Hulu’s The Dropout Is a Biting 8-Part True Story

Amanda Seyfried plays Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes in a series that pulls no punches.

Following Inventing Anna, and beginning ahead of WeCrashed, television’s year of the scammer continues on Hulu with The Dropout. The Dropout tells the story of the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes, the titular Stanford dropout who went on to found the now-defunct company Theranos—which at one point promised to change the world of healthcare and blood testing, and eventually found its founder convicted of fraud.

Unlike the mishandled Inventing Anna, however, The Dropout actually holds its subjects’ feet to the fire. Rather than awkwardly framing Holmes (along with her partner Sunny Balwani) as fighting some sort of noble fight, it frames her as what she was: a liar. An ambitious liar, sure, but nonetheless a liar whose fabrications not only cost people money, but wound up hurting people, too.

Amanda Seyfried, who last year picked up an Academy Award nomination for her work in David Fincher’s Mank, will likely find herself in Emmy conversations this time around for her work playing Holmes. From her work in Mean Girls and Mamma Mia to Jennifer’s Body and Twin Peaks, Seyfried has always shown an immense talent for fully transforming into character—and adding a layer of depth and a degree of complexity to a character seen frequently in the media is her latest achievement in the craft.


The only other series regular in The Dropout is Naveen Andrews (Lost) who plays Balwani, but the show also features an impressive array of guest stars, including Laurie Metcalf, Alan Ruck, Sam Waterston, William H. Macy, and Dylan Minnette. And it makes sense for it to be that way—this is the story of Holmes, with Balwani somewhat along with her for the ride. So, it makes sense that they’re the only ones we’re seeing with any regularity.

All eight episodes of The Dropout are now on Hulu.

By EVAN ROMANO for Men’s Health©

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Here’s What’s Coming to Netflix in April 2022

Netflix is about to rain April showers of streaming content on you! Check out the movies and TV shows being added, including fan favorites like New York Minute and Selling Sunset.

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No April Fool’s, just April jewels from Netflix.  

Has spring got you feeling flirty? A few classic rom-coms will be added starting April 1 including Love ActuallyA Cinderella Story and Monster-in-Law.

 And for those who are still knee-deep into some of Netflix’s can’t-miss true crime documentaries (i.e.: Bad VeganThe Tindler Swindler), no need to put away your trusty spy gadgets just yet. With films like The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes, which follows an investigative journalist’s reexamination of the late star’s death, there’s no shortage of questions that have yet to be answered.

Reality TV fans, meanwhile, (especially viewers of real estate shows with a heaping side of drama) have season five of Selling Sunset to look forward to on April 22.

April 1

Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood
Battle: Freestyle
The Bubble 
Captain Nova 
Celeb Five: Behind the Curtain 
Forever Out of My League
Get Organized with The Home Edit: Season 2 
The Last Bus 
Trivia Quest                                                                                                                                           

Cinderella Story
Abby Hatcher: Season 2
Any Given Sunday
Blade II
Blade: Trinity
The Blind Side
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Catch and Release
CoComelon: Season 5
Delta Farce
Eagle Eye
Four Brothers
Full Metal Jacket
Grown Ups
Heartland: Season 14
How to Train Your Dragon
Love Actually
Molly’s Game
New York Minute
The Nut Job
Polly Pocket: Season 4: Part 1: Summer of Fun
Puss in Boots
The Rental
The Ring
Rumor Has It…
Saving Private Ryan
Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Shrek Forever After
Something’s Gotta Give
We The Animals

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April 4

Better Call Saul: Season 5

April 5

Ronny Chieng: Speakeasy 

April 6

Green Mothers’ Club
Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story Michela Giraud: the Truth, I Swear!
The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On

April 7

Queen of the South: Season 5
Return to Space 
Senzo: Murder of a Soccer Star 

April 8

Barbie It Takes Two: Season 1
Dancing on Glass 
Dirty Lines 
Elite: Season 5 
Green Eggs and Ham: Season 2 
Metal Lords 
Tiger & Bunny 2 
Yaksha: Ruthless Operations 

April 9

My Liberation Notes 
Our Blues

April 10

The Call

April 12

Hard Cell 
The Creature Cases 

April 13

Almost Happy: Season 2 
Our Great National Parks 
Today We Fix the World 

April 14

Ultraman: Season 2 

April 15

Anatomy of a Scandal 
Choose or Die 
Heirs to the Land 
One Piece Film Z
Strawberry Shortcake Berry in the Big City: Season 1

April 16

LEGO Friends: Girls on a Mission
Man of God 
Ouija: Origin of Evil
Van Helsing: Season 5

April 19

Battle Kitty 
Pacific Rim: The Black: Season 2 
White Hot: The Rise & Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch 

April 20

The Marked Heart 
Russian Doll: Season 2 
The Turning Point 
Yakamoz S-245 

April 21

All About Gila 
He’s Expecting 

April 22

Along for the Ride 
Selling Sunset: Season 5 
The Seven Lives of Lea 

April 25

Big Eyes

April 26

David Spade: Nothing Personal 

April 27

Bullsh*t The Game Show 
The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes 
Silverton Siege 

April 28

Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles 

April 29

Grace and Frankie: Season 7-The Final Episodes 
Honeymoon with My Mother 
Ozark: Season 4 Part 2 

Article By KISHA FORDE ENews©

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