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.
Truth Be Told
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.
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.
This has got to be one of the most beloved workplace comedies out there today. "Mythic Quest" stars Rob McElhenney from the iconic "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," who plays a creative director of a popular massively multiplayer online role-play game (MMORPG) called "Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet," that seemingly always finds itself in trouble.
This show is consistently funny, thanks to the hilarious performances by Charlotte Nicdao, David Hornsby, and Danny Pudi. It is also something of a love letter to the online game biz without making gamers the joke. If you like gaming or are just keen for a good laugh, then perhaps this could be your next watch!
"Slow Horses" could be described as witty dialogue that's combined with suspenseful action. Apple was so sure that this show would be a success that they ordered four seasons from the very start and released two in the same year (2022). The cleverly dark comedy series follows a couple of British intelligence agents who have, at times, made career-ending blunders, which have resulted in the devolution to a failed Military Intelligence department.
The Oscar-winning Gary Oldman portrays Jackson Lamb, a sour head of a department that leads a bunch of banished agents who are hoping to claw their way back up to the top. The makers of this entertaining thriller knew exactly how to best utilize the cast members to tell a deeply fascinating story of agents who once had promising careers.