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Dickinson: Season 1 (2019)



Critic Consensus: Audacious and aspirational, Dickinson's bold blend of period-drama and millennial milieu definitely won't be for all, but those looking to break free from the doldrums of their viewing life may find some kind of hope in its singular vision.


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Dickinson takes viewers into the world of famed poet, Emily Dickinson, as she explores social issues while struggling to fit in her own era.


Hailee Steinfeld
as Emily Dickinson
Jane Krakowski
as Mrs. Dickinson
Toby Huss
as Edward Dickinson
Adrian Enscoe
as Austin Dickinson
Anna Baryshnikov
as Lavinia Dickinson

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All Critics (62) | Top Critics (28)

The show deliberately leans in to flamboyant anachronisms and jarring contradictions.

December 19, 2019 | Full Review…

It's a wholly unsuccessful and tonally inscrutable piece of work.

November 1, 2019 | Full Review…

Dickinson" seems ready to whisk viewers to a place they've never been before. But he promise is soon swept away, and "Dickinson" goes back to being just another humdrum teen dramedy suitable for The CW.

November 1, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Dickinson shows promise in a number of areas -- among them striking visual language, an irresistible playfulness in the music supervision, and a sense of fun, if not humor, that pervades even scenes about mortality or misogyny.

October 31, 2019 | Full Review…

Silly, horny, a little sad, and just a shade frightening...It gets a lot wrong, but it gets the most important thing right.

November 11, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Within Dickinson is the still-nascent potential for something beautiful, waiting to burst forth like a morning glory, so long as its promise is cultivated with care.

October 28, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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