Monday, October 7, 2013

From LA Examiner: Susanna Thompson Talks 'Arrow'; 'American Horror Story: Coven' Advance Review...

Moira Queen (Susanna Thompson) stood in front of camera crews, her family, her business partners, her co-conspirators, and Starling City in general at the end of the first season of The CW's Arrow and admitted to her part in a devastating plan. While that could have painted a target directly over her heart, instead in an odd way it probably saved her because she was taken into police and therefore protective custody while the city around her literally came crumbling down. But her actions certainly still sent shock waves through her family and have crashed her personal world in much more intimate ways... [MORE]

"Fall 2013 TV Preview: FX' American Horror Story: Coven"

For those of you who have yet to get on board with FX and Ryan Murphy's American Horror Story because of its intensity and penchant for shock and screams, sometimes at the expense of clarity, the third (and newest) installment subtitled Coven may be the perfect place to put past fears aside and jump on in. Unlike the emotional Asylum just before it, Coven plays more on the fantastical side to history than the brutal. Focusing on 1800s' New Orleans witches who have become infamous legends over time, as well as modern day ones, Coven is out to introduce the ideas that people should never have to hide who they are but instead learn to embrace what makes them unique or-- in some's eyes, flawed. While from the premiere there are certainly moments of hard to watch violence, there are also moments of admittedly harder to hear exposition, laying out a clear story that is out to empower its strong female characters, even when pitting some of them against each other... [MORE]

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