Cordelia's latest vision puts the Coven's future in question. With the end of Fiona's reign approaching, the girls manifest powerful new gifts. Queenie's search for Marie Laveau leads her to Hell and back.
Lots going on between the Salem witches who made their way to New Orleans and the followers of Marie Laveau the Voudou Queen and her followers. THe story follows the escape of witches to New Orleans and how they wronged member of a local voudou cult. A truce has been in effect for centuries but things start coming undone when an old witch is revived from the dead along with her victim. Among the challenges for the Salem coven are a newbie witch, a declining coven and the time for transitioning for a new supreme coven leader. Jessca Lange is an irresponsible leader who neglect the coven and tries to hold on to life and power by killing the new supreme. All sort of mayhem history and action. Really enjoyed this one.
We've seen ghosts in Murder House, plus aliens and demons in Asylum, and now... WE'RE IN A SEASON FULL OF WITCHES!!!!
So glad that Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, Jessica Lange, Frances Conroy, Jamie Brewer, Taissa Farmiga are back in AHS Coven! The additional cast involving Emma Roberts, Gabourey Sidibe, Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett was a great addition to American Horror Story as well!
I love how it's set in modern day New Orleans, and aside from learning about the abilities of each witch, the cat fight started by Marie Laveau stirred up a conflict between the witches, the self-proclaimed "Supreme" and the Voodoo Queen no one should provoke! XD
It was nice seeing Zoe as she coped with her new status as a witch and her "Black Widow" ability throughout Coven, and how she was able to find someone to love after she accidentally killed her previous boyfriend... Plus, seeing Madame LaLaurie struggling in the 21st century brought up some dark humor, too!!
American Horror Story is absolutely brilliant. Season 3 continues that brilliance that began with Season 1.
The series is unique in many ways, one of the most extraordinary things is the use of the same cast as different characters from season to season, like a troupe of Shakespearean actors traveling from stage to stage in Old England.
The production values are top notch and the writing is splendid. Of course the acting is simply superb with Jessica Lang and Cathy Bates leading as the headliners to the whole thing.
And anything that takes the genius of David Bowie and Roxy Music and puts it to such apt uses is another cherry on top! Lang's version of LIFE ON MARS is perfect for the lyric; "it's the best selling show". [...]
This was so good. But so scary. I have a love-hate relationship with horror stuff because I get SO SCARED. But I love this series with the way they do a new story every season and utilize the same actors, just in different roles. It really allows us to see the range these actors possess. Jessica Lange is always just brilliant. And the visuals are great, the dialogue stylish and engaging, it's just overall really a well made show. Lots of triggers there for anyone with any past issues about, well, anything at all, but particularly racism, homophobia, and rape. These triggering scenes just add to the terror I feel when watching this series. It's like going on a roller coaster. You want the adrenaline rush but at the same time you are scared to death.
This is a very disturbing series. It's not for the faint of heart. Every season I do the same silly thing where I start out binge watching it and after every episode I am so scared and think the there isn't anything worse that could possibly happen in the next episode and I am always wrong, it's always something worse. The terror just keeps rising and rising. I had nightmares during the watching of this Coven story. Disclaimer here, I have not finished this season completely yet because I got so scared that I am taking a little break. I am sure the story will pull me back in soon because I really want to know what will happen next. All of my darkest fears seem to be touched in the show.
A sublime treat starring 3 Oscar Winning Actors: Jessica Lange, Kathy Bathes and Angela Bassett, with a brilliant supporting next-generation Academy award winning cast. Rich writing, filmed in N'Awlins, a place I've visited many times. The production crew does not scrimp on resurrecting the unique architecture mixed with classic terror-noir techniques (spine tingling shadows on walls, underlighting the chin of dark characters, etc) that even the real MLV would truly appreciate. You can tell the cast loved making this film. This is the best AHS series of them all IMO. Kudos to everyone involved. Ab-soul-lutely loved it.
This version of American Horror Story began to show some torn seams and holes in the story-telling. Did it bother anyone else that one key character was killed twice? How do you kill a ghost? This season the show dealt with bringing the dead back to life...frequently...so maybe I missed a moment when this character was brought back to life, but it still rang false.
I was also troubled by the level of torture-porn in a TV show. At one point it had me wondering if we, the audience, were any better than the racist Southerner portrayed by Kathy Bates, taking pleasure in the very graphic evisceration of a black character.
Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett are welcome additions to the cast. The young cast members portraying the developing witches were strong. It was great to see Taissa Farmiga back in the cast, and Evan Peters was as great as ever. Lily Rabe's Stevie Nicks-wannabe character, Misty Day, was her most sympathetic of any AHS season thus far.
The most innovative horror was depicting Hell as a place where you have to relive moments of terror over and over again for all eternity.