Apple TV+ video takes viewers behind the scenes of new show Physical


Exercise your eyes with trailer for Apple TV+ dramedy ‘Physical’
Rose Bryne stars in Physical, a new dark comedy that debuted this month on Apple TV+.
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A new Apple TV+ video gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the creation of new perm- and leotard-filled dark comedy Physical. The retro series follows the 1980s transformation of a timid housewife into an aerobics influencer extraordinaire.

The four-and-a-half-minute “making of” video features input from Physical stars Rose Byrne, Rory Scovel, Della Saba and Dierdre Friel, along with series showrunner Annie Weisman. It includes discussions of the show’s themes, including central character Sheila Rubin’s eating disorder.

Physical’s endless cliches won’t get your blood pumping [Apple TV+ review]


Rose Byrne gets Physical
Even the talented Rose Byrne can't save this mishmash of cliches and misfires.
Photo: Apple TV+

Apple TV+ went fishing for its own Glow but instead landed the transparent, overcooked and overdetermined Physical, which debuts today.

Star Rose Byrne tries as hard as she can to enliven this mishmash of cliches. However, its grotesque, fetishistic anti-nostalgia goes nowhere fast.

Get your first glimpse at Apple TV+ shows Mosquito Coast and Physical


‘Physical’ will debut Summer 2021 exclusively on Apple TV+
Rose Bryne stars in Physical, a new dramedy premiering summer 2021 on Apple TV+.
Photo: Apple TV+

Apple TV+ will premiere a drama based on the classic book The Mosquito Coast this April. The first trailer for the series dropped Friday, and it looks like an adventure. (At least that’s what the lead character keeps telling us.)

In addition, Apple’s streaming service also revealed that ’80s comedy/drama Physical will debut this summer.

Rose Byrne will star in new ’80s aerobics comedy for Apple TV+


Rose Byrne
Rose Byrne starred in comedy movie Bridesmaids.
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Apple TV+ is adding Damages and Bridesmaids star Rose Byrne to its growing stable of stars. The streaming service is reportedly “preparing to give a series order” to a new series titled Physical, starring Byrne.

The show, which will blend comedic and drama elements, is set in a 1980s SoCal beach community. Rose Byrne plays a housewife who finds new fulfilment in the world of aerobics.

Apple code reveals iPhone 8’s virtual Home button secrets


iPhone 8 concept
Don't expect this kind of functionality.
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Bidding goodbye to the iPhone’s physical Home button won’t be easy, but there are some advantages to going virtual for iPhone 8.

Not only will it allow for a larger edge-to-edge display, but it also means you’ll be able customize the virtual button. Apple code suggests we’ll have the option to resize it and hide it away if we don’t want it to be displayed on screen at all times.

The Bladepad Is By Far The Best Physical Gamepad For iPhone Yet [Kickstarter]


I need this!
I need this!

Every time I’ve talked about iOS gaming, I’ve said that it’s missing one thing: physical controls. Sure, all kinds of games work well with a touchscreen, but a lot don’t. Numerous accessory makers have attempted to change this with add-on controllers, but none have really taken off.

The Bladepad hopes to change that. It’s a detachable case with a slide-out controller that features dual analog sticks, physical buttons — including shoulder buttons — and more.