"Mommy Issues"

The latest “outing” of THE MORNING SHOW left me feeling like I wanted to abandon this show the same way Bradley (Reese Witherspoon) should abandon her family. There’s nothing inherently wrong with watching characters that need to stop having excuses and get some therapy. Still, it should at least be a compelling or even a fun viewing experience.

THE MORNING SHOW would be a successful second season if it were circa the mid-2000s. But in 2021, this year’s story arc is not as controversial as the creators think. Yet, that’s not the real challenge in this uneventful second season. Instead, audiences again receive another episode without Alex (Jennifer Anniston). Having an episode focus on Bradley is smart, but it’s just bad writing having excuses to have last season’s star disappear entirely.

The season two MVPs continue to be Julianna Margulies playing Laura and Billy Crudup as Cory. The two could have a TV show spinoff that would be more interesting than this “frick and frack.”

THE MORNING SHOW continues to try to say too much while not saying much of anything at all. It’s sad because if the show embraced the theme, “weird is grossly underrated,” Apple TV+ could’ve had a successful second season on their hands.

It’s available to serve as late-night Ambien on Apple TV+.

Aaron "Dobler" Goldstein

Aaron Goldstein is a Product Manager by day, ludicrous speed content consumer by night. He’s a LA Film School Alumni and TV Academy / Producers Guild of America member. Aaron is a proud parent and dad joke enthusiast.

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