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What American Horror Story: Coven Did Best, According To Fans

The best thing about "American Horror Story" can also be the worst thing: its anthology format. Don't like the direction of a season? No problem, it'll be gone soon and another concept will take its place. Fall in love with a character? Too bad, they're probably going to be dead in a few episodes and then never referred to again. While the connecting mythos of the overarching "AHS" universe does mean some characters are seen more than once, each season of "American Horror Story" is very much its own animal.

With that in mind, Reddit user u/theralphamale recently made a list of each "American Horror Story" season's greatest strength and invited other Redditors to chime in with what they loved about each season. In the Reddit thread creator's opinion, "Freak Show" had the best color palette, "Cult" was the most grounded (which isn't saying much, considering it's a Ryan Murphy show they're talking about), and "Hotel" had the best fashion. Meanwhile, other fans felt that "Asylum" had the best plot twists, and "1984" had the highest camp factor. 

But what do fans think "Coven" did best?

Fans agree that Coven introduced the AHS franchise's best characters

Fans on the Reddit thread praised "American Horror Story: Coven" for bringing incredible characters to the franchise. Everyone seems to love the witches of Miss Robichaux's, and, frankly, it's not hard to see why. Jessica Lange's Fiona was a deadpan joke machine, Emma Roberts' Madison Montgomery created the best gif in the history of the series, and the final word from Frances Conroy's Myrtle Snow has become enshrined in legend. Beyond the girls of the academy, the nonplussed expressions of Angela Bassett's Marie Laveau remain a thing of beauty, and the season's Minotaur will forever stay lodged in our memory.

It would appear that the creators of "AHS" agree with the show's Reddit fans too, as "Apocalypse" seemed designed to allow them to spend more time with their favorite witches. The season not only brings back Sarah Paulson's Cordelia Foxx but even takes the time to save Roberts' Madison and Lily Rabe's Misty Day from their personal hells. Madison is also given a redemption arc in "Apocalypse" that still lets her be a total snark monster, and Queenie is, notably, spared her death from "Hotel." Indeed, even the ruthless creatives behind "American Horror Story" seem to have a soft spot for the characters of "Coven."