WHOA! OK, so last night’s episode of American Horror Story, titled “The Sacred Taking” was pretty f’ing awesome! Even if no one can die on this show due to the fact that our Hippy Witch has brought back almost every single person who has died up to this point. Now, normally this would be a problem on any other show, but for whatever reason, when someone is resurrected on this show, I get extremely curious and last night was no exception.
Myrtle Snow finally made her return as well after her extended stay at Misty’s Spa. And now all of our Witches are finally together chillin’ at the Academy minus Queenie. And hell ya, we even got a little shout-out to one my favorite horror/suspense movies Se7en at the very end of the episode!
Another quick note before I get to the review. Another classic ’60′s song from Madison’s awesome confrontation with Fiona.. ‘Season of the Witch’ by Donovan. It really is an amazing jam so check it out:
Now my review…
Fit For A Queen(ie)
Last night’s episode of American Horror Story, titled ‘The Dead‘, had some interesting scenes but for the most part I feel it lacked something in the action department. Plus, no Lily Rabe the entire episode simply makes me sad And where the hell is MYRTLE!? The last time we saw her, she was enjoying a mud bath at Misty’s Spa, but this episode failed to make any developments whatsoever on this side of the story, and for the first time this season I felt rather disappointed.
That said, there were some solid performances last night and the end of the episode was pure AWESOMENESS! But again, I just felt this episode lacked the usual ‘bat shit crazy’ moments that we come to expect from AHS! Madison and Queenie (and, of course, Marie Laveau) stole the show… and the entire bit with Fiona and the Axeman moved along just a little too slowly for my liking– to the point that I don’t really care what happens between those two. Although I think it is very clear now that Fiona is going to be our main villain for the rest of the series– anything else would make no sense. After all, she is a murdering Supreme who is now having a love-affair with the Axeman of New Orleans.
Of course, Queenie’s betrayal was the highlight for me as it changes up a big part of the story and makes things a lot more interesting with the Voodoo Queen! I am super excited to see where they go with this for the remainder of the season!
Also, keep in mind that… THERE WILL BE NO AMERICAN HORROR STORY NEXT WEDNESDAY! I just want to get that little bit of disappointment out now so no one is surprised when they go sit down to watch next Wednesday and realize that it’s not airing because of the American Thanksgiving holiday. You’ve been warned!
And once again, to get things started, this show has re-ignited my interests in some old school music. This time, the episode opened up to Toto’s 1982 classic ‘Rosanna’– check it out below:
Now my review…
Facts Axe of Life
Once again… you have outdone yourself American Horror Story. And the more I delve into the history and story of the Axeman of New Orleans, the more I realize how brilliant this television show is! Not only were the writers able to bring in the actual Axeman of New Orleans but the REAL story is actually aligned with the way they are presenting the plot! In other words, our Axeman friend was very much real and was never found until AHS decided to write us a nice little story about what happened to him.
With the exception of FrankenKyle (please, please, please get rid of him… I almost feel like they didn’t know what the hell to do with Evan Peters so they just threw him into that bullshit role), ‘The Axeman Cometh’ had a little bit of everything and told an extremely interesting story with some history to go with it! I still have faith though… I mean, this show somehow turned Hank into a relevant character, more on that later, so maybe FrankenKyle will finally do something other than smash a bunch of stuff!
“A sad soul can kill quicker than a germ. That is exactly why I didn’t want them all to see what happens. I know they know. But I didn’t want them to see it right now.” -Hershel Green
I admit… MIKEY HAS DISLIKED the beginning 4 episodes of Season 4 of The Walking Dead… but zombies never seem to impress me that much since they are so overdone and unoriginal so its always a tough task for these writers to impress me. Of course, that all changed on Sunday because Sunday’s episode was like that St. Louis Rams upset over the Indianapolis Colts on the weekend… it was mind-blowing!
I have been a HUGE Hershel fan since he joined the cast way back in Season 2… but simply put, this old man instantly put this show back at the top! I thought this show was going to kill off Hershel so many times… but in my opinion that would have been a HUGE mistake since he is the only one I love to pay attention to on this show (and Daryl and Michonne– but they don’t ever get screen time so meh)!
I still have no clue what is going on with Carol… I was under the impression she was doing everyone a favor by murdering those sick people… yet Rick basically tells her to fuck off (seriously AMC, kill Rick off already… the guy is a terrible decision-maker! Anyone else still miss Shane?), so I don’t really get that, but I suppose I can see what he was thinking with the possibility of Tyrese going ballistic with this new info! Obviously, we haven’t seen the last of Carol… the question is when and how will she be back? Also, Carl was clearly adopted because that kid is bad ass (unlike his parents).
But really, for me, there was one scene that made this episode what it was! The music started to play and Hershel went to work… and wow, it was a brilliant, dark, deep scene that was completely unexpected! All I ask of this show is to please give us more of the Good Doctor because this guy rocks! And for your listening pleasure, have a look at the song that everyone is talking about from the episode, Ben Howard’s ‘Oats in the Water’! Ear Orgasm awaits.
Fun Fact: Scott Wilson (who played Hershel) also played Sam Braun on CSI! I knew he looked familiar! But he makes for a much better good guy!
Witch Burning 101, Lesson #1: How to Burn a Witch
If anything, this show has become a life event for me. Every Wednesday I turn off all the lights and get spooky with it! Last night’s episode, ‘Burn, Witch. Burn!’, literally took my breath away for all the right reasons. But there was one scene, and I’m sure you all know what I’m talking about, that will forever live in infamy through the memories of my imagination! Like something straight out of a Quentin Tarantino flick, you just couldn’t look away– even though, ya know, they were friggin’ BURNING A WOMAN ALIVE!
There was so much action and story going on last night I hardly know where to start. So many twists and turns– it’s usually at this point in the season that I start to lose track of where the writer’s are going with the story! I mean– we had zombie daughters out for revenge, a failed attempt to overthrow the Supreme, a double blindside at Witch Council and a good ole’ fashion REAL WITCH BURNING that took a page straight out of Quentin Tarantino’s cult classic Reservoir Dogs. If you don’t watch this show, I feel sorry for you!
And just to set the mood a little, I’ve included the audio track from the song they played during that Witch burning scene last night, Dr. John’s 1973 classic ‘Right Place, Wrong Time’:
Whose The Baddest Witch In Town?
“I’ll get you, my pretty. And your little Minotaur too!”
My favorite day of the year… Halloween! And I have officially added one more reason to love this time of the year because American Horror Story always seems to go all out for their Halloween episodes and last nights ‘Fearful Pranks Ensue’ was no exception. AHS always does a 2-part episode for Halloween so last night’s cliffhanger ending should have shocked nobody! Both Season 1 and Season 2 used this same set-up so I expected nothing less from this season and so far, Part 1 did not disappoint.
And just because I love the Simpsons so much and its Halloween today, I’ll post one of my all-time favorite clips from The Simpsons… of course, it involves witches! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!
FINALLY! It’s here! Posted below is the first look at the brand new X-Men: Days of Future Past and all I can say is WHOA! This movie looks beyond EPIC! And not because of the action either! The story looks unbelievably captivating and I for one cannot wait for Summer 2014!
Check out the brand new trailer below:
“I’m having one of those days where my middle finger is answering all the questions.”
American Horror Story has officially amped up the WTF! Last night’s episode, titled ‘The Replacements‘ had a whole lot of… well, fucked up shit going on. Let’s see… Sex with a Minotaur– Check! Double murders past and present– Check! A mother raping her now Frankenstein-like son– Check! Sperm bubbling in a jar for some really bizarre fertility ritual– Check! Did I seriously just write that? Really? Three Words… Bat. Shit. Crazy.
For me though, this episode wasn’t as good as the first two. I don’t really like where they are going with this Kyle Frankenstein monster story– it’s boring and honestly, I’m not sure how this is going to mesh into the Witch story even if Zoe is involved. And, I kinda predicted the ending of the episode as well, so to me it was slightly predictable. Does anyone else not really like Fiona that much? She is too much like Sister Jude from Asylum and I’m not feeling her character that much– at least not yet!
This episode had a lot going on but it was all leading up to the murder at the end of the episode which will now make for an interesting story going forward!
I HAD to post this song… if you grew up in the 90′s, than you are probably familiar with the kids game show: Where in the World Is Carmen San Diego?
This was the theme song for the show and its awesome! I went back to my home time not too long ago and my brother was blasting this in his car, it was hilarious! I encourage everyone to check it out at least once! Enjoy!
“Lord knows, I’m a Voodoo Child baby”
Just when I thought this show couldn’t get any more crazy… this episode had it all. Death by Crocodile. A voodoo queen running a hair salon. A guy getting his arm burned by hot oil! Need I say more?
The one thing I’ve loved so far in the first two episodes has been the soundtrack. It looks like Ryan Murphy is continuing to use some great tunes and the song selection has been downright perfect! The opening scene with Stevie Nicks in the background was just awesome for so many reasons! Classic Stevie Nicks, check it out below.
Before I get into my review of ‘Boy Parts‘, I gotta say that this is one show that I get lost in. When I watch this show, I am always so entertained and so into it, that I get disappointed when the episode ends– which, of course, is a good thing. The best thing about American Horror Story is that it tries to be completely original and unique and bat shit crazy and it works! So fellow AHS fans, enjoy this season because it’s only getting better with every episode!
Now, my review…