Show of the week
Was it Emily Dickinson or Selena Gomez who wrote “The heart wants what it wants”? That the answer is both feels entirely relevant to why this series has sneakily emerged as the best original offering on Apple’s two-week-old streaming service. Sure, reimagining the reclusive 19th-century poet as a Gen Z–style queer feminist hero who takes opium at a house party and, yes, twerks, is a bit gimmicky. But the series’ mannered mashup of epochs can win you over with its clever writing, lush imagery, and (we’ll say it) transcendent performance from Hailee Steinfeld.
Currently streaming on AppleTV+ ■