American Horror Story: Coven ends tonight! Over all, it was an enjoyable season, but after getting an early screening of tonight's finale, "The Seven Wonders," I've come to the realization that there's one thing that's holding American Horror Story back from reaching its full potential, and it's actually proven to be a pretty consistent issue with this series over the last three seasons.
Of the two things American Horror Story knows how to do really well, blowing my mind is always the better option. On the flip side, it can also take everything that fans hold dear and toss it all into the garbage without a second thought. For people like me who spend three, four or even ten thoughts on AHS, it’s an insult when seemingly complex storylines and characters are written into oblivion...
The current season has played so much emphasis on who the next Supreme is that the series’ conclusion seems to hinge on that reveal. One by one, we’ve seen almost every female character pondering their own supremeness at one point or another. The above video seems to suggest that it’s Zoe’s turn, judging by what Fiona’s saying. She seems like a likely candidate, but the truth is, it’s really anyone’s game. And there are two episodes left for this mystery to be solved.
There has always been something a little old fashioned about American Horror Story, even when its scenes are taking place during the modern day. Tonight’s “Protect the Coven” felt a little like a serial drama or comedic performance from nearly a century ago, with parceled off non sequitur scenes of differing genres, all interconnected but never meshing together to creating anything whole. For some shows, that’s akin to a death knell, but for AHS, it just means we get to see around three different levels of gore, more theremin music and a cross-dressing ghost with a beard.
But that doesn’t mean we can’t already start thinking about the series’ fourth season and what kind of a horrific mash-up creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have coming. After a recent rumor surfaced that it would be another period piece, Murphy himself has come out saying the fourth season will be “set in 1950.” Can we assume that it will focus on Charles Schulz and the crafting of his classic Peanuts comic strip? Probably not.
Let’s just get right into talking about the elephant in the room. Watching Stevie Nicks perform “Rhiannon” on the piano in front of Misty in the middle of Miss Robichaux’s Academy was one of the most perfect scenes I’ve ever seen on a TV series, and I say that completely subjectively. But it’s not just that I love the song and the throaty, subdued rendition Nicks gave it, but it’s the rare bit in a series where a character gets to meet the person they idolize and imbibe on their glee.
Stevie Nicks has managed to twirl herself into a guest appearance on American Horror Story, a much-anticipated happening that airs — at long last! — on FX tonight. Because of that, the queen of all things ethereal is making the interview rounds to talk about it. One thing remained clear throughout all of her press: it might be impossible to talk to the Fleetwood Mac frontwoman without being transfixed by her witchy ways. So we've compiled the best quips below.
It seems like an eternity since we last got to watch the ladies of American Horror Story: Coven wreak havoc on each other and the outside world. But when the show returns on Wednesday, January 8, it will feature the most exciting witch of them all. No, we don’t mean the new supreme (though she may well get outed before the end of the episode); we’re talking about the White Witch herself, Stevie Nicks. FX released a couple more behind the scenes shots of Nicks standing with actress Lily Rabe, whose character Misty Day is positively obsessed with the legendary songstress.
It’s going to be a long month until American Horror Story returns on January 8. It’s not like there is anything to care about in the meantime except homemade eggnog. And that Christmas day or whatever. Happy holidays, readers! Hopefully none of the boxes under your tree contain the decapitated head of a bigot.
Don’t you think for a second that we’ve met all of the soldiers going into that supernatural battlefield. Though the cast doesn’t seem to be getting any smaller, as almost everyone who dies ends up getting resurrected, it continues to grow and Fringe star Lance Reddick is the latest talented star to join the cast. He will figure heavily into the drama during the final few episodes. And no, he won’t be playing Zoe’s new boyfriend.
There is a point in “The Dead” when Cordelia is truth-bombing Zoe about Fiona’s complicity in Madison’s throat slashing, and her eyebrows get stern around her milky blind eyes, and she says, “We’re going to kill my mother!” And that is a line that, even in American Horror Story, should have a hefty amount of weight behind it. Yet…
The always intense Danny Huston (who I like to call the poor-but-rich-at-heart man’s Ray Wise) plays the never identified Axeman of New Orleans, whose most famous letter to the press is utilized for this cold open, where he called for New Orleans citizens to only play jazz music from their homes, with death as a consequence. And I really like Huston in that role, as he’s menacing as fuck and he has a strong bone to pick with the woman of the Coven.
Praise all things witchy and wonderful because the Queen of ethereal vibes and otherworldly talent, Stevie Nicks, is twirling her way (scarf and all) into a guest spot on FX’s recently renewed for a fourth season miniseries saga, American Horror Story: Coven. Because of course she is! This is the most logical casting news we’ve ever heard for a series, given Nick's namecheck in the first episode of the third season by fellow witch (oh yeah — in AHS, Nicks is a real deal witch), Misty Day. This is going to be good.
When you have actors of the caliber of Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett at your disposal, you don’t dispose that opportunity. Ryan Murphy seems to be well aware of this unwritten law, considering just a day has passed since the official announcement that American Horror Story has been renewed for a fourth season and the series’ co-creator has already reportedly approached them about returning to the FX drama for new roles next year.
It was a fairly quiet time at Miss Robichaux’s Academy this week. I mean, sure there was a zombie invasion and a witch burning, but nothing too intense. There was enough downtime for me to think, “Who is funding this school where absolutely nothing gets done by way of schooling?” I’m keen to think the U.S. Government has no idea who’s paying the property taxes on that place. Speaking of property taxes… wait, no. We’re talking about American Horror Story.