The other Apple show I am watching (aside from “For All Mankind”) is “The Morning Show”.
Clearly based on Matt Lauer’s ouster from “Today” and all the subsequent revelations, it is entertaining, funny and thought-provoking. The latter being because it has - so far - avoided stereotypes and having characters firmly in the “good” or “bad” camps. Everything is nuanced and it’s so much better for it.
The performances are outstanding, especially Aniston and Carell. But Billy Crudup steals every scene he’s in as the network boss who you cannot tell if he’s being good or bad from one moment to the next.
The Lauer character (Carell) is especially nuanced, where they show him as both sympathetic even while he’s being unapologetic (but not in a way to forgive him for what he’s done). They also do a great job of reflecting the destruction that can occur when human relationships - consensual or otherwise - collide with corporate edicts and corporate arse-covering, and the collateral damage that ensues.
Ironically, as it’s her production, Witherspoon’s character is the shallowest of the lot. They gave her a “rough” upbringing, but otherwise she is there really as the interloper through whose eyes we get to watch all the shit going down around her.