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American Horror Story: Coven tells the secret history of witches and witchcraft in America. Over 300 years have passed since the turbulent days
of the Salem witch trials and those who managed to escape are now facing extinction. Mysterious attacks have been escalating against their kind
and young girls are being sent away to a special school in New Orleans to learn how to protect themselves. Wrapped up in the turmoil is new arrival,
Zoe, who is harboringa terrifying secret of her own. Alarmed by the recent aggression, Fiona, the long-absent Supreme, sweeps back into town
determined to protect the Coven and hell bent on decimating anyone who gets in her way.
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So I rewatched Coven recently with Mom, and a damn good chunk of it holds up great. Angela Bassett is not one of those things. She still does a fine job playing her usual hardass bitch charrie, but seeing the character done repeatedly after this season kinda kills Marie for me. A lot.
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When I was scared, I would imagine myself building a big wall all around me,
 made of the strongest bricks in the whole world.
And when I got scared, I would imagine myself putting another one on,
 one after the other, until that wall was so thick and so strong
 I knew I’d be safe in there forever.

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I'm pretty hyped for Madison to return
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This season still is the most iconic forum casting wise.
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Given how the ending of this season was such a disappointment, I always wondered just why so many fans consider Coven one of American Horror Story's most iconic seasons. And then it hit me: the ending wouldn't have been such a disappointment if the rest of the show hadn't been so good. (I did watch the season to the end, after all.) Having a character who could bring people back from the dead did wind up making death feel cheap, true, but the characters were amazing, the setting was outstanding, and it really nailed the look and feel of what this sort of willfully campy-yet-gothic show (not quite horror-comedy like Scream Queens, but definitely a very heightened setting) was supposed to be.

To put it in fewer words: the YouTuber Lindsay Ellis has described Mean Girls as a remake of The Craft, but as a comedy without the witchcraft and horror elements. To that, I say that Coven is a TV adaptation of Mean Girls with the witchcraft and horror elements put back in, but without losing the quotable dialogue.
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(09-06-2018, 05:43 AM)Kevin R. Wrote: Given how the ending of this season was such a disappointment, I always wondered just why so many fans consider Coven one of American Horror Story's most iconic seasons. And then it hit me: the ending wouldn't have been such a disappointment if the rest of the show hadn't been so good. (I did watch the season to the end, after all.) Having a character who could bring people back from the dead did wind up making death feel cheap, true, but the characters were amazing, the setting was outstanding, and it really nailed the look and feel of what this sort of willfully campy-yet-gothic show (not quite horror-comedy like Scream Queens, but definitely a very heightened setting) was supposed to be.

To put it in fewer words: the YouTuber Lindsay Ellis has described Mean Girls as a remake of The Craft, but as a comedy without the witchcraft and horror elements. To that, I say that Coven is a TV adaptation of Mean Girls with the witchcraft and horror elements put back in, but without losing the quotable dialogue.

I can agree with a lot of that. The tone of the season especially keeps it watchable. Even as everything is going to hell in a handbasket plotwise (sometimes even quite literally), the gothic-campy tone and mostly-awesome characters keep it enjoyable. And when this season was on, holy shit was it ON. The Coven pilot is still the strongest pilot AHS has ever produced, and there's a lot of amazing content in general for the front half. I just wish we had a more coherent ending.

Aside from that, some characters could be better. Cordelia is pretty bland. Kyle and Zoe are pretty terrible (and the former is a complete waste of one of the show's strongest cast members). Queenie starts out fun but really loses me. I'd also say that
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The weakest characters survive & the ending is a mess, but the season does have a lot of highlight characters/episodes as well. But it ends up being such a mixed bag
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The way it shines, I know youve seen it
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#8
This is still the most 'fun' season that I've seen so far. I don't like the survivors, and a lot of the outcomes of my favs....  death ...BUT for how good the actual hits are, a couple of the best characters in the series, and how fun I always have watching this with people (especially when it first aired omg) makes me still love it. 

I'm so hyped at Misty and Madison coming back for the new season tho. FIX THAT MESS OF A ENDING PLZ.  Prayer
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