This New TV Comedy Is Close to Overtaking ‘Ted Lasso’ as the Top Show on Apple TV+

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'Platonic' TV show.
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We've always got our eyes on Netflix's list of top shows and movies, but what about Apple TV+? The streaming service has started to rank all of its original titles, and right now, the top show is the Emmy-winning comedy Ted Lasso, which just dropped its season 3 (and possibly series?) finale on Wednesday. But, there is one show that is currently right below Ted Lasso, and it could end up taking over the sports-centered juggernaut—Platonic.

From creators Nicholas Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and Francesca Delbanco (Friends from College), Platonic follows two friends—Sylvia (Rose Byrne) and Will (Seth Rogen)—who reconnect after a rift ruined their friendship for years. (In case the title wasn't a good-enough hint, there won't be anything romantic between these two.)

Still, while there won't be any romance, you can expect plenty of drama from Will and Sylvia. As it turns out, these two can be quite chaotic when they're together, and things start to spiral as they rekindle their friendship.

It all starts when Sylvia finds out that Will has recently gone through a divorce, so she reaches out in an act of kindness. Meanwhile, Sylvia is going through a bit of a mid-life crisis as she tries to balance her work with her life at home. So, what results? Will and Sylvia start to revert back to their teenage ways.

In addition to Byrne and Rogen, Platonic features other stars such as Luke Macfarlane (Bros), Tre Hale (All American), Andrew Lopez (Blockers), Carla Gallo (Neighbors) and more.

The series premiered with three episodes on May 24, and new episodes air weekly on Apple TV+ on Wednesdays. Season one will consist of 10 episodes in total.

If it's only half as good as Ted Lasso, then we will definitely be tuning in.

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