TV by the Numbers: Coven debut most watched AHS episode ever
It beat everything on the broadcast networks except for Modern Family
. Absolutely huge ratings.
The least scary premiere yet. Nothing I've seen since the first season has topped the creepiness of the extremely haunted murder house. That being said, Asylum
compensated with its gothic noir ambiance and it looks like this season's going to compensate with its humor. Quite a few laugh-out-loud moments.
I really liked the Violet character in the first season, and missed Taissa Farmiga in Asylum
. Nice to see her back here as the narrator and (seeming?) protagonist.
The scene where Madison gets date-raped was absolutely harrowing. The editing and cinematography did a great job put us right in there with Madison without actually showing us anything. It was claustrophobic, disorienting and awful. Excellently made television.
I did not see the twist with Madame LaLaurie coming. It holds some interesting possibilities. And it's the kind of role Kathy Bates was born to play.