With breakout shows like Ted Lasso, Mythic Quest and The Morning Show, Apple TV+ has established itself as one of the best streaming services right now.
If you’re an iPhone, MacBook or iPad owner, you may already have Apple TV+; every new Apple device comes with three months free access. And given Apple is adding headline movies and shows to the service every month, it’s well worth checking out.
Here’s some of the best new shows and movies on Apple TV+, ranging from romcoms, sci-fi epics and series that are perfect for kids.
The Shrink Next Door
Featuring Paul Rudd and Will Ferrell, The Shrink Next Door is inspired by the true story of Marty and his therapist Dr. Ike. The black comedy and psychological drama is based on a true crime podcast series by Joe Nocera, which first launched in 2019. If you’re a fan of true crime, this is one of the best new shows on Apple TV+ right now.
Famously described as an “unfilmable” sci-fi series due to its complexity, Foundation is the first real-life adaptation of the iconic Isaac Asimov series.
Foundation follows a group of exiles trying to save humanity following the fall of the Galactic Empire. It’s one of the most visually stunning shows on Apple TV, and is a must-watch for fans of Dune, Star Wars, Altered Carbon and Ghost in the Shell. It’s also been renewed for a second season, and is a great primer before picking up the books themselves. (The Foundation audiobook is also free through Amazon’s Audible service.)
Exclusive to Apple TV+, The Afterparty is already one of 2022’s best comedy murder mysteries. The series follows a group of friends at a high school reunion, only for someone to be killed at the afterparty.
Each episode of The Afterparty follows one characters’ story, with every single episode adopting a different theme. With a stellar cast of comedy legends including Ben Schwartz (Sonic the Hedgehog, Parks and Recreation), Sam Richardson (Veep, Detroiters), Ilana Glazer (Broad City) and Tiffany Haddish (Saturday Night Live, Tuca & Bertie, The Last O.G.), The Afterparty is easily one of the funniest shows on Apple’s service.
If Squid Game scratched your itch for more foreign series, Dr. Brain is a perfect follow-up. It’s Apple’s first commissioned Korean drama, which focuses on the brain scientist Sewon.
Following a tragic accident that takes the life of his family, Sewon tries to uncover the truth behind it all by accessing the dead’s memories through “brain syncs”. The journey leaves Sewon struggling to seperate the past from reality. Dr. Brain first debuted on Apple TV+ on Nov. 4, 2021, and is an Apple TV+ exclusive.
The Line is a limited docuseries that covers the real-life trial of Eddie Gallagher. Gallagher was a Navy SEAL accused of murdering a prisoner in Iraq, and over the four episodes the series interviews Gallagher, other members of Gallagher’s squad, and the father of the Iraqi prisoner at the centre of it all.
Gallagher’s case became a major flashpoint in American politics, with the then-President Donald Trump personally intervening in the case. The Line covers the entire timeline of the case with an exhaustive look at the mentality of those deployed in Iraq, footage from the frontlines and the impact the case had on American society.
Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock (2022)
If you and your family need something lighter to share with the kids, Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock is a perfect choice. The Jim Henson series, which is a reboot of the original Fraggle Rock series from the 1980s, follows the puppet-like Fraggles as they journey through our world.
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