American Horror Story: Coven Reviews

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June 26, 2018
Seeing [Jessica Lange and Angela Bassett] cat it out on screen in their various banters was something to live for.
October 18, 2017
Cult tries to hit close to home but ultimately misses the mark. Clearly, many are living in a true American horror story - why not give viewers an escape or offer real cultural critique instead of simply holding up a funhouse mirror?
August 10, 2017
But unlike the series' first two iterations, Murder House and Asylum, Coven has finally figured out a way to incorporate feminism convincingly into the DNA of American Horror Story.
February 3, 2014
Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk's shows are presented as serial narratives, but these two are not storytellers.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 13, 2013
AHS: Coven certainly displayed more of a sense of humour than the franchise's first two seasons - which is not, however, to say Murphy and Falchuk have eased up on the gore, offbeat violence and freak-show-flavoured psychosexual misbehaviour.
November 6, 2013
American Horror Story: Coven is a bubbling cauldron of lurid visuals, screaming rows and high-camp horror. The perfect antidote, in other words, to all that tepid teen stuff that currently dominates the genre.
October 31, 2013
I'd recommend catching up on American Horror Story: Coven - if for no other reason than that this program might actually creep you out.
October 14, 2013
Coven definitely presents plenty of promising elements and characters spanning 200 years to have fun with this season, and the possibilities are literally endless.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
October 10, 2013
Something wicked did indeed come on Wednesday night with the third season premiere of American Horror Story: Coven. Something that wickedly delights in something wickedly funny, something disturbingly beautiful, and something totally bats-t crazy.
October 10, 2013
The premiere was a shocking introduction into this witch world. While it felt like nothing was held back, since it's American Horror Story my guess is that we haven't seen anything yet.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.7/5
October 9, 2013
At some point, a discerning viewer needs something besides repeat trips into a bad dream.
October 9, 2013
Sex and death are gruesomely intertwined (so what else is new) throughout the first hour of FX's American Horror Story: Coven, the third incarnation of Ryan Murphy's overstuffed miniseries anthology that specializes in ponderous, grotesque overkill.
October 9, 2013
The season premiere offers a little bit of everything we've come to appreciate about American Horror Story, in that it pulls no punches, twisting violence, sex and gore into a wickedly dark but altogether entrancing introduction.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 9, 2013
So far, the first episode of Coven is a stylish introduction (complete with black hats). The two seasons before give reason to bet it will throw a lot more in this cauldron, and to hope for some strange magic.
October 9, 2013
When something tries to shock me consistently for 43 minutes, I'm pretty much never shocked by anything, or scared by anything. I'm usually just exhausted.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
October 9, 2013
There's still blood and gore all over the floor, mind you... But there's also a lightness of touch and tone, a backlight of sly humor and, more important, a clearly delineated narrative.
October 9, 2013
Falchuck and Murphy make TV as if they're convinced they could die at any moment and want to breathe life into as many of their cockamamie ideas as they can before they go.
October 9, 2013
Whatever else happens in the new season, Bates and Lange will be chewing scenery together.
October 9, 2013
The success of the series will ultimately depend on its ability to balance all its disparate threads and form something as affecting, unnerving, and unforgettable as its previous incarnations. Either way, we still have Lange.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 9, 2013
By now, fans of the American Horror Story franchise know to brace themselves for something weird and outrageous right out the gate. And the latest incarnation of the crazed scarefest doesn't disappoint.
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