Apple TV+ review: ‘Dickinson’ returns for a triumphant season 2

Emily Dickinson and friends are back, for more anachronistic adventures in the 19th century, as the Apple TV+ hit returns for its second season.
Hailee Steinfeld in season two of “Dickinson,” premiering January 8 on Apple TV+.

When Dickinson debuted in late 2019, as one of the first original Apple TV+ shows, it was clear that it had a conceit that viewers would either buy into immediately or not. The show follows the life of the famed 19th-century poet Emily Dickinson (Hailee Steinfeld), and while the characters wear period-accurate costumes, the series offers anachronistic dialogue and pop music.

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