Saturday, October 12, 2013

American Horror Story - Coven

So Wednesday night I watched the premier of American Horror Story - Coven.
It did not disappoint. 
It's all about witches in New Orleans.

American Horror Story has been my favorite TV show for the past two years.
(yes, even more than Mad Men)

If you haven't watched season 1 and season 2, I am jealous cause you 
can watch them on Netflix - one episode right after another.

I can't imagine how wonderful that would be cause I had to wait a week between each episode.

If you missed this season's premiere - you can watch it now at On Demand or the equivalent on your cable company.
These are the witches in modern day New Orleans. 
They are attending a boarding school for witches run by Jessica Lange's character and her daughter.
The episode starts off with Kathy Bates.
She was a sweet heart in "Misery" compared to what she in this. 
Truly demented.
This image from the preview videos now makes sense...somewhat.
And it is creepy. The scene involving a minotaur made me feel ill.
Taissa Farmiga is back as Zoe but she'll always be Violet to me.
Jessica Lange is the Supreme Witch 
Evan Peters is back as a frat boy. His name is Kyle but he'll always be Tate to me.
Although last year as Kit he was very convincing.
This moment where Zoe (Violet) and Kyle (Tate) meet at a frat party was just about the most romantic thing ever. 
I've wanted them back together ever since she banished him away from her in AHS 1.
That was soooo sad for Tate and now here they are together again, finally!
But it gets sad fast again.
Emma Roberts plays a Lindsay Lohan type movie star/witch. 
In real life she is the real girlfriend of Evan Peters.
I didn't know this...and wish I didn't know.
I want him only for Violet/Zoe.
Frances Conroy turns up early on looking particularly strange.
Not sure what her story is...she was only in a couple of scenes.
Lily Rabe is here as a witch that gets burned at the stake early in the episode.
She'll somehow be back though. She can bring things back to life from the dead.
I'm guessing she can do it for herself too.
Sarah Paulson plays the head of the school and daughter to Supreme witch, Jessica Lange.
A lot of this first episode rotated around characters seeking eternal youth.
Angela Basset seems to have found this in life for real.
When she turns up in the episode she lets everyone know that "She's Got The Power!"
Patti Lupone will be in future episodes.
I'm sure she will be wickedly amazing.

So far....several of these characters are dead as of the first episode but they'll be back!

Not sure how..but they will.
Little Jamie Brewer who met a cruel sudden demise in AHS 1 is back as the voice of reason in the 
witch school.
Gabourey Sidibe is a witch and human voodoo doll.

But here is also why you should watch.
The school for witches is all white and greige.

The kitchen is all stand alone white furniture.

I just wanted to stare at the kitchen.
I will be pausing when I watch On Demand to soak it in.

So if you don't want to watch it for the it for the decor!

I watched this episode at 10pm and then waited for it to repeat at midnight to watch again.
But I fell asleep on the sofa while watching.

It is not good to fall asleep while watching AHS.
I could hear the show and my mind was making up the visuals.

Leading toward some really mind freaked nightmares on my end.

I hope not to do that again.

Did you watch the premiere?

What did you think?
Some are saying it's not scary enough...but I thought it plenty scary.


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Rasonda @ Lake Cottage Dreams said...

Love this show and I am so excited for this season. However, is it bad that all through the show I was coveting that house/school and longing to live there?!?!?! SO gorgeous... especially for a school for witches.

Brittany Ruth said...

I love this show. I'm sad I can't watch this season because I am in Germany and it doesn't come out on Netflix for a while :(

TiKiMOOSE said...

Oh I watched! I thought is was a very cool beginning. Sam and I will start pointing out the people as they appear "Oh he's been in all three" or "OH she's back from season one" and "She was the maid and the angle of death" It's funny. Looking forward to the story, Looks like there might be a battle of the forces brewing witchcraft vs. voodoo. And Bates was very impressive.

awal.ny said...

I missed the first episode but I plan on watching as soon as I can. I was one of the lucky ones to watch the first year on netflix, the whole season in one day while home sick. I am now watching season two on amazon and I love it. Alaina

Dewena Callis said...

I've never even heard of this. Do I dare watch it? It sound like such campy fun. I can't take horror movies anymore. Would I have to close my eyes during much of it? Fabulous women acting in it, so I may have to give it a try.

Erin said...

I just watched it. LOVED it so far!!! can't wait to see what this season brings!

Cynthia Myers said...

OK, I'm confused. I haven't watched any AHS but I have the Season One DVD's right now and plan on watching them tomorrow.
Is this the same show? Just season three? or is this a spin-off?
I wonder if I can Google the decor.
I had planned on painting my china hutch a gold/yellow and my table...Black? or maybe it all needs to be White.
I NEED to see this show's kitchen!

vintage girl at heart said...

one and two scared the hell outta me so i have not finished it yet.
will be watching this one on demand to begin with.
also LOVE tate and violet and emma...bleh...
thanks for the rundown and images.

Denise Duffy said...

I've never watched the show but have always heard great things about it. Should I start with season 1, or can I just jump right in now? This is definitely right up my alley. I'm nuts for any kind of off the wall, weird stuff!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

A TV show about witches and that I can watch for the decor??? I so hope it's on cucirca (our way in Europe to watch TV shows).

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