High Fidelity is an American romantic comedy streaming series based on the 1995 novel of the same name by Nick Hornby that premiered on Hulu in 2020.
The showrunners of the new version of High Fidelity moved the events to New York and changed the hero to the heroine, inviting Zoe Kravitz to the project. The actress fits perfectly into the story, being the daughter of Lenny Kravitz, from a young age she spent time surrounded by famous performers, and she tried herself in music.
Zoe Kravitz even created her own playlist for the series, which featured Fleetwood Mac, Aretha Franklin, Talking Heads, and David Bowie.
Most of the series consists of discussions of musical genres and cult compositions. The heroine and two of her friends work in a record store. They are obsessed with pop culture and Top Five lists.
High Fidelity showrunners emphasize that the series came out 20 years after the film's first adaptation, so many of the dialogues are adapted for our time. The characters discuss whether it is possible to continue to love Michael Jackson's music after all his scandals and lawsuits.
The significant advantage of High Fidelity is that the episodes are about 30 minutes long. In all ten episodes, viewers can see references to the 2000 movie, or even full-fledged recreation of familiar scenes, to which modern elements are added.
High Fidelity is interesting for its musical component and new reinterpretations. Unfortunately, the love lines turn High Fidelity into an annoying melodrama without a logical end.