Loot – The DVDfever Review – Maya Rudolph – Apple TV+

Loot Loot is a ‘fish out of water’ comedy drama on Apple TV+, starring Maya Rudolph as Molly Novak.

She’s about to turn 45 (although Ms Rudolph is almost 50 in real life), and her uber-rich husband, John (Adam Scott), is heading to Sweden for work. She wants to go with him, but she’s about to learn something about him which is going to change their marriage forever.

Thanks to this impending divorce, she’s now the third-richest woman in the US with a net worth of $87 billion, with some people treating her like a celebrity because she’s richest woman who’s ever been cheated upon.

In addition, Molly inherits a Foundation where her money is being put into a number of charities, whilst learning about all the people who work there. Wanting to get stuck in seems like fun and games at first, until she realises it’s actually work.

However, she’s not the brightest tool in the box, turning up to a shelter for homeless families in a fleet of over-expensive SUVs, and talking about her first-world problems. It reminds me of the time when former Prime Minister David Cameron turned up to a Warburtons factory, and talked about buying a bread-maker. In fact, her subsequent speech turns out about as well as the time the current PM, Boris Johnson, had to give buisness speech, and started waffling about Peppa Pig.

Episode 2 has a scene where you need suspension of disbelief, since middle-aged Molly wakes up after a full, uninterrupted night’s sleep! Not a chance. After the age of 40, you’ll wake up at least once or twice during the night!

Additionally, she tries to bond with her colleagues – including hard-ass Sofia (Michaela Jaé Rodriguez) who thinks Molly’s hard drinking will be affecting her brand – by taking them to Miami on a ‘bonding retreat’, because all the money in the world can’t buy you real friends.

There’s also an amusing TV interview clip between John and his girlfriend, which is all set up like the Oprah show with those two buffoons, Harry and Meghan. Plus, as the series goes on, it starts to flesh out the tertiary characters she works with.

I also liked Seal’s guest cameo, aiming to sign at Molly’s birthday party… that’s if he gets chance to do so.

So far, Loot sees three episodes streaming on day one, with new episodes streamed weekly. Hence, I’ve watched the same initial trilogy and it’s reasonably fun and entertaining, but nothing I want to get stuck into beyond that.

Loot is on Apple TV+ from Friday June 24th, but isn’t yet available to pre-order on Blu-ray or DVD. Three episodes are available at launch. then the rest are added weekly.

Check out the trailer below:

Loot – Official Trailer – Apple TV+

Detailed specs:

Running time: 30 per episode (10 episodes)
Release date: June 24th 2022
Studio: Apple TV+
Format: 2.00:1

Producer: Kris Eber
Writers: Maggie Sheridan, Nick Lehmann, Matt Hubbard, Alan Yang, Zeke Nicholson, Bridget Kyle, Yassir Lester, Vicky Luu
Music: The Math Club

Molly Novak: Maya Rudolph
John Novak: Adam Scott
Sofia: Michaela Jaé Rodriguez
Ainsley: Stephanie Styles
Rhonda: Meagen Fay
Hailey: Dylan Gelula
Marisol: Ana Rey
William: Chip Chinery
Himself: Seal