High Fidelity

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  • TV-MA
  • 2020
  • 1 Season
  • 7.7  (16,141)

High Fidelity is a Hulu comedy-drama series that premiered in February 2020, starring Zoë Kravitz, who plays the lead character Rob, a Brooklyn record store owner who is struggling with the pain of a failed relationship. The show is adapted from the 1995 novel of the same name by Nick Hornby, previously adapted by Stephen Frears into a successful 2000 film starring John Cusack.

At the beginning of the series, Rob is emotionally and romantically troubled after her on-and-off boyfriend, Mac (played by Kingsley Ben-Adir), leaves her. She is struggling to move on with her life, and frequently finds herself having intense flashbacks to their past relationship. Rob is in her thirties, and her obsession with music, especially older genres like rock, is a core part of her identity. Throughout the series, viewers gain insight into Rob's history, which helps to explain why she is so fixated on music, and also see some of the people who have shaped her life.

The show is set in Brooklyn, and the neighborhood and its inhabitants are a major component of the series. Rob's record store, Championship Vinyl, is where she spends most of her days. Along with her two employees, Simon (played by David H. Holmes) and Cherise (Da'Vine Joy Randolph), Rob spends her days organizing and sorting through vinyl, discussing music with patrons, and generally living and breathing the culture of the record store.

The series is structured in a way that is intended to evoke the feeling of flipping through vinyl at a record store. Rob is constantly breaking the fourth wall, speaking directly to the camera and offering insights into her thoughts and motivations. The show is also incredibly music-centric, with each episode including several musical montages and sequences featuring different songs. Throughout the series, Rob creates and shares a series of eclectic and themed playlists, which contribute to the atmosphere and feel of the show.

One of the standout aspects of High Fidelity is Zoë Kravitz's performance. She brings a vulnerability and nuance to the character of Rob that makes her relatable and likable. At the same time, Rob is not without her flaws, and Kravitz's portrayal highlights these in a way that never feels judgmental or unfair. The supporting cast of the show is similarly excellent, with Randolph and Holmes both bringing unique talents and energy to their roles.

Overall, High Fidelity is a rich and rewarding watch that will appeal to fans of music, romance, and character-driven dramas. While the series is certainly focused on Rob's love life, its true strength lies in its exploration of her identity and how her experiences have shaped her. The show is a thoughtful examination of what it means to grow older, and what it takes to move on from the past.

In conclusion, High Fidelity is a must-watch show that offers a fresh take on a beloved story. With its incredible cast, music-focused narrative, and relatable characters, the series is a standout addition to Hulu's lineup. Whether you're a fan of the book or film, or simply looking for a well-written, well-acted series, High Fidelity is a show that should not be missed.

High Fidelity is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on February 14, 2020.

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Once More, For Old Time's Sake
10. Once More, For Old Time's Sake
February 14, 2020
The sudden closing of their beloved venue, DeSalle's, sends Rob on a quest to recapture the past, if only for one night. Simon and Cherise take bold steps in their personal lives - maybe it's time Rob does the same.
Fun Rob
9. Fun Rob
February 14, 2020
A milestone birthday forces Rob to confront her past and the demise of her relationship with Mac.
Simon's Top 5
8. Simon's Top 5
February 14, 2020
It's Simon's turn to recount his Top 5 Most Memorable Heartbreaks. This might explain why he's been so nervous around his Barista crush and his jaded outlook on love.
Me Time
7. Me Time
February 14, 2020
Rob has a run in with Mac and his fianc?e, Lily at Cameron's "Last Hurrah" party. She calls Clyde for back up, but things get complicated when true feelings rise to the surface.
Long Weekend
6. Long Weekend
February 14, 2020
It's a busy Saturday at Championship Vinyl. Rob and Cherise run after two teenagers who steal their records. Later, when Liam returns from tour, Rob is caught between the fantasy of a night spent backstage as a rock star's date, and the reality of what Clyde is offering - be it friendship, or something more.
5. Uptown
February 14, 2020
Rob receives a call about a rare record collection and calls up her friend Clyde to join her on an adventure up town. But is friendship really what either of them wants?
Good Luck and Goodbye
4. Good Luck and Goodbye
February 14, 2020
In hopes of understanding why her relationships continue to fail, Rob decides to track down her Top 5 Heartbreaks. What starts out as a satisfying romp down memory lane, ultimately leads her to the one conversation she's been avoiding. Meanwhile, Cherise starts to put her musical talents out there.
What Fucking Lily Girl?
3. What Fucking Lily Girl?
February 14, 2020
Rob obsesses over the identity of Mac's new girlfriend, falling deeper into the rabbit hole - and finally finding sympathy for her predicament in an unexpected place: Liam. But when her night with Liam ends with a thud, Rob realizes she may be stuck in a pattern that only she can break.
Track 2
2. Track 2
February 14, 2020
Rob stews over her recent encounter with Mac and builds a secret playlist. Simon and Cherise take Rob to a concert, where she meets the lead singer, Liam - who might just be the distraction she needs.
Top Five Heartbreaks
1. Top Five Heartbreaks
February 14, 2020
After a first date gone wrong with nice guy, Clyde, record store owner, Rob Brooks recounts her Top Five Heartbreaks and a recent emotional run in with her past.
Where to Watch High Fidelity
High Fidelity is available for streaming on the Hulu website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch High Fidelity on demand at Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    February 14, 2020
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (16,141)