American Horror Story: coven is both those things, but in expertly, and intentionally, executed ways.
If the first episode is any indication, coven will be the strongest, most entertaining iteration of the series yet.
Guggenheim pulled the confirmed bachelor into her coven of beatnik friends.
They were the first members of what would later become an official “coven” that Friend named the Blazing Solar Flames.
But coven is also groundbreaking in ways, at least at this point in its run, that it may not be receiving credit for.
He nodded, and followed the priest and the worshipers into the main part of the coven.
She also notes that each member of her coven 'has an Sprit to wait wpon ws, quhan ve pleas to call wpon him'.
Wherein not doubting of yor Lorpps care I rest from my house in the coven garden the sixth of ffebruary 1640.
Thus even as early as the middle of the fifteenth century the coven of thirteen was in existence.
But he kept on crawling, and at last he reached the door of the coven.
"a gathering of witches," 1660s, earlier (c.1500) a variant of covent, cuvent early forms of convent. Association with witches arose in Scotland, but not popularized until Sir Walter Scott used it in this sense in "Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft" (1830).
Efter that tym ther vold meit bot somtymes a Coven, somtymes mor, somtymes les; bot a Grand Meitting vold be about the end of ilk Quarter. Ther is threttein persones in ilk Coeven; and ilk on of vs has an Sprit to wait wpon ws, quhan ve pleas to call wpon him. I remember not all the Spritis names; bot thair is on called "Swein," quhilk waitis wpon the said Margret Wilson in Aulderne; he is still clothed in grass-grein .... ["Criminal Trials in Scotland," III, appendix, p.606, confession of Issobell Gowdie in Lochloy in 1662]