• Network: HULU
  • Series Premiere Date: Feb 14, 2020
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Margaret Lyons
    Feb 14, 2020
    60
    I get that the main character is afraid to commit, but her show seems afraid to commit, too. At 10 episodes, it still feels superficial — beautiful, certainly, with an aesthetic that’s glowy but never sweaty, but vague.
  2. Reviewed by: Adrian Horton
    Feb 14, 2020
    60
    The result is a show which is sometimes grating yet sneakily beguiling, in the way that beautiful, curated messiness can be.
  3. Reviewed by: Daniel D'Addario
    Feb 3, 2020
    60
    The story needs more help than Kravitz can give it, leaning on a fairly simple and uninteresting sort-of-love-triangle (she misses her ex, who is now engaged to someone else) that would not exist without coincidence and fairly unbelievable behavior on the part of all parties. ... Sometimes, though, this (despite it all!) very watchable show snaps into being something more.
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Levin
    Feb 18, 2020
    50
    The creators of this "High Fidelity" TV series fail to expand on the material to the point where 10 episodes can be sustained.
  5. Reviewed by: Kristen Lopez
    Feb 14, 2020
    40
    High Fidelity may have a rollicking soundtrack, both on-screen and in its pace, but its depth is fairly shallow.
  6. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Feb 13, 2020
    40
    The cynical prickliness of the material — along with Rob’s incessant fourth-wall narration, describing her woe-is-me mismanagement of her own feelings — is too easily recognizable as a forgery.
  7. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    Feb 6, 2020
    40
    “High Fidelity” has always concerned itself with nostalgia for youthful heartbreak, but, this time around, the mists of memory haze obscure the hero. The show unfolds in some atemporal nostalgia zone; Rob seems like a middle-aged person’s idealized view of a heartbroken young person. The song remains the same, but the playback device is somehow obsolete.
User Score
6.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 23
  2. Negative: 6 out of 23
  1. Feb 16, 2020
    9
    The original High Fidelity film has a massive cult following so this new reinterpretation would have its detractors by critics and film buffs.The original High Fidelity film has a massive cult following so this new reinterpretation would have its detractors by critics and film buffs. But dare i say it, its much better then the film and can see a second season happening (it would be welcome to see development with characters). Pace wise, twists and turns of all the main characters are relevant in regards to ambition of adults, growing up in your 20s "Cool,party going,freedom to not care" dragging reluctantly into your 30s responsibilities of marriage, engagement and parenthood. The subtle ridiculing of the vacuous social media generation, and the way the gentrification of New York has occurred sadly is poignant too. Zoé Kravitz suits this new "Rob" in an ideal role as a record shop owner and how music shapes her life and knowledge of music bordering on the obsessive. The sub characters seem at plain hipsters or wannabes but are all social outcasts by not being the stereotype in race or by gender identity and whilst revolving around Robs selfish messed up universe. Even deep down if they do find her to be a lost cause sometimes but as episodes develop you see more to find out about making the interlink between episodes intriguing. Without giving much away with spoilers it follows the film in a basic thread but its more developed and I hope it will be a success as it deserves to be... Full Review »