Molly Novak has it all. She is happily married, loves her life and is a billionaire celebrating her 45th birthday, in Loot, an Apple TV+ comedy starring Maya Rudolph.
But Molly's life gets turned upside down when she discovers that her husband John (Adam Scott, Severance) has been cheating. The divorce follows and soon Molly is single and very, very rich. $87 Billion rich.
Along with her devoted assistant Nicholas (Joel Kim Booster), Molly goes party crazy, but what she doesn't realise is that the negative press is starting to impact the work of her charity foundation.
Headed up by Sofia Salinas (Michaela Jaé Rodriguez), the truth is that Molly didn't even know she had a charitable foundation. But a visit to the office she didn't know existed, opens Molly's eyes to the real world.
And so Molly decides she needs more purpose in life and fully commits to helping the charity more in the workplace comedy Loot.
Loot Official Trailer
Is Loot Worth Watching?
In true Apple TV+ style, Loot had its first three episodes dropped at once with weekly episodes following thereafter.
At around 25 minutes per episode, Loot is short and sweet and focuses on Molly's evolution from an out-of-touch billionaire divorcee to a woman of the people.
Molly discovers that her money buys more than just things. It can actually be used to help people and in the process, she realises that she has more to offer than simply being half of a successful married couple.
Loot is good. It's funny, clever and witty with sharp one liners, as you would expect from a Maya Rudolph led show.
It has a great cast, solid character development and from the first episode, it's clear that Molly is a genuinely nice woman. A little shallow maybe, but a good person. It's easy to root for her.
Overall Loot feels like a story inspired by MacKenzie Scott and Melinda Gates' high-profile divorces from Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates but with some laughs thrown in.
And really, who doesn't love Maya Rudolph!
Loot Apple TV Cast
Loot is created by Alan Yang and produced by Matt Hubbard, Maya Rudolph, Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll), Danielle Renfrew Behrens and Dave Becky.
Apple TV doesn't do things by halves. If they are going to produce a great comedy, they want great actors and they got them.
Maya Rudolph as Molly Novak, a newly divorced billionaire who discovers there's more to life than money
Michaela Jaé Rodriguez as Sofia Salinas, in charge at the charity foundation.
Joel Kim Booster as Molly's assistant Nicholas
Ron Funches as Howard, Molly's cousin who also works at the foundation
Nat Faxon as Arthur, accountant who befriends Molly
Stephanie Styles as Ainsley, co-worker
Meagan Fay as Rhonda, office worker
Olivier Martinez as Jean-Pierre
Adam Scott as John Novak, Molly's ex-husband