It burns my soul knowing this article will be buried by noon tomorrow under piles of AFM news, but at least I get a few seconds to vent…
I just finished watching FX’s fifth episode of “American Horror Story: Coven”, which made me want to purchase the episode on iTunes, book a flight to Georgia, hunt down the production crew for AMC’s “The Walking Dead”, strap them in Clockwork Orange-style, and make them watch it over and over and over again.
It’s absolutely mind-boggling how one episode of “Coven” carries more character development than several seasons of “Walking Dead” – but the kicker is that the characters I refer to are “Coven’s” zombies. Yes, the zombies in “Coven” have more depth than anyone on “Walking Dead” (I’ll give Norman Reedus’ Daryl Dixon a break here). “Coven”, while not a zombie series, displays one of the many ways to make “Walking Dead” better – give a backstory to the undead that are being slaughtered. “Walking Dead” has touched on this, barely, and instead opts to open and end seasons with an onslaught of faceless zombie hordes that make desensitized viewers like myself fall asleep.
Anyways, “Coven” fucking rules, and I’m excited for next week’s “The Axeman Cometh”, which will air Nov. 13 at 10 p.m. EST on FX. In it, “Zoe, Queenie, and Nan make contact with a dark spirit trapped in the Academy. Cordelia’s new power brings on a heartbreaking revelation.” Watch the promo below.
Check out the promo for the Michael Uppendahl-directed episode.
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