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(Salon)   American Horror story brought something new to the table this season: complicated racial politics. Because when you think of witches, you think of modern racial allegory   (salon.com) divider line 20
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2013-11-20 09:51:55 AM
I don't like when the teevee tries to make me think about stuff.
 
2013-11-20 09:58:24 AM
I feel sorry from the set-dressers on that show. They must spend most of their time patching over scenery chew-marks.

(Kidding, Ms. Lange! I adore your biatch-witch queen character!)
 
2013-11-20 10:01:28 AM
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"Using a story about witchcraft to serve a larger purpose? Who'd do such a thing?!"
 
2013-11-20 10:06:59 AM
Did Salon just say someone was being too racially sensitive?

I don't know what to do with that.....
 
2013-11-20 10:15:28 AM

Wendy's Chili: I don't like when the teevee tries to make me think about stuff.


This.

How DARE they combine two concepts that may not have been combined before?!?!

When do the "Ow! My Balls!" start again?
 
2013-11-20 10:28:32 AM
Actually, subby...

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2013-11-20 10:33:09 AM
Not seeing any complicated politics but the show is a gas, so much fun.
 
2013-11-20 10:41:53 AM
I like how they used the Ax man serial killer. Years ago I read about him and what he did, a very fascinating story. Some song writer even wrote a song about him called the Axemans Jazz. Real weird story.
 
2013-11-20 10:54:11 AM

groppet: I like how they used the Ax man serial killer. Years ago I read about him and what he did, a very fascinating story. Some song writer even wrote a song about him called the Axemans Jazz. Real weird story.


I did a little Wikipedia lookup last week, and well-played use of history.

Oh, and just because:

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2013-11-20 10:57:24 AM
You had me at, "Where's my picaninny with the head!"
 
2013-11-20 11:54:12 AM

groppet: I like how they used the Ax man serial killer. Years ago I read about him and what he did, a very fascinating story. Some song writer even wrote a song about him called the Axemans Jazz. Real weird story.


The album was called The Axeman's Jazz and it's spectacular. Tex Perkins is one crazy motherfarker. Anyway, I'm really sick of social issues and equality parallels in monster stories. True Blood, Walking Dead, Grimm etc. Wrong analogy, folks.


/Hated Pleasantville
 
2013-11-20 12:33:20 PM
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Yeah, using the subject of witchcraft as political allegory is so out there.
 
2013-11-20 02:11:27 PM

Spartapuss: Anyway, I'm really sick of social issues and equality parallels in monster stories. True Blood, Walking Dead, Grimm etc. Wrong analogy, folks.


Are you sure about that? Because if the brainless flesh-eating zombies or the eternally unemployed bloodsucking vampires don't strike a chord with you, you must not know any American teenagers.
 
2013-11-20 03:45:33 PM
I had hoped they would avoid the scatter-shot "too many simultaneous subplots" issue from last season.

However, they seem to keep adding more subplots with every episode this year too.

Darnit.
 
2013-11-20 03:52:34 PM
I am in love with this show...it literally has EVERYTHING a great show needs. It is really the only show I greedily look forward to each week and insist on watching after a 20 minute buffer has built up in the DVR.

Everything else I just watch when I get around to it.
 
2013-11-20 07:26:40 PM
I've noticed a much more feminine tone to this season. I think the only thing that really approaches anything racial is any scene involving Lalaurie, though the previews for the next episode may amp up that theme a bit more if it involves Queenie approaching Laveau.
 
2013-11-20 07:40:37 PM

BullBearMS: I had hoped they would avoid the scatter-shot "too many simultaneous subplots" issue from last season.

However, they seem to keep adding more subplots with every episode this year too.

Darnit.


I think they're juggling the plots fairly well, though I thought they took a bit too long to address Kyle's disappearance. Each season has given me an impression of "made up as it goes along", but it's a fun ride at least.
 
2013-11-20 08:15:39 PM
American Horror Story is firing on all 12 cylinders this year.

/ because 8 cylinders can't produce this show's awesome
 
2013-11-20 08:49:43 PM

FeedTheCollapse: BullBearMS: I had hoped they would avoid the scatter-shot "too many simultaneous subplots" issue from last season.

However, they seem to keep adding more subplots with every episode this year too.

Darnit.

I think they're juggling the plots fairly well, though I thought they took a bit too long to address Kyle's disappearance. Each season has given me an impression of "made up as it goes along", but it's a fun ride at least.


I enjoy the show too. I just wish they would focus a bit.

I think my favorite plot line this year is the question of who is the next Supreme.

Last year it was the possessed nun plot line which was awesome in pretty much every way.

The first year seemed more focused, maybe because so many of the side stories were about the various ways previous inhabitants of the house had died.
 
2013-11-20 10:46:16 PM

Snotnose: American Horror Story is firing on all 12 cylinders this year.

/ because 8 cylinders can't produce this show's awesome


Tonight, tonight I can't wait!  Screw all you east coast farkers who are already watching!
 
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