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Our little monster shows his true colors this week on Dear Edward [Apple TV+ recap] ★☆☆☆☆


Colin O’Brien in ★☆☆☆☆
It's hard to root for a kid who's this selfish, TBH.
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TV+ ReviewTrauma-focused Apple TV+ series Dear Edward has even more reckoning to do this week.

First, Adriana gets into hot water with the two men in her life, even as her election looms. Then Lacey and Edward both get rejected, right when they need support the most.

Dee Dee is having housing issues. And Steve and Amanda need some space, as do Shay and Mahira. And frankly, so do I. This frustrating show just keeps on going to uninspired, unearned places.

Real Madrid: Until the End shoots and misses [Apple TV+ review] ★★☆☆


The new three-part documentary debuts March on Apple TV+.★★☆☆
How do you tell an exciting sports story when there's not much going on?
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TV+ Review New Apple TV+ sports documentary Real Madrid: Until the End chronicles one of the world’s most popular football clubs during a treacherous 2021 and 2022 comeback season.

Missing their star striker, reuniting with an old coach, dealing with their best player’s injuries … there are many hurdles for the team to overcome. This three-part series won’t play particularly well for people who aren’t already invested in the fortunes of Real Madrid. But it proves fairly informative and entertaining even to the layman.

Apple TV+ awards The Big Door Prize trailer to viewers


Apple TV+ awards 'The Big Door Prize' trailer to viewers
The Big Door Prize starring Chris O’Dowd premieres in late March on Apple TV+.
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The next comedy premiering on Apple TV+ is The Big Door Prize. The series tells the story of a small town that is changed forever when a mysterious machine appears in the general store, promising to reveal each resident’s true life potential.

The trailer released Wednesday gives a first real look at the show and its stars. It debuts on Apple’s streaming service on March 28.

Here’s your chance to pass out in the Ted Lasso pub


Stay overnight in The Crown & Anchor from
Stay overnight in The Crown & Anchor from "Ted Lasso" for $13? Sign us up.
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Who doesn’t love a quaint pub, especially if it’s the 100% real one in greater London where many scenes from the hit Apple TV+ comedy Ted Lasso are shot?

Believe it or not, if you’re quick about it and quite lucky indeed, you can actually sleep in Richmond’s Crown & Anchor (known as The Prince’s Head in real life) for just $13 per night, thanks to Airbnb — and we don’t mean nodding off in a pool of Guinness.

Schmigadoon! season 2 trailer visits sexy musicals of the ’60s and ’70s


After the lighthearted musicals of 'Schmigadoon!' season 1, fans will need to adjust for darker and sexier fare in season 2.
Schmigadoon! season 2 won't be quite like season 1.
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After the lighthearted musicals of the first season of Schmigadoon!, fans of the Apple TV+ series will need to adjust for darker and sexier fare in season two. The first trailer shows the upcoming episodes will be set in a new town, where everyone lives in a musical from the 1960s or 1970s.

Watch the just-released Schmigadoon! season two trailer to see what’s coming to Apple TV+ in April.

Explore the deep mystery of the Silo in first trailer


Explore the deep mystery of the 'Silo'
In Silo, if the lies don't kill you, the truth will.
Photo: Apple TV+

Apple TV+ just released the first trailer for Silo, an upcoming a drama series based on a bestselling trilogy of dystopian novels.

In the series, a few thousand people are left on earth hiding in a mile-deep silo. But what if everything they’ve ever been told about the outside world is a lie?

Severance grabs top Writers Guild awards


From left, Adam Scott, Zach Cherry, John Turturro and Britt Lower star in “Severance.”
From left, Adam Scott, Zach Cherry, John Turturro and Britt Lower star in Severance.
Photo: Apple TV+

Apple TV+ correctly referred to its hit psycho-drama Severance as a “cultural phenomenon” Sunday when it pointed out the show nabbed Best Drama and Best New Series at the Writers Guild Awards. It’s the only show to win two major categories this year.

Shrinking and Sharper both find large audiences for Apple TV+


The thriller 'Sharper' has been a hit ever since the film debuted on Apple TV+.
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The comedy series Shrinking continues its streak of being among the most popular shows on any streaming service. It made the top list for all of February, and continues to hold on to its audience.

And the recently released neo-noir thriller Sharper is also proving to be popular.

Both are available now to Apple TV+ subscribers.

Leanne strikes back this week on Servant [Apple TV+ recap] ★★★★


Nell Tiger Free in ★★★★
Leanne (played by Nell Tiger Free) gets ruthless this week on Servant.
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TV+ ReviewBad weather, bad omens and bad timing collide on this week’s installment of Apple TV+ thriller Servant.

Sean and Julian attempt a Hail Mary to wrest control of the Turner house away from evil nanny Leanne. And Dorothy’s about to realize there are worse things than being loved too much.

The episode, entitled “Tunnels,” is a sharply directed half-hour of the horror/mystery series, which is the best show on Apple TV+ — and indeed one of the finest things on TV, full stop. It points the way to darker things coming in Servant’s final two episodes.

The hunt for international terrorists heats up on Liaison [Apple TV+ recap] ★★★★☆


Vincent Cassel in ★★★★☆
An espionage thriller starring Vincent Cassel? Yes, please.
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TV+ ReviewIn the explosive second episode of Apple TV+ thriller Liaison, Richard, Albert and Alison find common ground over a crash, while Gabriel flits around London trying to recapture the missing Syrian hacker he lost.

The French government is being kneecapped by secrets and hidden ambitions, while the British haven’t a clue what’s happening or why. The gripping Stephen Hopkins-directed series continues to make for a pleasant (if upsetting) watch.