The Morning Show On Apple TV + SPOILERS

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  1. warrenn

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    I've heard that actors like having things that they can work with during their performance to accentuate statements or mood. These could be glasses, cups, strand of hair, cigarette, etc. They can push their hair away (or whip their glasses off, or put their mug down, etc) to highlight dramatic moments. I would guess the hair strands are deliberately put there for this purpose. (Disclaimer, I haven't seen this show).
     
  2. photoshopgrl

    photoshopgrl Nerd Fashionista TCF Club

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    So far I'm really enjoying it. And I'm not sure if I'm supposed to like Cory Ellison as much as I do.
     
  3. hummingbird_206

    hummingbird_206 Retired

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    Just finished the first episode and I really liked it. Alex was pretty much what I was expecting, but Bradley was quite the surprise and I loved her feisty attitude. I love Jen and Reese so I had to watch just to see them. But ep 1 worked for me so I'll keep watching.

    Oh, and I recognize and like a lot of the supporting cast, too.
     
  4. hummingbird_206

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    I am loving hating Cory. Pretty obvious he played Alex to get her to name Bradley as her cohost...so evil and so entertaining!
     
  5. Turtleboy

    Turtleboy Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I've watched the first four episodes. I kinda like it, but. . . I'm not sure. I'm a bit annoyed by the recent TV trope of giving lead women characters traditionally male names. See also Star Trek Discovery's Michael.

    I think the main issue I have with this show is the same that I had with Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. It's that I don't care. In a show like the West Wing, we cared because it was the White House. In court and medical dramas we care.

    But here, it's just a morning TV show. They act as if it were the most important thing in the world, but in the age of a billion networks and streaming and the internet, who cares who the hosts of a morning TV show. It's not that important.
     
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  6. Amnesia

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    That's more of a Bryan Fuller thing (one of ST: DSC's creators). He also created
    Wonderfalls with Jaye Tyler, Dead Like Me, with Georgina "George" Lass and Pushing Daisies with Charlotte "Chuck" Charles...
     
  7. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    After the first episode, I thought he was definitely going to be the bad guy. But after four episodes, he's my favorite character. I hope the writers aren't intending him to be the bad guy and I'm just misreading it. I hope he continues to be the fun, innovative person doing the manipulating behind the scenes.
     
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  8. photoshopgrl

    photoshopgrl Nerd Fashionista TCF Club

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    Yes this is how I feel. I like that he's appreciating the chaos of the situations and finding a way to make it work.
     
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  9. tivoknucklehead

    tivoknucklehead Well-Known Member

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    I've watched the first 5 episodes of Morning Show, See and For All Mankind and like all three, but IMHO The Morning Show is easily the best of the three. Cannot understand the mixed reviews on that show. it is very good adult TV
     
  10. gossamer88

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    It's my favorite of the Apple TV+ shows. Although I have yet to see Dickinson.
     
  11. Jeeters

    Jeeters Registered Snoozer

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    I've also really been enjoying the Morning Show, and really don't get some of the negative reviews.
    Sure, it's not going to sweep the Emmy's, but I find it to be a good, solid, entertaining, and interesting drama.
     
  12. zalusky

    zalusky Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I am wondering how Savannah Guthrie feels about it?
     
  13. lparsons21

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    I’ve found over the years that what the ‘professional’ reviewers like or don’t doesn’t matter at all. In fact I find that most of the time the critics give thumbs down to a show, I enjoy it.

    For me, I’ve yet to find any of the shows I’ve watched on AppleTV+ to be less than very good and well done, even ones I didn’t think I’d like.


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  14. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    I've found that professional reviewers are generally not very forgiving of shows about the behind-the-scenes workings of the media, especially the news media. Most reviewers didn't like The Newsroom, which was a fantastic show. I think you'd get similarly critical reviews if you asked lawyers to write reviews of legal shows, or doctors to write reviews of medical shows. Since these professional reviewers are journalists, they know the inner workings of real newsrooms and thus they see the flaws more than everyone else. Just like watching legal shows often drives me crazy.
     
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  15. hummingbird_206

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    I did not like episode 5 at all. Didn't enjoy Bradley out drinking with the other women nor her screwing the bartender. Alex's charity event, karaoke with Cory, and makeout scene with Mitch were just cringey. The only saving grace was Bradley and Cory meeting up at the elevator.

    Episode 6 was much better. Wish I woke up looking like Bradley after a night of heavy drinking (heck even after not drinking!) I can't wait to see Bradley's report about the private fire fighters that the rich people, including Fred, are using. Good for Chip ignoring Fred's directive to kill that story. Wonder how Alex will react to that?

    Cory's scene in the screening room had me cracking up. He's such an entertaining character.

    Will be interesting to see who Mitch throws under the bus when he talks to Bradley.

    Clair is interesting but I don't care at all about seeing her and Yanko screwing around. Will be fun to see her as Bradley's assistant.
     
  16. jsmeeker

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    I've watched all available episodes of this show and I like it a lot..

    Maybe a show like this hits too close to home to professional reviewers and bloggers? Or maybe it works out better when you see more episodes and not just three? I dunno.. I'm not a pro, so what do I know?


    Corey is interesting.. He's a little creepy. Smarmy too. He's up to something..Scheming. For himself. But I can't help but enjoy watching him do it. I like Bradley Jackson. Of course, I've always been a fan of Reese.. B

    Early on, I was wondering how Steve Carrell would stay part of this show. But it became pretty clear. The show and network has a toxic culture. It goes to the very top. Mitch is gonna help expose it.
     
  17. TriBruin

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    My wife and I binged all the current episodes over the holiday weekend. I think she likes it more than I do. I am finding the show to be just OK. It isn't a bad show, but I don't find it to be that great either.

    Some of the things I don't particularly like is that this is supposed to be about a NEWS show, similar to Good Morning America or Today show. While those shows mix between hard news (in the first hour typically) and soft news, TMS appears to be almost exclusively a soft news show. I honestly feel it is closer to Today's 3rd hour (with Hoda & Kathy Lee/Savannah). Even when they try to show coming back from live report, Alex or Bradley often make a comment that seems just to be either jovial or almost unprofessional. I also am having a hard time with Bradley being some "up and coming star" that is being groomed to replace Alex. Reese Witherspoon is only 7 years younger than Jennifer Aniston. At 43, Bradley has obviously been through multiple stations and has not made it anywhere, it seems like a stretch that she would still be working in industry.

    However, I do like Reese Witherspoon in the show, I have always been a fan of hers and she really does shine in the show. I also have to love (to hate?) the character Corey. I am not sure if they are trying to setup a love affair between Bradley and Corey.

    Since I have a year of free ATV+, I will finish the season, but this would not be a show that would make me want to renew my subscription. Personally I found Dickinson much more entertaining.
     
  18. getreal

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    After reading some of the posts in this thread I was expecting to be disappointed though I was looking forward to it. Now having caught up on episodes, I really like it! In fact, I think this is the best work Steve Carell has done for the times we have seen him in this show. At least I am impressed.
     
  19. jsmeeker

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    Flashback episode!

    Mitch takes advantage of Hannah.. She goes to complain... Boom.. She's head booker. Nice background video in the network president's office..

    Yeah... That really is the way it works
     
  20. photoshopgrl

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    Yeah I've been pretty on the fence about Mitch up to this but wow.
     

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