TV Recap: American Horror Story: Freakshow - Test of Strength
@lcfremont gives us her thoughts on AHS Freakshow, asks us all 6 questions and thinks AHS is no Kill Bill...
"Queer, isn't it?" Stanley asks Dell and then tells him that he is trying his patience. That makes two of us Stanley. That makes two of us.
It would be a shame to stop with the uber obvious undertones when it comes to Dell, so, of course he went after the smallest and weakest member of the group to provide as a specimen to Stanley. Ma Petit has been on the butcher block for a while now, but this was just a decidedly awful way for her to go out. Many viewers declared that they were finished with this season after her death and I can't say that I blame them.
As Ethel Darling gives a tearful speech that brings all of the freaks together in an effort to get rid of Dell, Jimmy promises that he will take care of Dell. Well, this leads to a father/son bonding moment that is too little and too late. Does anyone actually care about Dell or his potential deeply buried feelings towards his son? Here's to hoping that all of the ladies mob Dell in the next episode so we no longer have to deal with his repressed homosexuality because it is beyond boring.
Let's talk about Penny and her punishment. She is in love with Paul The Illustrated Seal Boy and her father finds this to be shameful. As an electrician, he is allowed into people's homes and he does not want the shame of his freak loving daughter to tarnish his professional reputation. So, what does he do? He turns her into a freak by forking her tongue and tattooing her entire face. This is such an ugly act for so many reasons, but I just wasn't as appalled by the outcome as everyone else seemed to be. Paul is the very last person who is going to reject Penny for looking different. Yes, her father did something beyond reprehensible to her and it broke a piece of her, but now she gets to be with the love of her life and live with a family of people that will always accept her; faults and all.
This freak is a bit relieved to get a break from AHS for two weeks and in this time I will ponder the things that I found really perplexing.
1.How is it that someone who hates freaks so much knows a tattoo artist?
2.How did the doctor shoot himself with two broken hands?
3.How is it possible that Paul is still alive despite being stabbed in the gut and not receiving any medical attention?
4.Why does Mr. Murphy always insist on throwing women into what, ultimately, boils down to a cat fight?
5. How did the twins dine on caviar and liver patte without gaining any weight and why do rich people enjoy "delicacies" that involve cruel forms of animal torture?
6.Why is Emma Roberts on this show?
TV Babies, please tell me all of your thoughts and feels about Freakshow. Where do you think all of this is heading and are you mostly pleased with this season so far?
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Articel first published at Horrorhoneys.com. Lisa is the TV writer @ Horrorhoneys.com
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