End of 2019: Apple TV + made an impression with the release of The Morning Show. On the occasion of the arrival of season 2, here are 3 good reasons to catch up with this post #MeToo series carried by Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell.
WHAT DOES IT TALK ABOUT ?
An uncompromising portrait of the scenes of a morning TV in the United States, where ego, ambitions and the desperate quest for power generate tensions within the team. Among these people who are helping America wake up, two women are trying to get out of the game. And the business is not easy in this ruthless environment, especially since they have to deal with the crises of their personal life.
TOPICS THAT MAKE ECHO
Unveiled in November 2019 on Apple TV + at the launch of the platform, The Morning Show immediately created the event thanks to its headliners (we will come back to this later), but especially its subject. In the midst of the post #MeToo era, the series explores the consequences of a sex scandal within a TV show editorial staff.
Through the nuanced analysis of the facts as such, but above all of the way in which each personality will evolve with this “secret” which will soon no longer be a secret, The Morning Show also depicts the media world and more. especially television.
All in a tone that skilfully navigates between irony and emotion, cynicism and realism, at the same time offering a portrait of the actors of a morning show, from star presenters to producers, including the channel director. , the programmer…. without forgetting the relatives of these inhabitants of the small screen.
STARS ON A PLATE
In order to bring the stars of this television show to life, Apple TV + has relied on a first-rate cast. And for good reason, it is none other than Jennifer Aniston who holds the title role of Alex Levy and thus makes her big comeback as a serial heroine, fifteen years after the broadcast of the last episode of Friends.
Facing her, Reese Witherspoon (who played Jill, Rachel Green’s little sister in the cult sitcom) finds the actress, this time by becoming her co-presenter who soon overshadows her. And series fans are not left out, since The Morning Show also marks the comeback of Steve Carell on the small screen.
Exit the mythical and hilarious Michael Scott of The Office, the 40-year-old actor, still a virgin, Crazy Stupid Love or even Little Miss Sunshine is here Mitch Kessler, star presenter targeted by the accusations of sexual assault.
Billy Crudup (Big Fish), Mark Duplass (The Mindy Project), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Miss Sloane), Nestor Carbonell (The Dark Knight), Bel Powley (The King of Staten Island) or Jack Davenport (Why Women Kill) give them the answer.
A very topical subject, the feeling of watching a show behind the scenes through a keyhole and a high-flying cast: the Morning Show did not need more to conquer the public and the profession.
Only a few months after all the episodes went online on Apple TV +, the series created a stir at the 2020 Emmy Awards by collecting no less than eight nominations. Trophy for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Billy Crudup, while Jennifer Aniston was awarded the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series, the Jay Carson and Kerry Ehrin series also sparked enthusiasm on the press side.
“Engaging, exciting, and beautifully produced ”, according to Première, The Morning Show “has in it the qualities of those good old addicting old-fashioned dramas. Funny, biting and with just the right amount of trash, it becomes a tasty soap”, For The AV Club. For its part, Entertainment Weekly applauds “an intelligent series”, And Vulture comments“a serious series that makes sure to underline in each shot and in each performance that it must be taken seriously. ”
SEASON 2 IS COMING!
Almost two years: it’s time for fans to wait for new episodes of The Morning Show! This patience will finally be rewarded from September 17, 2021 with the posting of an episode every Friday on the Apple TV + platform.
To catch up with the series’ first 10 episodes, head over to Apple TV +.