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Silo starts to give up its horrible secrets [Apple TV+ recap] ★★★★☆


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Lukas (played by Avi Nash, left) and Juliette (Rebecca Ferguson) stumble upon something strange.
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TV+ Review Silo, the hit Apple TV+ series about people dwelling in a titanic subterranean structure years after an apocalyptic event turned Earth’s air toxic, begins its final act this week.

Juliette discovers a horrible clue hidden in the memory of someone who can’t access it. And a risky mission will put her in close proximity to the one person she doesn’t want to see, but it’s now or never time in the silo.

The episode, entitled “The Flamekeepers,” is a very well-handled lynchpin episode of Silo.

Silo ramps up the intrigue with a relic [Apple TV+ recap] ★★★★☆


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Sheriff Juliette (played by Rebecca Ferguson, left) and her deputy Billings (Chinaza Uche) try to get to the bottom of the silo's secrets.
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TV+ ReviewSilo, the dystopian Apple TV+ series about the last survivors of civilization living in a cavernous underground structure, finds new sheriff Juliette treading on shaky ground this week. With a reluctant Paul Billings in tow, she starts intensifying her search for clues. Meanwhile, the silo’s Judicial authorities start to get mighty suspicious of her motives.

The episode, entitled “The Relic,” is a creepy and involving installment of an increasingly interesting show.

Silo thrills with action and conspiracies [Apple TV+ recap] ★★★


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Sheriff Juliette Nichols (played by Rebecca Ferguson) just keeps getting deeper down the rabbit hole of silo conspiracies.
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TV+ Review Apple TV+ dystopian sci-fi hit Silo sends Juliette out on her second day as sheriff and into a minefield this week.

The show, about the last few thousand people on earth living inside a massive underground structure, unveils more tentacles of its political conspiracy. When Juliette and her new deputy look into the murder of their predecessors, they find corruption and lies in every corner they search. The episode, entitled “The Janitor’s Boy,” is a thrilling chapter in the Silo saga.

There’s a new sheriff in town this week on Silo [Apple TV+ recap] ★★★


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New sheriff of the silo Juliette (played by Rebecca Ferguson) is on the job, and she's got disturbing questions.
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TV+ ReviewApple TV+ dystopian sci-fi hit Silo investigates a high-profile murder and a hero’s childhood this week.

The show, about the last people on Earth living in hellish conditions underground, follows new Sheriff Juliette Nichols as she gets wrapped up in her first homicide investigation with Deputy Marnes. Plus, it delves into her past as she remembers the circumstances under which she became a machinist.

As this show progresses, it gets a little better with each episode and each twisty plot development.

3 Reasons to Watch: Silo, the hit dystopian sci-fi show on Apple TV+


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Rebecca Ferguson's gutsy performance is just one reason to watch epic sci-fi series Silo.
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In this installment of 3 Reasons to Watch, our hand-cranked Apple TV+ recommendation engine, we’re looking at the dystopian sci-fi show du jour, Silo.

Created by Graham Yost (Justified, Speed), and based on the books by Hugh Howey, the show focuses on the last people on earth, who live in a huge, underground structure and slowly start to learn there’s more to their predicament than meets the eye. We’re only three episodes into the series, but Silo is already a bona fide hit. Here’s why you should get in now.

Silo goes deep into the machine [Apple TV+ recap] ★★★


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Juliette (played by Rebecca Ferguson) tries to repair the silo's gigantic generator.
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TV+ ReviewNew Apple TV+ sci-fi series Silo examines the social machinations at play in the titular structure, and takes us deep inside the belly of the beast for a truly thrilling sequence.

The show — about the last people on earth, who live inside an incalculably huge structure powered by a huge generator — takes a long walk with the mayor for political points. And Juliette lands a job offer, but she needs a big favor before she’s ready to take it.

After so much table-setting, Silo gets down to business in the episode, entitled “Machines.”

The 6 best science fiction shows on Apple TV+


A collage showing scenes from the best sci-fi shows on Apple TV+.
These sci-fi shows make Apple TV+ better, smarter and more fun.
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Looking for your next science fiction binge? Apple TV+ offers some excellent sci-fi series to keep your eyes popping and (more importantly) your brain humming.

From mythic procedurals to New Testament space operas, Apple TV+ gives viewers a number of exciting science fiction series worthy of a watch. Some seem hilariously literal, while others prove truly fantastical. No matter your tastes, there’s something for every sci-fi fan.

Here are our picks for the best science fiction shows on Apple TV+.

Silo trailer delves into a deep mystery coming to Apple TV+


Explore the deep mystery of the 'Silo'
In Silo, if the lies don't kill you, the truth will.
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Silo premieres in May, and Apple TV+ just released the full trailer for the upcoming 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?

Kids relate through sci-fi in Apple TV+ Circuit Breakers trailer


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Kids' sci-fi series "Circuit Breakers" premieres on Apple TV+ November 11.
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If you were a kid, wouldn’t you like to use a remote control to just “turn off” your parents for a while? But what if you couldn’t figure out how to turn them back on?

That’s one of many scenarios that flash past in the trailer for Circuit Breakers Apple TV+ released Monday. It’s a science-fiction series about middle-schoolers set in the near future. It premieres November 11.