Catch our spoiler-free Apple TV+ show reviews, this week on The CultCast

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Get our first (spoiler-free) impressions of Apple TV+ shows.
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This week on The CultCast: We watched See, The Morning Show and For All Mankind — here are our spoiler-free snap reviews of Apple’s new TV shows! Plus: The one part of Apple TV+ that needs a total overhaul; and Apple’s HomePod update includes a new hidden talent.

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Apple delves behind the scenes of See in new featurette

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In a break from his usual casting, Jason Momoa plays a muscular man mountain in See.
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How do you make something that’s exciting visually when it’s depicting a world populated by people who can’t see? That’s one of the challenges that the creators of Apple TV+ series See faced when developing the Apple Original show.

That question and a few others are answered in a new behind the scenes featurette Apple released Thursday.

Apple TV+ blesses us with highest-quality 4K streams

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Will TV+ be filled with ads? Probably not.
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If you’ve been enjoying Apple TV+ and wondering why your vision is suddenly better, it’s not that you’re getting younger. It’s that Apple’s new service streams the highest-quality 4K content yet.

That’s according to new tests that measure the bitrate of video streams. They reveal See has the highest bitrate so far, closely followed by The Elephant Queen.

See is not quite the goofy fun I expected [Review]

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See is not quite the goofy fun I expected [Review]
Jason Momoa stars in Apple TV+'s fantasy show.
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A futuristic post-apocalyptic world in which a virus has robbed humanity of its eyesight and reduced the human race to a few million people. Even speaking of sight in this world is heresy. Add in muscular man mountain Jason Momoa and a Game of Thrones budget and you’ve got See.

What did I make of the first episode of Apple TV+’s fantasy series? Read on to find out….

Here is what’s on Apple TV+ right now

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It's finally here.
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Apple TV+ launched this morning. Costing $4.99 per month (or free to anyone who buys a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV or Mac), the subscription service brings Apple’s eagerly anticipated original TV shows to anyone who wants to watch them.

But what exactly does the service feature so far? And what’s the timeline for the release of Apple’s other shows? Check out our rundown.