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Apple TV+ today released a "first look" featurette of "Mr. Corman," a dark comedy series created by, directed by, and starring Joseph Gordon Levitt.


"Mr. Corman" follows the days and nights of Josh Corman (played by Gordon-Levitt), an artist at heart but not by trade. A career in music hasn't panned out, and he teaches fifth grade at a public school in the San Fernando Valley. His ex-fiancé Megan has moved out, and his high school buddy Victor has moved in. He knows he has a lot to be thankful for, but finds himself struggling with anxiety, loneliness, and self-confidence issues.

The three-minute featurette sees the cast and crew discuss the show, and includes behind-the-scenes footage offering viewers a sense of Gordon-Levitt's creative production process.

"Darkly funny, oddly beautiful and deeply heartfelt, this relatable dramedy speaks for our contemporary generation of 30-somethings: rich with good intentions, poor with student loans, and yearning to become real grown-ups sometime before they die," said Apple, in a press release for the upcoming show.

The first two episodes of the 10-episode first season will debut on August 6, followed by one new episode weekly every Friday.

Article Link: Apple TV+ Shares First-Look at Comedy Series 'Mr. Corman' Ahead of August 6 Debut
 

iterva

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Seems like it might be worth a watch. At least based on the featurette. But will wait until winter and then take 1-2 months and binge everything I have been wanting to see on ATV+. Too many streaming services...
 
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NightFox

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Not a fan of episodes being released weekly, they should release the whole season, I'll be canceling my subscription once the free trial ends.
Having grown up with 'traditional' TV in the 1970s and '80s, I actually miss the anticipation of waiting for next week's episode of whatever, and each day of the week being partially defined by what was on TV that night.
 

GCheek

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Having grown up with 'traditional' TV in the 1970s and '80s, I actually miss the anticipation of waiting for next week's episode of whatever, and each day of the week being partially defined by what was on TV that night.
Ahhh clever! WE see what you guys did there ;-) LCF2020 played the part of a melinial, who sees no value in delayed gratification, while NightFox plays the part of generation X. Uhhhm... that was on purpose, right?
 
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jaredlipsitz

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Not a fan of episodes being released weekly, they should release the whole season, I'll be canceling my subscription once the free trial ends.
So rather than waiting for the whole season to be available, you’d rather cancel your subscription and never watch it?
 

MJaP

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I'm just happy it's an article about Apple TV that doesn't contain the words "Ted Lasso"... doing a search I stopped counting when I got to 60 separate articles with more and more showing...

Should be good if Joseph Gordon-Levitt is involved.
 
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Having grown up with 'traditional' TV in the 1970s and '80s, I actually miss the anticipation of waiting for next week's episode of whatever, and each day of the week being partially defined by what was on TV that night.

Yeah I miss the old days of waiting until 00:01 on Friday for all of my shows to simultaneously broadcast their new episodes...
 

IIGS User

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"He knows he has a lot to be thankful for, but finds himself struggling with anxiety, loneliness, and self-confidence issues."

Is it me, or does this describe like EVERYONE these days?
 

JippaLippa

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I'm watching Ted Lasso and I'm finding it...ok...

On the other hand I really loved The Morning Show; very interesting TV series with a stellar cast (I'm talking about the non-famous actors too).
 

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On one hand, I like well written shows with a good cast that has chemistry, but on the other hand, from watching the featurette, it's a show essentially about a guy trying to figure out his life. For a "Dark Comedy", I don't see much evidence of it being a great comedy or even dark at all.

I'll be cancelling after my trial ends and maybe pick up some of these new shows to binge after a few months (subscribe for a month, binge the backlog, and cancel again). I don't feel the need to keep my subscription active until I have a watchlist of at least a few shows I want to binge.
 
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Grade

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Not a fan of episodes being released weekly, they should release the whole season, I'll be canceling my subscription once the free trial ends.
I for one like the weekly release, since Makes the Series last longer and the wait between series is smaller.
 

_Refurbished_

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Having grown up with 'traditional' TV in the 1970s and '80s, I actually miss the anticipation of waiting for next week's episode of whatever, and each day of the week being partially defined by what was on TV that night.
I get that, but times have changed. I think everyone's solutions are "extreme". Once a week or all at once! Why not meet in the middle? Provide me two or even three episodes a week (depending on how many episodes per season) and you'll have my attention.
 
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