7 items from 2016
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Like any show, this season of American Horror Story had its ups and downs. For me, the downs came following the first couple episodes. With a relatively small cast, it was difficult to bring some genuine scares to the story. Considering the show usually has a high body count, the writers were forced have have our leads run around the forest for five episodes, leaving very little room for actual plot development. This was a frustrating experience, and the change in the format for Episode 6 was a welcome one.
The second half of the show brought us a revolving door of cast members to be prepped for the slaughter, and as a result, the pacing was frenetic. Barely did we stop in the four episode we spent back at the dangerous forest. Whenever something would get boring, the filmmakers would change things up on us almost immediately, »
- Joseph Medina
“I'm a working actor and I'm really appreciative to be a working actor, but it's another level when you're a working actor with the likes of Sarah Paulson and Angela Bassett. I knew, ‘Ok, I have to bring my A-game because this is how these people operate -- especially Miss Paulson,’” Adina Porter tells Et by phone as she waits to board a flight back to Los Angeles from Vancouver, where she’s currently filming the CW’s The 100. The actress, who is probably most famous for playing Lettie Mae Thornton on HBO’s True Blood, is the breakout star of this season of American Horror Story opposite Bassett, Paulson and Cuba Gooding Jr.
While dubbed a newcomer to American Horror Story, Porter’s initial introduction to Ryan Murphy’s anthology series came playing Sally Freeman, a patient of psychiatrist Ben Harmon’s (Dylan McDermott) on season one—a character referred to in the script as “the »
Rather than moving beyond the camera lens for the season finale, the majority of "Chapter 10" told the end of the Roanoke saga through the eyes of three new, distinct reality shows.
When the season began, way back on the American Horror Story Season 6 Premiere, who would have guessed that Lee Harris would end up being the sole survivor and central character? Not me, that's for sure.
But through it all, Lee did emerge as the de facto main character, and Adina Porter did an incredible job with taking a complicated, problematic character and imbuing her with sympathy and depth.
Leaving off on American Horror Story Season 6 Episode 9, I assumed that we'd see Lee get some kind of comeuppance for her various crimes. As it turned out, »
- Caralynn Lippo
[Warning: This story contains spoilers from the season finale of American Horror Story: Roanoke, "Chapter 10,."]
American Horror Story: Roanoke delivered another big twist with Wednesday's season six finale, an episode that is sure to leave viewers with as many bubbling questions as when the season first began.
After shrouding the sixth series of the FX anthology in complete secrecy, Ryan Murphy's horror series closed the chapter on Roanoke by revealing the true sole survivor of the season to be Lee Harris' daughter, Flora (Jessica Pressley). The episode played out as one big social commentary on the genre and »
- Jackie Strause
Patrick Sproull Nov 15, 2016
As the finale to American Horror Story: Roanoke approaches, will it do justice to this consistently strong run? Spoilers...
Warning: contains major spoilers for American Horror Story season 6.
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Finales – or endings, really – and American Horror Story don’t typically get on. Tying everything up has proved a problem for a show populated by an abundance of complicated characters and storylines. Even the respective conclusions of the show’s strongest outings were lacking in one area or another, with later runs like Freak Show and Hotel bowing out on final instalments that were confused to say the least.
So, it’s a bittersweet moment. American Horror Story: Roanoke has been a tremendous return to »
If you’re still following American Horror Story: Roanoke, you know that it’s getting progressively weirder as it nears the season finale, and now we know that Lana Winters (Sarah Paulson, from the Asylum series) will be making an appearance in the final episode, leading numerous fans to start (once again) asking what the hell is going on.
In the latest promo for Roanoke, we learn how Winters is going to be incorporated into the series. She’ll be interviewing Lee Harris (Adina Porter), the sole survivor of the massacre that claimed the lives of everyone else on the show (including Paulson’s other character Audrey). Harris is implicated in the deaths of the other characters, and so probably will face hard questions from Winters – though how they’re just going to ignore the fact that Winters and Audrey looks exactly the same, I do not know. American Horror Story »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
This episode of “American Horror Story” had everything: Lies, bellowing about abortion, Cheeto-colored men. Kidding, that was the other American horror story, the one that started at 9 p.m. This one was a little tamer, though the only thing this was missing was a Cheeto-colored man.
When “Ahs” ended its fifth episode last week with the apparent conclusion of the tale of Shelby and Matt’s Roanoke nightmare, everyone wondered what was next. Well, let’s let Cheyenne Jackson’s slimy reality producer, the one who created “My Roanoke Nightmare,” tell you: “It’s like ‘Big Brother,’ but with scares!”
Apparently by the end of “My Roanoke Nightmare,” the show was drawing an absurd 23 million viewers and a 14.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic. (Fact-check from a ratings reporter: Nothing has done a 14.0 in the demo in a very long time.) There were magazine covers, fan sites, the whole kit and kaboodle that comes along with a hit »
- Oriana Schwindt
7 items from 2016
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