So, some lucky critics got to see a preview of AMERICA HORROR STORY: COVEN recently, and the verdict from Entertainment Weekly‘s James Hibberd is that it is the best (read: most accessible and “least weird”) season yet. Apparently there is even some comedy to lighten the mood!
The lucky critics also got to ask series creator Ryan Murphy a few questions (jealous!) and he offered some tantalizing factoids and ideas. For example, about the witch characters and the promised erotic content the series has in store, Murphy says: “The witches’ powers were loosely based on witch trial legend. “Some of these powers were ones the girls back then were prescribed to have had, [like] the ability to f–k someone to death.” Um. Okaaaayyyyyy…
Yes, that is something that many nay-saying nellies will point to as a reason NOT to watch the show or to boycott it sight unseen, or to view it and immediately denounce it. Note well, readers: everyone is entitled to their opinions, but not if they don’t bother to watch the show. So please, let’s hold off on the protests and outraged commentary until you’ve actually seen a couple of episodes, shall we?Hibberd’s piece is well written (he is obviously a fan of the show, too) and has no major spoilers. I plan to include him in my roster of reviewers payng attention to the show as the season unfold, starting THIS WEDNESDAY! And EW’s website is definitely providing plenty of coverage, which you can catch up on here.
Oh, and my friend and fellow blogger Lilith Dorsey (creator of the newish Patheos blog Voodoo Universe) and I are planning a Google Hang Out Chat on Thursday, and I will post details here beforehand, so be sure to join us! Lilith’s perspective, as not only a fan of the show but as a filmmaker but a voodoo priestess who has many New Orleans connections, will make for a fascinating conversation.
For more on American Horror Story: COVEN from Patheos writers, check out the show’s topic page on the Patheos Entertainment channel.