Despite All the Hate Around Brie Larson, This New Show of Hers Is a Hit

Despite All the Hate Around Brie Larson, This New Show of Hers Is a Hit
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The actress has both starred in and executive produced it.


  • Apple TV+ released a new miniseries over a month ago.
  • Brie Larson, who portrays the main character, is being praised for her performance despite being hated for her Marvel role.
  • The actress fell in love with the story the moment she read it.

It's been a week since the eighth and final episode of Apple TV+'s new show, Lessons in Chemistry, was released, but it's still making waves as people continue to discuss the fascinating story it depicts. Set in the 1960s, LiC follows Elizabeth Zott, a lab technician who is fired from her job and asked to host a cooking show instead. Along with teaching cooking, she also educates her viewers, presumably housewives across the country, about science.

So far, Lessons in Chemistry has proven popular with audiences and critics alike, with a solid 8.2 rating on IMDb. Brie Larson, who plays the show's lead character and serves as an executive producer, has been particularly praised for her performance. Considering the smear campaign that's been going on since the actress debuted as Captain Marvel in the 2019 film of the same name, many viewers were stunned by her incredible portrayal of Elizabeth Zott.

A Speck of Recognition

Larson's character in the MCU, Captain Marvel, is arguably the most divisive superhero in the entire franchise. As a result, the actress has faced a lot of hate and criticism from Marvel fans for her portrayal of Carol Danvers and some off-screen behavior. Needless to say, most of this criticism was baseless, but it seemed that she would forever be hated by viewers.

Yet, in the case of Lessons in Chemistry, the actress is heavily lauded for her performance. What's more, she's getting the recognition and support she deserves.

'Brie is always magnificent and I'm glad she's getting so much love on this show after all the [BS] with The Marvels backlash,' one Redditor wrote.

Considering Brie Larson's involvement in the making of Lessons in Chemistry, any praise for the show can be attributed to her and her creative vision.

'I was really surprised how much I liked this show. It has so much heart. And good performances all over,' another Reddit user commented on LiC.

Brie Larson's Incentive to Make the Show

According to the actress, she fell in love with Bonnie Garmus' novel of the same name, on which the Apple TV+ show is based, the moment she read it. Then she just knew she had to adapt it for the screen.

'I cannot overstate how important the character of Elizabeth Zott felt to me from the second I started reading the book. The tone was really what got me, and what surprised me. Because I think a lot about tone as someone who makes things. It's a dance of not making something less dark or scary as it is, but also making it in a way that allows people to get closer to it and actually consider it or contemplate it,' Larson shared in an interview.

So far, there is no news about the renewal of Lessons in Chemistry for a second season.

Sources: Reddit, The Hollywood Reporter.

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