American Horror Story

I don't usually watch AHS but started on this one while at a friend's house and I'm sort of loving the 1980s Brian de Palma sexual thriller vibes. It'll probably go nowhere and be a huge waste of time but for now I'm getting inspired to wear leather pants and show my chest more.

There are so many bad actors in this cast that it's genuinely distracting though kdljfskfj
 
I think some of ya'll like to do the most when it comes to this show.
The first 2 eps were really entertaining, me & the other half really enjoyed it and keen to watch the rest of the season.
Jokes aside, I liked the pilot. The problem is that by the second episode there was so much going on already that I can see this car-crashing like the the previous seasons. The problem with most of Murphy's shows is that he has enough ideas for a few different series and he tends to put them all together in a 10 episodes season.
 
The hospital chase was so bloody hilarious in one of the recent eps, how the fuck did Patrick know Gino was not just in the morgue but in one of the drawers?

We do the most with this show because we know it can be bloody brilliant, innovative and genuinely scary. They were right saying this season is not like any other, because it's not American Horror Story, it's a psychological crime drama.
 
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This season isn't terrible as a little psychological thriller, so it at least has that going for it. It doesn't really feel like AHS at all.

At this point, I assume we're supposed to think that
big leather daddy is a visual metaphor for AIDS. We're dealing with 2 killers. One person and one disease. The only people who have seen him are very clearly suffering from symptoms (illness, skin lesions etc) and they're all either part of or have slept with someone in the gay community. If they pull something more sophisticated out their ass, I'll give them credit, but that's all I'm getting right now.
 
This season isn't terrible as a little psychological thriller, so it at least has that going for it. It doesn't really feel like AHS at all.

Yeah, that's how I'm feeling about it too. I quite enjoyed the last 2 episodes. But this is completely unrecognisable as American Horror Story, or as a horror full stop.

At this point, I agree with what's in your spoiler tag too.
 
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I feel like Ryan saw the acclaim It's A Sin got for it's portrayal of the Aids crisis and decided to attempt his own in this darker style.
Very much this. But I didn't feel it was anywhere near as successful. I found the last 2 episodes dragged on way too long. Having said that, I do think Joe Mantello gave a very good performance in the finale, and Russell Tovey was also excellent for his ending.

But, given how blindingly obvious it was where they were going with it, and what Big Daddy was supposed to be, I just felt a bit...meh...about it by the end. It definitely didn't feel like AHS (the lack of returning cast probably didn't help with that), but just like a Ryan Murphy miniseries.
 
I have such mixed feelings about this season. as I said in an earlier post, it certainly wasn't recognisable as American HORROR Story.

I did enjoy the killer storyline. I'm very relieved they didn't go with the whole HIV/AIDS came from dears or was some government conspiracy kind of story. And whilst I did think the last two episodes were quite well done, if a little long, they just felt like part of a different series or show entirely.

It's almost as if Murphy saw It's A Sin halfway through writing this series and he tried to shoehorn in his own take on the epidemic without even attempting to make the stories tie in together or make sense of it as one series.

What I am glad of is seeing more representation of the horrific way the gay community was treated at time. But I just wish it was done in a more cohesive way that made a little more sense to what else was going on in the series.
 
If they are really going to be making Monster a regular series (every year) then I do think they need to stop with American Horror Story as it's clear the former was the priority this year.
 
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If they are really going to be making Monster a regular series (every year) then I do think they need to stop with American Horror Story as it's clear the former was the priority this year.
I think there's room for both, with a clearer separation. AHS should go back to paranormal horror stories, like Coven, Asylum, Roanoke etc. Leave Monster for the real life serial killers.

The two series don't have to be at all alike. This AHS being in the same world and coming off the back of Monster so quickly, just really stopped it from standing out and made it feel like something I didn't want from AHS.
 
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