Slowly but surely Apple TV+ is finding its feet. The streaming service, which at launch we called “odd, angsty, and horny as hell,” has evolved into a diverse library of dramas, documentaries, and comedies. It’s also fairly cheap compared to services like Netflix—and Apple often throws in three free months when you buy a new iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV.
Curious but don’t know where to get started? Below are our picks for the best shows on the service. When you’re done, head over to our guides to the best Netflix shows, Amazon Prime series, and Disney+ shows, because you can never have too much telly.
On paper, Ted Lasso sounds terrible. The inconceivable story of an American football coach who has never watched a game of soccer somehow landing himself a job as coach of the (fictional) Premier League club AFC Richmond and trying to make up for his total lack of qualifications by being a nice guy. Sounds unwatchable, doesn’t it? And yet Ted Lasso has captured the hearts and minds of viewers on both sides of the pond with its large-as-life cast and irresistibly wholesome messaging, hoovering up awards for fun in the process. With season 3 coming this spring, now is the perfect time to catch up.
Cinematically, M. Night Shyamalan can be a little hit-or-miss, but Servant, which the filmmaker executive produces, and occasional...