The Me You Can't See

2021 documentary series by Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex

The Me You Can't See
GenreDocumentary series
Directed byAsif Kapadia
Dawn Porter
Presented byOprah Winfrey
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex
ComposerAntônio Pinto
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes6
Production
Executive producersOprah Winfrey
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex
Terry Wood
Catherine Cyr
Alexander H. Browne
Jon Kamen
Dave Sirulnick
Asif Kapadia
Dawn Porter
Kahane Cooperman
ProducerJen Isaacson
CinematographyErik Messerschmidt
EditorSpencer Averick (lead)
Running time47–60 minutes
Production companiesHarpo Productions
RadicalMedia
DistributorApple Inc.
Release
Original networkApple TV+
Original releaseMay 21 (2021-05-21) –
May 28, 2021 (2021-05-28)

The Me You Can't See is an American documentary series on mental health streaming on Apple TV+, and hosted by Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex. The series has five parts and involves notable figures such as performer Lady Gaga, actress Glenn Close and basketball player DeMar DeRozan. The Me You Can't See was released in full on May 21, 2021.[1][2] A follow-up town hall-style conversation special, titled "A Path Forward", was released on the same platform on May 28, featuring participants and advisers from the main episodes.[3]

Episodes

No.TitleOriginal release date
1"Say It Out Loud"May 21, 2021 (2021-05-21)
2"Asking for Help"May 21, 2021 (2021-05-21)
3"Finding What Works"May 21, 2021 (2021-05-21)
4"We Need Each Other"May 21, 2021 (2021-05-21)
5"This Is Me"May 21, 2021 (2021-05-21)
Special
6"A Path Forward"May 28, 2021 (2021-05-28)

Production

In April 2019, it was announced that Harry was working as co-creator and executive producer on a documentary series about mental health together with Oprah Winfrey, which was initially set to air in 2020 on Apple TV+.[4] It was later announced that the series would be released on May 21, 2021, under the title The Me You Can't See.[5]

Reception

On Rotten Tomatoes, the series has an approval rating of 92% based on 12 reviews.[6] On Metacritic, it has a score of 61 out of 100, based on 8 critics, indicating "generally favorable" reviews.[7] The series became the most-watched program worldwide since its May 21 premiere on Apple TV+.[3] 25% new viewers joined the service after the program premiered and average weekend viewership in the UK increased by more than 40%.[3]

In June 2021, Buzzfeed News published an article that described purported "inconsistencies and omissions" in Harry's claims during the documentary when compared to previous interviews.[8]

References

  1. ^ D'Addario, Daniel (May 20, 2021). "Prince Harry and Oprah Winfrey Unite on 'The Me You Can't See'". Variety. Retrieved May 21, 2021.
  2. ^ Ward, Victoria (May 21, 2021). "Prince Harry accuses Royal family of 'total neglect' and 'bullying' in Apple TV series". The Telegraph. Retrieved May 21, 2021.
  3. ^ a b c White, Peter (May 26, 2021). "Oprah Winfrey & Prince Harry To Host 'The Me You Can't See' Follow-Up Town Hall Conversation On Apple". Deadline. Retrieved May 26, 2021.
  4. ^ Robinson, Matthew; Respers France, Lisa (April 10, 2019). "Prince Harry and Oprah are making a documentary series about mental health for Apple". CNN. Retrieved April 10, 2019.
  5. ^ Choe, Brandon (May 10, 2021). "Oprah, Prince Harry Documentary Series 'The Me You Can't See' Premieres May 21 On Apple TV+". Deadline. Retrieved May 10, 2021.
  6. ^ "The Me You Can't See: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved May 26, 2021.
  7. ^ "The Me You Can't See: Season 1". Metacritic. Retrieved May 26, 2021.
  8. ^ Hall, Ellie. "Prince Harry Is Contradicting Himself". BuzzfeedNews. Retrieved June 2, 2021.

External links

  • Official website
  • The Me You Can't See on Apple TV+
  • The Me You Can't See at IMDb
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