Apple TV+’s flagship series morning show Season 3 returns today, brighter and more star-filled than ever.first two episodes morning show Season three features spaceship launches, company-wide cyberattacks, and the emergence of a cunning tech billionaire played by Jon Hamm.Says Jon Hamm fits in easily morning showThat’s an understatement for Jennifer Aniston and Billy Crudup. Jon Hamm stars as Paul Marks, who combines his signature charm and community to disarm Aniston’s grumpy Alex Levy and connect with Crudup’s The scheming Corey Ellison goes to war.Since his candidacy, Hamm has stolen the show in numerous movies and TV shows mad Menbut morning show This is his first project that’s meant to remind you why Don Draper was such a compelling antihero in the first place. Jon Hamm has a unique gift for making moral ambiguity look good.
morning show is a slick soap opera about the scandal plaguing fictional network UBA’s own morning news show, cleverly titled “Morning show. “ Because the show is roughly inspired by Morning News: Inside the cutthroat world of morning televisionBrian Stelter’s revelations about real-life drama good morning america, today showand cbs this morning, The Morning Show’s mission is to dramatize real-life news stories that disrupt the morning news industry. illustration: morning show Season 1 tackled the sex abuse scandal of Matt Lauer and Charlie Rose, revealing that Steve Carell’s avuncular host Mickey Kessler was a rapist. Season two ended with Alex Levy breathing life into the emerging streaming service UBA+ by live-streaming her battle with COVID-19.So what is a modern swamp? morning show Season 3 wading into the water? Arrogant tech billionaires buy traditional media companies for fun.
Enter Paul Marks, played by Jon Hamm.We learn in the first episode morning show In the third season episode “The Karman Line,” Corey Ellison has been trying to broker a deal for Marks to acquire UVA.To add sweetness, Corey arranged to broadcast the first manned flight of Max’s new space shuttle online. morning show. We know that Alex Levy, who has become extremely popular due to COVID-19, will also be involved. It was a publicity campaign designed to simultaneously gain public trust in Max’s space travel gamble and boost ratings at the University of Virginia.
The interesting thing about Paul Marks is that he’s not an obvious caricature of Elon Musk or Jeff Bezos, but more of a Jon Hamm character. He is both seductively confident and dangerously cold. He went from denying Alex Levy behind her back to successfully flirting with her in front of her. His mind was always on his money, not on worldly matters like life or death. When Corey called him about UBA’s cyberattack, he gently reduced the crisis to a simple bargaining exercise. He’s often in scenes with the coolest right-hand man ever, Teague Notaro. Finally, you learn that Corey is no ordinary CEO from the way Greta Lee’s Stella Bak goes to great lengths to warn Corey about him. He doesn’t fold easily like the countless suits Cory has conquered before. (He might even drive Crazy Corey crazy!)
All of which is to say that, while it’s easy to think of Paul Marks as a villain on paper, he’s much more than what he is on screen. Jon Hamm imbues him with an electric spark that makes him pop up like a glowing neon sign in every scene. The way he controls Alex’s nerves and vanity, or breaks down Corey’s chess pieces into nervous growls is incredible.Not only can Hamm keep up morning showTwo of the most acclaimed performers yet brought new colors to their respective performances.
Watching Jon Hamm on screen really hasn’t been this fun since his glory days. mad Men That’s because, once again, he infuses a morally gray character with colorful emotional nuances. After just two episodes, I was rooting for Paul and Alex to start a romance just as much as I was rooting for Paul and Corey to destroy each other.Great addition from Jon Hamm morning show Season three and the Apple TV+ show provide the actor with some of his best material in years.