I’ve started watching the new series, and it’s full of the normal grotesques. Jessica Lange and the usual cast are in it, all performing out of their skins. Kathy Bates is particularly fantastic as the bearded lady, but even more remarkable is her accent.
Anyway, I am finding it hard to get into; I know how it will all end – in despair and hopelessness, the same as always.
The brilliant conceit though, is that the series is set in 1952, but the songs that Madame Elsa sings modern songs – “Life on Mars” by Bowie, “Gods and Monsters” by Lana Del Rey, and I’m sure there are more to come. I will keep watching, out of some ghoulish fascination.

TTFN.

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