The first 3 episodes of Schmigadoon! finally premiere on Apple TV+. During a lovers spat, Melissa (Cecily Strong) and Josh (Keegan-Micheal Key) get stranded in a small town called Schmigadoon and can't leave until they find true love. The town also happens to be in a musical. Check out our highly recommended review here.
Jonathan - "From Out Of Sight to Ocean's Eleven and many more, Steven Soderbergh is the master of the crime caper and he's back in the business with 'No Sudden Move'. With a stacked cast including Don Cheadle, Benicio Del Toro, David Harbour, Amy Seimetz, Jon Hamm and Brendan Fraser we're taken on winding journey of double crosses, mystery packages, bags of money and tense pay phone calls. To go into any more details would be to spoil the plot!
While it might not quite match up to some of his previous genre-defining work, it's still near the top of the genre and will have your brain whirring from start to finish and beyond. Which is worth mentioning: don't watch this while scrolling twitter; you'll quickly lose track of the squirrely characters and plot turns. One to enjoy with full attention. Or even better, if you're able, at the cinema."
Devon - "All things old are new again. One of the big trends in the move to streaming TV is the use of nostalgia to hook people in to a monthly subscription. Paramount+ has used this strategy aggressively since launching last year, and one of the products of that strategy is this new incarnation of the classic Nickelodeon show led by Miranda Cosgrove.
Three of the four main cast members (Cosgrove, Jerry Trainor, and Nathan Kress) are back, with some of the minor characters from the original series sprinkled in as guest stars from the time to time. New to the cast are Laci Mosley as Carly’s roommate Harper and Jaidyn Triplett as Freddy’s daughter Millicent. Notably absent are original star Jenette McCurdy, who is no longer acting, and original producer Dan Schneider, who parted ways with Nickelodeon a few years back.
I grew up watching the original iCarly on cable TV, so I’m right in the target audience for this revival series. It’s definitely geared towards the audience of the original show, with storylines and humor more appropriate for adults than children. I’ve found it quite fun to catch up with these characters nearly a decade later and see what their lives are like. The show is very easy viewing, with episodes under 30 minutes and packed full of laughs. I was afraid the show’s sense of humor might not land as well with a different team behind the scenes and an older audience, but I’ve been pleasantly surprised so far.
If you enjoyed the original iCarly as a kid and are ready for a trip down memory lane, or if you’re just looking for a quirky comedy to zone out to, give this new series a try. I’ve been having a lot of fun with it."
Jonathan, ScreenTimes’ Contributing Editor has been lucky enough to work on Apple products his whole life, ever since his Dad brought home a Mac Performa aged 11 (him, not his Dad). Apple is just engrained in his life, especially nowadays, as a graphic designer. His nerdy enthusiasm for Apple is only matched by his love of TV and film. Whether a buzz-worthy new show or blockbuster, a small cult show or an indie film, he’ll watch it. So Apple TV meets right in the middle of that Venn diagram! He also writes on his personal site, smallbites.me. He lives in London and is writing his own bio in the third person.