The Morning Show: Season 1 (2019) The Best TV Shows of 2019

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The Morning Show The Best TV Shows of 2019

Critics Consensus

Though The Morning Show at times feels more like a vanity project than the hard-hitting drama it aspires to be, there is pleasure to be had in watching Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon give it their all.



Critic Ratings: 94


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User Ratings: 705
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Jennifer Aniston
as Alex Levy
Reese Witherspoon
as Bradley Jackson
Steve Carell
as Mitch Kessler
Billy Crudup
as Cory Ellison
Mark Duplass
as Charles "Chip" Black
Gugu Mbatha-Raw
as Hannah Shoenfeld
Nestor Carbonell
as Yanko Flores
Bel Powley
as Claire Conway
Karen Pittman
as Mia Jordan
Desean Terry
as Daniel Henderson
Janina Gavankar
as Alison Namazi
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Critic Reviews for The Morning Show Season 1

All Critics (94) | Top Critics (37)

The most recent hour...really altered the tone of the series and added an important new perspective to all that came before it.

Oct 30, 2019 | Full Review…

It's not great, but oh, God, is it interesting.

Nov 14, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The Morning Show dares to execute a very difficult balancing act, with women in off-camera command instead of assuming the positions assigned to them -- by men. The result so far is more than fair, but with continued storytelling perils ahead.

Nov 1, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

This is TV about the 1% made by the 1% and produced by the ultimate 1% company, and it's simply less interesting than the true story that it's ripping off.

Nov 4, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

When The Morning Show finally gets its setup established, and starts to grapple with the consequences and the meaning of what [Steve Carrell's character] has actually done, the show finds some momentum.

Nov 4, 2019 | Full Review…

"The Morning Show" is stylish and fast-paced, the biggest project among nine original programs kicking off the new Apple TV+ service.

Nov 22, 2019 | Full Review…
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The Morning Show is high-voltage drama and big-time entertainment, a savage, scorching portrait of the TV news industry as a modern court of the Medicis where corporate genocide is coffee-break sport.

Nov 25, 2019 | Full Review…

This rating is good because Steve Carell is a good actor.

Oct 31, 2019 | Rating: 3.2/5 | Full Review…

One long therapy session.

Nov 1, 2019 | Full Review…

Even when its execution is sometimes wobbly, you never mistake its ambition. It's pacy, brash and compulsive - which all adds up to something worth sticking around for.

Nov 27, 2019 | Full Review…

Aside from its flaws, The Morning Show is compulsively watchable.

Nov 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Directed by Mimi Leder, the opening episode takes full advantage of streaming liberties (yup, there's swearing) and tackles the #MeToo discussion better than the morning shows did.

Dec 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Morning Show: Season 1

  • 2d ago
    Based on the two episodes I've seen so far, this should be a winner. Despite its moments of tongue-in-cheek or outright satire, the episodes seem "real". And it's fun watching Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston play against type, at least in terms of my expectations and probably those of most viewers. It is also the only hint I have seen so far that Apple TV might offer anything other than hackneyed reruns or godawful "originals" such as Dickinson, a bioflop (for genX-ers, I think) of poet Emily Dickinson.
  • 3d ago
    loved this show from episode 1. exceptional performances from all the cast particularly Aniston who steals every scene. highly recommend
  • 3d ago
    reese witherspoon and Jennifer Anniston are both wonderful with their roles
  • 3d ago
    I was originally excited for this show, but the critics' reviews drew me away. After a few weeks of reading mixed commentary, I decided to give it a shot — and I don't regret it at all! If you're looking for a binge-worthy drama with an ensemble cast, The Morning Show is the series to watch. Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon are so incredibly captivating. When they share the screen, there's no looking away. It may be too melodramatic for some, but it's as worthy a show as any other. Give it a watch, ignore the relatively low critics' scores. The audience score says it all.
  • 4d ago
    At first it seems to be a little boring, until 3rd or 4th episode. It's not the kind of show that keeps your atention every moment but there are situations in wich you are like omfg. Also moments when I just want to sleep lol. I'd recomend it but it's not the best show of the year. The performances are OK, I like Witherspoon and Aniston. Carel has an interesting character. I think that this show shows the truth of the "behind the scenes" in shows like that, "The morning show" or "Good morning America" and also in fictions. It is absolutely recomendable and most of all to people that work or want to work in work spaces like that one. I'm 22, I'm studying journalism, and my generation must have to end with this shit of inappropriate sexual behavior. NO MEANS NO god damn.
  • 4d ago
    Boring nonsense that's painful to watch.
  • 4d ago
    I truthfully wasn't expecting much from The Morning Show. While I think that this season got off to a slow start, it has been something that I have enjoyed watching.
  • 4d ago
    Super great! Love the cast
  • 5d ago
    The first two episodes were really slow and I wasn't sure if I would continue. Episodes 3 on develop the characters and the show gets quite gripping. The pilot begins with the audience being told the news that Mitch Kessler was fired but we never really know what he was like until the flashback episode (episode 8 - which was awesome) finally aired. I wish episode 8 was a bit earlier in the season because it would've tied together many of the loose ends towards the beginning of the season. All in all, it's a great show.
  • 5d ago
    The show is fun, entertaining and clever. I love it!

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