Lady Gaga picked up a Golden Globe over the weekend for her role in American Horror Story: Hotel—and even though she was part of an ensemble cast, the designation “Best Actress” made perfect sense, since her character’s storyline was the heart of the season. Stunt casting? Maybe. But it worked so damn well.
As you count down the minutes to tonight’s American Horror Story: Hotel finale, feast your peepers on this clip highlighting the work of the show’s talented makeup crew. You’ll get your longest look yet at a character who has thus far has made only brief, yet horrifying, appearances: the Addiction Demon.
American Horror Story: Hotel returned last night after its holiday hiatus, and nearly every character had his or her claws out. When the dust settled, we were left with an in-depth lesson on who is controlling whom at the Cortez—as it stands now, at least.
This week, things start to get back to normal! Supergirl, Limitless, Teen Wolf, American Horror Story, Heroes Reborn, Reign, and Nova all return! The Shannara Chronicles, based on Terry Brooks’ fantasy novels, debuts! Plus a full week of Steven Universe, and a couple excellent insect movies! It’s all on This Week’s TV.
This year’s genre television gave us high highs and low lows—sometimes on the same show! In no particular order, we’ve rounded up the year’s best moments, along with some of the absolute worst. SPOILERS AHEAD.
American Horror Story: Hotel goes on a holiday hiatus until January 6 after “She Gets Revenge,” but the episode has left us with quite a bit to mull over—as well as some of the most rip-roarin’ moments we’ve seen all season. Let’s count ’em up!
Damn, “She Wants Revenge” was a great episode—maybe the best of the season so far, or maybe it just seemed that way after last week’s snooze-worthy “reveal” of the Ten Commandments Killer. Whatever the case, it was deeply satisfying, and deliciously set the stage for Hotel’s final three episodes.
Of course, most viewers guessed weeks ago who’s been killing sinners and posing the crime scenes with Hannibal-like attention to detail. But for anyone still wondering, “The Ten Commandments Killer” left no stone unturned in explaining every detail of who did it, how he did it, and why he did it.
Despite a mighty effort to keep the Ten Commandments Killer storyline going (zzzz...), it’s Lady Gaga’s Countess who owns this show week after week. In “Flicker,” we got the Countess’ complete origin story—and it’s a doozy, dripping in old Hollywood glamor.
“Room 33” begins with a flashback that offers a shout-out to American Horror Story’s first season. Then we zip back to the present, where John continues his (sneakily assisted) descent into madness, Liz Taylor gets a taste of bliss, and Ramona and Donovan’s revenge plot hits a bit of a speed bump.
Last night’s episode, “Room Service,” was all about transformations. Alex and Iris became vampires for very different reasons, and unsurprisingly the transition into their respective new lives are also very different. Meanwhile one of the show’s best characters finally gets a backstory–and it’s wonderful.
It’s Halloween at the Hotel Cortez, and the “Mount Rushmore of murder” gathers for Mr. March’s annual soiree. The exclusive guest list has a new name this year: John Lowe, who soon rather regrets his decision to attend. Nearby, another major character makes her own regrettable choice.
As the episode title suggests, “Mommy” is all about American Horror Story: Hotel’s various mothers: Alex the Miserable Pediatrician, Iris the Pitiful Front Desk Clerk, and the Gold-Digging Vampire Countess. There’s also a new queen on the scene, and this show just got way more interesting because of her.
Amy Adams hints at her favorite scene in Batman v Superman. The Power Rangers film has its Red Ranger. Chris Carter discusses how Mulder and Scully’s son factors into the X-Files revival. Plus, Rufus Hound has a surprising goal for his Doctor Who character, and a familiar face returns to Twin Peaks. Spoilers Get!
“Chutes and Ladders” unfurls deep background on the cursed Hotel Cortez, via a flashback that pays sly homage to a real-life serial killer. But American Horror Story: Hotel knows we’re all here for Lady Gaga, whose preening Countess ably demonstrates that vampires can break hearts, too.
American Horror Story returns to Los Angeles and sets up camp at the Hotel Cortez, which boasts a lushly restored art-deco lobby and a super-swanky penthouse—but ordinary guest rooms reek of recent death and nasty surprises.
Plus Kathleen Kennedy explains the arc of the new Star Wars trilogy. Steven Moffat discusses ditching the Sonic Screwdriver on Doctor Who. Plus, Game of Thrones casting, Arrow teases some Legends of Tomorrow crossover, and what’s to come on Agents of SHIELD. Spoilers now!
American Horror Story has always prided itself on its elaborately weird title sequences—and the upcoming one for Hotel is no exception, right down to the creepy nightmares crawling out of the beds.
Lego is making two new shows for Netflix. George Miller denies he’s involved in Man of Steel 2, while Daniel Craig says there’s at least one more Bond movie left in him after SPECTRE. An animated Ghostbusters film may be in the works. Plus clips from Doctor Who, and Agents of SHIELD. So Many Spoilers!
Two new Flash videos reveal a major new villain, and a major new ally. Drew Goddard further talks up where Sinister Six could go. Chloe Bennett discusses transforming from Skye into Daisy on Agents of SHIELD. Plus what’s to come on Arrow, more on Alien: Paradise Lost, and clips from The Martian. Spoilers Get!