Hulu’s The Dropout is an 8-part miniseries that traces the birth, rise, and fall of Theranos and its founder Elizabeth Holmes who was convicted in January 2022 of four counts of defrauding investors.
Let’s take a look what views are viewers expressing:
The whole story really is a goldmine given the plethora of documentaries, movies, and TV series that have been made or being made.
Amanda Seyfried has really arrived in the arena of serious roles.
The Dropout apparently does good work showing the transition from a dreamer to a day-dreamer.
Elizabeth Holmes’ obsession with imitating Steve Jobs is not lost on anyone.
Amanda Seyfried has nicely recreated Holmes’ deep voice.
But for some, the “voice” was unbearable.
The show nicely fleshes out what and when wrongs started happening.
A funny take that hits home an important point.
Like Holmes’ voice, it’s William H. Macy’s forehead that’s taking the attention away from his acting.
People are applauding the moment when Phyllis Gardner points out limitations of Holmes’ design and then later schools her on what it takes to be a successful scientist and businesswoman.
I enjoy Yoda and I loved baby Yoda a lot but that quote just annoys me when people use it in real life. I am glad Gardner called it out.
For the few moments that Laurie Metcalf has been onscreen, she has been forceful.
An important feature of The Dropout is that it keeps things grounded and closer to real life.
In case anyone feels that a lot of it is made up (like Inventing Anna did), please be reminded: it’s not.
I think it’s too early to say if the show’s too sympathetic or not. Only 3 episodes out of 8 have dropped yet.
Have you watched The Dropout yet?