Up Next: This Week's Apple TV Releases

8 Jul

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Welcome to another edition of 'Up Next' here at Screen Times. This week Sigmund and Devon venture beyond the TV app in episode 52 of our podcast 'Magic Rays of Light', along with their thoughts on a successful week for Apple's FYC team after accumulating a total of 53 HCA TV Award nominations for Apple Originals ahead of anticipation for next week's Emmy Awards announcements. Ofcourse, this week's highlight is the premiere of limited series 'Black Bird'. Much like James the week prior, Sigmund was awash with praise giving equal plaudits to script writer Dennis Lehane, directors Jim McKay, Joe Chappelle and Michaël R. Roskam, alongside astounding performances from Taron Egerton, Paul Walter Hauser and the late Ray Liotta. You can read James Lees Screen Times Recommended review here.

Don't forget to keep up with all of the latest Apple TV and Apple TV+ news right here on Screen Times. It's been a busy week with plenty of first-looks, series renewal news and more.

With that, here's our guide to your week ahead on Apple TV.

Apple TV+

Black Bird

S1, E1-2 | 1h | TV-MA

Inspired by actual events. As Jimmy Keene begins a 10-year prison sentence, he gets an incredible offer: If he can elicit a
confession from suspected killer Larry Hall, Jimmy will be freed. Completing this mission becomes the challenge of a lifetime.


S1, E5 | 23m | TV-MA

'Halsa': Molly takes some of her co-workers on a high-end spa day. Arthur seeks relationship advice from Nicholas and Howard.

For All Mankind

S3, E5 | 1h 3m | TV-MA

'Seven Minutes of Terror': The race to land first on Mars brings together unexpected allies.


S2, E6 | 34m | TV-MA

'Don't You Have Enough': Danny makes some discoveries. Sheila and John discuss how to handle the threat. Greta proposes a new experience to the Rubins.

MLB Friday Night Baseball

Pirates @ Brewers / Blue Jays @ Mariners

The Pirates travel to Milwaukee to face the Brewers then the Seattle Mariners play hosts to the Toronto Blue Jays, both free to watch on Apple TV+.

Apple Arcade

Samorost 3+

Family | 9+

Samorost 3 follows a curious space gnome who uses the powers of a magic flute to travel across the cosmos in search of its mysterious origins. Visit nine unique and alien worlds teeming with colorful challenges, creatures and surprises to discover, brought to life with beautiful artwork, sound and music.

From from Amanita Design, creators of the excellent 'Pilgrims', this will be one to set aside some time for.

Apple Music

Horsegirl - Versions of Modern Performance

With some clear influences of 90s Indie and Post-Punk, but with their own take and ideas, this new band from Chicago are the perfect soundtrack to those long evenings of miandering around, doing nothing.

ScreenTimes Apple TV (and Podcast!) Recommendations

Pod Meets World

Pod Meets World | Apple Podcasts | Three episodes available now | Clean

Devon: "Boy Meets World is my favorite TV show of all time, so when I heard that the original cast was getting back together for a rewatch podcast, I was ecstatic. Pod Meets World hosts Danielle Fischel (Topanga), Rider Strong (Shawn), and Will Friedle (Eric) get together every week to look back on an episode of the ’90s sitcom and talk about what it was like to make the show. They’re just getting started, but so far, I’ve really enjoyed getting their perspective on a series that’s meant so much to me over the years. My only complaint is the number and (lack of) quality of the ads, but that’s how podcasts make their money, so I get it. This podcast is a great way to revisit the show if you’re a fan like me or to watch for the first time in the company of the cast and fans. The entire run of Boy Meets World is on Disney+, so I’ll definitely be streaming along!"

James Lee on YouTube

YouTube | Caution

Jonathan: "Ok, so let's get the obvious question out of the way: no, this is not James Lees, my fellow Screen Times pal. This is someone different and much more unhinged. James Lee (no S) is an animator and director who creates his own YouTube videos that are a unique blend of live action and animation. James films himself as the character 'James Lee' and then tweaks and plays with the footage making him seem like an animated character. A lot of this success comes from the acting he does himself but also from his very Sim City style of silhouetting and dramatic lighting. The best thing to do is go to his channel and check it out for yourself. It will either be too weird for you or you'll love it. Either way, it will be unlike many things you've seen before."

Glastonbury 2022

BBC iPlayer | Various Performances| NA

Sigmund: "For those outside of the UK, do everything you can to access this collection of astounding live music performances before they disappear into the BBC's archives in a couple of weeks. Uh, because. Glastonbury Festival 2022 headed up one of the most diverse lineups in the historic festival's history in its comeback year following the depths of a global pandemic and its been captured in all of its glory. Performances include AJ Tracey, Amyl and the Sniffers, Angélique Kidjo, Arlo Parks, beabadoobee, Bicep, Big Thief, Billie Eilish, black midi, Blossoms, Bonobo, Burna Boy, Caribou, Cate Le Bon, Celeste, Caroline Polachek, Confidence Man, Courtney Barnett, Crowded House, Deglan McKenna, Diana Ross, Dry Cleaning, Easy Life, Elbow, First Aid Kit, Foals, Fontaines D.C., Four Tet, Gabriels, George Ezra, Ghetts, girl in red, Glass Animals, Greentea Peng, Griff, HAIM, Herbie Hancock, Holly Humberstone, IDLES, Inhaler, Jack White, Jamie T, Jarv Is, Jessie Ware, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Joy Crookes, Kacey Musgraves, Kendrick Lamar, Khruangbin, Koffee, Leon Bridges, Lianne La Havas, Little Dragon, Little Simz, Lorde, Megan Thee Stallion, Metronomy, Mitski, Nightmares on Wax, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Nubya Garcia, Olivia Rodrigo, Pa Saliue, Paul McCartney, Pet Shop Boys, Phoebe Bridgers, Primal Scream, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Róisín Murphy, Rufus Wainwright, Saint Etienne, Sam Fender, Sampa The Great, Self Esteem, Seun Kutu & Egypt 80, Sigrid, Skunk Anansie, Sleaford Mods, Snarky Puppy, Squid, St. Vincent, Supergrass, TLC, Turnstile, Warmduscher, Wet Leg, Wolf Alice, Years & Years, YUNGBLUD and Yves Tumor."

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