This morning I managed to finish the first season on Apple TV+ series, Morning Wars/The Morning Show. This series tracks the sexual misconduct of co-anchor Mitch Kessler, who has treated female staff within UBA as being their for his sexual satisfaction. His female co-anchor Alex Levy, played by Jennifer Aniston, seemingly unaware of his behaviour is gradually helped towards enlightenment by the very person she chooses to replace him, the unpredictable reporter Bradley Jackson, played by Reece Witherspoon.
This show is quite topical given events within Hollywood and the case about to proceed with Harvey Weinstein. It demonstrates the how those in power may choose to leverage that power over those they work with, creating a culture of fear, silencing to protect positions and organisations rather than investigating and reporting. The final episode was particularly confronting, showing the effects of failing to deal with these issues and their compounding, ultimately culminating in mental health issues and potential loss of life.
I hear this show is up for an award, I think it’s well deserved as it confronted this issue quite well and the actors delivered great performances. I really enjoyed this season, I wonder where season two.