What is Lessons in Chemistry (TV) About?
'Lessons in Chemistry' is an American period drama television miniseries that debuted on Apple TV+ in October 2023. Set in the 1960s, it delineates the struggles and aspirations of Elizabeth Zott, portrayed by Brie Larson, a chemist whose professional dreams are stonewalled by the prevalent sexist attitudes of the era. After being ousted from her laboratory position, Zott lands a role as a host of a TV cooking show titled 'Supper at Six'. Unconventional for her time, she uses this platform not only to provide culinary instruction but also to subtly educate her audience on scientific principles and feminist ideas. This narrative blend of food, science, and social commentary provides a backdrop for exploring themes of gender equality and the resistance against societal norms. The series, adapted from Bonnie Garmus's novel with the same title, has been acclaimed for its performances and received multiple accolades, paving the way for discussions on both its historical context and contemporary relevance.
The first episode of Lessons in Chemistry aired on October 12, 2023 and the most recent episode to air was on November 21, 2023.