To be like Elizabeth Holmes, you have to believe in the idea of something over and above the thing itself. Luckily for Holme To be like Elizabeth Holmes, you have to believe in the idea of something over and above the thing itself. Luckily for Holme

the now disgraced founder of blood test start-up Theranos, this is America. Empty ideology is the point the now disgraced founder of blood test start-up Theranos, this is America. Empty ideology is the point

The series The Dropout, adapted for Hulu from the ABC Audio podcast of the same name hosted by Rebecca Jarvi The series The Dropout, adapted for Hulu from the ABC Audio podcast of the same name hosted by Rebecca Jarvi

Employing a deftly selected soundtrack of early-to-mid-aughts bangers to bring home the cultural specificity of her rise and fall Employing a deftly selected soundtrack of early-to-mid-aughts bangers to bring home the cultural specificity of her rise and fall

the limited series compounds both the gravity and ridiculousness of what Holmes did not achieve

Seyfried finds Holmes’s awkward, serious, entrepreneurship-driven persona not only in her verbal oddities, but also in her physicality

She lumbers around hesitantly, unsure of her place in her own body. Her mouth seems to be playing pinball around her own face

She smiles, showing both upper and bottom rows of teeth

The interpretation is as important as the details of Holmes’s story. In the Theranos scandal,