India, April 2 -- Home Before DarkCreators - Dana Fox, Dara ResnikCast - Brooklynn Prince, Jim Sturgess, Abby Miller

Now that enough time has passed, one thing is becoming abundantly clear: Apple TV+ still hasn't delivered a show that can absolutely compel viewers to purchase a subscription to the service. Like The Morning Show and For All Mankind before it, Apple's latest offering, Home Before Dark, is a slick piece of entertainment that simply doesn't harvest the reputation for innovation that the company is otherwise known for.

For starters, it's aimed broadly at children, an undemanding section of the audience that would neither care about the high production values or the glossy sheen that executive producer and director John M Chu...