Trippy workplace thriller Severance draws large audiences for Apple TV+

Breakup also stars Christopher Walken, so you know it’s very scary.
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The thriller/comedy Apple TV+ Breakup started strong. It’s on Reelgood’s list of the 10 most-streamed shows of the week.

The series debuted on February 18 on Apple’s streaming video service to overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics and audiences.

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The movie and TV search engine Reelgood put Breakup at number 10 on its list of the most popular titles on any streaming service during the week of February 17 to February 23.

The most listened song of the week was Euphoria from HBOMax, followed by Invent Anna on Netflix, The king’s man on Hulu/HBOMax, and To reach on Amazon Prime Video.

ReelgoodThe Top 10 ranking is based on streams and engagement on the platform among millions of users in the United States across all SVOD and AVOD services.

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In Breakup, Mark Scout (Adam Scott) leads a team of employees who have undergone a layoff procedure that surgically divides their memories between their work and their personal lives. This daring experiment in “work-life balance” is challenged as Scout finds himself at the center of an unfolding mystery that will force him to confront the true nature of his job…and himself.

Ben Stiller serves as both executive producer and director of the Apple TV+ series. The creator and writer of Breakup is Dan Erickson.

In addition to Scott, other stars of the series include Patricia Arquette and Oscar winner Christopher Walken.

The series has a 97% approval score on the review aggregation site rotten tomatoes. The average audience score is 95%. the cult of mac the review states that the show “takes sharp satirical jabs at modern workplace culture, but ultimately offers a deeper look at the meaning of life”.

The first three episodes of Severance are now available on Apple TV+. The service comes with a $4.99 per month subscription that also provides access to a range of other series and films, including thrillers, comedies, sci-fi, documentaries and more.

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