The TV Club, 2017

The Show had become the news.

The way we consume the ongoing tale of the Trump White House, with its many supporting players, scandals, and weirdo plot twists, has become incredibly similar to the way we used to dissect what was happening to Don Draper or Walter White.

.. I don’t want to say Trump is our cable drama antihero chickens coming home to roost, because that would be way too reductive.

.. He feels like a sui generis construction of the American id, but so does television. Maybe they are one and the same.

.. It was a show about longing for a past you can’t return to and how getting lost in that sensation can become poisonous.