Apple TV’s Loot is coming to the streaming service soon, and it’s yet another must-watch workplace comedy. If Parks and Recreation had a baby with the general premise of The Good Place, then this is the series that’s born.
Starring Maya Rudolph, MJ Rodriguez, Joel Kim Booster, Stephanie Styles, Nat Faxon, Ron Funches, and more, Apple TV’s Loot is a star-studded series that’s dazzling with fantastic, hilariously charming performances. The official synopsis reads: “In Loot billionaire Molly Novak (Rudolph) has a dream life, complete with private jets, a sprawling mansion and a Giga yacht — anything her heart desires. But when her husband of 20 years betrays her, she spirals publicly, becoming fuel for tabloid fodder. She’s reaching rock bottom when she learns, to her surprise, that she has a charity foundation run by the no-nonsense Sofia Salinas (Rodriguez), who pleads with Molly to stop generating bad press. With her devoted assistant Nicholas (Booster) by her side, and with the help of Sofia and team — including mild-mannered accountant Arthur (Faxon) and her optimistic, pop-culture-loving cousin Howard (Funches) — Molly embarks on a journey of self-discovery. Giving back to others might be what she needs to get back to herself.”
Right from the start, Apple TV’s Loot is effortless to get into, and Rudolph’s Molly is easy to root for even when her initial attitude isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. The characters are already nuanced and layered, showcasing manifold sides of themselves and the lengths they’re willing to go through. There’s plenty the series clearly wants to establish, and its beginning is leading us towards what’ll surely be an eventful middle and end.
While the show seems to center around one character, much like in workplace comedies like Parks and Recreation, everyone’s a key player and what they’re contributing to the story is of great importance. The narrative focuses on second chances, righting wrongs, and finding the means to ensure that the best days are ahead, not just for one person but for all those who can’t help themselves.
It’s not going to be an easy road for Molly, who’s used to a particular lifestyle, but the people by her side rooting for her are proving to be the most substantial parts of the series and the friendships that will eventually come to pass already seem like the kind many of us will find ourselves attached to. Rudolph’s comedic timing and her innate, unparalleled facial expressions are a remarkable asset to the show and one that’s already promising to land her award nominations.
In short, if you’re in the market for an uplifting, hilariously well-written series, then Alan Yang and Matt Hubbard’s newest comedy is a must-watch. While there’s not much that can be said about the series without spoilers, the start is auspicious, and if nothing else, we could always use hilarious, thoughtful comedies to unwind with. And as the trailer teases, it’s already evident that the music is top-notch in the series, except you’ve heard nothing yet.
The first three episodes of Apple TV’s Loot premiere on June 24!