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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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A beautiful and talented southern belle becomes the original flapper, an icon of the Jazz Age in the 1920s.

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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All Critics (34) | Top Critics (16)

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.

January 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.

January 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.

January 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.

November 12, 2015 | Full Review…

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

November 6, 2015 | Full Review…

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.

November 5, 2015 | Full Review…

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