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

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  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. 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,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... Expand
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70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
  1. Reviewed by: Spencer Kornhaber
    Feb 19, 2020
    80
    Charming. ... Hulu’s High Fidelity does, refreshingly, correct the exclusionary spirit that went with the original’s lack of diversity. Yet crucially, the series retains the assurance that music preferences reflect something individual, ineffable, soul-deep, and in need of sharing.
  2. Reviewed by: Melanie McFarland
    Feb 19, 2020
    70
    Hulu's "High Fidelity" is probably going to annoy viewers who resent the notion of shoving a woman into a character written to be man on principle. Removing that from the equation, it does spur some insightful ruminations around how much emotional weight we place on music and any adopted cynical stances one might around what is cool and allowed and what is verboten. Some of it plays out with the episodes but I was most aware of it within my internal dialogue.
  3. 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.