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Spirited will haunt you with the ghost of Christmas crap [Apple TV+ review] ☆☆☆☆


Spirited review Apple TV+: There's plenty of singing and dancing in ☆☆☆☆
There's plenty of singing and dancing in Spirited, but do you really expect jokes in your musical comedies?
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TV+ Review Spirited, the Apple TV+ musical comedy remake of A Christmas Carol, is a depressingly literal, overly sarcastic and nightmarishly unfunny look at the lives of the people who work from beyond the grave to make Christmas cheer.

In the film, which hits the streaming service today, Will Ferrell plays a spirit who’s lost his mojo when he meets a man who’s more persuasive than he is. The laughs never start and the songs never stop in this gaudy waste of money and talent.

The musical comedy of Central Park returns to Apple TV+ in March


The musical comedy of ‘Central Park’ returns to Apple TV+ in March
Central Park returns with eight all-new episodes on March 4.

The interrupted second season of Central Park will resume on March 4. The Apple TV+ musical comedy has eight more episodes with the madcap adventures of the Tillerman family.

The series has garnered multiple Emmy nominations, and the first half of the second season has a amazing 100% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

New Carpool Karaoke season heads for Apple TV+


Carpool Karaoke
Miss Piggy rides shotgun with Jason Sudeikis in the second season of Carpool Karaoke.
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Carpool Karaoke: The Series is reportedly getting fifth season and is becoming part of Apple TV+. The Emmy-winning program by James Cordon debuted years before Apple’s streaming service was around but now the two are coming together.

Come from Away Broadway musical flies onto Apple TV+ on Sept. 10


‘Come from Away’ Broadway musical flies onto Apple TV+ on Sept. 10
The Apple TV+ version of Come from Away includes an cast with members of the original and current Broadway productions.

The filmed version of the Tony-winning hit musical Come from Away will premiere globally on Apple TV+ on September 10. It will star a cast led by members of the Broadway show, and be directed by Christopher Ashley, who directed the original Broadway production.

Central Park season 2 will bore you with the worst of Broadway [Apple TV+ review]


Central Park season 2 review: Can things really get worse?
Can things really get worse in season 2? Of course they can.
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Central Park, the Apple TV+ animated musical about a family living and caring for the titular New York park, returns for more arbitrary, up-with-people high-jinks in its second season.

Nothing brings out the worst impulses in a writer’s room like encouragement. And the second season of the show — created by Bob’s Burgers duo Nora Smith and Loren Bouchard along with Josh Gad (Frozen) — is aggressively larger and more precious than the first. If it’s not your thing, you’ll be looking for the nearest open window.