So, I watched the latest episode of American Horror Story: Coven last night. And I freakin’ loved it! I thought it fitting that with it being Halloween and all, I write about the show that, to me, embodies what Halloween is all about.
I do want to say that I’ve been watching the show since its inception. I loved the first season, I kinda liked last season, and this one is stacking up to be the best one yet. I can only applaud the writers for it. I cannot think of a show in history that has taken this approach, with a completely different story each season, while continuing to employ much of the same cast. I can only imagine the meetings these guys have when they pitch ideas.
Season one had a house that keeps any souls that die in it around to co-mingle with the living occupants. And having a severely dysfunctional family live in the “Murder House” only magnified the insane hilarity that ensued.
Season two. Wow. What can I say about season two? Let’s see. You have a nun running an insane asylum, whose lurid, lustful, and let’s face it, insane past, is never really gone from her mind. You add a former Nazi “doctor” that’s in charge of the medical side of things, while basically continuing his former job in secret over in that ward. A suave, yet slightly broken Monsignor with his sights set on the Vatican, overseeing the whole operation. Add in a serial killer or two, some freakishly weird characters, a demon, and some aliens and you have a bit of a mish-mash of a season. Sorry, I wanted to love it, but I dare say it was a little over the top. Even for these guys
That brings us to season three. And like I said, it’s shaping up to be the best of the bunch in my opinion. I’m curious to see which way it goes. I will say that by having Jessica Lange as the Supreme Witch and Angela Bassett as her voodoo loving, immortal nemesis, this SHOULD be a home run. Oh, and did I mention Kathy Bates as a 200-plus year old famous sadist who’s now the maid for the coven? Yeah, like I said. Home run.
NEXT TO HIS WIFE AND FAMILY, VAN HALEN IS WHAT MAKES ROCCO HAPPY.
WHEN HE’S NOT ROCKING OUT TO VAN HALEN, YOU CAN OFTEN FIND ROCCO CATCHING UP ON WELL-WRITTEN TV SHOWS ON HIS DVR SUCH AS: SONS OF ANARCHY, BREAKING BAD, AND THE BLACKLIST. A LIFE-LONG NY METS FAN, ROCCO KNOWS ALL TOO WELL THE HIGHS AND LOWS THAT COME WITH THE TERRITORY.