If you’ve been looking for something new to watch, I have the perfect thing for you. High Fidelity starring Zoe Kravitz. The 10-part series is based on the 1995 novel by Nick Hornby, and the 2000 movie of the same name starring John Cusak. I had never seen the movie or read the book, but the plot is the same with Kravitz in the Cusak role as a record store owner whose longtime-love walks out on them. What follows is an examination of failed relationships, self, friendship, and music.
I started watching with my niece and was sold from the first scene where Rob (Kravitz) is devastated when her boyfriend walks out on her. I’ve loved Zoe in everything I’ve seen her in, but her portrayal of heartbreak was brilliant. All I could think was, now I know what I looked like when I went through my last breakup. I felt that.
I’m only four episodes in (it’s a 10-episode series), but I can’t wait to go home and watch the rest. Rob is the type of character I love. Flawed and vulnerable, passionate, and both a little weird and cool. All of this makes her completely fascinating to me and I can’t wait to see what she discovers about her past relationships, and more importantly, about herself.
Watching this series, definitely has me wanting to go back and watch the original movie. But definitely not before finishing this.
High Fidelity is now streaming on Hulu.