An Apple TV+ series with a lengthy A-list cast list is “Truth Be Told.” We’re talking about the underrated Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer from “The Help,” who stars as an investigative reporter as well as a true crime podcaster fanatic who is on the prowl for answers. This series was first released in 2019 and has been inspired by the novel “Are You Sleeping” by Kathleen Barber.
The crafty creator Nichelle D. Tramble from “The Good Wife” is no stranger to crime dramas, and that’s clear with this masterpiece that tells a captivating tale of how intricate family dynamics can get. Other incredibly talented actors that feature in this series include Gabrielle Union, Kate Hudson, and Mekhi Phifer, to name a few.
"Trying" is an earnestly hilarious British comedy about Jason and Nikki, portrayed by Rafe Spall and Esther Smith, who so badly want to be parents, but they are struggling to conceive. After running out of options, they turn to adoption, but with their whacky and dysfunctional friends and families on top of their messy lives, it may be tough to convince the adoption agency that they are ready for it.
This romantic dramedy goes through the whole process with unnerving honesty, ensuring you see all the good, bad, and ugly bits along the way. The two leads of the show give an effortlessly stunning performance, and seeing their on-screen chemistry makes this an enthralling show to watch.
"WeCrashed" is a biographical drama that's laced with a few hints of comedy. But it is not the sort of comedy that you're probably imagining. It's more like cringe comedy coming from witnessing all the ludicrousness and out-of-touch behavior with some of the people that the series is based on.
This limited eight-part series tells the tale of the overly ambitious Adam Neumann, played by Jared Leto, and his wife Rebekah Neumann, played by none other than Anne Hathaway. The Neumanns used to be at the core of the WeWork coworking space company that crashed hard in 2019 following unearthing financial revelations. This show is based on the podcast by Wondery titled "WeCrashed: The Rise and Fall of WeWork."
Despite everything that "When Harry Met Sally" taught us, "Platonic" shows us that straight men and women can be plain friends with no strings attached. This charmingly clever comedy reunites the stars from "Neighbors," Seth Rogan and Rose Byrne, who reconnect as friends years after being estranged due to a fight.
Sure, they have drifted into entirely different ways of life, but upon stumbling into one another again after all those years, they instantly fall back into their friendship and find that they need each other again. Both Byrne and Rogan are brilliant on their own, but it's their top-class comedic chemistry that really elevates this show.
A handful of the makers from "Ted Lasso" had been plucked to create this show. It's a completely different kind of dramedy, played by a contrasting set of comedy actors. In this series, viewers get to see Jason Segel and Harrison Ford make a stunning on-screen duo. Segel plays a therapist who, after losing a family member, decides it's time to crank it up and get more honest with his patients.
This somewhat careless move gets him into quite a bit of trouble with his colleagues, played by Jessica Williams and the legendary Ford. This risky move in his career makes a lot of changes in his own life and those around him. This series has received a ton of nominations and also bagged a few wins. It's an absolute must-watch if you're looking for a pick-me-up.