“Trying” is an earnestly hilarious British comedy about Jason and Nikki, portrayed by Rafe Spall and Esther Smith, who so badly want to be parents, but they are struggling to conceive. After running out of options, they turn to adoption, but with their whacky and dysfunctional friends and families on top of their messy lives, it may be tough to convince the adoption agency that they are ready for it.
This romantic dramedy goes through the whole process with unnerving honesty, ensuring you see all the good, bad, and ugly bits along the way. The two leads of the show give an effortlessly stunning performance, and seeing their on-screen chemistry makes this an enthralling show to watch.
This series is a bit like "Strike Back," except that there is a lot more time to appreciate nature and the beauty of life in between all the chaos. This show was produced by the same Oscar-winning writer of "The Hurt Locker," Mark Boal. The tale follows a woman scientist who gets kidnapped along the Colombia-Venezuela border by rebels and the ensuing mission to get her back by her brother and husband.
Both men happen to be part of the Special Forces. We're not sure if 'questioning-life' pondering moments, emotional flashbacks, and intense action sequences all belong in the same production, but here we are. If you're eager to watch a military drama, then this is it.
This drama fantasy follows the life of a rare book dealer, Apollo Kagwa, portrayed by LaKeith Stanfield. Kagwa's life takes an unexpected turn into the underworld after his spouse, portrayed by Clark Backo, commits a horrifying act of violence and then suddenly goes missing.
Apollo is determined to trace down his vanished wife and is taken on a voyage through a version of New York that he didn't even know existed as he tries to find her. This series is based on a novel by Victor Lavelle of the same name and somehow managed to blend horror, fantasy, and parental drama all into one.
"WeCrashed" is a biographical drama that's laced with a few hints of comedy. But it is not the sort of comedy that you're probably imagining. It's more like cringe comedy coming from witnessing all the ludicrousness and out-of-touch behavior with some of the people that the series is based on.
This limited eight-part series tells the tale of the overly ambitious Adam Neumann, played by Jared Leto, and his wife Rebekah Neumann, played by none other than Anne Hathaway. The Neumanns used to be at the core of the WeWork coworking space company that crashed hard in 2019 following unearthing financial revelations. This show is based on the podcast by Wondery titled "WeCrashed: The Rise and Fall of WeWork."
Truth Be Told
An Apple TV+ series with a lengthy A-list cast list is "Truth Be Told." We're talking about the underrated Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer from "The Help," who stars as an investigative reporter as well as a true crime podcaster fanatic who is on the prowl for answers. This series was first released in 2019 and has been inspired by the novel "Are You Sleeping" by Kathleen Barber.
The crafty creator Nichelle D. Tramble from "The Good Wife" is no stranger to crime dramas, and that's clear with this masterpiece that tells a captivating tale of how intricate family dynamics can get. Other incredibly talented actors that feature in this series include Gabrielle Union, Kate Hudson, and Mekhi Phifer, to name a few.