Pulp fiction, pulp history: “American Horror Story”

By: Monday November 4, 2013 3:01 pm

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.


Boardwalk Empire Watch Party on MyFDL

By: 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.

Boardwalk Empire Episode 5 Watch Party

By: 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.

Boardwalk Empire Episode 4 Watch Party: Prohibition Was Organized Crime’s “Big Bang”

By: 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.

Boardwalk Empire Watch Party, Episode 3

By: 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 [...]

“Just Say Now” Boardwalk Empire Watch Party, Episode 2

By: 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.

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