The Fall of the House of Usher: The Pit and the Pendulum
October 22, 2023 7:06 AM - Season 1, Episode 7 - Subscribe

A furious Frederick sets out to handle unfinished business. Madeline receives an ominous message at an old haunt. Dupin grows wary of Roderick's motives.

"Freddie is also a pathetically ineffectual doormat with no obvious skills besides “bowling in his living room” and “growing a dumb-looking ponytail.”"—from Scott Meslow's four-star review for Vulture.

"Why should the Devil give much of a hoot about who deserves anything? Isn’t inflicting evil at random kind of Satan’s deal? So you’d think, and I do believe that’s a part of it, but then she makes a point of how she’s drawing out Freddie’s death because of how he tortured Morrie. So are we letting the punishment fit the crimes or what?"—from Sean T. Collins' recap for Decider.

"More. More. More"—quoth the raven

"Don't tell me nothin', I'm just tryin' to have fun"—from Roxxxy Andrews on RuPaul's Drag Race, apropos of nothing
posted by bcwinters (3 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Everything in this show is telegraphed so clearly I keep expecting to see Samuel Morse get a writing credit, but I really appreciated that they worked Berenice in there. It's my favorite Poe story, and I guffawed at the Altoids tin. Well played.
posted by phooky at 7:56 AM on October 23, 2023 [3 favorites]

I lament that Checkov’s elevator phobia was never deployed. What was the point of setting that up?
posted by Cogito at 4:31 AM on November 2, 2023 [1 favorite]

I felt like the elevator thing (the claustrophobia, not the aspect of falling or anything else) was metaphorically deployed when he was "locked in" via the paralytic drug.
posted by mmoncur at 7:14 PM on November 18, 2023

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