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Apple today shared a new "Call Me" ad in which actor Timothée Chalamet expresses his desire to star in an Apple TV+ show or movie. Chalamet has yet to make an appearance in any of Apple's original content, but the ad's release suggests that might change soon.


"Apple TV+ has almost all the biggest stars in Hollywood," says Apple, in the video's description on YouTube. "Almost. Timothée Chalamet wants in."

Last year, a similar ad was released in which actor Jon Hamm acts jealous about not appearing in any Apple TV+ content. Hamm joined the cast of the hit Apple TV+ drama series "The Morning Show" for its third season, which should be released later this year, so the ad ultimately foreshadowed his upcoming debut on the streaming service.

Apple TV+ now costs $6.99 per month after a price increase last year.

Article Link: Timothée Chalamet Wants to Star on Apple TV+ in New Ad for Streaming Service
 
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sherwinzadeh

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These ads aren't working for me. I think actually these ads highlight what's wrong with Apple TV. They think they can just throw money and, get big names, and win. That's literally the Microsoft strategy of the Ballmer days and if failed incredibly. Sure there's a few good shows on Apple TV (I liked Severance, Tehran, Foundation) but I can count them with one hand. Compare this to the vast library of content on Netflix, HBO, Amazon, Disney.... Instead of paying all of these actors, they should buy better quality content, or sports. I mean if they bought the digital rights to the Super Bowl then we're taking.
 
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Mr. Dee

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They said he doesn't audition for any roles because of his families industry connections. Kinda unfair when Oscar winners like Viola Davis and even Beyonce still have to audition. The only exception I can understand for this is Leonardo Dicaprio.
 

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Compare this to the vast library of content on Netflix, HBO, Amazon, Disney....
Apple has chosen not to play the content library game because all the major content holders are already building their own services, competing for attention and giving them plenty of pricing leverage over Netflix or Prime. There's a reason Netflix is far and away the most expensive of the group, and why Prime's back catalog looks like a VHS $1 bin.

By not playing that game, Apple can offer a more attractive price point and focus on building a bank of new content. The service doesn't have to compete with Netflix, HBO or Disney -- just with their new content, and I'd say on the whole they're doing well. Most new series are losers (this has always been true on all networks), the trick is to take chances and pick up more hits than the competition.

Then, give it time. A hit like Ted Lasso will be something that people will want to look back on for the rest of their lives, and Apple will be there to charge them $7.
 

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Just because you have it certainly doesn't guarantee it is good... At least that's what happens every time I drunkenly stumble into Netflix: spend 40 minutes trying to find something that might be good, just to give up and go to bed.
The lack of a 'watchlist' function kills AppleTV for me. Up-next doesn't cut it.
 

macos9rules

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These ads aren't working for me. I think actually these ads highlight what's wrong with Apple TV. They think they can just throw money and, get big names, and win. That's literally the Microsoft strategy of the Ballmer days and if failed incredibly. Sure there's a few good shows on Apple TV (I liked Severance, Tehran, Foundation) but I can count them with one hand. Compare this to the vast library of content on Netflix, HBO, Amazon, Disney.... Instead of paying all of these actors, they should buy better quality content, or sports. I mean if they bought the digital rights to the Super Bowl then we're taking.
Exactly. I don't care about their so-called "big names". Just give me a good story, like Severance.
 
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macos9rules

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Just because you have it certainly doesn't guarantee it is good... At least that's what happens every time I drunkenly stumble into Netflix: spend 40 minutes trying to find something that might be good, just to give up and go to bed.
Same with Apple TV+... except it takes only 2-3 minutes to browse the entire catalog. The only excellent series I've watched on Apple TV+ was Severance.
 
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deebinem

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The lack of a 'watchlist' function kills AppleTV for me. Up-next doesn't cut it.
Yeah, I get that!
Same with Apple TV+... except it takes only 2-3 minutes to browse the entire catalog. The only excellent series I've watched on Apple TV+ was Severance.
So true! But at least I get to go to bed earlier that way... 😆

This convo reminds me of that old song by Springsteen, 57 Channels (And Nothin' On) but hyper-accelerated after 31 years
 
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Apple has chosen not to play the content library game because all the major content holders are already building their own services, competing for attention and giving them plenty of pricing leverage over Netflix or Prime. There's a reason Netflix is far and away the most expensive of the group, and why Prime's back catalog looks like a VHS $1 bin.

By not playing that game, Apple can offer a more attractive price point and focus on building a bank of new content. The service doesn't have to compete with Netflix, HBO or Disney -- just with their new content, and I'd say on the whole they're doing well. Most new series are losers (this has always been true on all networks), the trick is to take chances and pick up more hits than the competition.

Then, give it time. A hit like Ted Lasso will be something that people will want to look back on for the rest of their lives, and Apple will be there to charge them $7.
Apple has the weakest library of any of the services. I have no idea what you’re talking about. The strength of a library is quite important when you sign up for access to a library.
 

neuropsychguy

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Apple TV+ is absolutely embarrassingly bad. Apple has no idea how to do services it’s just sad really.
What's bad about it? Ted Lasso is great, Schmigadoon! is fun, Ghostwriter is a fun family show, Central Park is quite good, The Snoopy Show is excellent, Luck was good, Best Foot Forward is great, Prehistoric Planet is amazing, Severance is quite good, Finch was surprisingly good, CODA was good, Come From Away is also good, Home Before Dark is enjoyable, Wolfwalkers is great, Boys State is great, Greyhound was fine, The Elephant Queen was great.

I'm sure I missed some but Apple TV+'s quality to quantity is extremely high. There are some misses on there (Amazing Stories wasn't amazing, Tiny World was quite bad [great visuals but bad writing and sound design], Foundation was a major miss, etc.) but if you want bad just bounce around Netflix or Prime Video or any other streaming service.

I wouldn't pay for Apple TV+ if it wasn't included in Apple One but I would sign up from time to time to get through shows and movies it has. The only services I pay for are Disney+ (worth it IMO) and HBO Max but that's not really worth it to me so I'll let my plan lapse once my year is up. Prime Video I only do because of my Prime subscription. Netflix is something I sign up for maybe every other year to watch a couple things. Too much little quality to quantity to make it worth it for me.
 
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deebinem

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The strength of a library is quite important when you sign up for access to a library.
It'd be interesting to know how many sign ups (of any service) occur because of a library or because of one show that was an absolute must-watch for that viewer?
 
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deebinem

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What's bad about it? Ted Lasso is great, Schmigadoon! is fun, Ghostwriter is a fun family show, Central Park is quite good, The Snoopy Show is excellent, Luck was good, Best Foot Forward is great, Prehistoric Planet is amazing, Severance is quite good, Finch was surprisingly good, CODA was good, Come From Away is also good, Home Before Dark is enjoyable, Wolfwalkers is great, Boys State is great, Greyhound was fine, The Elephant Queen was great.

I'm sure I missed some but Apple TV+'s quality to quantity is extremely high. There are some misses on there (Amazing Stories wasn't amazing, Tiny World was quite bad [great visuals but bad writing and sound design], Foundation was a major miss, etc.) but if you want bad just bounce around Netflix or Prime Video or any other streaming service.
My partner really enjoyed Bad Sisters. I thought Black Bird was perfectly serviceable, the court drama liker in me enjoyed Defending Jacob, and hell, I liked See.

Schmigadoon was a great take on the required singing component of "musicals" and I really liked the combo of Keegan-Michael Key and Cecily Strong.
 

The Cockney Rebel

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If you haven't seen it yet, watch Beautiful Boy, with this actor starring.

I'd say it's the best film on Amazon.
 
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