I’ve been too kind to THE MORNING SHOW. After four servings of filler, I couldn’t take another, hence the 🤮 review.
Season One comes full circle in the latest episode of a show that still hasn’t found out what it wants to be after five hours of TV. The “Ghosts” in this episode take the form of flashbacks that reveal parts of what happened in season one. They’re supposed to move the plot forward, but instead, they do not.
Look, I get it. Racism is bad. Yanko Flores (Néstor Carbonell) is going to become the fall guy for it. Yet, this is just not compelling TV. Nor is it exciting to watch Alex (Jennifer Anniston) throw her back out before the debate in Las Vegas. Speaking of Anniston, her performance is operating at ludicrous speed this year. She went from being a strong female character to complaining about the soon-to-be-published book and everything surrounding it. The dialogue is cringeworthy, and I almost feel for her, but she also produced this tepid TV show.
The MVP continues to be Billy Crudup as Cory. His character appears to have grown from being the Grinch to a caring leader this season. And it’s a good thing because audiences need at least one likable character in this hot mess.
At one point, a character says, “The damaged thing makes me feel at home.” Season two is indeed damaged, but I do not feel at home watching this missed opportunity on Apple TV+.