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14. Best Power Move, Part 1: It's no secret that Chief Boden and State Fire Marshal consultant Gail McLeod have never seen eye-to-eye when it comes to managing 51 on Chicago Fire. However, after McLeod offers Boden early retirement, Boden suddenly decides not to fight it and hands in his resignation letter, clearing the way for Benny, aka Severide's dad, to take over as...
American Horror Story doesn't shy away from the horror genre, as evidenced by its name. Whether it's a haunted house, an asylum or a school for witches, FX's anthology series has helped to bring horror to the forefront on television.
American Horror Story: Coven brings Frankenstein alive with very weird love story
But the series has mostly done so by raising the stakes so high that death has become the norm. Murder House killed off the entire Harmon family. Technically, only Lana Winters (Sarah Paulson) survived Asylum. And Coven axed two main characters — Lily Rabe's Misty Day, who has the regenerative power to bring things, including herself, back to life, and Evan Peters' frat boy-turned-Frankenstein — in the premiere alone.
However, at what point does the audience become desensitized to death? "With a horror show, the rules are...
Forget eye of newt. With a record-breaking premiere audience of 5.5 million viewers, Coven, the witch-centric third season of FX's American Horror Story franchise, is casting a spell on viewers. And no wonder: It's campy, creepy and "the cast is completely off the hook," says executive producer Tim Minear, who sums up the show's ability to attract major...
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Question: I'm enjoying The Blacklist thus far and would watch it for James Spader's performance alone, but I'm also enjoying the stories as well. NBC is sticking to a formula that has worked before, albeit on a sister network. The intriguing loner, at odds with a government agency, solving the case of the week with the help of his associates, with a through story that's addressed for a few minutes at the start and end of each episode, just enough to keep the serial nature of the story going. Am I the only one who thinks that The Blacklist is Burn Notice with a network budget? If the show is successful, NBC will end up as an expensive version of USA Network. Not there's anything wrong with that. — Rick
American Horror Story: Coven has reunited dynamic duo Taissa Farmiga and Evan Peters for a love story that's even weirder than Season 1's ghost-on-ghost romance.
In the third season premiere, transplant Zoe (Farmiga) met frat boy Kyle (Peters) at a party in which his fraternity brothers raped Zoe's new witchy classmate Madison (Emma Roberts). It was Kyle who attempted to stop his brothers, but he ultimately paid the price for that when Madison flipped over their party bus, killing nearly everyone on board.
On Wednesday's episode, Zoe and Madison will attempt to...