Peacock Original Shows Review: What to Watch and What to Skip

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Published on 16 Jul 2020, 16:11
Peacock, the new streaming platform, has launched. Here’s IGN’s review of the new Peacock Original series to help you figure out what to watch and what to skip.

Brave New World

Dipping its toe into sci-fi, Peacock streaming series is bringing the literature of Aldous Huxely into the twenty-first century. The science fiction classic stars Han Solo himself, Alden Ehrenreich, in his first role since Solo A Star Wars Story. So be sure to check it out, or at the very least, watch our Brave New World review or check out the Brave New World Trailer.

In Deep with Ryan Lochte

This sports documentary follows the Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte throughout his whole career. From before he was famous, to the scandal that made him more well known than his initial swimming accomplishments, to the present. The documentary not only follows Ryan as he trains for the next Olympics but also features more than one original Ryan Lochte interview in a chaise longue, which makes it feel like he’s spilling his guts to a psychiatrist. Be sure to watch our In Deep with Ryan Lochte review to see what score we gave it.


David Schwimmer is now on Peacock TV, and it’s not the Friends reunion. Instead, he stars in this office comedy about an NSA agent who moves to the UK to work at their Government Communications Headquarters. The show tries to combine the neuroses of The Office, the snark of Veep, and the unbearable smugness of Ross Geller into one show. But does it pull it off? Watch our Intelligence review to find out.

Psych 2: Lassie Come Home

Gus and Shawn are back for Psych 2! Psych 2 Lassie Come home is a full-length feature that takes Gus and Shawn back to Santa Barbara as they try to find out who shot Police Chief Lassiter. Make sure to watch our Psych 2 review to learn more about the triumphant return of Psych to Peacock streaming.

The Capture

The Capture is a new conspiracy thriller, centering around British soldier Shaun Emery’s controversial conviction for a murder he supposedly committed in Afganistan while on patrol. What makes this narrative interesting is that soon after Emery is acquitted of his charges, he finds himself once again caught up in a second legal matter after CCTV footage points to his involvement in another crime. Callum Turner stars as Shaun Emery, but the series also features Ron Perlman (Hellboy and Sons of Anarchy). To find out if you should watch or skip this show, you’ll need to check out our The Capture review.

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