There seems to be an inverse relationship between Hollywood and the general economy. According to the National Association of Theatre Owners during six of the past eight recessions in the U.S., box office and admissions sales increased.
One of many reasons to watch this ultra-dark and gripping series is that the characters face murky ethical quandaries all the time. How one unlawful action inevitably leads to another is at the heart of the show.
How would you react if you found out that the basis of your business model was bogus? That's the nightmare that the television industry is finally waking up to, and I bet that online media won't be far behind.
Feminism is ultimately about the freedom to chose and compete and be who you are -- also to tumble into the slime pit of excess. As cable television has learned, there's money in the mire -- lots of it.