It’s Friday, which means it’s “new shows on Apple TV+ day.” This week, there are two new episodes available on Apple’s streaming TV service — with fresh installments of The Mosquito Coast and Mythic Quest.
Here’s what you can expect from this week’s episodes.
The Mosquito Coast, based on the 1981 Paul Theroux novel of the same title, is about an inventor who uproots his family to the beaches of Honduras after growing disillusioned with America. However, as Cult of Mac review Scout Tafoya writes in their review, “he runs into worse trouble than he could have imagined. Most of it is of his own making.”
So far, the show seems to be better liked by audiences than critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, it scores 60% in critical reviews, while audience reviews stand at 88%. The critical consensus is: “The Mosquito Coast has suspense to spare, but by burying the best parts of its source material in too many twists it fails to turn into a satisfying series.”
This week’s episode, titled “Bus Stop,” is the fourth episode in the series. The preview reads:
“The Foxes seek refuge in an opulent hacienda, where a family’s all-powerful matriarch sees them as pawns in her own game.”
Meanwhile, the preview for episode three of season two of game developer comedy Mythic Quest reads:
“Ian and Poppy work separately on the expansion, Jo helps C.W. deal with his publisher, and Brad sets out to find a romantic partner for David.”
So far, season two of Mythic Quest has a 100% critical score on Rotten Tomatoes and an audience score of 79%. The critical consensus reads: “Smartly written, sharply performed, and sentimental without losing its sense of humor, Mythic Quest‘s stellar second season solidifies its place as one of TV’s best workplace comedies.”
A relatively quiet week on Apple TV+
This is a comparatively quiet week on Apple TV+, with less than two hours’ of new material to watch. However, next week promises to be considerably busier. It will see the debut of documentary 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything, Prince Harry and Oprah Winfrey series The Me You Can’t See, and the debut of season two of Trying (trailer below). Plus, of course, new episodes of Mosquito Coast and Mythic Quest.
Apple also today unveiled a new trailer for season two of Home Before Dark. It is set to debut in June.
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 it as part of the Apple One subscription bundle, as part of a broader collection of services for a knock-down price.