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SERVANT
November 28, 2019  | By David Bianculli

Apple TV+, 3:00 a.m. ET

 
SERIES PREMIERE: I don’t have the slightest idea why Apple TV+ didn’t include this spooky new M. Night Shyamalan series when the streaming service launched earlier this month, because it’s better than The Morning Show or anything else the service has offered thus far. Well, actually, that may explain it, because had Servant rolled out with all the other new Apple TV+ shows November 1, it would have eclipsed them all. I don’t have an explanation, though, why Servant would be unveiled on Thanksgiving Day, because it’s a brooding, psychologically unsettling, very mature urban horror film. Lauren Ambrose stars as a woman living a well-to-do life in Philadelphia, married to an enterprising young chef, whose life is changed when they hire a young caregiver to help them after her difficult pregnancy. Ambrose, from Six Feet Under, is astoundingly multilayered here, giving a performance as inscrutable as her character. Watch the opening hour of this new series, created by Tony Basgallop and co-starring Tony Kebbell, Rupert Grint, and Nell Tiger Free, and you’ll be hooked for the remainder of the entire 10-episode first season. And it’s already been renewed for Season 2, so there will be more…
 
 
 
 
 
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