Where we left off last season, the witches of Miss Robichaux's Academy took down the Antichrist. I don't know about a lot of you, but I felt like the season was a bit rushed, and ended up being pretty anticlimactic. I mean…come on. Your ultimate plan to defeat the Antichrist was to travel back in time, and hit him with a car? I could've come up with better endings in my sleep.
Don't get me wrong, I loved the season, but it was lacking. I also didn't thoroughly enjoy Cordelia dying so shortly after she found her strength, after stepping out of Fiona's shadow. Another thing I didn't like (and I know this sounds like a lot) was that Mallory was the new Supreme. It's not that I didn't/don't like her, but this girl essentially had 0 backstories. We don't know who this girl is. At this point, I feel like Ryan Murphy just needs to create a spinoff show just about the witches, seeing as it's one of the most (if not the most) popular seasons.
All in all, it was a pretty good season, I give it a 7/10.
Now, let's get into last night's episode of 1984. I am digging the 80's vibes it's throwing.
Ryan Murphy did a fantastic job with the opening sequence. The slasher vibe we're going with this season is a personal favorite. It's bringing early Halloween vibes, and I'm here for it. The opening scene is some campers about to engage in some… activities.
Next thing we know, they're being killed. At first, I thought they were going for a whole, Van Gogh thing because the killed cut off the campers' ears, and I believe he takes an eyeball out as well? Either way, very gruesome, and I'm totally into it. The next scene cuts to a pure 80's workout video. I was half expecting to see Jane Fonda and Richard Simmons walk and ask if everyone was feeling mighty.
They used this scene to go ahead and introduce who I believe to be the main stars. Of course, we have Emma Roberts who plays Brooke, Cody Fern as Xavier, Gus Kenworthy as Chet (the most white trash name ever), Billie Lourd as Montana, etc. The introductions were done in 80s fashion, and it was great. Fast forward a bit, when Brooke is attacked by the killer from the beginning, who is called "Mr. Jingles". After this, she decides to leave for the summer upon an invitation from Montana to go be a camp counselor to escape for a while, not aware that he would be following.
Once we get to camp, we meet my favorite character (so far) in this season – Leslie Grossman who plays a god-fearing widow who owns the camp. Once the counselors arrive, she briefs them on the rules and even lets it be known that she was a former victim of Mr. Jingles and somehow survived, quite miraculously. As such, nothing HUGE happens in this episode, but there is a lot of key information that will lead us through the season as it progresses. There is a lot to take in and see, but you will have to watch! We can't spoil everything!
Tune in next week on FX at 10/9 pm Centra! and I will be here to recap each episode of the season!