Feud: Bette and Joan is at its canniest when contrasting Bette and Joan’s respective vanities.
This production is shadelessly lit for much of its runtime, evoking the drama’s openness, or at least its frankness.
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“Curtain Call” ends American Horror Story: Freak Show on an unsurprisingly dour and haphazard note.
Freak Show helps to confirm an unofficial rule about the series at large: The more a season actively utilizes its chosen setting, the better it is.
“Magical Thinking” finds the series resorting to its usual bag of boring, hyperbolically over-plotted tricks.
It serves as one of the definitive American explorations of the weird and precarious relationship that exists between actor and director.
A shrug-worthy stab at picturing the contemporary black market, delving into a fantasyland of luxe coastal casinos and neon-lit bathhouses.
“Orphans” finds Freak Show taking a surprisingly earnest detour from its usual preachy, ultra-violently “relevant” shenanigans.
You may be inclined to wonder throughout the typically atypical murder sequences and arbitrary character epiphanies how this series is written.