Apple TV puts its spin on the old-time radio thriller with ‘Calls’
Through the looking glass: “Who knows—what evil—lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows. Mwuhaahaha.” I was always fascinated with old-time radio dramas as a kid. I think it was because my imagination visualized the scenes in a higher definition than our early 1980s TV with rabbit ears ever could. Apple is ready to apply a similar concept with its intriguing new series, “Calls.”
Apple TV+ is producing a new series called “Calls.” The show’s uniqueness is that it’s more like a podcast than a television show judging by the trailer (above). Each episode features recorded telephone calls that range from the dark to the bizarre. While the stories are unique, Apple cryptically says they all share one “connection,” tying them into a larger narrative.
The actors never appear visually. Instead, we listen in on their phone conversations as vocal graphs and captions display on the screen. It is unclear how these visuals play into the show, but the trailer does say to “listen carefully” and “watch closely,” so perhaps there are visual cues that help tell the story.
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