American Horror Story -Coven – episode 7


This season continues to impress as all of the actresses on the show give their all. Kathy Bates is appropriately loathsome as Delphine LaLaurie – inspired by a real life sadist and slaveowner- but somehow, Ms. Bates is able to make viewers believe that this sick sadist is somehow seeking redemption or adjustment to her current experiences in the modern world.  I was disappointed that Queenie, played by an equally engaging Gabourney Sidibe, decided to betray LaLaurie to Marie Laveau.

Similarly, I was a bit disappointed with Zoe’s decision to kill Spalding once he answered all of her questions. It’s true that he wasn’t trustworthy – but was it really  necessary to kill him? Had she made him talk in Fiona’s presence – she’d have taken care of it, after all… I also don’t know how Zoe knew about Myrtle’s spell on Spalding’s tongue.

Speaking of Fiona, she’s going to have a hard time in the next few episodes, with not only Marie Laveau gunning for her, but her own daughter and the students of Miss Robichaux’s academy as well. Last, but not least, the resurrected Myrtle Snow is likely to want to settle old scores too.

This season is so deliciously campy and byzantine in its plotting and intrigue that I can’t believe I have to wait two weeks for the next episode on 12/4/2013!

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American Horror Story – Coven-Spoiler Alert!


Episode 4 of American Horror Story:Coven was wonderfully kick-ass, and the episode ended basically where it began – with Marie Laveau raising the dead to attack the witches at Ms. Robichaux’s  School for Exceptional Young Ladies in retaliation for beheading her man-made minotaur boyfriend Bastien.  If this sounds outrageously convoluted and over the top – it probably is, but it was such delicious fun to watch Angela Bassett and Jessica Lange and Gabourey Sidibe let loose with the material that many viewers will be inclined to be forgiving.

And the witches council! The witches council! The witches council!! – By now you may have some idea how fabulous I think the witches council is- headed by the incomparable Frances Conroy – she had this Anna Wintour/Edith Head thing going on and was FIERCELY in Ms. Lange’s face with accusations of murder – scrumptious dramatics – y’all 😉

By the way -spoilers alert – the next Supreme was revealed by Ryan Murphy & Aceshowbiz to be Zoe – initially dismissed by Lange’s Fiona’s as the “weakest of us”  – See – Link 1 and Link 2 

This surprised me somewhat, and part of me wanted it to be crazy-ass hill-billy swamp witch Misty Day. Now THAT would  have worked Fiona’s nerves like mad -particularly since she’s not that easy to kill 😉

Episode 4 definitely ramped up the suspense a few notches and will be fun to see where the writers take us next…

American Horror Story -Coven


I’m only three episodes into this show and totally loving it. Largely because of the incredible cast :Patti Luppone had a cameo last episode, Jessica Lange, Angela Bassett and Sarah Polley, an annoying Emma Roberts and an unpredictable Gaborney Sidibe.

American Horror Story-Coven

There’s always so much that’s going on and on American asylum and so much that could be going on I spoke with a coworker about different characters most of whom are female on this season of American horror story coven and we talked about the actresses under being under used which I think is true particularly true of Gabby Sidibe and Sarah Pauly as Cordelia and I think that although she has been a bland character thus far; having seen the remake of Carrie recently I am waiting for Cordelia’s Carrie moment when she’s a doormat no more and she strikes back, and I’m wondering if something in her will recognize that her mother Fiona as well as Fiona’s rival Marie Laveau are all that are standing in her way of having a baby and I’m wondering if the moment will come when she left wipes them both out or at least tries to;  she’s lacking the firepower now to do so, but that doesn’t mean that she can’t figure out a way to get that firepower. I see the potential of the show and its various characters now that Fiona Goode is going to be besieged by members of her own coven of witches as well as Marie Laveau and her forces, thus I’m wondering whether Cordelia will take advantage of the situation now and how she will do so; or how other characters will take advantage of the situation as well.  It’s a very political undercurrent this season…

No matter what happens, I sincerely doubt that Fiona is going to remain the Supreme witch and gain Marie Laveau’s secret formula for immortality by the end of episode 13. In fact, the seeming overconfidence of both Fiona and Marie and their belief that they know the lay of the land best, suggests to me that neither witch will prevail in the end and what they don’t know will likely hurt them…

Stay tuned.