I don’t remember how it was I first came across Adam Adamant Lives!, though I suspect it was the culmination of a plot put into motion the day I was born, my sole purpose for existing being so that I might one day discover a British television show about a swashbuckling Edwardian gentleman adventurer who is frozen by his mortal enemy and revived in swingin’ sixties London, at which time he teams up with a hip young woman and resumes his life of derring-do and crime-fighting. It’s as if the creative team at the BBC sat down one day and thought, “Well, some day Keith Allison going to be born, and he’s going to want to see this show.” Continue reading…
Posted October 30, 2013
At A Knife And A Quill, Kate Laity shares her thoughts on American Horror Story: Coven: “I don’t turn to drama series for insightful commentary on witchcraft. I do expect fun and I do expect a little pulse-taking on the state of the nation. Because witchcraft narratives are almost always about notions of female and other subterranean (AKA non-approved) power.” Meanwhile at Voodoo Universe, Lilith Dorsey discusses the commodification of Voodoo and Santeria (and offers a resource list to learn more about Voodoo Queen Marie Leveau and the New Orleans Voodoo tradition). And at The Witching Hour, Peg Aloi examines American Horror Story‘s reinvention of the witch archetype. Patheos has more on AHS:C, including livechats. Find them here.