Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Review of American Horror Story: Coven

     So far, the gripping tales of the lives of modern day witches has me less than thrilled, something I am rather depressed to say. I loved the first season, with all of it's macabre overtones and twists and turns. The death of the father not being the end of the series really surprised and delighted me.
     The second season, set in an insane asylum run by the Catholic Church, left me less impressed. The acting was good and the story was fine, its just... the got their sci-fi all over my horror... and oh how I loathe mixing the two genres. Aliens and breeding monsters, nazi war criminals and demonic possession, mixed in with the Angel of Death herself... wasn't terribly impressed. It struck me as the writers trying too hard to be poetic.

A former maid turned into a collector of souls... still has to clean up messes, even a season later.

     The third installment is focusing on witchcraft, as well as bringing back the actress who played Zoe in the first season, a good move I would say. So far we've had rape, death by sex (twice) and an immortal slave owner and hairdresser/Voodoo mistress, combined with a Supreme Witch lusting after eternal life. I know I'm missing a few things, but the story is fairly basic when you get right down to it.
     Am I the end all when it comes to Horror review? By no means. But if I had to suggest a show to watch, I would push for the Walking Dead over this one.

Still has zombies! Now with cholera... or something. Just watch the damn show, you'll see what I mean.

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