If You Loved Dickinson, Prepare to Obsess Over These 10 Shows

If You Loved Dickinson, Prepare to Obsess Over These 10 Shows

Dickinson, Alena Smith’s creation for Apple TV+, is an irreverent, deeply modern take on reclusive poet Emily Dickinson’s life. If you know and love period dramas, you might be a little surprised by this one — its soundtrack includes songs by A$AP Rocky, Billie Eilish, and Lizzo and has an approach that’s as progressive as Emily Dickinson herself.

The series doesn’t paint Dickinson as a quiet hermit or a quintessential good girl; in fact, we see a budding poet who is deeply passionate, a rebel at heart, and deeply moved by the world around her. Even presenting the writer’s possible relationship with best friend Susan Gilbert, this show is a pioneering, forward-thinking period piece that subverts the genre with moves like bringing in Wiz Khalifa as the symbol of death. If Dickinson is everything you could ever love in a series, swipe through to find 10 other shows that will take you on a ride that’s just as wild, creative, and empowering with strong female leads.

Lydia Livingston

Lydia is the newest member of the Genesis Brand family and has fit into the culture seamlessly. After graduating college, three years ago, Lydia made the transition to west coast life after her early years in NYC. She's an avid tennis player, animal rights activist and aspiring vegan chef.

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