High Fidelity: Season 1 Reviews

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February 19, 2020
Successfully reflects modern dating in terms of the evolution of courtship and commitment... In other words, it's a worthwhile remix.
February 18, 2020
The creators of this "High Fidelity" TV series fail to expand on the material to the point where 10 episodes can be sustained.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 18, 2020
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.
February 18, 2020
So for a series that so often operates in tandem with the music playing in the background, "High Fidelity" has a consistent rhythm that's flexible enough to bend with the demands of each passing episode.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 14, 2020
[An] empathetic, textured, funny, surprising, and affectionate reimagining.
February 14, 2020
Rob is not perfect by any means, and it's a huge credit to Kravitz's performance and innate charm that she remains likable despite revelations of past wrongs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 14, 2020
That track is, mostly, very lovely, a searching and sweet love song anchored by wonderfully unshowy performances from Kravitz and Holmes and a wonderfully showy one from Randolph.
February 14, 2020
I get that the main character is afraid to commit, but her show seems afraid to commit, too... Thanks to Kravitz's performance, I still cared tremendously about Rob and her well being.
February 13, 2020
Does High Fidelity have something up its sleeve? If nothing else, the show drops its needle on a certain millennial hipster groove, without losing touch with its Gen X ancestor.
February 13, 2020
Instead of sampling old tracks, "High Fidelity" should have looked harder for original and more modern examples of what music can make us do.
February 13, 2020
[A] slow-growing pleasure that does justice to them bones.
February 12, 2020
The result is a show which is sometimes grating yet sneakily beguiling, in the way that beautiful, curated messiness can be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 12, 2020
[It] 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.
February 12, 2020
In many other ways this new "High Fidelity" exceeds the previous version. Kravitz provides both the anchor and the ballast. I like how Rob, as handled by Kravitz, finesses the heartbreak in between the lines of the Top 5 lists.
February 12, 2020
As you'd expect, every episode of "High Fidelity" is bursting with pop music and with sometimes heated exchanges ABOUT pop music - but the tunes and talks are the soundtrack for the most important thing of all to Rob.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 11, 2020
As the child of a rock star, Kravitz is a natural fit for this world. This is the best, richest role she's had, and she's every bit as magnetic and funny and messy as the part requires.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 10, 2020
The storytelling is confident and graceful.
February 10, 2020
In keeping with High Fidelity's musical sensibilities, it seems correct to describe the show not as a remake but as an interesting, fun cover of the classic original.
February 7, 2020
By the final episodes, the previous High Fidelity seems less like a copied original and more like an inspired springboard to enable a more engaging character to improve her life and herself.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 4, 2020
Smart, sad, difficult and deeply relatable, Kravitz's Rob is neither a standard flirty, klutzy rom-com girl, desperate to nab an emotionally unavailable guy, nor a kickass female role model.
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