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Apr 12, 2001

Apple today shared the first teaser trailer for its upcoming dark comedy show "Physical." The show stars Rose Byrne as a distressed housewife in 1980's San Diego, who gets swept up in the aerobics craze of the decade and has to contend with battling personal demons along her new journey.

"Physical" will launch on June 18 on Apple TV+. It was created by Annie Weisman, who has worked on shows like "About a Boy," "Suburgatory," "I Feel Bad," and "Desperate Housewives." The show is directed by "I, Tonya" director Craig Gillepsie, as well as Liza Johnson and Stephanie Laing.

Set in the idyllic but fragile beach paradise of sunny 1980s San Diego, "Physical" is a half-hour dark comedy following Sheila Rubin, a quietly tortured, seemingly dutiful housewife supporting her smart but controversial husband's bid for state assembly. But behind closed doors, Sheila has her own darkly funny take on life she rarely lets the world see. She's also battling a complex set of personal demons relating to her self-image... that is, until she finds release through the unlikeliest source: the world of aerobics.

At first hooked on the exercise itself, Sheila's real road to empowerment comes when she discovers a way to merge this newfound passion with the burgeoning technology of videotape to start a revolutionary business. The series tracks her epic journey from a stifled, overlooked enabler to a powerful, confident economic force, as Sheila transforms into someone we take for granted today (but was entirely radical at the time) -- the female lifestyle guru.

Other upcoming Apple TV+ releases include "The Mosquito Coast" on April 30, "Mythic Quest" season two on May 7, "Trying" season two on May 14, "Lisey's Story" on June 4, and "Home Before Dark" season two on June 11. During last week's event, Apple also announced that the second season of "Ted Lasso" will debut July 23.

Article Link: Apple Shares First Trailer for Rose Byrne-Starring TV+ Show 'Physical'


macrumors 6502
Oct 20, 2014
Not sure what to make of that one. Best part about the clip was it autoran into the season 2 trailer of Ted Lasso. That's always a pick me up right there.

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macrumors demi-god
Mar 17, 2005
London, UK
This looks really promising although it does look awfully similar to Glow but that isn't exactly a bad thing! I'll definitely be checking this out.
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May 31, 2020
80s aerobics classes are best the only workout you need because it’s also a pick up class so you get extra workout after.


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macrumors 68020
Feb 21, 2017
Back End of Beyond
you remember the 80s with rose colored glasses my friend.
I must have the same prescription because I have a hard time listening the the derivative homogenized soundalike pap that passes for today's music. A little while back there was a commercial on for a music "awards" show where they listed all the "artists" and I couldn't place any of them, they were all so generic and bland that they kind of blended together.


macrumors 68030
Jun 7, 2007
Every time Apple TV shows off a new original show, I feel like they only produce shows that Tim Cook would watch or that he'd let his kids watch. The stuff they produce as originals just don't have the mass appeal I wish they did.
I think your imagination and all of these rumor sites are getting the better of you. He has no kids and you know nothing personally about the man.


macrumors 603
May 30, 2018
left out of the article:
"they done found this script buried in a container in landfill located in Burbank Ca under a TV series pilot titled:
"Cube Squared" about a rubix cube whom had to chose between 2 married nerds who are in the middle of a divorce at the townhall run by Tom Selleck look a-likes.
and another doosie:
"The Hacks of life" another scraped TV sitcom involving a 7-year old adorable orphan who offed his entire residential institution and is warmly welcomed to stay with a rich Park Avenue businessman and widower who owns the Ginzu knife company.


macrumors G5
May 30, 2002
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The 80s were amazing! The 90s were the beginning of the decline of good music. It's becoming more rare.

80's really? Really now?

Faded colours in movies.
Horrible movies like Zanadu, Saturday Night Fever (which was half a decade late, but hey Travolta made a career out of that).

Too many 1 hit music wonders. Sure lots of junk on stream today and shorter songs by 30 - 1.5mins and less effort for full albums because streams, collaborations, marketing products is what earns the money, being a musician now is just for the name and fame brand itself to start with.

80's commercial overload and jingles.

Far too many knock off TV shows:
Base: 6 Million Dollar man (great)
knock off: Bionic Woman and that horrible 6 million dollar family TV movie special so disappointed.
Base: BSG (The OG seriers),
Knock Off: the 2 or 3 TV shows where the light cycles tried to copy CHIPS and Robotech Invid saga (flying cycles).
Base: Knight Rider
knock off 1: Automan
knock off 2: Airwolf (was ok half S1 and beginning pilot of S2)
knock off 3: Street Hawk.

junk: Go-Bots (for kids). Let's not forget the myriad of nutso cartoons: Bravestarr, Thundarr the Barbarian, Jace and the Wheeled Warriors, The Centurions, .. need I go on?

Base: Superman (79 actually)
knock off: Supergirl (complete Junk)
there is a whole lot more but not enough space.

OMG ... C.H.I.P.s ... there that show ALONE is a reason to forget the 80's! I was a kid to early teen years!

THE ONLY saving grace to the 80's was and always will be Miami Vice!
EVER great movie star in that show continued to prosperous careers in Hollywood because the show broke all the rules and extended what production, writing, filming SHOULD be.
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