Anyone looking for new TV comedies to watch on a long holiday weekend should not miss the very positive reviews for Central Park and Samples on Apple TV +.
Both shows debuted at the beginning of the summer, which means that their entire first seasons are available now.
Central Park is ‘a brilliant gift for comedy’
Apple TV +’s first animated series is Central Park, a hefty musical comedy that follows a family of caretakers living in a certain park in New York City.
Rotten tomatoes gave the show a score of 92%, saying: “With warmth, wit and a perfectly perfect ensemble, Central Park is a hilarious musical musical love letter to the Big Apple. ”
The review on RogerEbert.com said, “Apple TV is Central Park is a brilliant gift for comedy and music fans and, well, everyone. ”
Admittedly, Cult of Mac reviewer Scout Tafoya was not impressed, but he is in the minority here.
The series was created by Loren Bouchard, who also created Bob̵
Samples is ‘a charming British comedy’
Samples follows a British couple as they begin to adopt a baby – with a series of hijinks as they navigate up and down a difficult system.
The comedy received a rating of 86% of the critics Rotten tomatoes. And RogerEbert.com calls the show “absolutely loving.” The website says that the two leaders, Nikki (Esther Smith) and Jason (Rafe Spall), “have winning chemistry as a couple you want to mess with, hang out with and watch fumble through this process.”
But, Cult of MacTafoya is not coming Samples into his home.
Bonus: Mythic Quest: The Ravens Banquet
The first comedy on Apple TV + debuted last winter, months before the other two. Mythic Quest: The Ravens Banquet follows a team of programmers, writers and brand experts as they build a new game.
It has 94% critics Rotten tomatoes. And the review further The Verge says, “What do Mythic Quest so satisfying is how the whole comedy is imbued with character. ”
“The writing is sharp,” says Tafoya, “and the characters are all empathetically drawn.”
Only on Apple TV +
These comedies are Apple originals, and are therefore exclusively on this company’s streaming video service. Watching some of them requires paying $ 4.99 a month. However, Cupertino includes a one-year free subscription with the purchase of many Apple devices.
And a subscription gives access to a few dozen current and upcoming shows and movies. It is Greyhound, a feature film about World War II starring Tom Hanks. Or a reboot of his anthology-sci-fi series Fantastic stories. And fans of crime drama can take in To defend Jacob.