TV review: Servant season 2, on AppleTV+

TV review: Servant season 2, on AppleTV+

*Note: At the time of this review, only 7 of the 10 episodes were available for press.

I feel like AppleTV+ has some of the best TV shows around, yet no one ever talks about them. Fortunately, I received media access to AppleTV+ recently, and I noticed over my Christmas break that both Dickinson season 2 and Servant season 2 were up on the press app. Goodbye, productivity!

Servant season 1 was probably one of the most unique shows I had seen in a long time,  and the season debuted in late November 2019. M. Night Shyamalan is one of the producers, so it wasn't surprising that the series was eerie and crazy. 

TV review: Servant season 2, on AppleTV+

The S1 ending left me with a TON of questions, so I was super excited to see that season 2 was available to me on the press app!

At the time of this review, I have watched 7 of the 10 episodes available—because of the pandemic, AppleTV+ was finishing up the last three episodes. Which is good, because episode 7 left me with even more questions ... at first I thought there were only going to be 7 episodes, so I was glad to see there will be 10!

TV review: Servant season 2, on AppleTV+
Ron Weasley, we need your help!

In case you're unfamiliar with the series, here's a synopsis:

Servant is an American psychological horror streaming television series created and written by Tony Basgallop, who also executive produced alongside M. Night Shyamalan. The series follows Dorothy and Sean Turner, a Philadelphia couple who hire Leanne to be the nanny for their baby son, Jericho. Leanne's arrival brings about strange and frightening occurrences for the couple.

TV review: Servant season 2, on AppleTV+

Honestly, I can't do horror, but thriller, or "psychological horror," as Wikipedia calls it, is my jam ... it's usually pretty interesting. I binged season 1 back in 2019 but I had a ton of questions still, so I'm hoping the last three episodes of season 2 clears those up.

I can't really talk much about the show without giving away spoilers, but let's just say that things are not what they seem in Dorothy and Sean's household. Also, Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) plays Dorothy's brother, and does a flawless American accent, surprisingly.

TV review: Servant season 2, on AppleTV+

--SPOILERS FOR SEASON 1: STOP READING NOW IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN IT!--

At the end of season one, when both Leanne and Jericho disappear from Sean and Dorothy's house, we learn she's in some sort of cult ... but are given almost no details. Season 2 gives a smidge more ... but I still want to know more about the cult! And if Leanne is in it by choice, or if her uncle / her family made her join it, or what. (Not to mention, where is "Jericho," aka the fake baby that Leanne brought to the Turner's household?)

TV review: Servant season 2, on AppleTV+

Okay, back to the review.

So anyways: I definitely binged season 2, or at least the first 7 episodes, and I'm anticipating the last three episodes for when they show up. It looks like AppleTV+ will be releasing one episode per week, with the first one on Friday, January 15th

TV review: Servant season 2, on AppleTV+
Leanne's creepy uncle

And if you have AppleTV+, and want some recommendations—I also liked these shows on the platform:
  • Amazing Stories: I only watched a few episodes, but what I saw was good.
  • Central Park: hilarious and bizarre. Highly recommend. 
  • Defending Jacob: Based on the book, which I recently re-read, but they did change some things. Chris Evans is excellent in it. 
  • Dickinson: See above. Hailee Steinfeld stars.
  • Little America: Each episode is its own vignette, and all of them were very good.
  • Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet: a parody of gamers, of sorts, and I enjoyed it. 
  • Ted Lasso: I watched about half the season and thought it was just okay, but most people LOVE it. Jason Sudeikis stars. 
  • The Morning Show: This was the first AppleTV+ show I watched, and it's excellent. Stars Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carell. 
  • Truth Be Told: Worth watching for Octavia Spencer.

Are you a fan of Servant? If so, will you be watching season 2?

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