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5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 31
  2. Negative: 9 out of 31

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  1. Nov 6, 2019
    2
    Emily Dickinson is best known as the [possibly lesbian] writer obsessed with death and poetry. She is one of America’s greatest and most original poets of all time.
    In her writing, she experimented with expression in order to free it from conventional restraints. Her characters could see the inescapable limitations of their societies as well as their imagined and imaginable escapes.
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    Emily Dickinson is best known as the [possibly lesbian] writer obsessed with death and poetry. She is one of America’s greatest and most original poets of all time.
    In her writing, she experimented with expression in order to free it from conventional restraints. Her characters could see the inescapable limitations of their societies as well as their imagined and imaginable escapes.
    To define meaning without confining it, to inhabit a house that never became a prison, Dickinson created a distinctively elliptical language in her work, for expressing what was possible but not yet realized.

    In the spirit of recent historical dramadies (p.e. Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite)  Apple TV+ has released this original series.
    In my opinion, the American TV firmament will not rest until it remakes every American poet into a TV-series character who is hot, young, and horny. At least she is depicted as queer. Obviously the show is targeting the young generation. I for one, would prefer a British version.
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  2. Nov 7, 2019
    3
    Dickinson's story is just an excuse to propose a teen comedy that aims more at the effect than at the quality of the content.
  3. Nov 9, 2019
    7
    Dickinson e o tipo de série morna mais extremamente divertida que agrada seu público mesmo com poucos defeitos
Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. Reviewed by: Sonia Saraiya
    Nov 6, 2019
    80
    To be sure, Peak Content has demonstrated a bit too much fondness for the “[notable figure], but cool” dramatic premise, which has yielded both hits (Riverdale) and bombs (remember Will?). But Dickinson has so much to imagine about Emily—and such a sense of humor—that the idea feels fresh.
  2. Reviewed by: Aaron Barnhart
    Nov 4, 2019
    50
    Fan fiction may not be the best way to describe Dickinson, but I think it captures the overall adoration of the poet that went into the making of this show. ... All of this is pretty engaging. But then at seemingly random moments Dickinson shape-shifts into a sitcom, and that’s where it loses me.
  3. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    Nov 4, 2019
    80
    “Dickinson,” cross-pollinating literary history with adolescent fantasy, is happy to get lost in its own fertile ideas about the essence of this rare flower.