DICKINSON : American web series review


Dickinson is an art in itself and portrays the life of a poet Emily Dickinson.

Genre: Comedy, Fantasy


  • Hailee Steinfeld as Emily Dickinson
  • Ella Hunt as Sue Gilbert
  • Toby Huss as Edward Dickinson (father)
  • Jane Krakowski as Emily Dickinson (mother)
  • Adrian Enscoe as Austin Dickinson
  • Anna Baryshnikov as Lavinia Dickinson
  • Samuel Farnsworth as George Gould


Emily Dickinson born in 1830s in Massachusetts has a different perspective towards everything she faces. Born in an era of patriarchal society where women weren’t given even basic rights like voting and weren’t allowed an education same as a man, Emily is a total rebel.

The web series is well directed with suitable settings, props and outfits but has modern dialogues and songs which can be excused.

“Will you love me when my heart beat stops”

Emily has a poetic view of things and situations which is the fuel for her passion for writing poems, living in a society where women are looked down upon for building a literary reputation. Everyone calls her weird and insane which she doesn’t care about. She does everything opposite to what her father (Toby Huss) calls, the guidelines on how a lady should be and where a lady’s place is in the society. Her mother (Jane Krakowski) even believes that all a lady should be is the one who knows how to be a perfect housewife and takes good care of her husband’s needs and the daily household chores. Mrs. Dickinson tries every time to force Emily into doing chores, which she escapes smoothly, and tries setting her up with some or the other gentleman to get married.

Emily is born in a wealthy Dickinson family. She loves flowers, books and poems. Being the rebel she is, she can’t be tamed. She paves her own paths, loves gaining as much knowledge as possible, is fun loving and hates marriage. Emily’s sole purpose is to become a poet, one who everyone remember’s even after she’s gone.

The web series takes us into a different world of teenage fantasies and dreams.


If you are looking for something different and interesting to watch, then this is a perfect option. And if you are into writing and reading, each episode of this 10 episode long web series will leave you with some inspiration. Emily’s imaginary worlds are fascinating and her poems are deep.

Yes, I do recommend watching it.


Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

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