I’m simply speechless. Last night truly was a curtain call for one of American Horror Story’s main actors and I still don’t know how to feel about it all. The season finale of Freak Show, appropriately titled Curtain Call, was the final act for many of our freaks but also the final act for a mainstay of the anthology series and she will definitely be missed even if I have argued in the past that it’s time for this show to move on with a fresh start.
The finale was also bittersweet for me because it didn’t have the bat shit crazy appeal that we are so used to from the Murder House, Asylum and even Coven days. This was more of a sending off and I was a bit disappointed we also didn’t get any more connections to previous seasons. That said, the finale still had its moments, especially Jessica Lange’s performance of another David Bowie classic.
With only one episode remaining, things were bound to get messy. And they certainly did. I can easily say that last night’s episode, titled Show Stoppers, had some of the most goriest and disturbing death scenes I have ever seen on this show to date. And we got to see the return of an old character with yet another connection to Asylum.
The intro even had me surprised because I honestly didn’t expect it to be that easy but things are moving along nicely leaving the Freak Show troupe to deal with Dandy in our finale next week. I have a bad feeling things may not be ending well for Team Freak but something’s gotta give.
Now get ready for the most fucked up magical show you will ever see…
Neil Patrick Harris made his American Horror Story debut on tonight’s episode, titled Magical Thinking, and I welcome him with open arms. And, to make things even more amazing, Jamie Brewer returned to play his ventriloquist dummy come to life! And boy, these two were definitely insane! I had no idea what to expect, how these two were going to be introduced or what was going to happen but I was quite happy with the way it all played out. Plus, Marjorie the doll is absolutely terrifying! Jamie Brewer once again crushed it with a hammer.
That doll just scares the shit out of me! And the story makes it soooo much worse. Time to do some magic tricks though, and for my first act…this review.
Alas, the episode that I have been waiting for. And indeed, it was absolutely brilliant. Further, this ultimately confirms that Asylum was probably one of the best seasons of American Horror Story to date. Pepper, the unspoken, shy character who was always hiding in the background was seemingly a fan favorite from the first second she stepped on the screen in Asylum. And even though she has been mostly in the background in Freak Show, she was the star of this week’s episode, simply titled Orphans.
This episode had it all including some origin stories for some of our favorite freaks. What I liked most, however, was the back story of our beloved Pepper, how she came to Jupiter, Florida with Elsa Mars and how she ended up in Briarcliff in Massachusetts.
And to make things even more amazeballs, our good friend Sister Mary Eunice made her anticipated return. A big Freak Show welcome to Lily Rabe, whom I can only hope is present for Season 5. Still though, Pepper, played by Naomi Grossman, absolutely stole the show and our hearts. With barely a peep, it was truly a remarkable performance that should have people talking for years. Enjoy the review fellow freaks and let us all shed a tear for our sweet Pepper.
Tupperware Party Massacre was all about Dandy and, while it had its fair share of moments, it was not all I had hoped for. Dandy was in the spotlight yet again and with his mother out of the picture you knew things we’re going to get a little weird.
Okay, so maybe A LOT weird. This is AHS after all. The death count was massive in this episode, mainly due to a Tupperware Party gone wrong, but I think the main thing to take away from all of this is that Dandy has clearly come full circle in becoming the psychopath he was born to be. Sure, Twisty was creepy as fuck but Dandy has upped the ante big time. It should be very interesting to see where Dandy’s story ends because after this episode, he’s clearly not going to be easy to stop.
Two weeks off and we got a lot of death. Kinda disappointed fellow freaks. Sure two main characters were killed off, but was it really worth it? I don’t think so and Twisty don’t play that. We have five episodes left to make up for this so there’s still hope, but really this episode, while clearly still better than any Walking Dead episode, was not quite what I was expecting. Whatever happened to the fucked up days of Asylum and Murder House.
That said, we had some new butcherings (yup, new word) but I still would have preferred some other characters getting killed off instead of the ones we saw die. Rub-a-dub-dub Dandy in the tub. Enjoy the review!
Kathy Bates and the writers went all out this episode. Titled Test of Strength, AHS brought some great acting, great writing and great plot twists and was a freakishly huge improvement from last week’s dud.
Oh and can’t forget that Evan Peters brought Kurt Cobain back from the dead with a great cover of Come As You Are, which I encourage everyone to check out.
Now lets get into the beefcakes and potatoes!
Things got a little interesting and a little less interesting last night on American Horror Story. Bullseye brought us more tragedy but it was also clearly a filler episode. Elsa Mars and Dandy stole the show yet again. I mean, the opening quote was absolutely brilliant and Dandy even got to take a peek Under the Dome!
Finn Wittrock and Jessica Lange continue their dominating performances and we actually got to see some interactions between Dandy, Bette and Dot. And thank GOD Ma Petite is okay 🙂 PHEW! Sadly though, ever since they killed off Twisty, the episodes got a lil’ more boring. BRING BACK THE CLOWN!
Ah and of course, had to add a little music from the episode, just push play to hear September Song by Walter Huston, a 1938 classic!
What in the fuck show. Seriously. No more gruesome murder scenes please. I will clearly be having nightmares tonight after this. But hey, I guess we all knew what we were getting into. This is AHS after all. I will say this though, there are mad rumors about a top hat on a mug that is supposedly a major clue for next season. Me thinks this can only mean one thing: MAGIC! Harry Houdini, anyone? I have this strange feeling magicians will be taking center stage next season which would be pretty damn SICK!
Back to last night’s episode, titled Pink Cupcakes, we delve more into the mind of a psycho killer, Elsa gets boo’d off stage and Dot and Bette died…in a dream sequence, lol. Like they’d kill off Sarah Paulson that early, nice try show!
Sorry for the delay, it has been a crazy week for me, I’m living out of my suitcase in a travelling freak show these days and man, it’s fun! 🙂 So without further adieu, enjoy the review!
Well folks, that was something else. We just witnessed one of the BEST episodes of American Horror Story I have ever seen. How does this show make you feel sorry for a crazy, psychotic murdering clown with no mouth, I will never know. But they did it. Look no further than Twitter last night as we all watched, and tweeted, in disbelief.
So in less than an hour we went from being absolutely terrified of Twisty to feeling sorry for him! Collective GROUP HUG everyone!
Oh, and if you have been hiding out in Twisty’s neck of the woods this whole time, I should also mention that Neil Patrick Harris and his husband David Burtka will be joining the cast this season. Welcome to the Freak Show! Life is complete. Now on with the show!
Last night’s episode of American Horror Story, simply titled Edward Mordrake Pt. 1, kicked off our annual two-parter episode last night and it didn’t disappoint. That said, did anyone else get the sense that the show took a step back to set up some characters and stories? I wanted more Twisty!!! Still though, a filler episode of AHS is still way better than mostly everything on television.
We had three more characters enter the mix this week with Maggie Esmeralda (played by Emma Roberts), Stanley (played by Denis O’Hare) and, of course, the two-faced man Edward Mordrake who is based on a real person (and he’s played by Wes Bentley).
Also, please more of Amazon Eve and Ma Petite. They’re sooo adorable. At least we do get some CUTE with all the BAT SHIT CRAZY! Without further delay though, enjoy the review!
Holy crap AHS! Not to be outdone by last week’s premiere, American Horror Story’s Freak Show decided to dive head first into Twisty’s sick mind. Amazon Eve’s look says it all. I need a cigarette too. Like MEOW! Plus we got the brand new addition of two awesome new characters, those being Dell Toledo (played by Michael Chiklis) and my already personal fave Desiree Dupree (played by the Voodoo Queen herself, Angela Bassett). Shall we all let out a collective SHITTTTTTTTTTTTT!
How do you like dem apples melons? Three boobs, proper girl parts and a ding-a-ling!!! I mean can this show get any better??? I think not. For your listening pleasure, I’ve included one of my personal favorite bands Silverchair and, even though it wasn’t in the episode, it only seemed appropriate. So I dedicate this to Tri-Boob and the rest of you freaks…body and soul 😉 Enjoy the jam and the review and don’t forget the music section for some AMAZEBALLS!