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One could argue that Ryan Murphy has a lot in common with Lady Gaga. For example, both of them are better when they stick to keeping it fun and not getting wrapped up in overindulgent symbolism. Tonight's episode may have beat viewers over the head with a bit of mother-daughter drama, but it was also uncharacteristically cohesive. This season's many storylines are staying masterfully woven together. It's a problem that plagued last year's messy Asylum installment. Glad to see the creative team is keeping things tight this time around.
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American Horror Story is often warped, but the most recent episode, "The Replacements," may be the most twisted installment in the show's history.
We'll save the juiciest moments for behind the jump, but suffice to say we did not see most of that coming (and some of it we wish we didn't see at all). Also, has Kathy Bates taken up Jessica Lange's Horror Story diet? (It's that one where you only eat scenery, but you can have as much as you want.) That scene of her watching President Obama on television was hilariously over the top.
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Glee will end after its next (sixth) season, creator Ryan Murphy told a crowd at the Paley Center last night, Variety reports:
“The final year of the show, which will be next year, was designed around Rachel and Cory/Finn’s story. I always knew that, I always knew how it would end. I knew what the last shot was, he was in it. I knew what the last line was, she said it to him. So when a tragedy like that happens you sort of have to pause and figure out what you want to do, so we’re figuring that out now.”
One of the most exciting elements of American Horror Story: Coven is the incredible cast. More specifically, it's the opportunity for the heavy-hitting lead females to clash in spectacularly fabulous fashion. The second episode, titled "Boy Parts," definitely delivered on that promise.
We got to see Angela Bassett go toe-to-toe with Kathy Bates; Bates face a menacing Jessica Lange; and, most deliciously, Lange and Bassett throw epic, epic shade.
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As wildly uneven as his creations may be, Ryan Murphy's television work is always provocative. Whether it's the musical phenomenon Glee or the twisted tales he spun on Nip/Tuck (or even the progressive -- though overly preachy -- The New Normal), all of Murphy's TV projects have managed to spur some conversation. American Horror Story, which returns tonight at 10 p.m. Eastern on FX, is no exception.
In addition to serving up some serious scares in its haunted house-themed first season, the show leverages an interesting anthology format, enabling big-name actors (including Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott and Zachary Quinto) to commit to self-contained seasons. Sure, last season's Asylum ran a bit off the rails with the aliens and the heavy-handed commentary on the church, but when the show was firing on all cylinders (like when Sarah Paulson's Lana took center stage) it was the most thrilling hour on television.
The third iteration, titled American Horror Story: Coven, debuts tonight, and it's poised to be the most exciting yet.
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