But real talk, both halves of last season were actually fantastic despite the awful endings. I enjoyed watching, which is more than I can say for a few other seasons, so hopefully this season will be solid too.
The cast looks great, and I'm actually really surprised Zachary Quinto is back because I thought he and Ryan Murphy had some sort of falling out?
1984 was the first season I actually gave up on, despite getting very close during Apocalypse. I just found them both lacking any real tension, full of shit acting and terrible attempts at humor. And the dialogue was atrocious. I enjoyed Red Tide quite a bit until the finale, but I also gave up on Death Valley. So, as usual, I'll give this a try and just see how it goes. If it's as bad as 1984 and Death Valley (and Cult and Apocalypse...), I won't hesitate to drop it. If it ends up being as fun and creepy as Red Tide, I'll be pleasantly surprised.
1984 is one of my favorites too nn. Apocalypse is by far the nadir of the series. Incomprehensible AND boring. I can tolerate nonsense if it's entertaining, but damn I wanted to fall asleep through most of that season.
Every time this premiere approaches anything resembling tension or horror, it cuts away - the opening kill, the chase in the woods, the photoshoot, the sauna. Instead we're getting... Patti LuPone singing in bathhouse. Weird, weird choices being made in what could have been a truly creepy episode.