MacVoices #23304: TV+ Talk – The Morning Show, Monsters, and Corsets

To wrap up TV+ Talk for 2023, Charlotte Henry and Chuck Joiner compare notes on the conclusion of The Morning Show, discuss Buccaneers and Monarch: Legacy of Monsters, and look forward to some of the upcoming shows and holiday specials on Apple TV+. 

Show Notes:


0:00:00 Wrapping up an eventful third season of The Morning Show
0:02:01 Apple TV Plus: New England Patriots Documentary and Foundation Season 3
0:05:57 Monarch, Legacy of Monsters: Surprising Quality in Giant Monster Story
0:07:48 Taking Monster Movies Seriously
0:13:21 Overwhelming number of storylines
0:16:01 Unbelievable merger plot point raises questions
0:18:27 Waiting for the big payoff at the end
0:19:48 Lack of subtlety in Jennifer Aniston’s performance
0:22:38 The Importance of Character and Denial
0:24:23 Character Development: Underexplored Potential
0:26:25 Criticism of a controversial scene in the show
0:29:38 Celebrities and the Dark Side of Social Media
0:31:39 Lack of subtlety in portraying Elon Musk character
0:35:19 Discussion on Apple TV Plus and Paramount Plus bundling
0:40:41 Apple services bundles and price point concerns


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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