Lessons in Chemistry, a captivating novel written by Bonnie Garmus, became a bestseller thanks to its unique blend of science, feminism, and humour.
Set against the backdrop of the 1960s, the story follows the journey of Elizabeth Zott, a brilliant but marginalised chemist who dreams of making a name for herself in a male-dominated field.
Faced with societal expectations and gender discrimination, Elizabeth takes matters into her own hands and embarks on a journey filled with unconventional experiments, humorous mishaps, and a quest to shatter the glass ceiling… If you haven’t had a chance to read it we strongly suggest you do!
Or alternatively, tune in to the new television series based on the book, which stars Oscar-winner Brie Larson as Elizabeth.
Read on to find out everything you need to know about the adaptation!
Where can I watch Lessons In Chemistry in Australia?
Lessons In Chemistry is available exclusively on Apple TV+. The first two episodes were released on October 12, 2023 and all remaining episodes will now be released weekly.
Stream now on Apple TV+ with a 7 day free trial. Subscribe here.
Is Lessons In Chemistry based on a true story?
No, neither the book or the TV series are based on a true story.
Who stars in Lessons In Chemistry?
As we mentioned before, Brie Larson stars in the series as the lead character Elizabeth Zott. Also in the cast are Lewis Pullman, Aja Naomi King, Stephanie Koenig, Patrick Walker, Thomas Mann, Kevin Sussman, Beau Bridges, Ashley Monique Clark and Derek Cecil.
Is Lessons in Chemistry worth reading?
In our opinion, yes! It’s a wonderfully well-written book with such an original plot (you can purchase it here). Obviously, not everyone enjoys reading or would classify themselves as a ‘book worm’ though. If that’s you, just watch the show; it’s one of the rare adaptations that does the source material justice.