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Servant – Season 1 (2019)

by Film Notions

The new show from AppleTvPlus is honestly one of the best shows on TV at the moment. The first episode will hook you in completely, and then the tone and intrigue will keep you on the edge of your seat.

The first episode is directed by M.Night Shyamalan and I have to say he does a superb job. There are some beautifully framed shots here with a slightly Hitchcock kind of feel. Special mention to the scene at the dinner table when Lauren Ambrose is telling the nanny about herself. With the husband in the background only coming into focus when Ambrose leans back, it’s a stunning way to frame the conversation.

So far M. Night has only directed the first episode and the writer/creator is Tony Basgallop. I believe M.Night does direct some more in the future. But it really doesn’t matter. All episodes so far are written and directed beautifully!

Every week more questions are asked. Your given some answers along the way, but they’re in no way definitive, and the intrigue and wonder is all-consuming. Lauren Ambrose is brilliant, Toby Kebbell is fantastic! And Nell Tiger Free is wonderfully creepy! I can’t recommend it enough!