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It only lasted 1 season. Too bad. I found it far more entertaining than Mad Men.
The series follows a group of young female researchers at News of the Week magazine in the revolutionary times of 1969. Women in the newsroom are relegated to low-level positions. Many researchers are more talented and better educated …
Based on true stories, News of the Week is Newsweek. In 1970, 46 women researchers, reporters and the magazine’s one woman writer staged a revolt. They complained to the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Finally, in 1972, Newsweek promised that by the end of 1974, one-third of the magazine’s writers would be women.
Dickinson takes place “during Emily Dickinson‘s era with a modern sensibility and tone.
It takes viewers into the world of Emily, audaciously exploring the constraints of society, gender, and family from the perspective of a budding writer who doesn’t fit in to her own time …
It’s weird and somehow compelling. Modern dialogue. Modern music.
All the characters are great. My favourite is Darlene Hunt as Maggie, their hilarious maid.
74% on Rotten Tomatoes.
A bit gimmicky, I thought the novelty might wear off. BUT season 2 was even better. 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.
I hadn’t known that Emily Dickinson’s legendary poetry was not acclaimed until after her death in 1886. Her sister discovered the cache of 1,800 poems and finally had them published. That’s not what’s happening in the TV series.
Young Wallander is a young, edgy, and modern series that sees Henning Mankell’s iconic detective Kurt Wallander investigate his gripping first case. The story focuses on the formative experiences – professional and personal – faced by Kurt as a recently graduated police officer in his early twenties.
It’s set in Sweden but the cast is mostly British.