Z: The Beginning Of Everything

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  • TV-14
  • 2015
  • 1 Season
  • 7.0  (4,712)

Z: The Beginning of Everything tells the story of the early years of legendary writer F. Scott Fitzgerald and his relationship with his wife, Zelda. The Amazon Studios show features Christina Ricci as Zelda Sayre, the wild and vivacious Southern beauty that would later become F. Scott Fitzgerald's muse and the embodiment of the roaring 20s. David Hoflin portrays Fitzgerald, the aspiring writer who would go on to become one of the most famous authors of his generation.

The show chronicles the turbulent romance between the two, from their first meeting in Montgomery, Alabama to their whirlwind courtship and eventual marriage. The series explores how their relationship influenced Fitzgerald's career and shaped the cultural landscape of the 1920s. Through their eyes, the audience gets a glimpse into the glamour and excess of the Jazz Age, as well as the darker side of fame and fortune.

But Z is not just about the highs and lows of the couple's relationship. The show also delves into the social and political issues of the time, such as the prohibition, the suffrage movement, and the changing role of women in society. It examines how these issues affected Zelda and F. Scott, and how they ultimately contributed to their downfall.

The supporting cast of Z is stellar as well, with Kristine Nielsen standing out as Scott's mother, Mollie Fitzgerald. She delivers a powerful performance as a woman struggling to maintain her dignity in the face of her son's emotional turmoil. David Strathairn is also memorable as Fitzgerald's editor, Max Perkins, who recognizes the young writer's talent and helps bring his work to the masses.

One of the show's strengths is the exquisite attention to detail in the sets, costumes, and makeup. The production team has created an immersive experience that transports the audience back to the 1920s. From the opulent ballrooms and speakeasies to the authentic era-specific clothing and hairstyles, Z does an excellent job of recreating the glamour and decadence of the time.

Overall, Z: The Beginning of Everything is a captivating look at one of the most iconic couples of the 20th century. It's a show that will appeal to fans of literary history and those interested in the cultural landscape of the 1920s. Christina Ricci delivers a memorable performance as Zelda, capturing the spirit of the woman who inspired one of America's greatest novelists. David Hoflin is equally impressive as Fitzgerald, bringing nuance and depth to the complex character. If you're looking for a show that combines romance, history, and drama, Z is definitely worth checking out.

Z: The Beginning Of Everything is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on November 4, 2015.

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10. Best of All
January 27, 2017
Zelda and Scott take a road trip back to Montgomery, using the time to work through the marital issues which are coming to a boil. They meet several characters on their journey who help to remind them what's most important in their lives. Back in Montgomery, they find themselves faced with a whole new world of unexpected possibilities.
9. Quicksand
January 27, 2017
Worlds collide and tensions rise to a boil when Zelda's parents show up at the Westport cottage. Scott realizes he may never be able to impress Zelda's father, and Zelda realizes there are major rifts in her marriage to Scott.
Playing House
8. Playing House
January 27, 2017
Zelda and Scott get away to their Westport cottage so that Scott can concentrate on his writing. But when Zelda grows bored and unsure, she finds herself forced to face what she wants her life to be. She realizes Scott hasn't been writing as much as he said, and tensions boil over. They decide to invite New York friends up for a party.
Where There Are Friends, There Are Riches
7. Where There Are Friends, There Are Riches
January 27, 2017
When Scott is invited to speak at Princeton, Zelda joins him and his old Princeton college pals at a reunion that stirs up lots of emotion. As Scott struggles to continue his writing, and their money troubles come to a head, Scott and Zelda decide they need to get away for a while.
Lights! Camera! Fitzgerald!
6. Lights! Camera! Fitzgerald!
January 27, 2017
As Zelda and Scott's star rises in New York, they start to flirt with fame in Hollywood. Scott considers adapting his novel for the big screen, and Zelda does a screen test for a big Hollywood director.
The It Girl
5. The It Girl
January 27, 2017
Scott's novel is a huge success, and he pushes Zelda to adjust to their new high life in New York. She's offended by his attempt to change her, and takes matters into her own hands, to remake herself.
You, Me and Us
4. You, Me and Us
January 27, 2017
Zelda arrives to the whirlwind of New York City, where Scott is in a mad hurry to marry her and celebrate their new life together. Scott welcomes Zelda to their new home at the opulent Biltmore hotel, where she meets all his old Princeton friends, and his newer city friends. The worlds of New York and Montgomery collide.
The Right Side of Paradise
3. The Right Side of Paradise
January 27, 2017
Zelda entertains other romantic options in Montgomery, while Scott struggles in New York. He quits his job and pours his all into finishing his novel, in an attempt to win Zelda's love. When he finally finds success, Zelda must decide if she wants to change her life and move to New York City.
Just Humans
2. Just Humans
January 27, 2017
Scott pursues Zelda in Montgomery, against the wishes of her unapproving father. After Scott's novel is rejected and he gets marching orders to ship out for war, Scott and Zelda must decide how much they can sacrifice to be together.
1. Pilot
November 4, 2015
Z: The Beginning of Everything is a bio-series of the life of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, Southern Belle turned flapper, writer and icon of modern feminism. Starting right before Zelda meets unpublished writer F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1918, Z dives into the fascinating life of a woman ahead of her time and the story of the most famous, and infamous, couple of the Roaring 1920s.
Where to Watch Z: The Beginning Of Everything
Z: The Beginning Of Everything is available for streaming on the Amazon Studios website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Z: The Beginning Of Everything on demand at Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    November 4, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (4,712)