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20 Aug

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Truth Be Told

Apple TV+ | S2, E1 | TV-MA

Poppy Parnell (Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer) is back for another season of true-crime podcasting and this time she's joined by Kate Hudson playing Poppy's friend Micah who asks for her help when someone is murdered. The first episode premieres this week with new episodes of the 10 part second season every Friday.

Mr Corman

Apple TV+ | S1, E4 | TV-MA

Episode 4, 'Mr Morales' centres on Josh's roommate Victor (the ever fantastic Arturo Castro) as he navigates his difficult relationship with his teenage daughter as she splits her time between him and her mother.

Ted Lasso

Apple TV+ | S2, E5 | TV-MA

In 'Rainbow', Nate learns how to be assertive from Rebecca and Keeley. Ted asks Roy for a Favour.

ScreenTimes Apple TV Recommendations:

Making It

NBC/Peacock | TV-PG

Jonathan - "I’m very much not a fan of reality competition shows like The Great British Bakeoff so I was a little sceptical of this crafting competition show. However, I started watching it on the back of a recommendation and the presence of hosts Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman. I’m glad I did as this is the most comforting warm blanket of a show I’ve watched in years.

Set various challenges - typically a ‘Faster Craft’ and a ‘Master Craft’ - by hosts Amy and Nick and overseen by judges Dayna Isom Johnson and Simon Doonan, the contestants set about creating their work from scratch using everything from sticky tape to rope to wood to foam. Anything goes.

What’s irresistible about this show is the warm, positive vibes shared by the contestants. Everyone encourages each other, jokes around and often even helps their fellow contestants with their ‘crafts’. Throw in the comedy improv skills of hosts Amy and Nick and some genuinely inspiring works of craft and you have a show that’s perfect after a long work day, a rainy weekend or any other time you want to smile and be inspired. The warmest, friendliest of places to visit through your TV.

The good news is that the show is also arriving in the UK on Sky via Peacock later in the year."


Apple Arcade

James - "This addictive and super-charming word puzzler has topped the Apple Arcade charts since its release last week and with good reason. It’s one of the best games I’ve played on the platform and I’ve actually struggled to put it down. Imagine a cross between scrabble and crossword puzzles with cute little characters thrown in and you’ve sort of got the beginnings of what makes Wurdweb so great. The game is a fantastic way to chill out, but make no mistake, it can cause ultra competitiveness too. My wife and I have been battling to beat each other’s high scores over the last week and have found ourselves saying ‘just one more game’ too many times when we should be working or going to sleep!

Check out my our review of Wurdweb here."

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‍Jonathan Reed
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.