American Horror Story - The Good The Bad and The Weird - Episode 10
by: Chuck Collinge
American Horror Story for me so far, has been a mixture of fun crazy, then irritating painful shit fits. Thankfully this is the former.
Smoldering Children is a damn nice title. I thought it would be for a darkwave group or shoegaze band.
Constance seems like she might just be having so much damn fun overacting. Not that I mind of course. The interrogation scene, ever scene with Lawrence. Her and Lawrence are fun.
This has been the first true twist in the whole show. So Tate has been protecting Violet from realizing her death for at least 20 days. The fact that her attempted suicide in Piggy Piggy was in fact successful, and that they have been able to hide that for this long? There is hope for the show, just on the thought of what else has been hiding under our noses.
And Ben hasnít realized his daughter was missing school, or hasnít left her room, let alone the house.
Just to make sure weíre not caught liking Tate for even a second, we find out that on his busy day he also set Lawrence on fire. Because somehow he was able to walk into a bank with gasoline, light a person on fire, all while probably carrying a few other weapons for his later spree. How incompetent are the police around there if he can get away with all of that, then go back to the house to die?
Tate also seems to think the outfit of a rubber submissive is some sort of superhero outfit. I can imagine him humming the Batman theme to himself while powdering up and inching his way into that thing.
Who doesnít yet know there are twins and that they have different fathers? That has been revealed at least three times. While it is great that there has been some plot progression, the pain that Iíve had with this show is that the premise does promise a resolution, it seems to love padding it out. This makes the Harmons look more like fools than normal, since we see weeks go by before they realize what we already know. They add in new spirits to pad out time. There is filler to avoid coming to a resolution that would replicate the problems Twin Peaks had after we learned who killed Laura Palmer.
Lawrenceís wife burned her and her children alive. There are many easier, less painless, more tranquil, ways to kill yourself and two little girls. Iím not condoning murder-suicide, but maybe something that wonít wake the girls up and have their last moments be in screaming agony? I dunno, maybe Iím polite.
However, once they were burned alive, it appears that the burn wounds became something like sparkling ceramics forever covering their face. Lawrence is proof of good burn victim makeup. The lackluster effect was just jarring.
Oh thatís right, Constance is a racist! Funny for all the awkward reasons.
Lawrence pleading guilty for Travisís death. Itís very stupid on his part, but heís in love, and this is his chance to be interesting. Iím a little sad to see the character go, but Dennis OíHare may be back in True Blood at Russel Edgington, where he will at least get to use his other arm.
American Horror Story has only two episodes left, "Birth" and "Afterbirth". After a slump from the last two episodes, the show seems to have a new energy for these last two, hopefully.
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Published on: 2011-12-09 (630 reads)[ Go Back ]