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American Horror Story "Coven" premiere set for Oct. 9

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Bierboy, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. gossamer88

    gossamer88 HDTV Snob

    Jul 26, 2005
    Da boogie...
    Loved season 1. Hated season 2. I actually gave up after about three-four episodes.

    This one looks very promising. Especially because of Kathy Bates.

    I love movies with people that have supernatural powers. Carrie comes to mind as I was watching. Also surprised to learn the teen lead (Zoe) is the younger sister of Vera Farmiga (Norman Bates' mom on Bates Motel, among other things).
  2. Rainy Dave

    Rainy Dave Regulated User

    Nov 11, 2001
    Puget Sound...
    Interesting show. I'll keep watching.
  3. markz

    markz Active Member

    Oct 22, 2002
    I agree. I loved season 1. Watched all of season 2 but didn't enjoy most of it. First episode of season 3 was pretty good! I am looking forward to this season!

    I love the concept of the same actors playing different parts every year. For years I have wondered what it would be like to see a drama played by the cast of Friends or something similar!
  4. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

    Nov 12, 2003
    Lexington, MA
    Watched this one last night... looks fantastic. I mean, Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, and Angela Bassett... are you kidding me!!

    Although S2 wasn't as good as S1, I still enjoyed it a lot. I think if they'd cut out 1 to 3 episodes in S2 and condensed the storylines it would have been great. It felt to me like they didn't have enough material to fill out the season so it got a little draggy at times.
  5. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    I'm with you. The alien stuff was completely extraneous.

    And I loved 3x01! This could be the best one yet.
  6. danterner

    danterner Not it!

    Mar 4, 2005
    Greenacres, FL
    I thought this was a very promising start to the season, as well. I really enjoyed it! My only regret was that

    a few of my favorite actors from prior seasons seemed to get quickly sidelined this season after just what amounted to brief cameos. Then again, this is AHS and so it is possible they could be woven back into the story one way or another (as flashbacks, resurrections, voodoo zombies, ghosts, or who knows what else - everything is pretty much on the table with this series and particularly with this setting and subject matter). It would be a shame if they were really just "one and done."
  7. MonsterJoe

    MonsterJoe ♪♫♪♪♫♪♫♫♪

    Feb 19, 2003
    Central MA
    I have to imagine that the latter is the case.
  8. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

    Aug 6, 2003
    Madison, WI
    Already way better than S2. I was watching S2 out of obligation most of the time.
  9. MonsterJoe

    MonsterJoe ♪♫♪♪♫♪♫♫♪

    Feb 19, 2003
    Central MA
    I don't know if it's because S2 was my first AHS experience, but I liked it more than season 1.

    I wasn't overly thrilled about the premise of season 3 once I started watching it, but I still enjoyed it.
  10. 2004raptor

    2004raptor time to emancipate

    Dec 30, 2005
    I was thinking the same thing. I never even heard of the show until S2's premier episode. Then I didn't even watch season 2 until 5 or 6 episodes in. Watched them over 2 or 3 nights and I was hooked.

    But then my wife like season one better:cool:

    Either way, I enjoyed S3e1. :up:
  11. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Quad Sillies
    You guys need to watch S1; if you liked S2, you'll love S1...
  12. headless chicken

    headless chicken Member

    Oct 8, 2004
    I have a feeling this will be my favorite show of the year, hands down. I mean Ryan Murphy + witches? Are you kidding me?! That's the recipe for crack cocaine.
  13. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Quad Sillies
    And a ratings hit - "Coven premiered to series-high ratings this week (5.5 million total viewers, a 44 percent improvement on last season's "Asylum") and topped all of its broadcast competition among adults under 35."
  14. DLiquid

    DLiquid Progressive User

    Sep 17, 2001
    Season three has started off so much better than season two, which I just couldn't make it through. I liked season one, though. It's interesting, since each season is a miniseries, you don't have to give up on the show when it gets bad, you can just give up on that season.
  15. jamesbobo

    jamesbobo with a grain of salt

    Jun 18, 2000
    I may have missed a part of the first episode. I did see the part where Jessica Lange's character dug up Kathy Bates. What I'm not clear on is how she knew she was buried alive. If Angela Basset appeared in the first episode, I missed it.
  16. Malcontent

    Malcontent Aka: Smiling Bob

    Sep 4, 2004
    One of the girl witches is clairvoyant and "heard" Kathy Bates. She pointed to the ground where she was buried telling Jessica Lange's character. Angela Basset appeared in a flashback in the first episode. She "poisoned" Bates.
  17. jamesbobo

    jamesbobo with a grain of salt

    Jun 18, 2000
    Thanks, I don't remember that part.
  18. danterner

    danterner Not it!

    Mar 4, 2005
    Greenacres, FL
    Here's what I don't get: Lange is the Supreme, and the Supreme is supposed to have all the powers, right? So wouldn't that mean that she is clairvoyant and should have been able to hear Kathy Bates, too, even without the girl witch pointing it out?

    I'm really liking this season, so far. And I feel like it definitely merits per-episode threads, and not just a season-long catch-all.
  19. sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Finally (!) I watched E01 and E02 last night. This one is very interesting and I'm really enjoying it so far. Love the Jessica Lange character.

    My favorite line from E01 (not spoilery) was the Jessica Lange character with "Don't make me drop a house on you.". Great line, perfectly executed.
  20. secondclaw

    secondclaw Member

    Oct 3, 2004
    As a photographer the show is really fascinating to me. Their use of fish-eye lenses, symmetrical composition, and just an obvious attempt at clever cinematography is really appreciated. Acting is superb as well, of course, and so is the soundtrack.

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