Spoiler-Free Review of “The Dropout” on Hulu: Amanda Seyfried puts forth a valiant effort

*This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!*

“What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?”

The Dropout premiered on Hulu on March 3rd 2022 with three episodes available to stream now. The remaining five episodes will air weekly. The drama series stars Amanda Seyfried, Naveen Andrews, William H. Macy and Elizabeth Marvel. Each episode runs for approximately 50-55 minutes.

Based on the true story of Elizabeth Holmes, who was convicted of defrauding investors, we witness the dramatized version in this series.

Here is the trailer:

The Dropout follows in Inventing Anna’s footsteps, bringing us another dramatized true story entry. Is it worthy of your next binge-watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Amanda Seyfried’s portrayal is fantastic.

I’m not sure that I would have watched this if someone else starred in this role. Amanda Seyfried is such an incredible actress and she really gives every role her all. Her performance has been really believable so far and I think she is electric on screen.

Plus, I’m a huge fan of LOST alum, Naveen Andrews!

Intriguing premise.

Much like Inventing Anna, I was pulled into this story as well. I think that each episode does enough to keep the audience coming back for more. It may be a well known story, but it is adding in enough content to build momentum for what’s to come.

The Cons:

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Could use some more soapy drama mixed in…

I kind of liked how Inventing Anna took some liberties with the true story. It made everything more interesting. The Dropout is following the story pretty closely from what I have seen so far and it could use some more drama here and there to keep things entertaining.

I’m not entirely sure on the intended angle just yet, but I’m sure there may be issues with creating sympathy for someone who defrauded so many people in real life as well…

So am I in or out?

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I’m in about 75 percent…

The series is highlighting an interesting story and I think that Amanda Seyfried’s performance is absolutely worth a watch. I’m not sure if I need five more episodes of this, but I’ll stick around to see what happens next because I think there is enough quality content here.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on The Dropout in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!


Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

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Winning is now a necessity as their lives are at stake. As old wounds and memories re-surface, Shay and Adriana attempt to unmask the threat before the night is over, but soon learn that Scream Hunt is not done with them just yet…

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