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The Morning Show leads the pack in Critics Choice TV awards nominations


'The Morning Show' season 3 on Apple TV+
Add more award nominations to the huge pile already earned by "The Morning Show."
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No show got more nominations in the 29th annual Critics Choice Awards than The Morning Show, one of the premier offerings on Apple TV+. There are six noms, with stars Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon both up for best actress in a drama series.

And Lessons in Chemistry and Shrinking also added significantly to the 16 total Apple TV+ nominations in six categories.

The Crowded Room goes from arthouse to madhouse [Apple TV+ recap] ☆☆☆☆


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We finally get inside the head of Danny (played by Tom Holland). It's not pretty.
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TV+ ReviewApple TV+ limited series The Crowded Room plays its final hand this week, and the show finally broke me the way it reportedly “broke” its lead actor, Tom Holland. Danny finally gets to know all of his personalities at Rya’s behest, though he may have blown his chances at a fair trial already.

The show’s prior attempts at sensitively depicting Danny’s mental illness take a turn for the deeply unserious this week. And for this recapper, there is just no sane way to move forward.

Rya is ready for her close-up in The Crowded Room [Apple TV+ recap] ★★★☆☆


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This week's episode of The Crowded Room finally focuses on criminologist Rya (played by Amanda Seyfried).
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TV+ ReviewCriminologist Rya Goodwin takes center stage in this week’s episode of Apple TV+ drama The Crowded Room. She discovers that the way around the many dead-ends in her life is to crack the case of Danny Sullivan, the man who opened fire in a crowded Manhattan street, and the many personalities living in his head who drove him to murder and mayhem.

Entitled “Rya,” it’s an above-average outing of this oft-frustrating show.

Tom Holland’s The Crowded Room is a hit for Apple TV+


'The Crowded Room' stars Tom Holland in a thriller with a surprise ending.
Tom Holland‘s star power helps put his Apple TV+ series near the top of the charts.
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The Crowded Room, a psychological thriller starring Tom Holland, is bringing in plenty of viewers. For two weeks now, the Apple TV+ series has been among the most popular shows on any streaming service.

And it’s not the only Apple series doing well — Silo continues to draw a large audience, too.

The Crowded Room flashes back to Danny’s disturbing childhood [Apple TV+ recap] ★★☆☆


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Emmy Rossum gets to shine this week on The Crowded Room.
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TV+ ReviewApple TV+ psychodrama The Crowded Room takes a look back at Danny’s childhood this week to examine the start of his troubles and trauma.

Danny’s issues began when he was young, in the presence of a mysterious twin brother, an absent father, a new stepdad and a mom tired of being defeated by life. Add to that a sexual abuse case and Danny’s mental illness, and you’ve got a recipe for disaster — and a show that keeps running right up to the line of greatness before retreating.

The Crowded Room takes a quick, pointless trip to London [Apple TV+ recap] ★★☆☆☆


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Danny (played by Tom Holland) takes a diversionary trip overseas this week on The Crowded Room.
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TV+ Review New Apple TV+ drama The Crowded Room, about a man arrested for crimes he doesn’t have a real understanding of having committed, takes a trip overseas this week. Danny, fleeing from his past and his crimes, heads to London to look for his dad. But he finds another shady father figure waiting for him instead.

A few botched crimes and some bonding lead Danny down more dead ends as Rya interrogates him and hopes he finally sees the light. The episode, entitled “London,” offers a maddening glimpse at the show The Crowded Room could have been.

The Crowded Room tries to get inside a killer’s head [Apple TV+ recap] ★★☆☆


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Despite starring Tom Holland, this is definitely not a Spider-Man movie.
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TV+ Review New Apple TV+ thriller The Crowded Room delves into a crime committed in New York at the end of the 1970s. Spider-Man star Tom Holland plays a troubled teen whose life in a halfway house leads to murder.

The miniseries stumbles a fair bit, but when it gets the steps right it proves quite compelling. Its depiction of lowlife decadence and debauchery almost hits the mark, but Holland can’t quite live up to the task of carrying all 10 episodes.

Trailer for psycho-thriller The Crowded Room gets in your head


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English actor Tom Holland plays a troubled young American in "The Crowded Room" on Apple TV+.
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Apple TV+ dropped a trailer Wednesday for The Crowded Room. The new 10-episode psychological thriller centers on a shooting in New York City in 1979. It stars Tom Holland as a suspect and Amanda Seyfried as an interrogator. She gets in his head and seems to find a lot going on there.

The trailer doesn’t come right out and say — spoiler alert! — Holland’s character suffers from dissociative identity disorder — multiple personalities — but you can’t help but consider the possibility. The show premieres June 9 on the streaming service.

New Tom Holland thriller hits Apple TV+ in June


'The Crowded Room' stars Tom Holland in a thriller with a surprise ending.
The Crowded Room stars Tom Holland in a thriller with a surprise ending.
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Tom Holland is coming back to Apple TV+ with The Crowded Room, a 10-part limited series about a very unusual murder investigation.

It was created and written by Akiva Goldsman, best known as the screenwriter of A Beautiful Mind.