The steaming gap on Rotten Tomatoes came up at yesterday’s (invitation-only) Code Conference.
From Tim Baysinger’s “‘The Morning Show’ Director Blames ‘Apple Haters’ for Tepid Reviews,” posted Tuesday on The Wrap:
Mimi Leder, who directed Apple TV+’s “The Morning Show,” believes that many of the people who were critical of the tech giant’s debut drama were driven by a desire to see the company fail in its long-awaited streaming effort.
“I just felt there were a lot of Apple haters and wanting Apple to fail,” Leder said on Tuesday during the Code Conference in Hollywood. “The reviews very much felt like an attack on Apple.”
Apple gave critics the first three episodes ahead of the series launch. Many of the reviews criticized the effort. The show currently has a 63% “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes but a much higher audience score of 95% (meaning those who gave the show 3.5 stars or more).
My take: The gap was worse than that. See Apple’s ‘The Morning Show’: What’s with the critics? Haters gotta hate.
UPDATE: Found the video. See Meet the women behind Apple TV+’s The Morning Show