The Morning Show: Season 1 Reviews

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December 23, 2019
It has no consistency, no singular ambition or particular thing to say.
Top Critic
December 19, 2019
Glossy and expensive, the series is a giant, faultlessly tasteful gift box filled mostly with packing peanuts.
November 27, 2019
The series hasn't necessarily gotten better, but after six episodes it's gotten wilder, contradictory, and intriguing -- the unstinting budget is a constant, but the tone fluctuates and the surprises, for better or worse, are extremely watchable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 25, 2019
It doesn't have the guts to go all the way.
Top Critic
November 23, 2019
"The Morning Show" is stylish and fast-paced, the biggest project among nine original programs kicking off the new Apple TV+ service.
November 22, 2019
Sadly, by its finale, The Morning Show is less addictive train wreck than glum clunker, symptomatic of peak TV: it's yet another lacquered, poorly structured ten-episode story, whose sparks are dampened as it becomes more earnest.
November 15, 2019
Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, playing two women whose lives intersect after a catastrophic scandal, are brilliantly cast and take strong but imperfect material and lend it a little old Hollywood gravitas.
November 15, 2019
It's not great, but oh, God, is it interesting.
November 7, 2019
As we'd expect, Aniston and Witherspoon are electric in their scenes together.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 7, 2019
As a mix of melodrama and well-written interactions that feel genuinely human, "The Morning Show" is fairly entrancing.
November 3, 2019
It's a throwback in all the wrong ways.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 1, 2019
The Morning Show dares to execute a very difficult balancing act, with women in off-camera command instead of assuming the positions assigned to them -- by men. The result so far is more than fair, but with continued storytelling perils ahead.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 1, 2019
After a while I found myself wondering whether everybody involved in this project was simply too rich and powerful to comprehend how hard the average viewer may find it to sympathise.
November 1, 2019
There is a twist at the end of each episode and, well, that's certainly entertaining.
November 1, 2019
I have to hand it to Aniston and her co-star, Reese Witherspoon, for wangling a show about journalism that is so without true emotion or real meaning that it isn't interesting to me even on some basic or pheromonal level as a journalist myself.
November 1, 2019
Aniston is flawless - wholly convincing as a woman both broken by and rightfully raging at Mitch's betrayal, a force to be reckoned with and a person who has had it up to here with a lifetime of negotiating other people's whims, needs and prejudices.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 1, 2019
In this premiere, The Morning Show comes off a bit like a real morning show: compulsively watchable, polished as hell, but maybe a little self-important about what it's doing. But for now, perhaps the fun is in the self-importance.
November 1, 2019
The stakes are low, the writing is clichéd and the overwhelming vibe is one of disappointment and wasted potential. Rachel Green deserved better.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 31, 2019
It's like something assembled in a cleanroom out of good-show parts from incompatible suppliers. Under the gleaming surface, as sleek and anodyne as an Apple Store, it is a kludge.
October 30, 2019
The most recent hour...really altered the tone of the series and added an important new perspective to all that came before it.
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