MacVoices #23206: TV+ Talk – What’s Happening, What’s Not Happening, Catching Up

In this episode of TV+ Talk, Charlotte Henry and Chuck Joiner  discuss topics such Lionel Messi’s arrival in Miami, Apple TV’s promotion of him, and the revenue-sharing agreement. We also touch on The Morning Show’s return and the portrayal of COVID-19 in TV shows. Then we cover shows one or both of us need to catch up on, including “Slow Horses”  and “Hijacked”, and share our thoughts on a notable Apple TV+ show’s season finale.

Show Notes:


0:00:00 Introduction to TV Plus Talk
0:00:20 Discussing the Latest Happenings on TV Shows
0:02:36 Comparisons to Ted Lasso and Zlatan Ibrahimovi?
0:05:17 Apple’s Role in Promoting MLS and Centralizing Content
0:09:02 The Morning Show returns for Season 3
0:11:34 Apple TV’s success and unexpected challenges
0:13:57 The Mythic Quest COVID episode and its success
0:19:32 Hope for the return of shows with great viewerships
0:21:21 Effects of writers and actors’ strike on Apple TV Plus
0:24:13 Apple drawn into a high-profile labor dispute
0:29:10 Catching up on TV shows
0:31:38 Lengthy episodes and potential for future storylines
0:35:29 Ted Lasso team’s commitment to three seasons
0:37:43 Sea’s slow start and Apple’s approach to storytelling


Charlotte Henry is a media junkie, covering how Apple is not just a revolutionary tech firm, but a revolutionary media firm. She is based in London, writes and broadcasts for various outlets, and is the author of Not Buying It, an examination of fake news. You can find her on her The Addition blog, her podcast, in her The Addition newsletter on substack, and on Twitter, FacebookInstagram and TikTok.


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