American Horror Story: Freakshow Extended Trailer

American Horror Story was first introduced to me about two years ago when I first moved to Los Angeles. It was when the second season had just started and I watched with a few friends, old and new. The premise of the second season was mildly interesting to me, taking place in an insane asylum run by the Catholic church. However, it failed to really grab my attention and I stopped watching after a couple of episodes. A year or so later when the show returned with American Horror Story: Coven, I became intrigued again, but decided to go back to the very first season instead. I really enjoyed American Horror Story: Murder House although I was annoyed by almost all of the characters at one point or another. Everyone was so goddamn stubborn and weak. Nevertheless, the writing got progressively better, the story kept getting weirder, and I kept coming back for more.

When I heard that the new season was going to take place in a circus freak show (or side show as it’s sometimes referred to), I was pretty excited. Freak shows always seemed so strange and forbidden, happening behind closed doors (or tent flaps). I almost flipped my shit when I saw this trailer today, which really sold it for me. Kathy Bates as a bearded lady?! Whatttttt?! And Jessica Lange in that huge striped dress with the train? I guess that means she’s the ring-mistress? Already, it seems like this could be the best season yet. Wes Bentley (American Beauty, The Hunger Games) is also appearing as a “tormentor of Bates’ character (The Bearded Lady), according to the Wikipedia for the show.

The synopsis says it’s going to take place in Jupiter, FL (why am I not surprised) and centers around the struggle of the freak show trying to stay in business while dark forces are acting upon them and the rest of the town. I wonder if they’re going to pay homage to the old black and white film Freaks with that famous “One of us!” scene? October cannot come fast enough.

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The Emmy’s!

Before I lived in LA, reward shows seemed so glamorous. I was all about the gowns and the glory and the fake laughter. But now, being so close to all of that, it just seems rather tedious and boring. Why are these things still broadcast, especially the Emmy’s?! No one actually watches TV anymore do they? Why would we when everything’s streamed online or torrented or recapped on Twitter and Facebook? The only thing I find interesting is who won in each category, which I don’t need three hours of television to tell me. So in case you were also wondering who won, I’ve compiled a visual list to save you some time and brain cells.

And the Emmy goes to Ty Burrell

 

And the Emmy goes to Louis C.K.

And the Emmy goes to Allison Janney

 And the Emmy goes to Jimmy Fallon and Uzo Aduba

And the Emmy goes to Jim Parsons

And the Emmy goes to Julia Louis-Dreyfus

And the Emmy goes to The Amazing Race

And the Emmy goes to Kathy Bates

And the Emmy goes to Martin Freeman

And the Emmy goes to Fargo

And the Emmy goes to Benedict Cumberbatch

And the Emmy goes to Jessica Lange

And the Emmy goes to The Normal Heart

And the Emmy goes to Aaron Paul

And the Emmy goes to Anna Gunn

And the Emmy goes to Julianna Margulies

 And the Emmy goes to Bryan Cranston

And the Emmy goes to Modern Family

And the Emmy goes to Breaking Bad