When you consider the premise — An alternate reality in which the Soviet Union somehow managed to land on the moon before the US of A — that in itself provides the makings of a pretty intriguing show. This sci-fi drama is undoubtedly one of the best shows on the streaming service. Technically, this sort of setup for a show should have gone wrong on so many levels, yet they have managed to defy all those expectations.
Also, consider the fact that historical figures like Neil Armstrong and Sally Ride also appear on the show. With just the right amount of drama, politics, and special effects, this show really is unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. If you like to speculate a little about “what if” something went down a little differently, this is the show to watch.
Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me
Selena Gomez already has several streaming originals, including "The Fundamentals of Caring" on Netflix, "Only Murders in the Building" from Hulu, and "Selena + Chef" from HBO Max. But with "Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me," audiences really get to take a deeper look at who this star really is.
This documentary follows Gomez as she keeps up with the daily struggles of stardom, bipolar disorder, depression, and a diagnosis of lupus. Despite all her troubles, she turns her focus to trying to help other people who have their own fights to fight. This is a must-see for Selena fans or anyone seeking a film about finding one's own truth in a cathartic way.
The Pigeon Tunnel
The filmmaker Errol Morris, who specializes in documentaries, is well-known for scrutinizing his subjects through vigorous interrogation. With "The Pigeon Tunnel," he may have made his perfect match with writer John le Carré, who portrays the former Secret Intelligence Agent and British author known as a master of espionage.
John is known for his titles "The Night Agent," "The Constant Gardener," and "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy." Morris fuses interviews with dramatic reenactments that manage to crack Cornwell's shell with one of the author's most telling talks in a final interview before his death in 2020. This documentary has gone on to win several awards and nominations for its brilliance in the world of filmdom.
The Essex Serpent
All snakes but no plane. "The Essex Serpent" tells the tale of a widow, Cora, played by Claire Danes, who takes a trip to Essex to investigate the mythical stories of a serpent living in the area. This series is based on a novel by Sarah Perry in which a suspected snake hunt turns into a witch hunt when the townsfolk turn on the so-called serpent hunter after things start to go horribly wrong with her endeavors.
This six-episode limited series has a gothic undertone to it, and the storyline can be slow at times, but the performances are excellent, and it has been created beautifully. The series even went on to win a BAFTA award for costume design.
This could possibly have been one of Apple's biggest gambles if one glances at the big budget that was spent on this science-fiction series. The show is based on Isaac Asimov's books, and one of the best parts about it is probably the stellar performance given by Lee Pace, who portrays the royal villain.
And let's not forget the ever-reliable Jared Harris, who always manages to give brilliant acts in whatever it is that he is performing in. The ambitious premise is far too complex to explain in one short blurb. But to keep it short, some exiles are attempting to rebuild their own society after a long-ruling empire has collapsed. This is definitely worth anyone's time if they enjoy hard sci-fi.