American Horror Story: Coven, Episode 312: “Go to Hell”

With only one episode left in Season 3, I thought that perhaps the writers of American Horror Story: Coven might feel compelled to try wrapping up some of the holes in the plot. Granted, with all of the damage that has been done to this season, this task would certainly take more than one episode. I still thought they might give it a shot. When will I learn? Murphy has never adequately wrapped up a season of American Horror Story, and I don’t know why I thought he would start now. Continue reading “American Horror Story: Coven, Episode 312: “Go to Hell””

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American Horror Story; Coven, Episode 311: “Protect the Coven”

I am not even disturbed by Delphine LaLaurie anymore, I just want her to finish up with whoever she is torturing so that the episode can maybe pick up some semblance of a plot. I’m done. I don’t care who the Supreme is. I don’t care if anyone digs up Misty. I just want this season to be over so I can pretend it never happened. I will say I was happy to see the return of that fabulous tiger sweatshirt, but that was the only bright spot in what has been a downward spiral of devastatingly terrible episodes. Continue reading “American Horror Story; Coven, Episode 311: “Protect the Coven””

American Horror Story: Coven, Episode 308, “The Sacred Taking”

“The Sacred Taking” refers to a revered ritual that the ladies partake in in order to try and save the coven. Ideally, the climax of this ritual involves the Supreme taking her own life. Fiona clearly won’t go down without a fight, so Cordelia and co. must get creative to convince their Supreme that she should just end it all now. Strangely enough, Fiona doesn’t need much convincing. Continue reading “American Horror Story: Coven, Episode 308, “The Sacred Taking””

American Horror Story: Coven, Episode 307: “The Dead”

I am always amazed that this show gets me to feel so bad for Delphine. This woman creatively tortured slaves in her attic for years, and yet I was still hoping that Queenie would not turn her over to Marie Laveau. I guess Kathy Bates is just that good. The Delphine/Queenie dynamic is an interesting one, and in spite of Madame LaLaurie’s laundry list of wrongdoings, I still think that Queenie will come around. After all, they bonded over fast food and fashion – that bedazzled tiger sweatshirt sported by Delphine was breathtaking. Continue reading “American Horror Story: Coven, Episode 307: “The Dead””

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 304: “Fearful Pranks Ensue”

“Fearful Pranks Ensue” offers a lot of setup and a notable lack of unsettling incest. That being said, the show’s familiar themes of life, death, and rebirth all feature predominantly in this episode despite Misty’s absence and Kyle’s limited screen time. This week, we really get to see what Marie Laveau can do. Oh, and we get to see that Spaulding is potentially into necrophilia and has a delightful collection of dollies, teacups, and at least one bonnet. Continue reading “American Horror Story: Coven, Episode 304: “Fearful Pranks Ensue””

American Horror Story: Coven, Episode 303: “The Replacements”

“The Replacements” has some seriously icky moments. Really. Icky. That being said, the more disturbing elements are vital to this season’s consistent emphasis on life, death, and everything in between. Continue reading “American Horror Story: Coven, Episode 303: “The Replacements””