The Changeling: First Comes Love   Show Only 
September 8, 2023 1:16 PM - Season 1, Episode 1 - Subscribe

Apollo Kagwa is a charming man, a bookseller, and a father-to-be. We learn how his parents met (in a meet-cute that parallels how Apollo met his wife, Emmy), and that his father left, and that nightmares plague him.

Based on the book of the same name, but this post will be book-free. Streaming on Apple+ in the US; the first three episodes dropped September 8th, with five more scheduled to be released weekly.

"Featuring dynamic performances from Oscar nominee LaKeith Stanfield and Clark Backo, the sprawling eight-episode fable is a fascinating and sometimes unsettling exploration of love, parenthood and the up-all-night anxieties that spawn from them." -- Brian Truitt, USA Today

"What should have been an enchanting horror fantasy gives way to a baffling jigsaw, teetering on the absurd. Some stories, with all of their strangeness and symbolism, are better left on the page." -- Aramide Tinubu, Variety

"The Changeling’s creative team has a strong and stunning vision for where they want to take the series. It’s one that makes working your way through its eight hour-long episodes an absolute joy — even (or especially, if you’re into it) when things start getting real weird." -- Charles Pulliam-Moore, The Verge
posted by Etrigan (2 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This was such an intro episode that it doesn't even the reach the end of the teaser line for the series.

But hey, I'll watch Stanfield be charming at people for an hour a week, no problem.
posted by Etrigan at 2:04 PM on September 8 [1 favorite]

Man, it took a while, but the 4th episode really kind of started to run with things. Up to that point, it was still a good sort of investigation into grief and loss and all that, but it also just sort of felt like it was a little weird for the sake of being weird.
posted by Kyol at 6:19 PM on September 20

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