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Z: The Beginning of Everything 

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Z is a biography series based on the life of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, the brilliant, beautiful and talented Southern Belle who becomes the original flapper and icon of the wild, flamboyant ... See full summary »
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Christina Ricci ...  Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald 10 episodes, 2015-2017
David Hoflin ...  F. Scott Fitzgerald 10 episodes, 2015-2017
Kristine Nielsen ...  Minnie Sayre 7 episodes, 2015-2017
David Strathairn ...  Judge Anthony Sayre 5 episodes, 2015-2017
Jim True-Frost ...  Max Perkins 5 episodes, 2017
Corey Cott ...  Townsend Martin 5 episodes, 2017
Christina Bennett Lind ...  Tallulah Bankhead 5 episodes, 2017
Natalie Knepp ...  Eugenia Bankhead 5 episodes, 2017
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Z is a biography series based on the life of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, the brilliant, beautiful and talented Southern Belle who becomes the original flapper and icon of the wild, flamboyant Jazz Age in the 20s. Starring Christina Ricci (Monster) as Zelda Fitzgerald, Z starts before she meets the unpublished writer F. Scott Fitzgerald (David Hoflin), and moves through their passionate, turbulent love affair and their marriage-made in heaven, lived out in hell as the celebrity couple of their time. The series travels through the wild parties, the wicked jazz, the dissolute artists of the era, as well as the alcoholism, adultery and struggle with dashed dreams and mental illness that characterizes their later years. Written by ZAmazon

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Biography | Drama

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USA

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English

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5 November 2015 (USA) See more »

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Savannah, Georgia, USA

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16:9 HD
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Scott actually sent Zelda his mother's ring after his book "This side of Paradise" was accepted. See more »

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Referenced in The Simpsons: Krusty the Clown (2018) See more »

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Performed by David Guetta feat. Skylar Grey
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...not a waste of time, not a miracle...
25 February 2017 | by MarketaNSee all my reviews

I looked forward to this show since its pilot in 2015. Mostly because I am interested in this famous couple. But I must confess that I was bored the first half of the first season. One episode has only half an hour and it still seemed to be unfulfilled. I almost stopped watching it but the other half somehow caught my attention.

The mise-en-scene balances showing glamorous era with realistic depiction. It is believable.

It is adaptation of a book focused on Zelda's story. It is Zelda's point of view. She is the heroine. But unfortunately character of F. S. Fitzgerald is depicted as a villain. For me it was not good choice to show F. Scott Fitzgerald as such a negative character. In society is big question about their relationship, who were they actually. So in the story I would appreciate more questionable representation instead of such black and white characters. At least based on season one. Maybe creators change their direction if season two takes place.

Christina Ricci is fairly good choice for this role. On the other hand, David Hofflin is just hardly believable. Maybe it is problem of casting in the first place. Supporting woman roles are delightful, little caricatures of people of that era.

For now, the show did not mean waste of time for me but neither a miracle.


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