The first few episodes of 'Freak Show' have largely placed the lesser-known supporting characters on the periphery, perhaps to the show's detriment, as the Curiosities in Fraulein Elsa's Cabinet appear to offer much of interest. The ghastly Edward Mordrake gets it, as does Elsa, on some level; if only the people of Jupiter, Florida would give them a chance, they would see it -- how compelling and relatable they truly are. Every bit as deserving at a chance in the spotlight as Kathy Bates' Ethel or Sarah Paulson's Dot and Bette. "Edward Mordrake, Part 2" begins by giving at least a couple of them a chance to shine. It's not much, but it's a step in the right direction.
'American Horror Story: Freak Show' has proven a curiosity unto itself, not only by today's addition of Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, but by the return of Naomi Grossman's 'Asylum' character Pepper. Now, the future Briarcliff inmate will have some 'Freak Show' company later on it seems, as Lily Rabe has been confirmed to reprise her 'Asylum' role as Sister Mary Eunice!
We normally toss a few grains of salt onto showrunners and stars chatting about potential collaborations, but in the case of 'American Horror Story: Freak Show''s Ryan Murphy and Neil Patrick Harris, chatting seems to have paid off! The former 'HIMYM' star, 2015 Oscars host and NBC variety leader will officially guest on the 'Freak Show' later this season, bringing with him husband David Burtka.
Granted 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia,' the Paddy's Pub gang might feel a little cooler this year as the long-running FX-FXX comedy debuts its tenth season in January 2015, as opposed to its usual fall airdate. Still red-hot however, is the first teaser trailer for season 10 of the well-aged comedy, which sends Mac, Charlie, Dee, Dennis and Frank into orbit, Michael Bay-style.
'Sons of Anarchy' isn't the only FX heavy-hitter coming to an end in the next few months, as 'Justified''s Raylan Givens loads up one final round in the chamber for the sixth and final season. The first trailer of the final showdown between Boyd Crowder and Raylan has arrived, along with a drafty new teaser for 'The Americans' season 3 in early 2015!
The second episode of 'Freak Show' placed us in some worrisome and familiar territory, pitting freak against freak as Dell was introduced to the mix, but tonight's third episode goes a little ways to course-correcting the season (for now, at least). In the first of the two-part Halloween episode, we meet the titular "Edward Mordrake," the boogeyman among the freaks, for even those we're most afraid of have someone that terrifies them. (Well, there's Twisty, but still.)
‘Sons of Anarchy’ season 7 roars out its 7th episode of the final year, “Greensleeves,” as Juice's ultimate fate is revealed, Jax's attempt to destroy August Marks catches Bobby's eye, and Gemma fears that her son has learned the truth about Tara's death.
We certainly enjoyed FX's slow-burning border drama remake 'The Bridge' through its first two seasons, even with some admitted stumbling through the inaugural year, but the network appears to have lost patience. Following its second season finale, FX has opted not to renew 'The Bridge' for season 3, but is there any hope beyond cancellation?
FX period drama 'The Americans' has kept reasonably quiet heading into season 3 next year (state secrets, and all), but following a presence at New York Comic-Con 2014 this past weekend, the Soviet spy series has unclassified a rather large addition. Oscar nominee and Tony-winner Frank Langella will join 'The Americans' season 3 cast, but as whom?
Condensed down to its regular hour-long runtime, this week's second episode of 'Freak Show' still manages to offer wacky wonders and oddball delights, but the introduction of Michael Chiklis as strongman Dell Toledo presents a new conflict for our cast of characters -- and with that conflict comes a familiar problem for 'American Horror Story,' giving this particular bit of plotting a rushed feeling. And while the overbearing Dell may strong-arm his way into having everyone thinking he's top dog, his three-breasted wife Desiree seems way more interesting.