Is it All About Eve taken by the wind?
|The Coven Mansion in New Orleans|
up on it – Coven is as sharp and as gleaming as a stiletto, one that a supermodel might carry. This season has been primarily set in a Garden District mansion that Neil shot years ago for a catalogue (it’s a small world when time is unaccounted for) and that white-on-white background has witnessed the most diverse cast on TV battling for Supreme power.
The primary conflict has been about a group of witches (a coven plus others) in New Orleans trying to survive, while figuring out which one will be the next leader (Supreme). Talented women balancing careers and romantic relationships, fearful about their mortality (or lack thereof), and mentoring/competing with a younger generation sure sounds like All About Eve.
|Angela Bassett, Jessica Lange, and Kathy Bates|
|A Scene from All About Eve|
The men in Coven are also love interests for the most part, though they are homicidal. The Addison exception is Harrison Renard (Michael Cristofer), who wants to control the women by destroying them, has an effete manner, and only hangs with younger men, but not his son from whom he’s emotionally distant. Yeah, I know, he’s probably only a Zeus type looking to train an Apollo type to take over.
Wednesday is the finale where the various Eves, Karens, and Miss Casswell perform the seven tasks, which include surviving self-immolation, to take over as Margo.