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November 8, 2017 at 9:46 am #1202405275
Twas a good ending, but fuck…………I so so so did not want that to happen to Winter. Is there anyone left to root for?November 8, 2017 at 10:19 am #1202405293
I never thought that I would want to see Sarah Paulson play Susan AtkinsNovember 8, 2017 at 10:48 am #1202405318This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.November 14, 2017 at 10:14 pm #1202410816This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.November 15, 2017 at 6:36 am #1202411069
That final shot annoyed me. I was expecting something like Oz popping up and killing her while praising Kai or something or something actually strong to end on. Only part I hated. The rest I liked. My grade: ANovember 15, 2017 at 12:37 pm #1202411371
what a miserable let down the whole thing was… complete under utilization of actors and all talent involved .. by far my least favorite season. super big let down , i feel like he tried to hard after the election to make it political and didn’t make it scary or even intriguing.
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Loved the finale and the season. Top 3 for sure (with Asylum and Roanoke)November 16, 2017 at 9:38 am #1202412490
this is copied from this page … i didnt write it , but its excatly how i feel about the show
” It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly what about American Horror Story: Cult didn’t work. For starters, the seventh installment of the anthology series eschewed the traditional supernatural element, which at the very least usually makes for some fun special effects. And although newcomers such as Billie Lourd, Billy Eichner, and Leslie Grossman were all just fine, the season also lacked some of the heavy hitters like Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Denis O’Hare, and Angela Bassett, who have all helped carry previous seasons. What resulted felt like a thin story that seemed to aim for sociopolitical commentary and ultimately came up short.
To that effect, what the dark, heavy season seemed to be missing most of all was fun. Sure, American Horror Story is always going to be an incoherent, convoluted mess of a show. But at least it’s usually a fun incoherent, convoluted mess of a show, and in times like these we can really use all of the distractions we can get. Between putting the focal point on the 2016 election as a catalyst for the worst to come from mankind coupled with some genuinely upsetting death scenes, the usual glee (no pun intended) was replaced with a sense of apathetic dread.
And sadly, the finale of Cult, “Great Again,” did nothing to turn the season around and instead left viewers with the question, what the heck was the point of all that? The episode opens by jumping ahead to 2018 where a heavily tatted Kai is behind bars, and now playing his mind games on an unsuspecting female prison guard as well as his fellow inmates. Because if there’s anything dudes in prison will fall for is a skinny white guy asking them to link pinky fingers while they reveal what scares them the most. You also have to wonder why a serial murderer and cult leader would be in gen pop in the first place, but that’s the least perplexing thing about the episode.
In a flashback to the series of events that led him to where he is, it’s revealed that Kai and his militia were planning to murder 100 pregnant women in the “night of 100 Tates” to recreate the Manson family murders. In the midst of all this, Ally tells Kai that he basically killed his sister for no reason, because — in another flashback to resolve to last week’s cliffhanger — Speedwagon confesses to Ally that he was working with the local police, initially to expose Detective Samuels. Ally responds by stabbing him in the neck, which makes what happens next make super no sense. Because before the men can carry out their sick plan, the FBI — which had apparently been working with Ally — raids the compound, killing most of the cult members and apprehending Kai and Beverly.
Back in the present, Ally is now running the restaurant and has moved on with her life with a new girlfriend, which Beverly learns when she stops by to visit, because — oh yeah, Beverly was cleared of all charges for reasons I can only shrug at. She’s also skeptical of Ally over Ivy’s murder, since that was apparently the only death Kai didn’t take credit for, but still seems to move past the whole thing easily enough.
Despite the fact that her life is on the uptick, Ally continues tormenting Kai from the outside world, by sending him proof that he’s not actually the father of Oz as she previously led him to believe. Kai conspires to get out of prison, fueled by the announcement that Ally is now running for senator — the seat he had sought — and does so with the help of his prison guard by gruesomely murdering a hapless doppelgänger and faking his own death.
Beverly reveals the news of Kai’s supposed death just before she’s about to participate in her first senatorial debate, but she decides to go on anyway. Naturally Kai shows up at the debate with armed backup, and in the climax of the entire series charges the stage with a gun to scream at Ally that “women can’t win.” In yet another twist, however, it turns out that Ally was in cahoots with Kai’s prison guard, so when he tries to pull the trigger finds that the gun isn’t loaded. Ally then tells Kai — and I am not making this up — that “the only thing more dangerous than a humiliated man is a nasty woman” just before Beverly steps forward and shoots him in the head.
11 episodes for this. If Ally just wanted Kai dead then why didn’t she, say, let Frances Conroy’s character shoot him in the head in the last episode? A previous scene between Ally and Beverly discussing campaign strategy seems to suggest they orchestrated the whole thing to help her win the debate and election by proxy, but that seems like even more of a stretch than everything else that’s happened this season. Also, if we’re being honest, the climax felt repetitive in that it was a showdown between Sarah Paulson and a crazed killer whom she manages to outsmart. How many seasons have ended this way by now?
At any rate, Ally naturally goes onto win the election, and as she tucks her son into bed that night tells him that she’s off to meet with “a group of empowered, powerful women who want to change the system.” In the final scene, she stares into the mirror powdering her face, and then slowly pulls a green hood over her head. So… another cult, then? Again, it’s difficult to ascertain what the takeaway or moral of the story is supposed to be, here. Everybody is bad?
With any luck, next season Ryan Murphy will get back to the series roots — namely, ghosts, demons, vampires, witches, pig-headed men, and serial killers not of the blue-haired persuasion. No more clowns, though. I think we’re good there.”
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Which cast members do you think are worthy of awards recognition?November 16, 2017 at 10:44 am #1202412548
of the performances on the show
Peters was good
Porter was good
Eichner was good
Grossman was good
conroy for guest
But i dont think they have a chance to get nominations come emmy time
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Peters, Paulson, Lourd, Grossman, Eichner, PorterNovember 16, 2017 at 8:59 pm #1202413107
The finale was decent, FINALLY, since Asylum. Some of the dialogue annoyed me though “You should shut up and go make me a sandwich!” Really? Trumpies would hate this because their dumbasses finally caught on to the way they were clowning the cultist behavior around that motherfucker in office.
Evan Peters is the only one that’s worthy this season. Adina Porter sounded like she had a cold the entire time. Sarah Paulson was extremely one note in the first half but then came the fuck through in the second so idk how to feel about her yet.
But ugh, Peters literally crawled into the skin of a raging, misgoynstic and manipulative psycho and was the best villain the show has had since Dandy (or more sadistically, Bloody face).February 4, 2018 at 1:41 pm #1202487221
Finally got around to finishing this. Thank god for Evan Peters and Sarah Paulson because without them the season would have been pretty much a mess but ended up fairly decent. Peters has never been better and probably deserves the Emmy (not that he’ll get it) for this masterclass. Paulson was as exceptional as she always is and with the worst material she’s ever had. The other saving grace was the finale, which, barring the ridiculous final shot, did actually give a satisfying end to the arc of the season making it all feel worth it. I do hope next season returns to Roaonke levels because this was far far from that.May 21, 2018 at 12:31 am #1202550917
Emmy voters previously received the premiere and “Drink the Kool-Aid” from 20th Century Fox and have now received the premiere again, but with “11/9” and “Charles (Manson) in Charge” from FX. They are submitting the premiere for writing and directing, with “Drink the Kool-Aid” and the finale also for the latter.
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