I know it's fiction, but like Mark says, creepy. I tried watching last year, got through about four episodes and couldn't go any further. Don't know if I've got buried childhood memories or something happened in my past, but the show was just incredibly disturbing and I couldn't go on.
I normally really enjoy shows like this, but this one just went a little to far over the edge.
I'll try again this season, especially with Kathy Bates in the cast.
This season is supposed to be lighter than last year, with a bit more humor and a higher "fun" quotient. I stared off not caring for Season Two, but by the end, I really loved it. The characters had such great arcs, and the cast was sensational at keeping the acting grounded even when the writing was wild.
My concern about Coven is Ryan Murphy's statement about Salem witches who "escaped burning" and the teaser trailer called "Stakes," both of which imply that he and the writers haven't done their homework for this season. No accused witches were burned in America. We hanged them (and one was pressed to death under boulders). I would expect better from Murphy, but hopefully the actual show will prove this isn't the case.
BTW, anybody catch the interview with Murphy where he said his initial idea for S3 was an exploration of the Manson family murders? He said it proved very difficult because you have to get the rights from so many people to tell their life story, but he hasn't abandoned the idea. I think that could be a great season.