'Little Voice' Episodes 1, 2, 3: Fans are in love with Sara Bareilles' beautiful music, Brittany O'Grady's Bess

Some fans were altogether taken aback that the series had nothing to do with the 1998 British comedy film of the same name


                            'Little Voice' Episodes 1, 2, 3: Fans are in love with Sara Bareilles' beautiful music, Brittany O'Grady's Bess
Kevin Valdez and Brittany O’Grady (Apple TV+)

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Apple TV+’s spectacular new musical drama series ‘Little Voice’ dropped and it has already found much love. The show, created by filmmakers JJ Abrams, Jessie Nelson, and singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles (who also gave the show original music), has a lot of heart. It tells the story of Bess (Brittany O'Grady), a woman in New York City in her early 20s, who loves music but struggles to find the confidence to perform her own compositions.

In many ways, the tone and tenor of ‘Little Voice’ reminds one of Abrams’ drama series ‘Felicity’ that ran from 1998 to 2002, lasting four seasons. ‘Little Voice’ is mellow, earnest, and compassionate in every way. And add to that Bareilles’ emotive ballads, and you get a series that takes your mind off everyday worries. One that really engages your heartstrings. 

Fans, of course, could not get enough of Bareilles. One wrote, “Already in love with Little Voice on Apple TV!! Brava @SaraBareilles and team!! The cast is magical and the show is beautifully shot. I cannot wait for more!”

Another wrote, “Just watched the first episode of #LittleVoice, and I am already in tears and wanting its soundtrack to listen on repeat! Bless you, @SaraBareilles & crew.” Another added, “For the record, @SaraBareilles always creates masterpieces. #LittleVoice.”

Some fans seemed altogether taken aback that the series had nothing to do with the 1998 British comedy film of the same name, starring Brenda Blethyn, Jane Horrocks, and Michael Caine. A fan wrote, “Wait... is the Little Voice TV show from Apple *completely* unrelated to the UK play/movie?”

Fans also could not help but fall in love with O'Grady’s Bess, who has a ton of responsibilities, one of which is taking care of her brother who is on the spectrum. She teaches music, walks dogs, bartends, attends to her brother’s needs, and when she has time, retires into a rented storage unit that she has turned into a make-shift studio. Bess’ life is anything but simple. But Bess is resilient. 

A fan wrote on Twitter, “Just watched the first ep of #LittleVoice on Apple TV and I’m hooked. @brittanyogrady is such a star (pun intended) and I love seeing her in a lead role. Throw in music by @SaraBareilles and you’ve got a hit.”

Fans, it seems, cannot have enough of the show already. With three episodes out, they are already waiting for more to drop. For many, the show was not their usual preference. But even they seemed to be drawn to the earnestness of the story. A fan wrote, “Apple TV+'s ‘Little Voice’ is more earnest than my normal tonal preference, but it's reasonably effective at a lot of what it's doing.” Another wrote, “Apple TV's Little Voice is a gem! A return to sweet music dramas and musical promotion of being a talented, GOOD person.”

New episodes of ‘Little Voice’ drop every Friday, only on Apple TV+.

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