Z: The Beginning of Everything: Season 1 (2015 - 2017)

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Critic Consensus: Z: The Beginning of Everything presents an entertaining look at the life of Zelda Fitzgerald that's full of grandeur, splash, and old-timey wit, though the series suffers at times from a formless trajectory and over-the-top characterizations.

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Air date: Nov 3, 2015
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Air date: Jan 26, 2017
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Air date: Jan 26, 2017
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Air date: Jan 26, 2017
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Air date: Jan 26, 2017
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Air date: Jan 26, 2017
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Air date: Jan 26, 2017
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Air date: Jan 26, 2017
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Air date: Jan 26, 2017
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Air date: Jan 26, 2017

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Cast

Christina Ricci
as Zelda Sayre
David Hoflin
as F. Scott Fitzgerald
David Strathairn
as Judge Anthony Dickerson Sayre
Kristine Nielsen
as Minnie Sayre
Maya Kazan
as Livye Hart
Sarah Schenkkan
as Eleanor Browder
Jamie Anne Allman
as Tootsie Sayre
Holly Curran
as Tilde Sayre
Gavin Stenhouse
as F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Critic Reviews for Z: The Beginning of Everything Season 1

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (18)

Zelda was a complicated woman, and Ricci definitely has the chops to play that. But the show never really lets her breathe into that realness.

Jan 30, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Check out Zelda for the beautiful scenes along the North Shore but don't expect an especially compelling portrait to match.

Jan 26, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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The drawl is super lazy, and, too often, so is the writing on this half-hour drama.

Jan 26, 2017 | Full Review…

It's Zelda's story all right, but the problem with the way Z is going about portraying her life, she's more spoiled princess than jazz-era legend.

Nov 12, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Old-timey wit is a true delight and Z: The Beginning of Everything offers delicious snark in spades.

Nov 6, 2015 | Full Review…
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I have no idea what this is. I watch a lot of TV, but rarely have I seen something so formless and oddly shapeless as this dramedy premiere.

Nov 5, 2015 | Full Review…

The series is well taken care of in all of its details including its cast. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jan 2, 2019 | Full Review…

The success of "Z" depends on its two main characters' chemistry, and Ricci and Hoflin have no problem burning hot and bright.

Dec 29, 2017 | Full Review…

It might begin with a horrible image of Zelda's death - a shoe in the ashes of a fire - but to begin with, at least, it feels very much alive.

Sep 26, 2017 | Full Review…

In spite of Z's flaws, I couldn't look away from Ricci's portrayal of Zelda as a woman trapped by her own desire to make others believe that her life is exactly what she wants it to be.

Mar 28, 2017 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

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