Deck the halls with soundproof paneling. Fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la. Tis the season for streaming, not channeling. Fa-la-(coughing fit). I was never cut out to be a caroler. But something I’m really good at is sitting a few feet away from a lit-up Christmas tree and watching a bunch of stuff that I couldn’t catch up on earlier in the year. Join me, won’t you? (Just at your own house.)
Freak Show, viewers who still haven’t caught up with last season’s bewitching Coven plotline are in luck. With Jessica Lange anchoring this tale of witches, witchhunters, voodoo queens, devils, and Gabourey Sidibe masturbating in front of a minotaur, American Horror Story hit some of its weirdest highs and lows during this season. Highs? That special guest spot from Stevie Nicks and the crazyballs performances from Kathy Bates and Lance Reddick. Lows? Emma Roberts: Superbitch and Sarah Paulson’s eye problems.
Watch the first three seasons of American Horror Story on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu.
24: Live Another Day earlier this year, and I’m sure you won’t be surprised to find out that it was one of the hardest days of Jack Bauer’s trouble-filled career. Set four years after Season 8 capped off and following a slightly sped-up time pattern, this pseudo-season finds Bauer is still a fugitive who only pops back into the government’s eyesight because he hears about an assassination attempt being planned on President James Heller. He gets added to the anti-terrorist team, but soon realizes that the threat is even bigger than he could have ever imagined. A return to form for the series, even if the form is the abundantly ridiculous one that 24 kept stretching out as it went on.
Watch all eight episodes of 24: Live Another Day on Amazon Prime.
Watch both seasons of Black Mirror on Netflix Instant.
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