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American Horror Story

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Part of enjoying this time of the year is seeing scary movies, TV etc. I thought I might address the newest scary TV show that premiered last week called American Horror Story. I have now seen both episodes and I must admit to not being sure whether I like it or not. It’s very scary and like I read somewhere recently it’s like nothing I’ve ever seen on a TV show before. The main thing that bothers me is the constant feeling of having seen everything before. The reason I feel that is because almost every major scene is copied from some famous scary movie or another. Interestingly, though, it appears to be very much on purpose which I find so strange. They cover every scary movie from The Shining to The Strangers and everything in between in the first 2 episodes. I find it somewhat irritating and enjoyable at the same time. I’m actually reminded of the show Lost. I know what you’re thinking, but hear me out. I watched every episode religiously from day one and when it came down to the last episode I was really pissed off. They spent the entire series feeding us cryptic information in every episode and in the end most of them remained unanswered. How is that like American Horror Story? There is so much stuff being thrown at the audience in every episode that I have this feeling that we will never get the answers to any of it. I find all the characters to be pretty unlikeable. I don’t think they’ve spent enough time on character development.┬áIt seems like they are spending all their energy on trying to shock you and no time on making you like the characters. As Scary Hubby pointed out though, it’s very well made and the acting is very good. It does do what it sets out to do. It definitely scares you. I just don’t know if that’s enough. If you have the hots for Dylan McDermott, then you’ll love the first episode. I lost count on how many times we saw his butt. I really like him, but that just got old after awhile. Why these people continue to stay in this house and even bought it in the first place is the big mystery. In the end, if you like to be scared, turned on and disturbed all at the same time then this show is for you. If you want a story you can dig yourself into then look elsewhere. Not sure if it will last and I can’t decide if I will continue to watch, but this is just my thirteen cents.

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