The 10-time Emmy nominee enjoyed playing Supreme Fiona Goode but didn’t care for Coven as a whole. “I was stunned that year to get the Emmy for that part,” she told the site. “The part was very well-written. I didn’t particularly like the whole set-up and season and story we were telling. … It was not my favorite.”
Our #4: Freak Show
No doubt about it. We bow at the altar of Sarah Paulson for playing conjoined twins, but Freak Show took a promising premise for a horror tale and turned it into a joyless slog with the exasperating villain Dandy Mott.
Lange’s #3: Murder House
The FX anthology’s debut season ranks third for Lange, who won a Golden Globe for her performance as nosy neighbor Constance Langdon, a part she reprised as she and most of the other Murder House stars appeared in AHS: Apocalypse.
Our #3: Murder House
On this, we agree with Lange. Of all the AHS seasons so far, Murder House might be the most straightforward: a haunted house tale told through generations of homeowners. But Ryan Murphy & Co.’s more straightforward stories tend to be the most cohesive, this one included.
Lange’s #2: Freak Show
Though this season might not be the best in Lange’s book, it is her “very favorite, just from the experience of doing it.” She played the Berlin dominatrix-turned-double amputee-turned-sideshow proprietor Elsa Mars.
Our #2: Coven
For our money, this season was the most fun: a (sometimes literal) translation of Mean Girls into a coterie of New Orleans witches at war with a local voodoo tribe and with themselves.
Lange’s #1: Asylum
Though Freak Show was Lange’s favorite experience, she allows that Asylum “was the better season.” She portrayed Sister Jude, the austere nun in charge of Briarcliff Manor.
Our #1: Asylum
Aliens, Nazis, nymphomaniacs, satanic possessions, surgical experiments, gay aversion therapies, Bloody Faces, and boozy Name Games — Asylum takes an “everything but the kitchen sink” approach to horror, and improbably, it works fiendishly well.