November 6, 2019 at 1:16 pm #1203168864
Doubt what you believe. From M. Night Shyamalan, Servant follows a Philadelphia couple in mourning after an unspeakable tragedy creates a rift in their marriage and opens the door for a mysterious force to enter their home.
Available on Apple TV+ on november 28th.
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rstang00Joined:Nov 11th, 2010Topics:Posts:November 6, 2019 at 5:54 pm #1203169183
I may be bias but don’t sleep on this show. Lauren Ambrose is incredible.ReplyCopy URLNovember 6, 2019 at 7:39 pm #1203169251
(You’ve seen it?) I’m excited to see more of Ambrose again! She’s always been fantastic.ReplyCopy URLNovember 8, 2019 at 9:43 am #1203171151
It’s apparantly been renewed for a second season!
ReplyCopy URLNovember 13, 2019 at 11:29 pm #1203178795
I have seen the complete season.
M. Night Shyalaman would get my vote to win DGA.ReplyCopy URL
AayaanUpadhyayaJoined:Dec 15th, 2011Topics:Posts:November 13, 2019 at 11:31 pm #1203178798
M. Night Shyalaman would get my vote to win DGA.
Damn, I have to watch this now.ReplyCopy URLNovember 14, 2019 at 12:25 am #1203178826
I have seen the complete season. M. Night Shyalaman would get my vote to win DGA.
Oh wow. How did you like this show? Some people say it’s really really weird but seem to very much like it all the same.ReplyCopy URLNovember 16, 2019 at 2:45 pm #1203182370
Click here for my Golden Globes spotlight article:ReplyCopy URL
I urge you not to watch the trailer or the teasers at least until after you watch the first episode. The cast has been going out of their way in interviews not to spoil things that the trailer and teasers just give away and I am thankful that I knew nothing going into the show because the experience of the first episode and its mood would not have been what they were for me if I had seen the promotions. The trailer also has a few things even from the finale, which does not air until January 20th.November 18, 2019 at 1:41 am #1203184298
Click here for my Golden Globes spotlight article: I urge you not to watch the trailer or the teasers at least until after you watch the first episode. The cast has been going out of their way in interviews not to spoil things that the trailer and teasers just give away and I am thankful that I knew nothing going into the show because the experience of the first episode and its mood would not have been what they were for me if I had seen the promotions. The trailer also has a few things even from the finale, which does not air until January 20th.
Unfortunately already saw every preview that has come out. :p But I’m guessing there will be more surprises than just the baby being a doll. Curious about the reviews that will come out on wednesday. How would you rate this show overall? Excited to see more of Ambrose, Kebbell and Grint again. I hope all leads performances deliver!ReplyCopy URL
furbulJoined:Sep 22nd, 2013Topics:Posts:November 18, 2019 at 1:55 am #1203184317
But I’m guessing there will be more surprises than just the baby being a doll.
Thank you.ReplyCopy URLNovember 18, 2019 at 7:59 am #1203184838
That is indeed the twist that the show treats as a twist and that the cast has treated as such, but has featured extensively in all promotional videos. I felt a lot of unease in a good way during the first episode because I did not know the nature of that setup.ReplyCopy URL
Ivo StoyanovJoined:Jun 3rd, 2015Topics:Posts:November 18, 2019 at 8:58 am #1203184993
Well, this kills my deseare to watch it, the trailer is mostly about that, we even see how the father stressed out that the nanny also behaves like the baby is alive… Those are no spoilers, everything is in the trailer. Someone must get fired.ReplyCopy URLNovember 18, 2019 at 10:38 am #1203185166
‘Servant’ Boss Breaks Down Apple TV Plus Collaboration with M. Night Shyamalan (little bit spoilerish)ReplyCopy URLNovember 18, 2019 at 11:29 am #1203185269
Okay, so even he is giving interviews on it now. It is what it is—people want to talk about the show, so they are actually talking about the show. This is worse with movie trailers because they tend to give away half of the movie, whereas this only gives away half of the first episode. And there are bigger twists later.ReplyCopy URLNovember 20, 2019 at 6:20 am #1203191319
Comicsbeat review (has seen 5 episodes)
REVIEW: M. Night Shyamalan’s series SERVANT will freak you out and crack you up
I have no idea where Servant might go in its proposed second, third or later seasons, but it’s as addicting as anything else on regular television these days, and I’m definitely a fan. If anything is going to get people talking about Apple+, Servant is it.
I didn’t know Tony Revolori was going to be in this!
EDIT:Lots of reviews at once. Haven’t read all of them but will link them here:
this is one of the most unsettling shows in recent memory and one of the best things to come from Shyamalan since THE SIXTH SENSE. It is also a well executed thriller along the lines of ROSEMARY’S BABY and HEREDITARY that never shows anything horrible and yet conveys an aura of horror and dread. In short, this is a messed up show and I could not stop watching.
Three episodes can currently be written about, but more than any other show Apple has released so far, this is the one that demands to be stuck with till the end.
‘Servant’ Review: M. Night Shyamalan Throws the Fake Baby Out with the Bathwater
The Apple TV+ series, “Servant,” feels like a good fit between story and storyteller. Basgallop’s creepy, trauma-driven tale of a grieving couple trying to recover from the death of their newborn relishes every opportunity to get under its audience’s skin.
Servant is far from perfect. It requires a ton of suspension of disbelief, does way too much mystery-wise, and may be insensitive to mothers who have lost children. But it’s creepy, compulsively watchable fun, with a distinct personality. It shows that Apple is willing to make shows that are pretty dark, pretty risky, and not particularly aspirational. It’s a beautiful house, but the people who live there are lunatics who hate each other. That’s the kind of setup you always want from a psychological thriller, no matter who’s making it.
Right now, Servant is delivering the kind of giddy thrills you want from horror: Things are going from bad to worse for the Turner family, and I can’t help but enjoy it.
This might test audience patience once episodes four-through-ten begin rolling out one week at a time. Perhaps that’s why each ep so far has ended with a little twist. These are not something earth-shattering as the climax of The Sixth Sense. Mostly, they are more ambiguous cliffhangers. They leave you wondering what the crumple of a smile or a tender gesture might mean for the Turner household and its curious servant. Admittedly, as I write this, I can’t help but wonder what might happen next. While I’ve yet to be blown away by an episode of Servant, I nonetheless yearn for episode four.
here’s a lot to like about Servant, starting with the creepy, twisty premise. The couple’s house, which contains most of the action, is a wonderful location, and the cast is strong across the board.
Created and written by Tony Basgallop. Executively produced by M. Night Shyamalan and Tony Basgallop, Servant is a thriller that reels you in right from the start, and once you are hooked, there’s no letting go, and you are now embarking on a really ambitious psychological thrill ride, that will leave with more questions than answers as the layers start to peel back.Not now
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