‘Sons of Anarchy’ season 7 roars out its 10th episode of the final year, “Faith and Despondency,” as Jax seeks revenge against Moses St. Claire for Bobby, and Abel's continued outbursts at school bring to light a long-feared truth.
Every season of television needs a central conflict around which it revolves, around which some other, smaller conflicts float, tethered to its orbit, but always drawn into the grand design. 'American Horror Story' is the obnoxious, rebellious teenage series. It doesn't play by these rules and conventions, sometimes to its detriment. Conflicts and villains are introduced and swept away; those players whom we think major are offed in the first few episodes, and big bads emerge and converge in seemingly senseless fashion. Who are the true villains of 'Freak Show'? It's a question that perhaps the show is still trying to answer.
‘Sons of Anarchy’ season 7 roars out its 9th episode of the final year, “What A Piece of Work is Man,” as Jax makes a bargain with August Marks for Bobby's life, while Unser and Jarry uncover surprising new details of Tara's murder, and SAMCRO loses yet another of its own.
FX's 'Archer' dropped the spy schtick from its previous season to shake things up with a little more 'Vice,' but there's nothing wrong with getting back to business, as evidenced by the first season 6 teaser trailer. Watch Sterling, Lana, Pam, Cyril, Ray, Krieger, Cheryl Carol and the rest get back to work at ISI...uh, spy stuff, in the first look at 'Archer''s new season in 2015!
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.)