Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Who Knows What We Are In For Tonight, Girls????????????

                                    Now, the word is not official, but, as far as I know, girls, they are going to do some kind of homage to or redux of Stephen King's "The Mist."  I am not so sure this is a good idea, because the movie was actually good, with Marcia Gay Harden walking off with the show are the religious fanatic.  Wouldn't it be great if Marcia made a surprise appearance on this show.

                                     Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Denis O'Hare, and, of course that Thing, Lady Gaga, are returning.  I have no idea about Finn Wittrock, or Lily Rabe.

                                       And, of course I would LOVE to see Pepper, Ma Petite and Addiciton Demon!  Now, THEY could liven things up!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                       As well as Kathy Bates!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Videolaman said...

FIrst: Hooray! Lily Rabe is BACK, baby!!!

Second: I think now we can safely say NOBODY guessed the theme of AHS6 with complete accuracy! A lot of people correctly predicted it would involve some aspects of Roanoke Colony, but NOBODY suspected the season would be shot and framed as a parody of the "Investigation Discovery Channel / Paranormal Witness" re-enactment format.

It doesn't bother me too much, because I never watch that stuff, so the presentation style hasn't become cliched for me yet. But Holy Mary Mother, did the internet light up with hate posts five minutes after the premiere ended last night! People HATED it with a passion I haven't seen since the second season premiere of "Heroes". And this time, the hatred is cross-generational: the millennials think the format has been done to death and don't like the "narrators" interrupting the story, while the geezers don't like the implied sneering critique of the procedural shows they adore (and they also find the story presentation confusing).

Personally, I was amused that it took me almost twenty minutes to figure out what the hell was going on with two actors playing each role (I can be really slow sometimes). It bugged me until I realized it was a parody of Investigation Discovery, then I relaxed. The only thing that will irritate the crap out of me all season long is the miscasting of Cuba Gooding Jr: his soft raspy-voiced line delivery and uncentered personality is just totally wrong for the role (and at complete odds with his doppelganger). He has zero chemistry with Sarah Paulson, but that may be an intentional plot device pending further revelations. Cuba was passable as O.J. in "American Crime Story," his miscasting there didn't bother me nearly as much because that series was primarily a showcase for Sarah and John Travolta (who bulldozed thru his miscasting to create a weirdly mesmerizing performance as Robert Shapiro).

Some critics have also noted red flags indicating the season will be bifurcated at the very least, with a minimum of 2 story lines if not three, as some type of anthology. Lady Gaga and Evan Peters may not even show up until mid-season when the story shifts to a more contemporary cult (many are expecting Manson Family, but Ryan Murphy would be a fool not to save that one for his more appropriate American Crime Story vehicle).

If nothing else, I was on the edge of my seat with a couple of real scares during the premiere, which hasn't happened to me since Asylum. After the dust settles, I think more people will come around who previously felt a lack of true "Horror" in AHS. Should be the most interesting season reaction since the initial Murder House shocked everyone.

The Raving Queen said...

Read my latest post! I took some time
to grasp what was going on; I had to explain
it to David. But I was fascinated. Sarah, Lily,
Angela--off to a lively start!