A gender-bent, vlog-style adaptation of George Eliot’s Victorian novel Middlemarch, the series
follows a group of students at Lowick College in the fictional town of Middlemarch,
Connecticut, who set out to change the world and then have to figure out how to live in it.
Middlemarch: The Series reimagines George Eliot's Victorian novel Middlemarch at a
contemporary liberal arts college.
As in shows like Carmilla and The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, the characters operate the camera. It
all begins in the fall of Dot Brooke’s sophomore year, when she decides to make a
documentary about her life and the lives of her friends. Over the course of six months, the
documentary expands to include an eccentric - and gender-bent - cast of characters, who are
all just beginning to figure out who they are and what they want.
These characters include Dot herself, who genuinely wants to make the world a better place,
but can’t quite figure out how to. Another constant contributor to Dot’s documentary is
Fred Vincy, a self-described gay disaster, who is struggling to get himself into med school
and to ignore his lifelong crush on his childhood best friend, Max Garth. Fred’s sister
Rosamond, meanwhile, works tirelessly to make her life a little more like the rom-coms she
loves to watch.
The series follows this awkward, ordinary cast of characters as they set out to change the
world and then have to figure out how to live in it.