Shallow new mystery Surface puts style over substance [Apple TV+ recap] ★★☆☆☆

Glossy mystery series Surface gets off to a bumpy, soapy start this week on Apple TV+. Gugu Mbatha-Raw (who you might know from The Morning Show) stars as Sophie, a woman who lost her memory after what could have been an accident or a suicide attempt. Like Truth Be Told, Another Apple TV+ series from … Read more

Physical puts a grim face on blackmail and adultery [Apple TV+ recap] ★★☆☆☆

Apple TV+’s Physical has an incurable itch to break free this week. Both Sheila’s and John’s spouses know something is up. They try to help, but they can’t — because there’s no cure for being blackmailed by a vindictive Bunny. John stars a new life in the face, a real one and an imaginary one. … Read more

A wild party puts the ‘sex’ in The Essex Serpent [Apple TV+ recap]

There’s a party tonight on The Essex Serpent and everyone’s invited. But no one’s going to have the time they imagined. Things take a turn for the biblical this week with red paint on sinners’ homes and adultery in every hearth. Dancing leads to sex, and nobody’s in the bed they must be. Apple TV+ … Read more