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(The Verge)   Giggity: Jon Stewart will return in a TV new series, featuring one-hour shows focusing on a single topic. Fark: on Apple TV+   (theverge.com) divider line
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2020-10-27 5:38:59 PM  
Yeah, Apple TV +. Got one year "free" with my new iPad. Yawn. I guess Jon really wants to stay under the radar. Too bad.
 
2020-10-27 5:41:58 PM  
Doesn't John Oliver already do this
 
2020-10-27 5:48:08 PM  
Apple TV is lame. Everything is super safe as to not offend anyone. I hope Jon told them to fark off and let him be him before signing.
 
2020-10-27 5:59:15 PM  
So, a longer Last Week Tonight with John Oliver's Mentor?
 
2020-10-27 6:01:55 PM  

Dumski: Yeah, Apple TV +. Got one year "free" with my new iPad. Yawn. I guess Jon really wants to stay under the radar. Too bad.


I got the same with a new iPhone a few months ago and I haven't even opened the app yet.
 
2020-10-27 6:10:35 PM  

monsatano: I got the same with a new iPhone a few months ago and I haven't even opened the app yet.


I would have watched the Tom Hanks and Bill Murray movies.
 
2020-10-27 6:12:02 PM  

Gubbo: Doesn't John Oliver already do this


It's HBO, so a broader market that Apple currently gets.  And it's only 30-minutes.

I don't know how well Stewart can pull off a solid hour on a single topic.  I mean...he's talking about getting into PBS' Frontline territory here. That's not easy to do well and keep the audience engaged.
 
2020-10-27 6:17:47 PM  

wejash: Gubbo: Doesn't John Oliver already do this

It's HBO, so a broader market that Apple currently gets.  And it's only 30-minutes.

I don't know how well Stewart can pull off a solid hour on a single topic.  I mean...he's talking about getting into PBS' Frontline territory here. That's not easy to do well and keep the audience engaged.


Even Oliver really only spends about 15-20 on his main topic. There's also the brief news summary at the open, at least one interstitial joke real, and maybe a short end segment.
 
2020-10-27 6:42:33 PM  
For All Mankind is good.
 
2020-10-27 6:44:06 PM  
It looks like a non comedy show which sounds more like a long form of 60 minutes. This could be good.
 
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2020-10-27 9:27:38 PM  
The people complaining it's on Apple TV+ sound would like they wouldn't be happy unless it's on DuMont.
 
2020-10-27 9:36:51 PM  
Well I'm getting Apple TV+ I guess
 
2020-10-27 11:06:27 PM  

Dumski: Yeah, Apple TV +. Got one year "free" with my new iPad. Yawn. I guess Jon really wants to stay under the radar. Too bad.


I signed up for the free trial like two months ago, and keep forgetting I have it. Haven't watched a thing on it.
 
2020-10-27 11:07:52 PM  

jbc: The people complaining it's on Apple TV+ sound would like they wouldn't be happy unless it's on DuMont.


To be honest, until I came into this thread I couldn't name a single person who had Apple TV. Now some random farkers have it.

That alone would make me hesitant to join the platform.
 
2020-10-27 11:30:56 PM  
Got Apple TV this week to watch Ted Lasso. Worth the 4.99 alone.

No Ragrets.
 
2020-10-27 11:36:10 PM  

enry: For All Mankind is good.


Ted Lasso is also great.
 
2020-10-27 11:36:14 PM  

fallingcow: Dumski: Yeah, Apple TV +. Got one year "free" with my new iPad. Yawn. I guess Jon really wants to stay under the radar. Too bad.

I signed up for the free trial like two months ago, and keep forgetting I have it. Haven't watched a thing on it.


It has Greyhound which was a good tight film.
 
2020-10-27 11:37:42 PM  

Boudyro: fallingcow: Dumski: Yeah, Apple TV +. Got one year "free" with my new iPad. Yawn. I guess Jon really wants to stay under the radar. Too bad.

I signed up for the free trial like two months ago, and keep forgetting I have it. Haven't watched a thing on it.

It has Greyhound which was a good tight film.


Yeah, I'm so used to the long, epic WWII movies that I was kind of surprised that Greyhound was a quick 90 minute movie.
 
2020-10-27 11:48:53 PM  

redmid17: jbc: The people complaining it's on Apple TV+ sound would like they wouldn't be happy unless it's on DuMont.

To be honest, until I came into this thread I couldn't name a single person who had Apple TV. Now some random farkers have it.

That alone would make me hesitant to join the platform.


If you buy (or are gifted) a new apple device, it comes with a free year of Apple TV+.
 
2020-10-27 11:57:25 PM  
I think Larry Wilmore's new Peacock show is the new heir apparent to Bill Maher. With a less obnoxious host.

As for Jon Stewart, it might be worth watching if he doesn't get too "do-gooder" (which Apple TV+ is known to push with Oprah Winfrey, etc.).
 
2020-10-28 12:00:10 AM  

monsatano: Dumski: Yeah, Apple TV +. Got one year "free" with my new iPad. Yawn. I guess Jon really wants to stay under the radar. Too bad.

I got the same with a new iPhone a few months ago and I haven't even opened the app yet.


Greyhound is pretty decent. The Beastie Boys Story and Boys State docs are solid. And as someone else already mentioned Ted Lasso would be worth the subscription alone. I've also heard some good things about a few other things they have.

The big problem with the service is that they're building from the ground up with no back catalog to support it. That's a tough sell. It does look like they're curating some decent content though.
 
2020-10-28 12:01:35 AM  

The Soupman Cumeth: redmid17: jbc: The people complaining it's on Apple TV+ sound would like they wouldn't be happy unless it's on DuMont.

To be honest, until I came into this thread I couldn't name a single person who had Apple TV. Now some random farkers have it.

That alone would make me hesitant to join the platform.

If you buy (or are gifted) a new apple device, it comes with a free year of Apple TV+.


Thought about it a bit more and do remember seeing the ads for mythic question with Rob M. That enticed me but did not purchase Apple+. Whereas seeing Mandalorian content made me sign up for Disney+. I quit after the free month but I ended up getting it again.
 
2020-10-28 12:13:52 AM  

styckx: Apple TV is lame. Everything is super safe as to not offend anyone. I hope Jon told them to fark off and let him be him before signing.


See was safe? The morning news show talked about rape, molesters, cheating and had a suicide...
 
2020-10-28 12:34:48 AM  
I miss him on TV, but I'm not getting Apple anything anymore.
 
2020-10-28 2:01:28 AM  
Ted Lasso is worth a Plus sub.
 
2020-10-28 3:57:01 AM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: monsatano: Dumski: Yeah, Apple TV +. Got one year "free" with my new iPad. Yawn. I guess Jon really wants to stay under the radar. Too bad.

I got the same with a new iPhone a few months ago and I haven't even opened the app yet.

Greyhound is pretty decent. The Beastie Boys Story and Boys State docs are solid. And as someone else already mentioned Ted Lasso would be worth the subscription alone. I've also heard some good things about a few other things they have.

The big problem with the service is that they're building from the ground up with no back catalog to support it. That's a tough sell. It does look like they're curating some decent content though.


They should buy the massive Fox and Miramax catalog that the assholes at Disney are mostly just sitting on.
 
2020-10-28 7:10:19 AM  
Oh sure, show up now after Trump hopefully gets voted out. Where were you when we needed you Jon?  YOU ABANDONED US!

/s
 
2020-10-28 7:18:18 AM  
I would have thought the Jon Stewart show would have been on CW with all the other DC superhero shows.
 
2020-10-28 7:29:05 AM  
I liked Defending Jacob and the creepy nanny one with Rupert Grint. Greyhound was a good war flick.
 
2020-10-28 7:44:05 AM  
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2020-10-28 7:45:51 AM  
Pass.
 
2020-10-28 7:59:24 AM  

styckx: Apple TV is lame. Everything is super safe as to not offend anyone.


You know how I know you haven't watched anything on it?
 
2020-10-28 8:12:47 AM  
Ted Lasso
Tehran (diet version of 24)
Long Way Up

And Foundation looks like it will be cool.

It was free with my iPad purchase but I would resubscribe.
 
2020-10-28 8:59:25 AM  

Kat09tails: It looks like a non comedy show which sounds more like a long form of 60 minutes. This could be good.


I'm not sure. Daily Show has become a non-comedy show, too.
 
2020-10-28 9:04:50 AM  

redmid17: jbc: The people complaining it's on Apple TV+ sound would like they wouldn't be happy unless it's on DuMont.

To be honest, until I came into this thread I couldn't name a single person who had Apple TV. Now some random farkers have it.

That alone would make me hesitant to join the platform.


I don't know anyone with it either.  Seems like a few people have it because they got it for free buying other apple products, but that's about it.

I feel like it's going to go the way of Quibi soon.
 
2020-10-28 9:38:12 AM  

jake3988: redmid17: jbc: The people complaining it's on Apple TV+ sound would like they wouldn't be happy unless it's on DuMont.

To be honest, until I came into this thread I couldn't name a single person who had Apple TV. Now some random farkers have it.

That alone would make me hesitant to join the platform.

I don't know anyone with it either.  Seems like a few people have it because they got it for free buying other apple products, but that's about it.

I feel like it's going to go the way of Quibi soon.


They have Apple money, and they want to use it as the flagship for their streaming platform. They may  change significantly, but I would be really surprised if they just dumped it. They could always morph it into a Roku channel model where they curate older content they bought.
 
2020-10-28 10:41:34 AM  

BullBearMS: styckx: Apple TV is lame. Everything is super safe as to not offend anyone.

You know how I know you haven't watched anything on it?


Because it's lame?
 
2020-10-28 11:24:03 AM  

BullBearMS: styckx: Apple TV is lame. Everything is super safe as to not offend anyone.

You know how I know you haven't watched anything on it?


I know I haven't because anything that seemed decent on it required a rental fee on top of the monthly fee. Had it free for a year and never watched anything on it.
 
2020-10-28 12:58:46 PM  

shabu: jake3988: redmid17: jbc: The people complaining it's on Apple TV+ sound would like they wouldn't be happy unless it's on DuMont.

To be honest, until I came into this thread I couldn't name a single person who had Apple TV. Now some random farkers have it.

That alone would make me hesitant to join the platform.

I don't know anyone with it either.  Seems like a few people have it because they got it for free buying other apple products, but that's about it.

I feel like it's going to go the way of Quibi soon.

They have Apple money, and they want to use it as the flagship for their streaming platform. They may  change significantly, but I would be really surprised if they just dumped it. They could always morph it into a Roku channel model where they curate older content they bought.


They've already announced that they are going to do what Netflix and HBO did and license other people's content temporarily while they build up their library of wholly owned content.
 
2020-10-28 1:02:45 PM  

SMB2811: BullBearMS: styckx: Apple TV is lame. Everything is super safe as to not offend anyone.

You know how I know you haven't watched anything on it?

I know I haven't because anything that seemed decent on it required a rental fee on top of the monthly fee. Had it free for a year and never watched anything on it.


Being able to rent video content is as old as iTunes and hasn't gone away.

That's not what we are talking about.

Apple TV+ is it's own thing, and despite trolls trotting out lame old bullshiat, it's not like Disney+ where everything needs to be PG.
 
2020-10-28 1:24:08 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Boudyro: fallingcow: Dumski: Yeah, Apple TV +. Got one year "free" with my new iPad. Yawn. I guess Jon really wants to stay under the radar. Too bad.

I signed up for the free trial like two months ago, and keep forgetting I have it. Haven't watched a thing on it.

It has Greyhound which was a good tight film.

Yeah, I'm so used to the long, epic WWII movies that I was kind of surprised that Greyhound was a quick 90 minute movie.


I found myself comparing Greyhound unfavorably to Dunkirk, and I thought the scenes with Elisabeth Shue were unnecessary.
 
2020-10-28 4:43:54 PM  
Jon was intolerable the last season or 2 of TDS.
Ranting and whining about anything not strictly liberal.
No thanks.
And Apple TV? Double no thanks.
 
2020-10-28 8:21:12 PM  

DesertCoyote: As for Jon Stewart, it might be worth watching if he doesn't get too "do-gooder" (which Apple TV+ is known to push with Oprah Winfrey, etc.).


This is the reason I had to stop watching John Oliver. Bleeding heart is the wrong term but his pieces started to get very one sided over the past few years.
 
2020-10-29 5:24:30 AM  

portnoyd: DesertCoyote: As for Jon Stewart, it might be worth watching if he doesn't get too "do-gooder" (which Apple TV+ is known to push with Oprah Winfrey, etc.).

This is the reason I had to stop watching John Oliver. Bleeding heart is the wrong term but his pieces started to get very one sided over the past few years.


It's like writing a piece on a cupcake, you're kinda stuck with the facts of the thing. It's a farking cupcake. You really can't get around it. No matter what you do you're going to be talking about a cupcake.

Now imagine you're covering the obviously evil/stupid/cruel. Reporting the plain facts suddenly looks positively biased against the subject.

If the subject is, by any objective measure, being an asshole guess what honest reporting is going to reflect?
 
2020-10-29 7:31:54 AM  

Boudyro: portnoyd: DesertCoyote: As for Jon Stewart, it might be worth watching if he doesn't get too "do-gooder" (which Apple TV+ is known to push with Oprah Winfrey, etc.).

This is the reason I had to stop watching John Oliver. Bleeding heart is the wrong term but his pieces started to get very one sided over the past few years.

It's like writing a piece on a cupcake, you're kinda stuck with the facts of the thing. It's a farking cupcake. You really can't get around it. No matter what you do you're going to be talking about a cupcake.

Now imagine you're covering the obviously evil/stupid/cruel. Reporting the plain facts suddenly looks positively biased against the subject.

If the subject is, by any objective measure, being an asshole guess what honest reporting is going to reflect?


Penn & Teller did a few pieces poking fun at lefty thinking (I identify as lefty) like signing petitions against water and recycling. I think there is room for work like this from folks how aren't obviously pushing a right wing agenda. Burr seemed like he may have been trying for this on SNL but it fell flat for me.
 
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