American Horror Story is a great show. I can still remember the first time I saw the very first episode of the very first season. I’d admit, I turned my head a few times and kept muting the TV just to make it less scary. I was never a big fan of horror and suspense films, but when I heard that a super scary thing was going to be on TV I had to check it out. The cast and crew of the FX hit show did a good job scaring people like me. I then had flashbacks of my childhood when I was watching Are You Afraid of the Dark and being really scared watching a TV show. I didn’t think it was possible for a show to be that scary to the point that frown men like me would mute the TV.

Season 2 came along and the scare level went down. Ryan Murphy, co-creator of the show, always said that he wants to do a new thing every season and he doesn’t want to repeat what he has already done. Asylum was very entertaining, full or great actors and a totally wild story that has kept my eyes glued to the screen until the last second. There wasn’t too much suspense but it had a lot of torture porn, a term recently resurrected since the popularity of AHS rose. I loved the 2nd season and I wish there was a show like that on TV every year, but hence it passed and the 3rd season came along.

Now, Coven, I liked it, but didn’t really love it. If you’re a long time fan of the horror anthology, you and I may have the same feeling toward the 3rd offering from Ryan Murphy and the gang. It wasn’t bad, it was just mild. I never became scared, there was no suspenseful thing that happened, and the torture porn was also dialed down. To be fair, American Horror Story: Coven had the highest ratings of all the 3 seasons. It was very entertaining and I loved the beautiful actresses that filled my vision every time I saw the show, however, as a fan, there was something missing.

Murphy has said that they are going to keep the comic theme for the next season. No one knows yet what they’re going to do but I hope they make it scary again. Coven also had too many storylines to follow. I wish they could limit their storylines to 3 then make it great, rather than having a lot and not having a cool and satisfying way to tie everything at the end.

Evan Peter’s seemed unnecessary in the show, I hope, if he gets invited for the fourth season, that the writers create something that better suits his talents.

And finally, I hope they never do resurrection again. That was my least favorite thing in Coven because it removed the gravity of someone being dead.

 

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Gian is a big fan of TV, movies, comic books, and video games, literally anything that prevents him from moving any part of his body except for his eyes and his pudgy fingers. He writes for money to pay for cable and internet. He has a Labrador Retriever named Borgy.

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