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 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 5: “Pink Cupcakes”

Tighty Whities and the Duality of Dandy Mott

As per usual, there is no shortage of bothersome scenes in “Pink Cupcakes,” but it is Dandy’s antics that truly take the cake – or the cupcake, if you will. In spite of his many memorable moments, one cannot help but take note of Dandy’s prolonged, underwear-clad daily routine. Attention is intentionally drawn to the awkward undergarments, and the tighty whities speak volumes regarding Dandy’s demented personality. Continue reading “American Horror Story, Freak Show – Season 4, Episode 5: “Pink Cupcakes””

American Horror Story, Freakshow – S4, E2: “Massacres and Matinees”

As per usual, this week’s installment of American Horror Story raises more questions than it answers, primarily: how (genetically speaking) did the World’s Strongest Man and a bearded lady produce a lobster child? I was told by a reliable source that one “must be the child of a lobster person to be a lobster person.” I guess Ryan Murphy can rewrite the laws of genetics. Otherwise, “Massacres and Matinees” is about par for the course – a bothersome ambiance, more senseless Twisty murders, and a contemporary musical number. Continue reading “American Horror Story, Freakshow – S4, E2: “Massacres and Matinees””

American Horror Story: Freak Show, S4, E1 – “Monsters Among Us”

“And who is that, Orgasmo the Crab Boy?”

“Dolores Claiborne’s accent hurts.”

“That clown is wearing a head hat.”

“I think Tate’s new mom is gonna get it on with Tate’s old mom.”

These are just some of the thoughts that ran through my head during the Freak Show premiere on Wednesday. Well, the “Orgasmo” gem came from my husband; I had a similar thought but was unable to verbalize it so eloquently. There was certainly a lot happening in the opener, but these divergent plot points only culminated in a discordant mess. I think I hated it. That being said, I loved the premiere of Coven, and that turned into the worst season of AHS yet. Thus, maybe this painful episode is a harbinger of a great season – or at least that’s my stab at optimism for today. Continue reading “American Horror Story: Freak Show, S4, E1 – “Monsters Among Us””

American Horror Story: Coven, Episode 305: “Burn, Witch, Burn!”

I’ve come to expect a certain level of cheesiness from Coven. I’m still annoyed by the painful one-liners (“She done mess with the wrong witch” being perhaps the most repellant thus far), but I can tolerate them. What I cannot tolerate from this show, however, is predictability, and “Burn, Witch, Burn!” contains some surprisingly clichéd moments. Continue reading “American Horror Story: Coven, Episode 305: “Burn, Witch, Burn!””

American Horror Story Coven, Episode 302: “Boy Parts”

I’ve never written about American Horror Story, mainly because I like to zone out and enjoy Evan Peters after a stressful Sunday of analyzing The Walking Dead. However, in light of the fact that The Walking Dead has not required much thought or analysis as of late, I have found myself scrutinizing the new season of AHS. Mind you, past experience with this show has prepared me to be fully disappointed by the season’s conclusion, but for the time being, I have been geeking out. Continue reading “American Horror Story Coven, Episode 302: “Boy Parts””