Most quality television seeks order. Shows like Breaking Bad and Boardwalk Empire drop careful hints like a teacher preparing students for a pop quiz, and then later call attention to those clues, rewarding our devotion. American Horror Story is, in comparison, a splatter painting, its virtues to be found in its lustful overindulgence.
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|By: Jane Hamsher Sunday October 24, 2010 6:00 pm|
Tonight is Episode 6 of Boardwalk Empire, “Family Limitation.”
We’ll hold the chat tonight on MyFDL, so stop by in the comments (now nested) and let us know how you’re liking it.
|By: Jane Hamsher Sunday October 17, 2010 6:00 pm|
Move over, Nucky. The prohibition shakedown game has refined considerably since the 1920′s, but lucky for them the “beautiful, ignorant bastards” falling for they same cheap hustle haven’t.
|By: Jane Hamsher Sunday October 10, 2010 6:00 pm|
Broadway Empire was the #1 trending topic on Twitter last week during the broadcast. While the economics of prohibition is fascinating, I think more people are just into the boobs.
|By: Jane Hamsher Sunday October 3, 2010 6:00 pm|
Last week’s episode of Boardwalk Empire was “The Ivory Tower“: Unlike Margaret Schroeder, we’ve never read Henry James’s The Ivory Tower, but here are the first few lines of the Wikipedia entry: “The novel … centers on the riches earned by a pair of dying millionaires and ex-partners … and their possibly corrupting effect on [...]
|By: Jane Hamsher Sunday September 26, 2010 6:02 pm|
Comparisons to the Sopranos are inevitable, but it’s not really fair to measure a series that had eight years to develop its style to the new kind on the block. I’m liking it so far (especially the Magritte-inspired opening credits), but it has some growing to do.
See you in the comments for the watch party. Sponsored by Just Say Now.