Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Defending Jacob is one of the new Apple TV+ launch titles, a star led courtroom crime drama with a few surprises in what is a pretty well trod narrative. Captain America’s Chris Evans is good value for money but the series as whole feels a little spread out over it’s modest 8 episodes especially as revelations and twists are very few and far between. However the ending wont be satisfactory for everyone and you get the feeling that Apple TV+ will probably eclipse this drama quite quickly. Also knowing the books ending you cant help but feel Apple copped out a bit here. So watchable for sure, good at times but not something you need to revisit.
Best Bit: The last episode
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream (Apple TV+)
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