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Weekly update: I work with Spider-Man, not for Spider-Man!

Greetings, Gothamites!

It’s a great time for TV shows and in coming weeks I’ll be discussing my thoughts on the latest seasons of Stranger Things, Queer Eye and Orange Is the New Black. I’ve watched OITNB for many years, but never reviewed it because I wanted it to be something I just enjoyed rather than analysed. However, with this season being the final one, I feel like I’d like to delve in to discuss how I feel about the end of the era. Continue reading Weekly update: I work with Spider-Man, not for Spider-Man!

American Horror Story: Season Seven (Cult)

Review by CJ

Director:
Bradley Buecker, Liza Johnson, Gwyneth Horder-Payton, Maggie Kiley, Rachel Goldberg, Barbara Brown, Angela Bassett, Jennifer Lynch

Writer:
Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Tim Minear, James Wong, John J. Gray, Crystal Liu, Joshua Green, Adam Penn

Starring:
Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Billie Lourd, Alison Pill, Adina Porter

Other notable appearances:
Cheyenne Jackson, Chaz Bono, John Carroll Lynch, Colton Haynes, Leslie Grossman, Billy Eichner, Dermot Mulroney, Emma Roberts, Mare Winningham, Lena Dunham, Frances Conroy, Jamie Brewer, Rick Springfield

Running time:
42-51 minutes per episode

Number of episodes:
11

 

When Donald Trump wins the 2016 US presidential election, the town of Brookfield Heights in Michigan descends into mayhem with supporters working themselves into a frenzy and opposers succumbing to their negative emotions.

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American Horror Story: Season Six (Roanoke)

Review by CJ

Director:
Bradley Buecker, Michael Goi, Jennifer Lynch, Marita Grabiak, Nelson Cragg, Angela Bassett, Elodie Keene, Gwyneth Horder-Payton, Alexis Ostrander

Writer:
Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Tim Minear, James Wong, John J. Gray, Akela Cooper, Ned Martel, Crystal Liu, Todd Kubrak, Josh Green

Starring:
Sarah Paulson, Cuba Gooding Jr, Lily Rabe, André Holland, Angela Bassett, Adina Porter, Kathy Bates

Other notable appearances:
Denis O’Hare, Wes Bentley, Evan Peters, Frances Conroy, Taissa Farmiga, Finn Wittrock, Cheyenne Jackson, Lady Gaga, Leslie Jordan, Chaz Bono, Trixie Mattel 

Running time:
37-44 minutes per episode

Number of episodes:
10

 

When a young couple move to the country after a brutal attack in Los Angeles, they find the country life to be far more spirited than they had hoped. This is their story.

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American Horror Story: Season Five (Hotel)

Review by CJ

Director:
Ryan Murphy, Bradley Buecker, Loni Peristere, Michael Goi, Michael Uppendahl

Writer:
Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Todd Kubrak, Tim Minear, James Wong, Jennifer Salt, Ned Martel, John J. Gray

Starring:
Kathy Bates, Denis O’Hare, Sarah Paulson, Wes Bentley, Lady Gaga, Matt Bomer, Finn Wittrock, Evan Peters, Mare Winningham

Other notable appearances:
Chloë Sevigny, Cheyenne Jackson, Angela Bassett, Lily Rabe, John Carroll Lynch, Seth Gabel, Anthony Ruivivar, Naomi Campbell, Darren Criss, Alexandra Daddario, Gabourey Sidibe, Lindsay Pulsipher

Running time:
45-74 minutes per episode

Number of episodes:
12

 

When John Lowe’s (Bentley) son is abducted from a carnival, his life takes a downward spiral. He soon finds himself living in the Hotel Cortez, which is home to more than meets the eye.

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American Horror Story: Season Four (Freak Show)

Review by CJ

Director:
Ryan Murphy, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, Michael Uppendahl, Howard Deutch, Anthony Hemingway, Bradley Buecker, Loni Peristere, Michael Goi

Writer:
Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Tim Minear, James Wong, Jennifer Salt, Jessica Sharzer, John J. Gray, Crystal Liu, Todd Kubrak

Starring:
Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Michael Chiklis, Emma Roberts, Denis O’Hare, John Carroll Lynch, Grace Gummer, Naomi Grossman, Jyoti Amge, Erika Ervin, Mat Fraser, Christopher Neiman, Rose Siggins, Ben Woolf, Finn Wittrock, Drew Rin Varick, Chrissy Metz

Other notable appearances:
Frances Conroy, Patti LaBelle, Wes Bentley, Celia Weston, Matt Bomer, Gabourey Sidibe, Heather Langenkamp, Danny Huston, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Lily Rabe, Mare Winningham, Jamie Brewer, Neil Patrick Harris, Angela Sarafyan, John Cromwell, David Burtka

Running time:
44-61 minutes per episode

Number of episodes:
13

 

A troupe of freak show performers in 1952 Florida must band together to fight against persecution, murderers, ghosts and conmen — both from outside and within.

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American Horror Story: Season Three (Coven)

Review by CJ

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Director:
Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, Michael Rymer, Michael Uppendahl, Jeremy Podeswa, Bradley Buecker, Howard Deutch

Writer:
Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Tim Minear, James Wong, Jennifer Salt, Jessica Sharzer, Douglas Petrie

Starring:
Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Taissa Farmiga, Emma Roberts, Gabourey Sidibe, Jamie Brewer, Lily Rabe, Evan Peters, Kathy Bates, Denis O’Hare, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy

Other notable appearances:
Stevie Nicks, Mare Winningham, Alexandra Breckenridge, Danny Huston, Grace Gummer, Patti LuPone, Lance Reddick

Running time:
40-51 minutes per episode

Number of episodes:
13

 

Witches in a New Orleans coven must defend themselves from destruction by forces both internal and external.

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American Horror Story: Season Two (Asylum)

Review by CJ

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Director:
Bradley Buecker, Michael Uppendahl, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, David Semel, Michael Rymer, Michael Lehmann, Jeremy Podeswa, Craig Zisk

Writer:
Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Tim Minear, James Wong, Jennifer Salt, Jessica Sharzer

Starring:
Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, Lizzie Brocheré, Zachary Quinto, James Cromwell, Joseph Fiennes

Other notable appearances:
Britne Oldford, Clea DuVall, Chloë Sevigny, Naomi Grossman, Adam Levine, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Fredric Lehne, Joe Egender, Ian McShane, Frances Conroy, Dylan McDermott

Running time:
40-46 minutes per episode

Number of episodes:
13

 

The story of Briarcliff Mental Institution, its patients and its staff as led by Sister Jude (Lange), Doctor Arden (Cromwell) and Monsignor Timothy Howard (Fiennes) in the 1960s.

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