For many, hump day means a mid-week drink and catch-up sesh with co-workers. For us, it signals the best night on television. Millions of people are indulging in American Horror Story: Coven, the third story in Ryan Murphy’s miniseries about the supernatural. This season is all about the ladies as cameras take us to New Orleans, Louisiana, where a group of young witches join a coven and find themselves fighting for a future and awakening the past.
There are many reasons why you should be tuned in..and we have them. Flip the page and find out why you should co-sign our obsession before it airs tonight at 10pm EST.
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It’s a history lesson.
Turns out Angela Bassett’s Marie Laveau and Kathy Bates’ Madame LaLaurie are based on real women; both who resided in New Orleans and were rumored to be involved in voodoo and witchcraft. Get more on that here.
Gabourey Sidibe throws shade on television, too.
Not only is Gabby hilarious and charming in real life; so is her fictional counterpart, Queenie. As the only young black witch in the Coven, her comments are one part sarcastic, one part truth and one part memorable.
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Angela Bassett is a goddess.
We’re starting to think Angela Bassett is actually a witch because she continues to look not a day over 40! Not only does she wear the hell out of those Senegalise twists, she has some of the scariest and compelling moments as Marie Laveau. How intense was that scene where she gets revenge on Madame LaLaurie?!
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Who run the world? Girls!
Not only are these woman strong, they’re also incredibly complex with their flaws and special powers. There isn’t another show on television that puts women at the forefront and make men the accessory. And often times, these ladies challenge society’s idealistic view of the female species. We love it!
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Zoe and Madison create a perfect boyfriend.
Um, who wouldn’t want to try this?! Despite the many consequences, this was one of the coolest events to go down this season (so far).
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AHS writers are some of the best. Quirky one-liners are never in short supply and make each episode memorable. For example:
“I grew up on white girl sh*t, like Charmed and Sabrina the teenage cracker” –Queenie
“You could offer me a unicorn that shit hundred dollar bills and I’s still never give you nothing more than a headache” –Marie
“We don’t need a new Supreme. We need a new rug.” -Fiona
The show intro is creepy and amazing.
Each season, we look forward to the show intro almost as much as the show. Often drawn out and reflective of the respective season’s setting, they are always a sight to behold. Take a look at Coven’s above.
AHS always pushes the envelope when it comes to commentary on what’s right and wrong, what’s socially acceptable and how women should react in situations regarding love and relationships. Coven does that better than its preceding seasons with a mostly female cast.
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It’s not as scary as you think.
Sure the intro is creepy and the subject matter deals with the supernatural, but each plotline is a rollercoaster ride that’s more fun than scary.
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The costumes are to die for.
Our inner fashionista is satisfied each week with the style of each witch. Case in point: Miss Myrtle Snow (above).
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