American Horror Story: Coven Reviews

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 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 9, 2013
At some point, a discerning viewer needs something besides repeat trips into a bad dream.
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
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.
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October 9, 2013
So far, so creepy
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 9, 2013
The formula works particularly well in this installment, thanks to uninhibited work by the big-name cast.
October 8, 2013
If Coven can stay away from scary moments that carry a too-strong whiff of real human suffering and instead serve the chills with enjoyable snark, we'll fall under its spell.
October 8, 2013
American Horror Story goes to camp this year, and no one will get a peaceful night's sleep - not just because of all the bloodcurdling screams, but because of a good bit of laughter as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 8, 2013
The storyline is more tightly focused than last year's see-what-sticks approach.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 7, 2013
Horror is back, wrapped in a gothic cloak woven with camp.
October 7, 2013
The limited-series approach is perfectly suited to these over-the-top storylines, which would surely crumble under their own weight if forced to run a minute longer.