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es, it was the final episode in this performance-heavy season of American Horror Story, with its permeable storyline and unpolished characters. “The Seven Wonders” was by no means a perfect hour of television…and that’s it. All the ins are out now, and the Supreme has been crowned. After two previous seasons of rampant mysteries that went unanswered, I’m a little disappointed by the little black bow used to wrap this season up. It’s like I want to dig through the tissue paper to make sure I’m not missing anything.
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.
It was a hard Thanksgiving for American Horror Story fans, as the series took a week off instead of showing us what kind of messed up voodoo spells Marie Laveau is capable of using only a stuffed turkey and canned yams. And heads up: tonight’s “The Sacred Taking” was treading as much water as possible without actually getting wet until the final shot of the episode, which was wickedly glorious and horrifying all at once. Kathy Bates further proves she’s ahead of the acting game
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…
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.
I will now try to hunt down a magical priestess to ensure a spinoff series involving the cross-country antics of Council members Myrtle (Frances Conroy) Elsa (Geraldine Singer) and Quentin (Leslie Jordan), as they make for quite the dynamic trio putting everyone in the house on bureaucratic trial concerning Madison’s disappearance. I could watch Conroy fly off the rails all day long as the Guardian of Veracity in the Vernacular.
Last night’s episode of American Horror Story: Coven certainly took some dark and twisted turns. And it’s at this point that you want to stop reading if you haven’t seen ”The Replacements” as we’re about to get into spoilers from Episode 3! Honestly, three episodes in and there’s already been incest and minotaur sex. Where is there to go from here?
American Horror Story: Coven Watch: The Replacements Is Filled With Murder, Incest And Fertility Spells
How naïve I was to think American Horror Story: Coven could get past its third episode before delivering a narrative element that could “out-Ryan Murphy” a character that literally bangs people until their brains explode. And this episode gives us three of them. Of course, Fiona is given the classier, less surreal story that is steeped in murder and intrigue over, say, quasi-zombie quasi-incest.
This year features Lange at her most unbridled and troublesome, Sarah Paulson nailing the timid but powerful role, Kathy Bates in the most gregariously obscene part she’s ever played, and Angela Bassett as the cold, dark fire smoldering behind them all. And when you take into account Lily Rabe, Taissa Farmiga, Gabourey Sidibe, Jamie Brewer, and even Josh Hamilton, it’s hard to imagine many other casts even coming close to topping it, hoping it stays solid.
The season of the witch has begun! Last night's episode of American Horror Story: Coven introduced us to a new set of characters with a whole new set of drama. And if you haven't watched the AHS: Coven premiere yet, stop reading now and obviously don't watch the above preview, as it gives away some spoilers about the series opener. Ok, you've been warned.
American Horror Story returns tonight, dripping with all of the blood, mutilation and chaos we've come to know, love and fear -- in all the right ways -- about FX's horror series. Newcomers to the show are once again welcome to dive in, as American Horror Story: Coven begins with a whole new story, with new characters and fresh drama right from the start.