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Facebook Aunt
Oct 4, 2008



Ham Wrangler

McSpanky posted:

Wait, what's wrong with Emma Roberts?

She is super annoying in every role she plays. Not sure if she is type cast, or just that annoying.

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haveblue
Aug 15, 2005



Toilet Rascal

Lena Dunham is confirmed for only one episode so the chances of sudden death are high. We don't seem to have a count for Roberts yet.

OmegaBR
Feb 14, 2012

Come to me .... and live forever.


Well Roberts did punch her boyfriend Evan Peters on more than one occasion as I recall. And she usually is typecast as some kind of uppity exaggerated WASP. But I agree she was very good in Scream Queens. In fact, given the choice between SQ season 3 or AHS: Cult, I would probably picked SQ.

timp
Sep 18, 2007

Everything is in my control


Lipstick Apathy

OmegaBR posted:

Well Roberts did punch her boyfriend Evan Peters on more than one occasion as I recall. And she usually is typecast as some kind of uppity exaggerated WASP. But I agree she was very good in Scream Queens. In fact, given the choice between SQ season 3 or AHS: Cult, I would probably picked SQ.

I wish one of them would just hurry the gently caress up and give us CAMP like I've been asking for since 2015

We were 3 letters away this year...

LadyPictureShow
Nov 18, 2005
Oh, Jesus fuck. It's like the Nazis opened The Ark Of The Covenant, and I looked.

Denis O'Hare is going to be back this season at least, right?

I've tried googling who all is in the cast this season, but most of the articles that popped up were like 'Lena Dunham to appear!' I know the OP has a list, but I'm curious how many others are returning; since that list also seems to be low on 'Ryan Murphy's stable of hunky brunettes'.

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A. Beaverhausen
Nov 11, 2008

dank space explorer


LadyPictureShow posted:

Denis O'Hare is going to be back this season at least, right?

I've tried googling who all is in the cast this season, but most of the articles that popped up were like 'Lena Dunham to appear!' I know the OP has a list, but I'm curious how many others are returning; since that list also seems to be low on 'Ryan Murphy's stable of hunky brunettes'.

He's saving them for the lust season. Brunette himbos as far as the eye can see.

Firstborn
Oct 14, 2012

Hope is a mistake


I just finished watching Roanoke. I'm not even sure how I didn't know that season come out.


In a way it's the best and most coherent story. The framing device has some interesting things with it and some really dumb ones. Things like the Chen ghosts are hilariously bad and out of place.

After episode 5 it's like... What?

Sarah Paulson is the worst part of any season. Gaga being given a low bar to jump over that she clears by a mile and characters that play to her strengths as an entertainer is pretty great. Best part of the hotel season. I live in New Orleans and have my whole life, and Coven is terrible by every metric.

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coronatae
Oct 14, 2012



I'm going to watch Roanoke once it hits Netflix so for now I'm going back through Hotel. I maintain that the season would have been perfect if they'd ended on the Hotline Bling scene. Just cut to black and delete all the remaining episodes, it's peak 2015.

My account put me at Coven first since I'd just finished Asylum (still the best) and just the first episode was booooring. The fashion is great though. I wanna be a bitchy witch clad in all black sitting around pouring whiskies and smoking cigarettes in my all-white NOLA mansion

A. Beaverhausen
Nov 11, 2008

dank space explorer


coronatae posted:

I wanna be a bitchy witch clad in all black sitting around pouring whiskies and smoking cigarettes in my all-white NOLA mansion

Same.



Firstborn posted:

I just finished watching Roanoke. I'm not even sure how I didn't know that season come out.


In a way it's the best and most coherent story. The framing device has some interesting things with it and some really dumb ones. Things like the Chen ghosts are hilariously bad and out of place.

I kind of liked it because of the implication that the various cultures do indeed have their own paranormal poo poo in the AHS universe.

Firstborn
Oct 14, 2012

Hope is a mistake


I think it was vaguely racist that the chinese family turn into japanese Ringu ghosts.

Nobby
Sep 10, 2006

Everyone cries when they're stabbed. There's no shame in that.


I wanna be generous and say that maybe there's a Taiwanese ghost tradition that's just superficially similar to the Japanese Onryo thing and they played it up for the reenactment portion, but who am I kidding they were just lazy.

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012

Eater of worlds, pins, and CHICKEN


LadyPictureShow posted:

Denis O'Hare is going to be back this season at least, right?

I've tried googling who all is in the cast this season, but most of the articles that popped up were like 'Lena Dunham to appear!' I know the OP has a list, but I'm curious how many others are returning; since that list also seems to be low on 'Ryan Murphy's stable of hunky brunettes'.

Announced so far:

Emma Roberts (Coven, Freak Show, Scream Queens)
Billy Eichner
Colton Haynes
Sarah Paulson (Murder House, Asylum, Coven, Freak Show, Hotel, Roanoke)
Evan Peters (Murder House, Asylum, Coven, Freak Show, Hotel, Roanoke)
Mare Winningham (Coven, Freak Show, Hotel)
Adina Porter (Roanoke)
Billie Lourd (Scream Queens)
Frances Conroy (Murder House, Asylum, Coven, Freak Show, Roanoke)
Cheyenne Jackson (Hotel, Roanoke)
Leslie Grossman
Chaz Bono
Alison Pill
Lena Dunham

Tenzarin
Jul 24, 2007

Let me sing you a song


Taco Defender

Firstborn posted:

In a way it's the best and most coherent story.

This is my favorite part of the last season. When Ryan Murphy starts doing a love story for the last half of a few seasons, a love sick jazz saxophone playing ghost, aliens, ghost exgirlfriend, stupid witch hunters, mutant raising, gay lobster dad sub plots the other seasons are such a mess.

coronatae
Oct 14, 2012



Well with any luck Emma Roberts' character will die horribly as she has every season. Best part of Coven was Evan Peters strangling her and telling her "you're not that good an actress"

QuoProQuid
Jan 12, 2012


Emma Roberts is an okay actress, but she gets typecast as a Heather in almost everything.

Firstborn posted:

I just finished watching Roanoke. I'm not even sure how I didn't know that season come out.


In a way it's the best and most coherent story. The framing device has some interesting things with it and some really dumb ones. Things like the Chen ghosts are hilariously bad and out of place.

After episode 5 it's like... What?

Sarah Paulson is the worst part of any season. Gaga being given a low bar to jump over that she clears by a mile and characters that play to her strengths as an entertainer is pretty great. Best part of the hotel season. I live in New Orleans and have my whole life, and Coven is terrible by every metric.

Episode 6 of Roanoke is one of the best episodes that American Horror Story has ever put together and I will fight anyone who insists otherwise.

esperterra
Mar 24, 2010

I'll kick yer sorry arse so hard you'll kiss the moons!



Emma Roberts is amazing and I'm glad she's returned to AHS. Fight me.

Is Rabe back, or has she left again? This year's theme has me super anxious it will suck harder than Freak Show, so I need some good news.

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005



Toilet Rascal

If you want to take a personal hand in the show not sucking, here's your big chance to get onscreen and redeem it with your magnetic presence and then get murdered offscreen by clowns probably.

Dear Prudence
Sep 3, 2012



Grimey Drawer

I've enjoyed every season of AHS and maybe that's because I've never expected it to be more than cheap scares and tv horror. Ryan Murphey isn't some sort of directorial genius.

esperterra
Mar 24, 2010

I'll kick yer sorry arse so hard you'll kiss the moons!



^^^

The only one I haven't really enjoyed was Freak Show, and only because it was boring. Coven was bad, but it was hilarious and kept me entertained.

A. Beaverhausen
Nov 11, 2008

dank space explorer


haveblue posted:

If you want to take a personal hand in the show not sucking, here's your big chance to get onscreen and redeem it with your magnetic presence and then get murdered offscreen by clowns probably.

I would have absolutely nothing to talk to Evan Peters about

Parasol Prophet
Aug 31, 2012

We Are Best Friends Now.


"So... um. I see your hair is blue."

Also, in poking around other forums and comment sections on AHS articles, I've noticed that there seem to be two camps of people who watch the show: Those that liked seasons 1 and 2 and thought 6 was kind of a return to form, and those that liked 3-5 but didn't like 6, usually because of the format.

I don't know, it sounded more interesting when I thought it up.

coronatae
Oct 14, 2012



Freak Show was an exercise in how far a show could crawl up its own rear end.

I'm a little over halfway done with my Hotel rewatch. I'd forgotten all the confusing bullshit with Wren and what an irredeemable character Alex is. But it did give me my favorite line of the entire series:

"I couldn't pick my butthole out of a line up"

The Walrus
Jul 9, 2002



6 was good but too torture porn for me. I did like that it was the first season that was a Horror Story.

Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004



Parasol Prophet posted:

"So... um. I see your hair is blue."

Also, in poking around other forums and comment sections on AHS articles, I've noticed that there seem to be two camps of people who watch the show: Those that liked seasons 1 and 2 and thought 6 was kind of a return to form, and those that liked 3-5 but didn't like 6, usually because of the format.

I don't know, it sounded more interesting when I thought it up.

Yeah I think that's a good observation. I definitely fall into the first camp. I'll still watch this cheesy-as-gently caress ridiculous show no matter what though. Even if it's as bad as Hotel.

A. Beaverhausen
Nov 11, 2008

dank space explorer


coronatae posted:

Freak Show was an exercise in how far a show could crawl up its own rear end.

I'm a little over halfway done with my Hotel rewatch. I'd forgotten all the confusing bullshit with Wren and what an irredeemable character Alex is. But it did give me my favorite line of the entire series:

"I couldn't pick my butthole out of a line up"

Hell yeah. I waited all season for karma to bite Alex in the rear end.

OmegaBR
Feb 14, 2012

Come to me .... and live forever.


I'll go on record as saying that every season is entertaining, it's just some are entertaining the same way watching a celebrity be shallow and a total trainwreck is.

Coven is a total dumpster fire in terms of motivation, logic, pacing, and character likeability. But it's not like we don't remember the BEEEEEEEEEEEEEES fondly as a moment so goofy we bring it up whenever we can rather than suppress it.

esperterra
Mar 24, 2010

I'll kick yer sorry arse so hard you'll kiss the moons!



BALENCIAGA!!

ShadowCatboy
Jan 22, 2006

E purr si muove.


Rewatching Roanoke now and I loving love the moment when they stumble onto Sidney's corpse. Sarah Paulson playing British Actress Audrey Tindall (who played Shelby Miller in My Roanoke Nightmare) just broke down wailing and sobbing uncontrollably.

"I'm not American I'm not used to all this carnage!!!"

esperterra
Mar 24, 2010

I'll kick yer sorry arse so hard you'll kiss the moons!



With Kathy Bates gone this season, maybe Sarah Paulson can grace us with another horrible accent. Someone needs to pick up the slack.

Seriously, that was the worst part of Roanoake.

ShadowCatboy
Jan 22, 2006

E purr si muove.


esperterra posted:

With Kathy Bates gone this season, maybe Sarah Paulson can grace us with another horrible accent. Someone needs to pick up the slack.

Seriously, that was the worst part of Roanoake.

I think you misspelled "hilarious."

esperterra
Mar 24, 2010

I'll kick yer sorry arse so hard you'll kiss the moons!



ShadowCatboy posted:

I think you misspelled "hilarious."

Horrible and hilarious are interchangable in this situation, imo.

drowned in pussy juice
Oct 13, 2009

by FactsAreUseless


So fah I haven't heard an ovah the tahp new englahnd arcent in this show what are you talking about

Circutron
Apr 29, 2006
We are confident that the Islamic logic, culture, and discourse can prove their superiority in all fields over all schools of thought and theories.


drowned in pussy juice posted:

So fah I haven't heard an ovah the tahp new englahnd arcent in this show what are you talking about

Kit Walker from Asylum seemed to count for that. Or was that more Bostonian?

drowned in pussy juice
Oct 13, 2009

by FactsAreUseless


I'm not American so I sort of am lumping all of the American northeast into a bucket here which is probably inaccurate but even Jessica Lange had some moments in asylum where her accent was way Hammier than it probably needed to be but it was pretty funny

timp
Sep 18, 2007

Everything is in my control


Lipstick Apathy

drowned in pussy juice posted:

I'm not American so I sort of am lumping all of the American northeast into a bucket here which is probably inaccurate but even Jessica Lange had some moments in asylum where her accent was way Hammier than it probably needed to be but it was pretty funny

Yeah she definitely had a nice Bawbwawa Waltews impression going. Evan Peters had one too but it was a lot more subtle

Of course it could be one of those situations where, like you, I'm just used to hearing the stereotypical impression. After living in the south for most my life, I can easily spot a real southern accent vs. a fake one. Very few people get it right. That being said, I've absolutely met some real life people who sounded exactly like Cricket

A. Beaverhausen
Nov 11, 2008

dank space explorer


timp posted:

Yeah she definitely had a nice Bawbwawa Waltews impression going. Evan Peters had one too but it was a lot more subtle

Of course it could be one of those situations where, like you, I'm just used to hearing the stereotypical impression. After living in the south for most my life, I can easily spot a real southern accent vs. a fake one. Very few people get it right. That being said, I've absolutely met some real life people who sounded exactly like Cricket

I think he's actually southern. I know he sounded exactly the same on Will & Grace years ago. It's funny certain parts of the south, yeah you can tell when someone's faking an accent, but some regions really do have the kind of accent he has. I call his the 'southern belle'

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005



Toilet Rascal

Evan Peters grew up in Missouri. Not technically the South but close enough culturally?

LadyPictureShow
Nov 18, 2005
Oh, Jesus fuck. It's like the Nazis opened The Ark Of The Covenant, and I looked.

esperterra posted:

With Kathy Bates gone this season, maybe Sarah Paulson can grace us with another horrible accent. Someone needs to pick up the slack.

Seriously, that was the worst part of Roanoake.

I mean, one woefully underutilized accent is Buffalo (flat vowels, tending to drop the unstressed middle syllable in a word).

Then again American Horror Story: Buffalo would probably just be rolling footage from any Buffalo Bills season since 1990.

El Tortuga
Apr 27, 2007

ĄTerrible es el Guerrero de Tortuga!

A. Beaverhausen posted:

I think he's actually southern. I know he sounded exactly the same on Will & Grace years ago. It's funny certain parts of the south, yeah you can tell when someone's faking an accent, but some regions really do have the kind of accent he has. I call his the 'southern belle'

Leslie Jordan (that actor) is exactly just as southern as he seems.

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drowned in pussy juice
Oct 13, 2009

by FactsAreUseless


El Tortuga posted:

Leslie Jordan (that actor) is exactly just as southern as he seems.

I just looked at his wiki page and he's a Tennessee born playwright and now it makes so much more sense

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