The Living Room Bijou: HBO’s “Station Eleven”

Station Eleven: It ain’t gonna be easy (HBO)

Dystopian narratives often follow a familiar line: Civilization collapses into chaos and madness. Brain-eating Zombies and Killer Androids pore through the barricades. We arm ourselves to the teeth. Blood gushes. Bodies pile up like cordwood.

These Hobbesian tales unfold in a gloomy, degraded environment, framed by a “survival of the fittest” theory (though it may be a serious…

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Thomas Burchfield

Thomas Burchfield

Essayist, film critic, humorist, and novelist. The author of 1920s noir gangster novel , BUTCHERTOWN, available at Amazon and other booksellers.