"Every streaming platform has original content nobody’s really paying attention to, or at least that the young and cool people I surround myself with are not so into," says Sarah Hagi. "Just go through Netflix and tell me who has heard of shows like Marco Polo or Cursed. I’m sure they have their fan bases, but there’s also just too much television out there these days; it makes sense that there are a handful of shows nobody really watches. The difference with Apple TV+ is that not a single person talks about what’s on there outside of The Morning Show, Ted Lasso, Oprah’s various programming options, and maybe Physical — and yet, unlike Netflix’s random series, they have bonafide A-listers headlining shows that are well into their second seasons. When I go through the Apple TV+ selections, I feel like I’m scrolling through fake television shows that exist only within a movie. Think I’m wrong? Joseph Gordon-Levitt had an entire show called Mr. Corman that was recently canceled after just one season. Chris Evans and Michelle Dockery have a whole TV show in which their son kills a classmate. Julianne Moore and Clive Owen have a television show based on the Stephen King novel, Lisey’s Story. Is this happening on everyone else’s screen? Jason Momoa, Dave Bautista and Alfre Woodward star in an extremely violent show about a post-apocalyptic world in which everyone is blind, which got some press coverage during its initial premiere (some sexy Momoa cover stories) but since then? Zilch. What really sent me over the edge was a show starring Octavia Spencer and Kate Hudson, two incredibly famous, Oscar-winning and nominated actresses (Spencer should have gotten another one for her turn in Ma). Together, they star alongside Eminem’s pal Mekhi Phifer in Truth Be Told, for which Apple TV+ asks you to, 'descend into the world of true-crime podcasts. This NAACP Image Award- winning mystery series stars Octavia Spencer as podcaster Poppy Parnell, who risks everything — including her life — to pursue truth and justice.' After premiering in 2019, the show has had two seasons air on the platform. Who has heard of this show?"
TOPICS: Apple TV+, Lisey's Story, Mr. Corman, See, Truth Be Told