You know, it takes a lot to kind of horrify GeekTyrant. I don’t mean that as a criticism of the site: I actually like how they’re so positively enthusiastic about geek-stuff, even when I don’t think that the stuff they’re being enthusiastic is worth it. But the Dickinson trailer made them blink, relatively speaking:
The series takes on the literary genius poet Emily Dickinson and imagines that she was a wild and crazy teenager with promiscuous and partying tendencies. I still don’t quite get why they couldn’t have just based this character on someone brand new. Dickinson was a known recluse, and I find it to be such a weird story to fuse her into.
…Yeaaaah. This is one of those things you look at and decide that yes, the show has found its home; Apple TV+ is exactly where you’d expect to see Emily Dickinson re-imagined as a bisexual party girl. Personally, I feel that they should have gone even further and given Emily mechanical webbing-shooters and made the whole thing a steampunk Spider-Gwen. Which is a concept that I only came up with after I looked up “Hailee Steinfeld,” but now I absolutely must see that movie.