Dickinson Season 2: Review


I would like to thank Apple for allowing me to watch and review this series.

Creator: Alena Smith

Stars: Hailee Steinfeld, Adrian Enscoe, Anna Baryshnikov,

Synopsis: Budding writer Emily Dickinson uses her outsider’s perspective to explore the constraints of society, gender and family in the 19th century.

This review covers a non-spoiler overview all ten episodes of Season 2.

When this show first premiered back in 2019 I was immediately hooked. A show about Emily Dickinson but with a modern twist. I adored the tone, comedy, and atmosphere this show brought. This show is unique in so many ways from the 19th century time period mixed in with modern writing and phrases. It creates a recipe for a fun ride. There is a lot of period-piece series out there but none of them are as colorful as Dickinson.

This season had a clear motive much like t the first season. Although season 2 was more refined. In the first season, we are introduced to the Dickinsons and their life in Massachusetts. It did an incredible job of world-building and we receive more of a personal story in the new season. We witness Emily going through the growing pains of getting her poems published and the backlash that comes with it. 

Everyone from the original cast has reprised along with a few new faces. Hailee Steinfeld and Ella Hunt are the strongest pillars of this season, which has always been the case since the show first aired. The rest of the cast has great chemistry more so this time around. There seem to be fewer filler episodes. As much as I enjoyed them in season one, I’m glad each episode contributed to the main storyline this time around.

The soundtrack to many will probably be the weakest point of the show. However, I enjoyed the modern music they used. I believe it sets it apart from other period-pieces and brings a new light on this unique dark comedy. I will admit it is a strange choice to make but in the long run, I believe it brings more flavor to the series

Final: Dickinson season 2 is a wild, strapping, and insightful ride that will keep you entertained for hours. Its colorful use of dark comedy balances the message of fame, love, and women’s rights in the 19th century. Season 2 of Dickinson is set to premiere on Apple Tv Plus on January 8th.

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