Hypnotism in Movies

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, find out how realistic hypnotism is in movies like Get Out and Now You See Me, as well as television shows like Friends and The Simpsons. Plus, see how well the cast of Harry Potter can explain the franchise in just one-minute. And finally, listen to Netflix comedians like Ali Wong, Hasan Minhaj, Russell Peters, and more talk about their Asian backgrounds. Read More »

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Servant season 2 hasn’t dropped yet, but Apple TV+ has already gone ahead and ordered season 3. The creepy M. Night Shyamalan-produced series created by Tony Basgallop and follows a mysterious couple who hire a mysterious nanny – everything is very mysterious in this show. Season 1 ended with a bit of a cliffhanger, and with this renewal news, it’s probably safe to assume season 2 will as well.

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Servant, the very slow-burning Apple TV+ series from M. Night Shyamalan, is back for more nanny-based horror. In the first season, a couple hires a mysterious young nanny to watch over their baby. But there’s a twist: their real baby is dead, and the nanny has actually been hired to watch over a doll. And if that wasn’t weird and creepy enough, it turns out that the nanny has some unsettling secrets of her own. Now, the scary mysteries continue into season 2. Check out a trailer below.

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servant season 2 trailer

The first season of M. Night Shyamalan‘s horror series Servant was full of the kinds of twists and turns that you’d expect from the filmmaker behind Split and The Sixth Sense, and it seems like season 2 is not for want of mysteries either. Apple TV+ has released a creepy new teaser for Servant season 2, which will premiere on the streaming service in January. Watch the Servant season 2 teaser below.

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Servant Season 2 Teaser

M. Night Shyamalan brought some terror to the small screen last year with the Apple TV+ series Servant. Now the series will kick off 2021 with some frights as the second season has been slated to premiere in January. A new teaser for Servant season 2 has revealed the premiere date, and even though there’s no real glimpse of what’s to come in the new episodes, it does tout some of the praise from horror masters Stephen King and Guillermo del Toro. Read More »

servant seasons 3 and 4

Servant, the spooky slow-burn Apple TV+ series from M. Night Shyamalan, has already been renewed for a second season. But has it been renewed beyond that? It sure sounds like it, at least according to Shyamalan. According to the filmmaker, a writer’s room for Servant season 3 and season 4 has already been assembled. And while this may not mean Apple TV+ has officially given an order for those seasons, it confirms that Shyamalan and company are planning ahead.

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Apple TV+ launched in November 2019 to little fanfare, overshadowed by the glitzy rollout of Disney+. But in contrast to another new streaming platform, Apple TV+ has a fair few original titles that are worth a watch. Sadly, they’ve been overlooked by many viewers, many of whom aren’t even aware that Apple TV+ is fully operational (partly through the fault of Apple’s lackluster marketing). But now that everyone is stuck inside and looking for new shows and movies to stream, Apple is stepping up its outreach by offering its originals for free to non-subscribers, for a limited time.

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One of the most high-profile filmmakers associated with the streaming service Apple TV+ since its launch last November has been M. Night Shyamalan. Promotional images for Servant, which released its tense season finale on Friday, prominently featured the words, “From M. Night Shyamalan” over the title. Shyamalan directed the show’s pilot and serves as one of its executive producers, much like he did with Fox’s Wayward Pines.

The plot of Servant revolves around a suspicious nanny who enters the life of a Philadelphia couple. Here, as with Wayward Pines, Shyamalan has taken a step back from writing duties. Showrunner Tony Basgallop wrote all ten episodes of Servant’s first season. Yet there are aspects of the show that feel very much of a piece with Shyamalan’s overall body of work as a writer-director. It’s another atmospheric dip into psychological horror where the choice of setting, the familiar preoccupation with belief and delusion, a newer tendency toward exploitation tactics, and less salubrious aspects like accusations of plagiarism (Servant is now the subject of a lawsuit) all draw a line to previous moments in his career.

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‘Servant’ Renewed For Second Season by Apple

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Apple TV+ hasn’t exactly been setting the world on fire, but that hasn’t stopped Apple from immediately renewing their original shows. The nascent streaming service already renewed titles like The Morning Show and Dickinson, and now you can add Servant to the list. The creepy series from creator Tony Basgallop and executive producer M. Night Shyalaman doesn’t debut until Thanksgiving, but Apple is ready to serve up a second course.

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“What happened?” is a frequently asked question in Servant, the latest addition to nascent streaming service Apple TV+. Mystery is the name of the game here, with the series – and its characters – playing things maddeningly close to the vest. That the show boasts the input of M. Night Shyamalan we’re conditioned to believe all this mystery and secrecy is building towards a big whopper of a twist.

And indeed, there are plenty of twists and turns in nearly every episode. But more often than not, Servant‘s obtuse nature is frustrating, and you can’t help get the feeling that the show is only being vague for the sake of being vague. This isn’t some trip into an impenetrable David Lynch landscape. It’s just a sturdy, spooky show trying to disguise the fact that it has nothing much to say.

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