Advertisements We have threads for the other Apple TV+ launch shows but not this one, I think. It’s the first one I’m watching. Anyone watching too? The whole season dropped at launch. I’m three episodes in so far. I’m not sure what to make of it. It’s... probably not very good, at least not so far, but I’m kind of into it. It’s a mishmash of “modern spin on classic times”, wardrobe comedy, fantasy, melodrama... sometimes (usually) all at once. I have no idea what the show thinks it is so far, or if it’s at all in control of what it’s doing or is desperately hoping something will congeal. It’s kind of fascinating. And yet... it’s kind of entertaining. Hailee Steinfeld (who is an EP), is puckish fun. Wiz Khalifa, playing Death (that’s right), has only been in one episode so far, but made an impression. Jane Krakowski seems to be playing Jane Krakowski in period garb. I have no idea why she’s in this show, but I assume there’s an answer coming at some point. It’s surprisingly sapphic. (I should refresh myself on Emily Dickinson and perhaps I wouldn’t be surprised.) It’s maddening in its period-correct treatment of women, which gives Steinfeld-as-Emily a lot to play against. The sad-sack sister Lavinia is a hoot. The third episode, in which the Dickinson kids throw a modern house party while their parents are away, was kind of wild. Again I had no idea what the show thought it was doing when, at the party, a high-on-opium Emily dances with a giant bee. What will happen next? Who knows! On to episode four.