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haveblue
Aug 15, 2005



Once again, FX has changed the name of the show in its TV listings. This means that your DVR will not automatically record the new season even if you have a season pass from the previous one. Make a new one specifically for the new season to be sure of catching it.



Teaser Videos (Full cover of "House of the Rising Sun" here)
Detention
Pins and Needles
Staircase
Stakes
Coffin
Initiation
Pins
Slither
WitchWalk
Laveau
Voodoo
Study Hall
Hair Don't
Spellbound
Writhing
The Stand
Black Hat
Bullhorn

Longer Videos
Burn
Inside the Coven: Voodoo in New Orleans
Mythology

American Horror Story is an anthology series created by Ryan Murphy. Each season is a self-contained storyline, a pastiche of forms and genres found in western-style horror.

American Horror Story: Coven is set in both the present and the 1830s in New Orleans and will follow the conflict between two powerful groups of witches. One group represents the practices of Louisiana Voodoo, and is led by the real-life voodoo queen Marie Laveau (played by Angela Bassett). The other represents a fugitive clan that escaped the Salem witch trials and is led by Fiona (Jessica Lange) the Supreme, the greatest witch of her generation.

AHS: Coven will premier on October 9th at 10PM.

Information is just starting to come out about the new season, primarily through a panel held at an event for Emmy voters. We have various tidbits here and there and a very impressive female-centric cast (newcomers in bold):


Ryan Murphy has promised us that this season will be a "more buoyant and comedic and crafty" than last season, despite tackling issues of feminism, race, and oppression, and having a character who was an actual real-life serial killer. It remains to be seen what this entails, but keep in mind that this is the creative team whose idea of comic relief is the Name Game scene from season 2.

Previously on American Horror Story:

Season 2: Asylum

The second installment of American Horror Story focused on the goings-on at Briarcliff, a mental asylum in 1964 Massachusetts ruled with an iron fist by Sister Jude (Jessica Lange), and the repercussions of those events in the present day. Lana Winters (Sarah Paulson), an ambitious journalist and secret lesbian, tries to infiltrate the asylum to expose the horrors perpetrated upon the inmates and investigate the serial killer Bloody Face, but she's quickly discovered and trapped in a hellish nightmare of crazed lunatics, psychological torment, evil spirits, cannibal mutants, Nazi doctors, religious zealotry, and alien abduction. Any one of these elements would be enough for most horror stories, but Asylum smashed them all together and hurled them out of the screen with a manic, almost vicious intensity, bringing us such wonders as Adam Levine getting his arm ripped off in the middle of a blowjob, Ian McShane playing a psychotic spree-killing Santa Claus, and Zachary Quinto moaning the line "Baby needs colostrum" before latching onto an unwilling tit. It's Ryan Murphy turned up to 11 and unconstrained by any semblance of reality and it was glorious.

Asylum was nominated for 17 Emmy awards and won 2 of them, including Outstanding Supporting Actor (Miniseries) for James Cromwell.

Season 1: Murderhouse

The first installment of American Horror Story followed the story of the Harmons (Ben, Vivien, and Violet, portrayed by Dylan McDermott, Connie Britton, and Taissa Farmiga), a family strained almost to the breaking point by infidelity who seek a fresh start by moving into a massive, picturesque house in Los Angeles. Unfortunately for them the house comes with a long and bloody history that has led to it being haunted by about 5,000 ghosts who all hate each other, from the drug-addled surgeon to the cutely combative gay couple to the troubled teen who just might be a mass murderer to the anonymous man in the latex gimp suit to the flesh-eating goblin in the basement. The resulting twelve-episode clusterfuck became one of the more memorable experiences of the 2011 season.

Murderhouse was nominated for 17 Emmy awards and won 2 of them, including Outstanding Supporting Actress (Miniseries) for Jessica Lange.

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Parasol Prophet
Aug 31, 2012

The party never ends.


Yes! It's finally Cryptic Promo time!

When the second season started coming around I was still unsure about liking it (I believe I joked about the first season being Dramatic Sex Ghost Family Hour and the best worst show I'd ever seen), but this time I'm just shamelessly looking forward to it.

I've shed my reservations about admitting it. I love this crazy drat show.

Manos del Sino
Apr 12, 2004

Original Pony


Parasol Prophet posted:

When the second season started coming around I was still unsure about liking it (I believe I joked about the first season being Dramatic Sex Ghost Family Hour and the best worst show I'd ever seen)

I remember having to defend my love of AHS during the first season, but it seems that by the time the second season premiered, a lot more people were willing to admit the show is awesome.

I don't just mean in TVIV either, but in general.

bad day
Mar 26, 2012

this is me irl

I'm going to have a lot of fun deliberately mispronouncing the name of this show...

Koh-Ven, not Kuh-Ven

OmegaBR
Feb 14, 2012

Come to me .... and live forever.


Asylum was my first AHS experience and it did a masterful job of sucking me in. All these stories coexisting at once, all the intrigue and mystery between what the aliens wanted, who Bloodyface was, etc., and the general atmosphere of this terrible institution really ramped up my excitement to see the show every week.

But the last few episodes or so really shut everything down in favor of a couple of narratives, and in a really sudden and uncreative way. Pretty much everything they built up during the series got waved away and suddenly the show was predictable and actually kind of disappointing. It really, honestly came off like they presented all these questions to get you hooked, and then couldn't figure out how to give satisfying answers for most of them. I guess it was bound to happen when you cram in serial killers, aliens, the devil, mutants, nazis, and everything else into a 13 episode show, and do so while you're writing and filming it.

So basically I'm hoping the same thing doesn't happen this time, and that the centralized idea of a war of witches will make for a more focused narrative. The time skipping is still a powerful device and I'm looking forward to seeing just what they can do.

Tuxedo Catfish
Mar 17, 2007

You've got guts! Come to my village, I'll buy you lunch.


OmegaBR posted:

But the last few episodes or so really shut everything down in favor of a couple of narratives, and in a really sudden and uncreative way. Pretty much everything they built up during the series got waved away and suddenly the show was predictable and actually kind of disappointing. It really, honestly came off like they presented all these questions to get you hooked, and then couldn't figure out how to give satisfying answers for most of them. I guess it was bound to happen when you cram in serial killers, aliens, the devil, mutants, nazis, and everything else into a 13 episode show, and do so while you're writing and filming it.

I liked the second season, but the first did a much better job of what you're asking for. I have high hopes.

Taliaquin
Dec 13, 2009

Turtle flu


OmegaBR posted:

Asylum was my first AHS experience and it did a masterful job of sucking me in. All these stories coexisting at once, all the intrigue and mystery between what the aliens wanted, who Bloodyface was, etc., and the general atmosphere of this terrible institution really ramped up my excitement to see the show every week.

But the last few episodes or so really shut everything down in favor of a couple of narratives, and in a really sudden and uncreative way. Pretty much everything they built up during the series got waved away and suddenly the show was predictable and actually kind of disappointing. It really, honestly came off like they presented all these questions to get you hooked, and then couldn't figure out how to give satisfying answers for most of them. I guess it was bound to happen when you cram in serial killers, aliens, the devil, mutants, nazis, and everything else into a 13 episode show, and do so while you're writing and filming it.

So basically I'm hoping the same thing doesn't happen this time, and that the centralized idea of a war of witches will make for a more focused narrative. The time skipping is still a powerful device and I'm looking forward to seeing just what they can do.
IIRC Ryan Murphy even said he wasn't pleased with the alien storyline, hence it being shut down and swept quietly under the rug.

Manos del Sino posted:

I remember having to defend my love of AHS during the first season, but it seems that by the time the second season premiered, a lot more people were willing to admit the show is awesome.

I don't just mean in TVIV either, but in general.
It really seemed like hating AHS was en vogue in my experience too. I don't get it. Sure, it's absurd, but it's a serialized horror story, from the guy who made Nip/Tuck and all its glorious absurdity. It's still great and I don't mean ironically. It's the only show I ever get really excited about.

LoG
Mar 9, 2004

CHOMP


bad day posted:

I'm going to have a lot of fun deliberately mispronouncing the name of this show...

Koh-Ven, not Kuh-Ven

No, no, no. No, no..."CUH-ven" sounds like "oven", man. And that's just... it doesn't work.

bad day
Mar 26, 2012

this is me irl

No, it's Koh-Ven, as in "oh" or "doh".

LoG
Mar 9, 2004

CHOMP


"CUH-ven". That's the proper pronunciation.

Chaotic Flame
May 31, 2009

The King in the Low Rises

Yay new thread!

And yay first teaser!

LazyDivey
Jun 18, 2004

Leaving earth is sometimes lonely when your feet are on the ground

Is Quinto/Skylar also returning this season????

hepscat
Jan 16, 2005

Avenging Nun


http://www.howjsay.com/index.php?word=coven

Anyway, I have high hopes for this season. I had heard speculation about Delphine LaLaurie being the subject of this season but that sounds too much like themes they've already explored. A voodoo priestess versus a centuries-old coven sounds so much more promising. Jessica Lange is going to be electrifying, I just know it.

KidDynamite
Feb 11, 2005

No, Mr. Rice, I expect you to PLEASE WORK OUT


I'm really excited for this season. Jessica Lange is going to eat the New Orleans accent up.

LoG
Mar 9, 2004

CHOMP



http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0181288/quotes?qt=qt0242475

I was quoting a movie. It's pretty great.

mangler103
Jun 6, 2003

You'll get those cats when you get those cats, Jane.


I don't have cable, and this is one of the handful of shows I actually buy episodes of week to week to keep up with.

First season literally blew my mind. Haven't quite gotten through season 2 yet, but I'm looking forward to 3. Especially the new cast members. Angela Bassett? I'm in.

QuickbreathFinisher
Sep 28, 2008

coming like judgment day
i.e. for the second time.


hepscat posted:

http://www.howjsay.com/index.php?word=coven

Anyway, I have high hopes for this season. I had heard speculation about Delphine LaLaurie being the subject of this season but that sounds too much like themes they've already explored. A voodoo priestess versus a centuries-old coven sounds so much more promising. Jessica Lange is going to be electrifying, I just know it.

They confirmed Kathy Bates would be in that role, which I think is going to be loving terrifying. Remember her in Misery? Now imagine that she's obsessed with torture and her victims are all servants with no possible way of getting away from her. I'm expecting some seriously hosed up poo poo happening this season on that front and I'm psyched about it.

Random, but I hope they bring Chloe Sevigny back again, she's great. Not sure if she's committed to anything else, though.

escape artist
Sep 24, 2005

"Slow train coming"

"Slow quality poster coming to the threads about the shows I like."

"No, really, jokes aside, post more in The TV IV because you make good points and don't suck."


I'm gonna be mad if they bring Chloe back just to kill her off in a handful of episodes. I think she might be my current favorite actress.

QuickbreathFinisher
Sep 28, 2008

coming like judgment day
i.e. for the second time.


escape artist posted:

I'm gonna be mad if they bring Chloe back just to kill her off in a handful of episodes. I think she might be my current favorite actress.

Have you seen Hit & Miss? It's exactly nothing like AHS but it's a really solid (Irish?) drama where Chloe plays a hitwoman who also happens to be a pre-op trans woman. In the first episode, she finds out that her ex girlfriend has an eleven year old son by her and is also dying of cancer. It's only 6 episodes so far (all on Netflix!) and I thought it was very well done. Sevigny is great in it as always, and from some of the interviews and stuff about it, it sounds like she really got into the character and tried to understand what a trans person deals with.

Anyway, yeah, Chloe owns.

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escape artist
Sep 24, 2005

"Slow train coming"

"Slow quality poster coming to the threads about the shows I like."

"No, really, jokes aside, post more in The TV IV because you make good points and don't suck."


QuickbreathFinisher posted:

Have you seen Hit & Miss? It's exactly nothing like AHS but it's a really solid (Irish?) drama where Chloe plays a transwoman who is also a hitwoman. In the first episode, she finds out that her ex girlfriend has an eleven year old son by her and is also dying of cancer. It's only 6 episodes so far (all on Netflix!) and I thought it was very well done. Chloe is great in it as always, and from some of the interviews and stuff about it, it sounds like she really got into the character and tried to understand what a trans person deals with.

Anyway, yeah, Chloe owns.

I haven't seen it but I just read the synopsis and well, I'm going to watch it all this weekend.

wordsauce
Jul 17, 2004

Nothing but clowns down here.

I'm on pins and needles.


edit: should have embedded the video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLLOK-HhE5c

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Parasol Prophet
Aug 31, 2012

The party never ends.


I went idly searching for news just now, and found this instead:

http://www.cardboardconnection.com/...y-trading-cards

First season trading cards. (That's the closest thing to a news release/article I can find.)

Poking around the internet, it seems they're releasing 800 'preview packs' in mid-August, and as for the rest.. sometime after then. A few promotional cards were given out at conventions over the summer. There'll be autograph cards, costume cards, foils, and basic cards featuring characters or episodes.

Do a lot of shows get trading cards? It just seems like the silliest thing, but I'm kind of curious.

Edit:

Okay, that made me jump.

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OmegaBR
Feb 14, 2012

Come to me .... and live forever.


Parasol Prophet posted:

I went idly searching for news just now, and found this instead:

http://www.cardboardconnection.com/...y-trading-cards

First season trading cards. (That's the closest thing to a news release/article I can find.)

Poking around the internet, it seems they're releasing 800 'preview packs' in mid-August, and as for the rest.. sometime after then. A few promotional cards were given out at conventions over the summer. There'll be autograph cards, costume cards, foils, and basic cards featuring characters or episodes.

Do a lot of shows get trading cards? It just seems like the silliest thing, but I'm kind of curious.

Edit:


Okay, that made me jump.

Well, I saw packs of Parks and Recreation trading cards at Target tonight, same concept, so I guess TV show trading cards are making a comeback.

dinosaursforsale
Jun 10, 2011


edit: used my brain and found another link.

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Rageaholic Monkey
May 31, 2005

You have my permission to
STAY OUT OF THE
FUCKING WAY!


I live in New Orleans and several of my friends have told me they've seen members of the cast and crew in the French Quarter recently since they're filming here. I wish I could see them too


That teaser was pretty weird and I'm excited for this season, but how are they gonna top the weirdness of last season? They've always found a way to top themselves in the past, though, so I'm not worried.

Thank god Jessica Lange and Evan Peters are back. No Zach Quinto this season, though?

epenthesis
Jan 12, 2008

I'M TAKIN' YOU PUNKS DOWN!

Rageaholic Monkey posted:

Thank god Jessica Lange and Evan Peters are back. No Zach Quinto this season, though?

They didn't announce Dylan McDermott until very shortly before Asylum started; there's still time for more casting announcements. Failing that, a fourth season with its own new cast is already a good bet.

Exploder
Nov 15, 2005

Just a humble motherfucker with a big ass dick

epenthesis posted:

They didn't announce Dylan McDermott until very shortly before Asylum started; there's still time for more casting announcements. Failing that, a fourth season with its own new cast is already a good bet.

One of the things that makes AHS so great is the superb cast and their chemistry. I couldn't imagine this show working, for me at least, without this core of actors. It has introduced me to actors I never really cared for (Lange, McDermott, Quinto), actors I had never heard of (Rabe, Peters, Brochere), and then there is the always brilliant James Cromwell. With that said, it would be a nice change of pace if they introduced a new cast after season 3.

I am really excited for this. Season 1 didn't really do much for me at first, mainly because I find ghosts and the devil dumb. However I did recently re-watch it and had a newfound appreciation for it with the perspective of watching season 2. I loved season 2 right off the bat for the subject matter and setting, and season 3 is sure to be great because I find witchcraft and voodoo and Cajun culture fascinating.

mangler103
Jun 6, 2003

You'll get those cats when you get those cats, Jane.


Exploder posted:

One of the things that makes AHS so great is the superb cast and their chemistry. I couldn't imagine this show working, for me at least, without this core of actors. It has introduced me to actors I never really cared for (Lange, McDermott, Quinto), actors I had never heard of (Rabe, Peters, Brochere), and then there is the always brilliant James Cromwell. With that said, it would be a nice change of pace if they introduced a new cast after season 3.

I am really excited for this. Season 1 didn't really do much for me at first, mainly because I find ghosts and the devil dumb. However I did recently re-watch it and had a newfound appreciation for it with the perspective of watching season 2. I loved season 2 right off the bat for the subject matter and setting, and season 3 is sure to be great because I find witchcraft and voodoo and Cajun culture fascinating.

I really hope this also brings back the idea of anthology series. The 'Masters of' series are a little hit or miss, but having a cast of main actors that you can rotate between seasons seems like a good way to save costs and still craft quality stories.

Chairman Capone
Dec 17, 2008



Man, I am hugely excited for this. Can't wait to see the gruesome stuff that Delphine Lalaurie does.

Dr. Benway
Dec 9, 2005

We can't stop here! This is bat country!

Is there any word as to when Season 2 is going to be available? Life and work got in the way after the season break and I never managed to catch up.

As far as the premier of Season 3 goes, if FX holds true to form, I'd put my money on somewhere around Halloween.

Parasol Prophet
Aug 31, 2012

The party never ends.


I want to say that last year the first season DVDs came out in mid-late September, but I'm not sure.

So far both seasons have premiered in October. Last season was a couple weeks later than the first.

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005



Current rumor is October 9, which would be consistent with the last two seasons.

I saw an ad for this during the Daily Show last night, touting its Emmy nominations.

Simstim
Mar 16, 2005

You just gave me a great idea buddy.

So no weird Dylan Mcdermott sexual situation this season, huh?

effervescible
Jun 29, 2012

i will eat your soul


Never give up hope.

QuickbreathFinisher
Sep 28, 2008

coming like judgment day
i.e. for the second time.


Tom & Lorenzo posted a bunch of pictures of Jessica Lange and Frances Conroy at the set in their costumes. And some of them are loving nuts. Everything I see makes me more and more excited for this.

Paradox Personified
Mar 15, 2010

SoroScrew


Dr. Benway posted:

As far as the premier of Season 3 goes, if FX holds true to form, I'd put my money on somewhere around Halloween.
Nope. Try again.
EP26s3::ep01 09/Oct/13 Bitchcraft
EP27s3::ep02 16/Oct/13 Boy Parts
EP28s3::ep03 23/Oct/13 The Replacements
EP29s3::ep04 30/Oct/13 Fearful Pranks Ensue

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...of SCIENCE!
Apr 26, 2008

43 species of parrot?! Nipples for men?! SLUGS?! Are we not in the hands of a lunatic?! If I were creating the world I wouldn't mess about with butterflies and daffodils. I would have started with lasers, 8 o'clock, day one!


LoG posted:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0181288/quotes?qt=qt0242475

I was quoting a movie. It's pretty great.

If Mark Borchardt actually cameoed in this season I would die with happiness. Who better for American Horror Story than the star of American Movie?

wordsauce
Jul 17, 2004

Nothing but clowns down here.

Boy Parts? Is Evan going to lose his Peter?

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005



Staircase

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jscolon2.0
Jul 9, 2001

With great payroll, comes great disappointment.


Paradox Personified posted:

Nope. Try again.
EP26s3::ep01 09/Oct/13 Bitchcraft
EP27s3::ep02 16/Oct/13 Boy Parts
EP28s3::ep03 23/Oct/13 The Replacements
EP29s3::ep04 30/Oct/13 Fearful Pranks Ensue


If this was any other show, I would doubt those titles so much.

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