American Horror Story: Coven Reviews

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?
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+
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
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
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.