11/22/63 – Don’t Ruin It, J.J. Abrams

The day is almost here. The day I’ve been awaiting for months and months and months. This Monday, 11/22/63 debuts on Hulu. I finished the novel for the second time last night, so I am fully prepared and cautiously optimistic that James Franco won’t ruin it. I’m also scared, as this mini-series will be treading on sacred ground. Stephen King is my favorite author, and 11/22/63 just so happens to be one of my favorite books of all time. That’s a lot of “favorites” in one sentence. Therefore, if JJ Abrams desecrates the book with the show, I will be very loudly airing my grievances here. Continue reading “11/22/63 – Don’t Ruin It, J.J. Abrams”

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The Walking Dead – S5, E15: “Try”

//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ac&ref=qf_sp_asin_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=dantra0c-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=B00TT3IHUO&asins=B00TT3IHUO&linkId=42NPMXJZSKSXACVX&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=trueI have not written about The Walking Dead since the midseason finale. It’s no secret that recent seasons have left me less than pleased, but on this eve of the Season 5 finale, I find myself with a few things to say. Continue reading “The Walking Dead – S5, E15: “Try””

American Horror Story: Freak Show – Season 4, Episode 12: “Showstoppers”

Tonight we bid farewell to the best season of American Horror Story to date. I am both curious and excited to learn how this storyline will be resolved, but I am also sad to see it all come to a close. With this potentially being Jessica Lange’s last season (again), I can only hope that she is given a proper sendoff. Continue reading “American Horror Story: Freak Show – Season 4, Episode 12: “Showstoppers””

American Horror Story: Freak Show – Season 4, Episode 11: “Magical Thinking”

I don’t like the Tattler twins for many reasons, yet my primary issue with Dot and Bette has become the fact that they prefer this Chester character to Dandy Mott. I understand that both of these gentlemen are considerably disturbed, but some level of psychosis seems to be a dating requirement for these girls. That being the case, Dandy is clearly the superior choice. Continue reading “American Horror Story: Freak Show – Season 4, Episode 11: “Magical Thinking””

American Horror Story: Freak Show – Season 4, Episode 10: “Orphans”

The most horrifying aspect of American Horror Story: Asylum, for me, was Pepper. She terrified me from the moment I saw her, and even more so when the reason behind her commitment was revealed. In spite of seeming harmless and sweet-tempered in Freak Show, I just couldn’t get over the whole baby-drowning thing – I literally thought about it any time that Pepper had a scene. And then American Horror Story did that amazing thing they do where they make you feel guilty for despising a character under false pretenses. I hate when they do that. But I love it, too. Continue reading “American Horror Story: Freak Show – Season 4, Episode 10: “Orphans””

American Horror Story: Freak Show – Season 4, Episode 9: “Tupperware Party Massacre”

Throughout this season, Dandy Mott has been trying to find himself. When we first meet Dandy, he identifies with Elsa’s freaks and truly feels that he would be at home with them. As the season progresses, however, Twisty the Clown takes him in as a protege of sorts, and Dandy starts identifying as a clown-costume-clad psychotic murderer. Dandy abandons this persona upon falling in love with Bette Tattler, and ultimately it is her rejection that leaves him completely perplexed regarding his place in this world. “Tupperware Party Massacre” features Dandy’s self-awakening: he is a god, and he has fully embraced his destiny. Continue reading “American Horror Story: Freak Show – Season 4, Episode 9: “Tupperware Party Massacre””

American Horror Story: Freak Show – Season 4, Episode 8: “Bloodbath”

Dandy Mott: Beyond the Tighty Whities

This is a much delayed and unfortunately brief discussion of last week’s episode; I apologize for both my brevity and my lack of punctuality here. Nevertheless, “Bloodbath” marks an important step for Dandy in terms of the duality of his personality. Continue reading “American Horror Story: Freak Show – Season 4, Episode 8: “Bloodbath””