Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Take Three: Dickinson

Dickinson: Season 1, Episode 3 “Wild nights” (B)

I wasn’t sure if I was going to keep watching this show, taking a week off from it, but now I’ve decided I’ll probably see it through to the end of the first season. This episode’s title is part of the name of the film from last year that deals with the same subject, and what a wild night it was. I was caught off-guard when Jane outright told Austin that his fiancée was in love with his sister, and him bursting in on them kissing was not good, mainly because it caused Sue to run away and leave since she didn’t want to be fought over by the two of them. I’m never overly fond of when drugs become too featured in a storyline, and that’s pretty much what this was here. It did bring out some interesting things, like some courage on Lavinia’s part after the man she so wanted came to her rescue did. I also recognized the voice of the bee that Emily hallucinated dancing with right away, and it belonged to none other than Jason Mantzoukas from “The Good Place.” I’m still debating how I feel about this show’s completely anachronistic tone, with the expected costumes and certain speaking styles still maintained for a relatively disjointed and irreverent experience. At the moment, I’m most interested to see what happens between Emily and Austin while Sue is gone, how long it takes her to return, and whether they’re going to continue to compete for her affection in a now open and surely awkward manner.

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