Dumb TV Moments of 2013
Queenie does it with the minotaur
Who and what: Queenie does it with the minotaur
Where: "American Horror Story: Coven"
Why it was dumb: No, we didn't know much about Queenie (Gabourey Sidibe) at this point in the story, other than she was a tough-talking young witch with food issues able to hurt others by hurting herself. But when she comes face-to-face with a snorting, bull-headed (literally), half-human beast, she decides to launch into a monologue about being an outsider and, um, present herself to the monster. There are many ways to deal with an exotic stranger that may or may not be sentient, but this would not be on most people's top ten. That she almost ended up dead for her flight of fancy was a "duh" moment. This was one of those "oooh, shocking!" moments we expect from "AHS," but it made a mockery of Queenie in the process.
- Liane Bonin Starr