Dickinson: Season 1 (2019)

Season 1

Critics 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.



Critic Ratings: 62


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User Ratings: 195
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Air date: Nov 1, 2019
Air date: Nov 1, 2019
Air date: Nov 1, 2019
Air date: Nov 1, 2019
Air date: Nov 1, 2019
Air date: Nov 1, 2019
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Air date: Nov 1, 2019
Air date: Nov 1, 2019
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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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Critic Reviews for Dickinson Season 1

All Critics (62) | Top Critics (28)

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

Dec 19, 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.

Nov 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.

Oct 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.

Nov 11, 2019 | Full Review…
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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.

Oct 28, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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It's a wholly unsuccessful and tonally inscrutable piece of work.

Nov 1, 2019 | Full Review…

Brilliant teen series is destined for immortality.

Nov 4, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

It is crazy, optimistic, entertaining, somewhat irreverent, funny at times. [Full review in Spanish]

Dec 20, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

There are moments, like this one, where Dickinson's quest to modernize the story feels a little jarring, revisionist a la Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette and sleek enough to be an iPhone commercial.

Oct 30, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

I found it difficult to get through much of it even though the talent is all right there. A great story about Emily Dickinson is waiting to be told and Hailee Steinfeld is well suited for the challenge. This, unfortunately, is not that story.

Oct 30, 2019 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

It's a non-stop ride that is unabashedly queer, extravagant, and fun, even as (or perhaps because) it continues to stray from Dickinson's real life.

Oct 30, 2019 | Full Review…

Dickinson, streaming now on Apple TV+, is a confused, disrespectful mess that manages to turn an American literary icon into a paint-by-numbers influencer whose "not like the other girls" energy renders her portrayal borderline unwatchable.

Dec 30, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Dickinson: Season 1

  • 3d ago
    Absolutely love this twist on something so amazing already. Also can HS get any more amazing? I think not! Aaaaaaaaamazing!
  • Feb 12, 2020
    Brilliant and pretty sad if you ask me.
  • Feb 08, 2020
    refreshing.. loved it
  • Jan 30, 2020
    A funny and fresh way to show up the dramatically life of Dickinson. Young, fresh talk, Hip-Hop, some CGI. Great idea.
  • Jan 27, 2020
    This program is a travesty, I'm sorry. As someone who is interested in Emily Dickinson and her writing, I was thrilled to learn that an ambitious production was being produced. The result is not only disappointing, but profane to the memory and impact of this great American writer. The comedy is weak, anachronistic and the choice to force its inclusion was unwise. The gratuitous inclusion of gender drama and sexual situations is a huge indulgence with no documented basis in historical fact, but a popular fantasy among recent scholars and perhaps for the creators of this series as well. Unnecessary and destructive. Total fiction.
  • Jan 12, 2020
    All I need to say is "Hailee Steinfeld!" She's a force you be reckoned with as we all no, and she continues to show it in this interested take on Dickinson's life.
  • Jan 07, 2020
    This series is amazing. The modern twist they put into the story is very funny and interesting, the costumes are great, the acting so emotional and passionate and the concept unique. I love it and cannot wait for season 2.
  • Jan 06, 2020
    It takes history and makes it funny! Exploring the life of hidden poet, Emily Dickinson, the show uses comedy to make a fun show about beautiful poetry. With Hailee Steinfield as the lost poet, this will win over your heart!
  • Jan 05, 2020
    Dickinson season 1 i will rate it 3.5 out of 5 stars. It was a pretty fair season. Hailee Steinfield and the cast did great in bringing fun energy to the series. It is pretty fun to see a modern take with the story. Started out great and fun but the rest of the season was slowly losing its direction.
  • Jan 05, 2020
    I just love it! can't wait for season 2

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