Kudos to Apple TV+’s authoritative, thoughtful, and arduous summation of the LGTBQ+ community in this series. “Visible: Out on Television” might be packed with some of the best-known LGTBQ+ folks in the showbiz arena, yet they do an excellent job of figuring out how peeps from this community have been depicted on TV from its early days in the 1950s up until now.
Some of the scenes include the frantic period in the early 50s, whereby hyper-paranoid news reports declared that “gay people” were a menacing threat to society. This docuseries is basically a course that schools audiences in a methodically chronicled way through news reports, archival footage, and the like. But what makes it so credible are probably the first-person testimonials by some of the biggest LGTBQ+ stars we can think of, including Wanda Sykes, Billy Crystal, Oprah, and so many more.
This adaptation of an unfinished novel by Edith Wharton, published in 1938, will undoubtedly draw comparisons to Netflix's immensely popular "Bridgerton." It's a sort of stuffy British period piece, except they're mostly American. The story is about five young, new-money ladies who head off to London to try and catch their own decent British aristocrats for marriage. This wrinkle stands out as it is unlike any other period piece we've seen gracing our screens so far.
The raucous and rowdy behavior of the women is enough to make the posh Brits spit their tea out when encountering these new, strange, and untamed mannerisms. Behind all of the culture clashes is one hell of a love triangle and a finale that kept its darkest secrets for the very last minute. The costumes and sets used have flaunted Apple's generous budget, and the playful energy makes it a fun show to watch.
Most of the time, when "a nature show with dinosaurs" is made, the results are pretty mixed. It's happened a few times, and nothing has wowed us yet. That's until "Prehistoric Planet" hit the scene. Technology has finally reached a point where computers can deliver real-looking dinos that don't look artificial and sometimes even require a second glance to verify whether they are real or not.
This level of realism is crucial for the emotional impact that this show whips up. This is the closest we'll get to "Planet Earth" for dinosaurs, and this nature docu-animation has even been narrated by the Father of Nature, David Attenborough. This production has a mighty 8.5/10 rating on IMDb, so we can't urge you to watch it more!
Buckle up, kids, cause this series will most likely warp your brain with its clever concepts that run at full speed into the most bizarre places. Adam Scott portrays Mark, the average law-abiding citizen who works a 9 to 5 at a company that's using revolutionary processes that quite literally divide the work-life dynamic in a very peculiar way. Imagine your work self and home self had utterly different memories, concerns, and lives.
Employees at Lumon have chip implants that sever their consciousness when at work, and employees don't know what their alternate reality selves get up to, which makes it quite thrilling and eery. It's a weird show, yet it manages to interweave a complicated conspiracy that's bound to have you hooked after the first few slow episodes have surpassed.
Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me
Selena Gomez already has several streaming originals, including "The Fundamentals of Caring" on Netflix, "Only Murders in the Building" from Hulu, and "Selena + Chef" from HBO Max. But with "Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me," audiences really get to take a deeper look at who this star really is.
This documentary follows Gomez as she keeps up with the daily struggles of stardom, bipolar disorder, depression, and a diagnosis of lupus. Despite all her troubles, she turns her focus to trying to help other people who have their own fights to fight. This is a must-see for Selena fans or anyone seeking a film about finding one's own truth in a cathartic way.