American Horror Story, Coven, Season 3, The Dead review
American Horror Story: Coven returns from its brief Thanksgiving hiatus with “The Sacred Taking,” a disappointing instalment lacking the urgency and pace of previous episodes. The coven aligns itself with Misty to perform a ritual that will hopefully convince Fiona to end her reign has Supreme, and Queenie continues to align herself with Marie Laveau. Meanwhile Hank begins his assault on the Academy, and Miss Ramsey deals with her anger over her son Luke’s misadventures with a conservative Christian purification.
The Walking Dead season 4 brings heavy action with its midseason finale “Too Far Gone”. The Governor and his troops make their assault on the prison, and the face off between them and Rick’s group is a reckoning, and more importantly, a long-awaited resolution to a story that has been dragging on for far too long.
The penultimate episode of The Walking Dead season 4 titled “Dead Weight,” continues The Governor’s mini arc away from Rick and company. With just one episode left in the season Rick and Kate invite Sound On Sight Games Editor Pat Bellavance to discuss the season so far, and speculate on where it’s headed.
Just in time for Thanksgiving, Sleepy Hollow decides to indulge in the haunted house horror genre. However, “Sanctuary” fails to be scary in any way because of shoddy camera work from director Liz Friedlander and an overall lack of atmosphere. The monster of the week is a mix between the tree rapist in Evil Dead and Treebeard from Lord of the Rings. He/she/it is just another generic monster that is somehow connected to Ichabod (Tom Mison), Abbie (Nicole Beharie), and the end of the world.But even though “Sanctuary” suffers from a lack of menace, there are some strong scenes that show how Ichabod, Abbie, Frank (Orlando Jones), and Jenny (Lyndie Greenwood) desire a normal life and are all estranged from their families in different ways. There is an interesting subplot with Frank and his ex-wife and daughter, but this story line is left dangling.