Let’s Talk About ‘The Morning Show’


By Jayden Belote and Dominique Franks

The Morning Show, also referred to as TMS, was released on November 1st of 2019, and people went crazy. The show’s 10 episodes can be streamed on the Apple TV+ network Here’s what we thought:

It really came up out of nowhere and shocked us both, because Jennifer Aniston hadn’t been in any television shows since “Friends” in 2004 and Steve Carell hadn’t starred in any television shows since “The Office” in 2013. 

We (Dom and I) had watched it a month after it aired, to see if it was as good as people had been telling us it was, plus we had to see Aniston, Carell, and Reese Witherspoon again.

The first episode had us intrigued from the first second, we were dying to see what would happen next, and it’s safe to say that the show was definitely worth watching and it’s anything but boring. 

The show had many ups and downs, making you cry one minute and next you would be laughing like there was no tomorrow, and we felt like we could connect with the characters. For example, at the very end of the show, the last scene showed Aniston and Witherspoon crying, but when they were done crying, Aniston had told a funny joke.

The show had a really good cast, and the actors were perfect for their roles. Aniston really wowed us with her performance as Alex Levy. We can’t even count the number of times that we’ve cried because of her acting skills. 

Witherspoon showed everyone her skill and her maturity with this role, after playing the “dumb blonde” in most of her films. The actor had really showed her strengths as Bradley Jackson, a small town news anchor who gets invited on The Morning Show, from the first scene we saw her to the last.

In total it took us two days to finish it all, and when we finished our minds were blown. The show connects with so many real life problems that need to be addressed, and showed us some of the things that we didn’t necessarily understand, such as when Hannah told her co-workers that she had been raped, although that isn’t really what happened.

TMS was an amazing show, but the only thing we struggled with while watching it was that you absolutely had to pay attention to every detail and every moment in order to understand what is going on.

One moment there would just be a small scene, and the next moment you would find yourself crying with Alex Levy. The show has a lot of up and down scenes, so it’s best if you stick to not doing anything else while you watch it.

“TMS helped me see the different sides of situations like the ones on the show, and it helped me find out what my viewpoint is, and how I feel about certain things. Now I understand more about what goes on behind the scenes of the news shows and behind rape victims. It also showed me the more feminist side of Aniston as Levy. I was happy to see Aniston and Witherspoon together.” -Dominique Franks