For the second week in a row, ‘American Horror Story’ has delivered a pretty solid episode—it could be due in part to the increasingly smaller number of carnival performers combined with the show’s rotating system, which makes at least one cast member (or attraction, in the parlance of a sideshow) sit out each week in order to focus its narrative efforts elsewhere. And maybe “Orphans” works because it tells a story that’s genuinely sad, which accentuates the horror of the hour. And maybe I also think this episode is great because Lily Rabe reprises her role as Sister Mary Eunice, and she is a total queen.
Now that 'Sons of Anarchy' has come to a close, FX's year ahead looks brighter than ever, bringing with it premieres for the final season of 'Justified,' 'Archer''s sixth year, and 'The Americans'' return. That said, comedy may win the day, as a new FX trailer previews our first look at Zach Galifianakis and Louis C.K.'s 'Baskets,' along with Denis Leary's return in 'Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll.'
It’s been a good long while since ‘Community’ star Donald Glover was announced to develop an FX comedy based on the Atlanta rap scene, but ‘Atlanta’ is here at last. The cable network has officially ordered a pilot episode for Glover’s new series, releasing a few new plot details as well.
Great news, everyone: The horror and darkness have creeped back into ‘American Horror Story’ at last. And while the continuing narrative of Jimmy the Hero vs. Dandy the Villain doesn’t quite manage to be something greater than the sum of its parts, the ‘Freak Show’ delivers the first solid episode in weeks. The ghosts of the past invade the present with a surreal quality that echoes the way Jimmy’s brain is clouded by alcohol, or the way Dell—through misery and frustrating uncertainty—writes and rewrites his intended suicide letter. But it’s Dandy and Stanley who bring the real discomfort and unease to “Tupperware Party Massacre.”
Quickly becoming a sought-after property by its Emmy wins, FX’s ‘Fargo’ adaptation recently put offers out to two sought-after stars, albeit without official confirmations yet. Now, Kirsten Dunst and ‘Breaking Bad’ star Jesse Plemons have become the first official additions to season 2 of the Coen-influenced serial, but as whom?
‘Sons of Anarchy’ season 7 roars out its 13th and ultimate episode of the final year, series finale “Papa’s Goods,” as Jax deals with the fallout of last week’s brutal deaths, trying to spare SAMCRO another visit from the reaper in the war with the Irish, Charlie Barosky and August Marks.
FX critical Cold War darling ‘The Americans’ has offered up its usual stylish and elegant teasers for the new 2015 season, but with ‘Sons of Anarchy’ screeching to a halt last night, Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys are finally reporting for duty. Our first new footage trailer of ‘The Americans’ season 3 brings plenty of flying bullets and international intrigue - plus, who’s getting busted?
We weren’t initially certain how serious to take FX’s announcement of new Ryan Murphy anthology series ‘American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson,’ and now, with its leading roles cast....we’re still not sure. Cuba Gooding Jr. will loose the juice as accused murderer O.J. Simpson, while ‘American Horror Story’ standout Sarah Paulson will take him to trial as Marcia Clark. Yes, this is still happening.
We have but days to wait until 'Sons of Anarchy' reaches its violent end with Tuesday series finale "Papa's Goods," but some fans of the Kurt Sutter biker drama accidentally got an early look at the swan song. At least several copies of literary series retrospective "Sons of Anarchy: The Official Collector's Edition" were mailed in advance of the December 10 release, somewhat spoiling the end and leading Sutter to a public (and angered) apology.
There is a figurative line, somewhere on television, between tedious melodrama and soap opera theatrics, and yet another line exists over which you can cross into the blissful, Lynchian territory of self-awareness and not-quite-rightness. In that surreal place, soapy theatrics and camp are embraced satirically and knowingly because this is a place that looks like somewhere you know but feels like an unsettling dream. I don’t think ‘American Horror Story’ is on the same level as David Lynch, but I’m starting to convince (delude) myself into thinking that maybe after tonight’s “Blood Bath,” it’s attempting to play with the same tones.