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Did anybody else watch last night?
I had pretty much decided to forego this one after the convoluted mess of last season’s, but the five words Kathy Bates as Madame Lalaurie made me check it out. I’ve had a fascination with the evil Delphine Lalaurie for almost 40 years ever since I read about her in a children’s book (!) about ghost stories, and while the supernatural elements of her story are something I won’t pass judgment on, the known facts are actually more horrifying than any ghosts could be. (She was a psychopath [if half of what is said about her is true] who routinely beat and tortured slaves and her husband was a bonafide mad scientist who used his slaves as lab rats; they were evil enough to have their slaves legally taken away from them and to have to leave New Orleans.)
Anyway, while Bates was over-the-top of course, as was everybody, I was actually surprised at how good she was in the role, and Angela Bassett promises to steal the show as Marie Laveau.
And then of course there’s Jessica Lange and the returning Lily Rabe and Jamie Brewer (the actress with Down Syndrome who played Lange’s daughter in the first season) and the cute Evan Peters and soon Denis O’Hare (according to the credits) and some other familiar faces, to which add Gabourey Sidibe and Bates and Bassett (and everybody’s favorite diminutive gay character actor Leslie Jordan among others). And they did a great job of making New Orleans a character.
So, I’m back in.
What’d y’all think?