apple TV+ shows.
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There’s a trio of Apple TV shows that critics absolutely love, according to review-aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes. The current seasons of each of them racked up 100% approval ratings.

For All Mankind season two

The Tomatometer score for the second season of sci-fi drama For All Mankind stands at 100%. Reviews from 18 professional critics all give the show a thumbs up.

As an example, Emily VanDerWerff from Vox said the series’ “bona fides stem from many corners — terrific production design, visual effects that might be TV’s best, stellar performances from a beautifully chosen ensemble cast.”

Clearly, the show improved, as season 1 pulled in a critics score of 73% on Rotten Tomatoes.

For All Mankind is an alternate history about the United States and the Soviet Union competing to colonize the moon in the 20th century. The complete season one is available to stream on Apple TV+, and season two is ongoing now.

Dickinson season two

The Tomatometer score for season two of dramedy Dickinson is (you guessed it) 100%. That represents 23 professional critics agreeing the just-completed season is stellar.

Dickinson season two has more of everything: poetry, sex, longing, ambition, relevance, and spot-on performances,” said Danette Chavez from AV Club.

Again, the second season showed improvement. The first one scored 75% from Rotten Tomatoes.

The show is inspired by the life of poet Emily Dickinson and not a docudrama, as there are frequent, deliberate anachronisms.  Both season one and season two can be streamed now on Apple TV+.

The Snoopy Show season one

Charlie Brown’s beagle recently got his own show, and the critics love it. Season one of The Snoopy Show garnered a 100% Tomatometer score. As a kids’ series, it attracted less attention, getting reviews from only six critics.

But the show evoked many positive comments. For example, “The Snoopy Show understands that Snoopy isn’t a mere cartoon beagle or the pet of famous perpetual failure Charlie Brown. He is a canine stand-in for the power of the imagination,” wrote Jen Chaney for Vulture.

Enjoy the adventures of this irrepressible pooch now on Apple TV+.

As demonstrated by these three shows, Apple’s streaming service offers a wide range of content. Viewers can enjoy comedies, mysteries, thrillers, crime dramas, documentaries, sci-fi and much more. Watching any or all of them costs just $4.99 a month.


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