Yet again, Ryan Murphy equals even more genius in the realm of American Horror Story Freak Show with the excellent use of anachronistic music and in Edward Mordrake Part 1, Gods and Monsters certainly fits the bill. Murphy’s creation in season four still packs a powerful punch and has enough sly humor to satisfy the most jaded viewer. At the beginning of episode three in the American Morbidity Museum the tour guide tells Dr. Mansfield and his assistant Ms. Rothschild (Denis O’Hare and Emma Roberts) that Ed Sullivan is killing their business. To be exact she explains that in 1952 television is not just hurting Hollywood, but real life exhibits as well.
American Horror Story Freak Show this week shows that being two faced is a killer, both figuratively and literally. The episode titled Edward Mordrake Part 1 is about “carny” legend and it features American Beauty actor Wes Bentley as the mythical Lord Mordrake, a member of the aristocracy who had a second face on the back of his head. This spare visage whispered to the poor man driving him mad.
While the news earlier in the month had been all about Kanye West’s proclamation that he was in no hurry to marry his girlfriend Kim Kardashian, mother of his daughter North, he was quick enough to propose. In move that smacks of hypocrisy, West pulled out all the stops to “pop the question.”