Apple TV+ is a curious service. Singular. Not a day goes by that I go in there and I don’t feel like watching one or two of the shows that appear on the cover. I would like to have the time available to be able to see them, which makes me very demanding when it comes to invest my time in a new series.
A few days ago, a relative asked me why I paid for Apple TV+ if I barely had a catalog. I replied the same, alleging that there are five Apple TV+ series I would never cancel my subscription to. And I will surely keep it as long as they continue to be (and exceed) at this level. These are the ones (remember that there are several promotions to get Apple TV + for free).
1. Severance pay, the cover that becomes the series of the year
What a crazy series. A success that I never thought would have such an impact on me. I started seeing her alone, almost in secret, during sheer curiosity. A science fiction series taking place in an office and nowadays? As a former De la Torre Picasso consultant, I had to see this.
After two episodes, I insisted with my wife that we see it together. Such a work of art could not be missed. My colleague Miguel López has already said it
Difficult to talk about her without spoilers. The best thing I can say about Severance is that I still think about it and talk about it months after I finished it. In search of twists, implications, possible outcomes and unravel the details. It’s been ages since that happened to me with a show, maybe the last time was with Lost. Season 2 of Separation is confirmed, too.
See now | Breaking on Apple TV+.
2. For all mankind, the long road to the conquest of space
I admit that stories of alternate realities freak me out. And here, For all mankind take the cake. In the first season, you realize as soon as the episode starts that something is going on down. And it is that the Soviets land on the Moon before the Americans led by Neil Armstrong.
In this series, we explore what would have happened if the space race hadn’t stopped. What if the Russians and their Soviet Union they wouldn’t have collapsed like a house of cards in the late 80s? Space travel, moon bases, adventure and also war.
Even though sometimes I think it’s going too far in the life of the characters, is a series that entertains beyond the usual. Highly recommended, with a third season on the way right now.
See now | For All Mankind on Apple TV+.
3. Getting home before dark, a curious bet
A curious girl sometimes too smart end up conquering the public? The answer is Hilde Lisko, a precocious New York journalist who ends up returning with her family to the hometown of her hard-working journalist father. Here there are no nightmarish monsters or dark worlds below ours. But that doesn’t mean a small beach town doesn’t have its skeletons in its closet, either.
Hilde learns that a friend of her father’s was kidnapped when he was little. Right under their noses. And little by little, it’s assembling pieces and discovering contours of a story that is not at all predictable. A real breath of fresh air after so many series of unsolved crimes. The second season has been available for some time and the third is expected for this August 12.
See now | Home before dark on Apple TV+.
4. Acapulco, a series that gives good humor and without great pretensions
Sometimes it’s good to rest from horror stories, space travel and fleas that split our personality in two. And it’s only on rare occasions that he finds the perfect series. Well, if you haven’t seen Acapulco yet, I don’t know what you are waiting for.
Located in one of Mexico’s oldest and best-known resort towns, Acapulco focuses on the comings and goings of Máximo Gallardo. Gallardo begins working at Las Colinas, one of the most popular hotels in the area, which he will use to grow on the path to success.
It reminds me a bit of the Red Oaks series, a tennis club with similar plots to the resort. And it has a touch of How I Met Your Mother, as Máximo Gallardo himself tells his nephew when you are already a very successful entrepreneur
See now | Acapulco on Apple TV+.
5. SEE, a great series, better watch
I know that in recent years there have been dozens of bets on dystopian futures. And what more can a story do? die of boredom more than one. If you have a set standard against these types of stories, I suggest (beg!) you try SEE.
The world is lost, because if it were not so, there would be no dystopian future. Humanity has been decimated and its survivors are blind. The few who were born in the past with the curse of sight they were quickly shot down. All? Nope! A group of them manage to survive, protected by Jason Momoa (let’s see who’s bothering him).
But the novelty of this series lies in the well-thought-out plot and the reality that it exudes. someone dedicated a lot of time and effort think about how the characters would move in a hostile world. How they would survive in the harsh winter cities of North America. And how they would communicate between the different enclaves (those messages as knots in the cords).
You have two whole seasons to watch. The second even better than the first. And the third on the way, it is supposed, for this fall. Little by little, SEE becomes in the epic series that Apple TV+ needs.
See now | Watch on Apple TV+.
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