My thoughts on THE FOLLOWING… I actually watched most of the first season, as much as I didn’t want to get into another show, lots of my friends were watching, it was interestingly twisted & kept you guessing. Yet, I couldn’t help but feel this underlying sense of darkness, distress & modern day insanity, and how you can’t trust anyone. I would tell Andre I don’t know why this show is on but something about it is not right. It left you here & there & not a good mental mind fuck sorta way like some other shows where the acting is clear acting. This show was kinda too real & one could see this happening today in our fucked up society.
The new season just started & we saw the first 5-10 mins last night & Andre said he didn’t want to watch it anymore & I literally & physically got upset. I didn’t like the emotion it was tapping into. We couldn’t continue, from watching how they start off with killing his wife & then the subway murder. It’s sick, brutal & warped in an abnormal & mentally disturbing kinda way vs. entertainment. I’ve just been noticing the formula lately for lots of shows & movies & it’s bothering me. You might say it’s just TV but to me it’s clear modern day Torture Porn desensitizing millions. So with that said, I will NOT be following THE FOLLOWING!
AHS was all that & a bag of monkshood melons last night! We got a bit of history into Hank as a witch hunter. Fiona wants to talk terms & warns Marie at her salon that he’s coming but she laughs in her face & sends her away, while LaLaurie with her head literally in a box is still putting in her 2 cents. We get a look into The Initiative & learn there are more where Hank came from & his dad is the CEO. Myrtle serves up some of the fiercest human statue melon balls with power, compassion & uniqueness. Cecily’s fashion faux pas give her nightmares (haha) & she scoops out a pair of eyes for Cordelia, who can now see but no longer has the gift of deeper insight. Miss Myrtle is alive & well, she learned a few secrets in the flames, but Fiona still threatens to exile her to Paramus NJ, toxic waste & strip malls! LMAO. Fifi’s shady smile & should shrug is everything! Back at the hospital Madison is grossed out by sick ppl & Nan makes a connection with Luke & reads Joan directly from his mind. She’s worse than all the witches, a different kind of evil that hides behind religion. To think she was almost dead & now she finished off her son. You know she’s gonna pay! Poor Luke, he’s been through all that shit & back (no pun intended) Will he be resurrected too? Cause you know nobody dies on this show. And WTF happened to that dog that made Kyle normal? Queenie brings in fast food & Lala looking all hungry but she reminds her, “Bitch, you ain’t got no stomach!” LOL She proceeds to force her to watch old classic movies.. Mandingo, Color Purple (my favorite), Baps (LOL) & Roots, but she closed her eyes so she plays her some civil rights news & music. By the time she came around & changed with a tear, it was too late. Marie did some voodoo on Hank, who came back to wipe out the entire salon while “Freedom Over Me” played in the background. Queenie saves Marie & she’s history, what a precious moment. Marie showed her first vulnerable moment with taht shotgun in her face. She’s left with nothing so she appears on Fiona’s doorstep where they can now join forces. It’s funny how everyone comes together in times of need. Everyone seems to have the 2 sided nature of “good & evil” in this show, it’s pretty amazing the duality that lives in each character & how they can portray both sides of extreme witch bitch & basic empathy towards humanity. This episode was one of the most emotional as well, the music, the message, the scenery, the connections, the death & coming around of characters… I got a little teary eyed, a first for AHS. It was another legendary episode to go down in the books. “The Magical Death of Stevie Nicks” (& her premiere) is up next on JAN 8, ugh… talk about a long wait! – CJ
Late AHS Update – Misty is back with her Stevie Nicks witchypoo self, the free spirited enchantress who looks like she just walks everywhere with her hands floating in the air listening to imaginary music! Lol We got a throwback to Queenie’s past at Chubbie’s Fried Chicken… she grew up on Charmed & Sabrina the Teenage Cracker (trending on Twitter – never watched that one). Ryan Murphy is really pushing it with the fat girl image; I think he’s more stuck on Precious than we are. Fiona reminds us that she’s in charge everywhere & she turnt that scene with those fried chicken legs. We learn of LaLaurie’s past & her hung family & while at the salon Marie schools Fiona on the practice & its true origins & how the white girls mopped it but Fiona reminds her that they also perfected it… and then sets her wigs on fire! Noooo, not the weaves! Lol Nan sets LaLaurie free & she ends up knocking out Queenie thinking she was a slave. Lol They really made her ignorant & her reactions alone to things are already classic. We have to remember that she’s not a witch, she’s just a crazy, evil bitch gagging with everything going on. Cordelia had a sexy snake sex scene & while rescuing Kyle, our modern day Frankenstein (not sure how cute he’ll be with all his “Boy Parts”), Misty just pops up in the car. They heal him in a cabin with Spanish moss & alligator dung & Misty reminds us that Mother Nature has a healing answer for everything. Believe that! The Minotaur is back & we have another ending with FiLa, they’re turning out to be quite the pair. Did LaLa have an emotional moment? As if! Of course still shady as hell… “I loved my girls in my own way, even the ugly one; she had the face of a damn hippo, but I loved her just the same.” Really Lala? Lol I love that there is just as much modern day horror & history as there is comedy. Tonight is Episode 3, “The Replacements” & I hope to see some zombies, unless they save it for next week, in time for Halloween. Either way I’ll be happy!
And we also learned that Jessica Lange said she would be retiring after another season (4)so we still have time to enjoy her & I’m sure she’s gonna go out with a bang!