TV Discussion

American Horror Story: Ranking the Seasons

Emma Platt ranks all six previous American Horror Story seasons...

2. Coven (Season 3)

A lot of people don’t seem to focus on the third season that focuses on a group of witches in New Orleans, their rivalry with Voodoo Priestess Marie Laveau (Angela Bassett), and the relationship between school headmistress Cordelia Foxx (Sarah Paulson) and her mother, reigning Supreme Fiona Goode (Jessica Lange). Fiona battles to regain her youth and vitality as a cancer destroys her from the inside and a new Supreme threatens to rise. The cast feels smaller than in previous seasons and the story more self contained. This is helped by the final few episodes focusing on ‘The Seven Wonders’, the trials that will reveal the new Supreme. As always, Lange and Paulson shine in their roles, but special mention should be given to Frances Conroy as head of the council of Witchcraft.

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