“Dollface” is an American comedy created by Jordan Weiss that premiered Nov. 15 on Hulu.
The series follows a young woman who, after being dumped by her longterm boyfriend, must deal with her own imagination in order to reenter the world of women and rekindle the female friendships she left behind.
The series is an ensemble show, with the main character being Jules Wiley, played by Kat Dennings. Dennings does an amazing job playing the ever-so-clueless yet resilient character who is Jules. Also on the cast is Brenda Song as the enigmatic Madison Maxell, Shay Mitchell as the fashionista Stella Cole and Esther Povitsky as awkward but loving Izzy Levine. Song shines in her role as Madison, delivering the most laughs throughout the series.
The series also stars Beth Grant as a “cat lady” who shows up throughout the series to help Jules in her newly female-oriented life. The series does a good job showcasing the effects of co-dependency within a relationship through showcasing the harsh reality of Jules having no one after her breakup.
The TV series is executive produced by Margot Robbie, who also makes an appearance in the series. It’s one of the many projects Margot Robbie is planning on producing for Hulu. And so far, she has done quite well.
“Dollface” does a great job of taking common things and addressing them in a complex way. The ensemble cast of female characters makes for some great storylines throughout the show, especially in the Wizard of Oz themed episode. The way the series is able to showcase real loving friendships and self-sufficiency is done very well.
This show is a great showcase of female empowerment as well, which is great to see on screen, especially with it being a rarity. There is also a hilarious cameo from Macaulay Culkin that is sure to leave you highly entertained. Here’s to “Dollface” being a first of many other great Hulu Originals.
Echo Grade: B