LESSONS IN CHEMISTRY
Starring: Brie Larson, Lewis Pullman, Aja Naomi King, Stephanie Koenig, Kevin Sussman, and Alice Halsey
Creator: Lee Eisenberg
The highly anticipated adaptation of Lessons in Chemistry has arrived, and it’s a charming series that transports its audience back to the 1950s, touching on themes of sexism in the workplace, racism, and one seeking a connection to something or someone. Although it exploits these themes in a fluff-piece manner, which makes it feel a little generic at times, that doesn’t take away from the lovely story being displayed on screen. Brie Larson, who portrays Elizabeth Zott, delivers a powerhouse performance that should allow women from all over to feel liberated enough to follow their hopes and dreams.