This show is original, so original. The plot lines are fantastic and the show itself has a very unique feel to it. The acting is pretty good too and the directing is outstanding. If you like horror you have to watch this show and if you are not a fan (like me) at least give the first episode a try.
I watched the first season only. Simply put nothing of it makes any sense. It sets out to do so but then just degenerates into being an attention grabber. Is JJ Abrams' mystery box at work here? Who knows :(
Good in every department though other then writing (because it doesn's sustain a whole season!) and music. To bad. Now anybody interested in true horror, here you go: Sinister (2012) with Ethan Hawke
I just started the first season. Horror is so not my thing but somehow this is a show I like to watch. Even though I can only watch it when it's not dark outside so I don't freak out too much. I actually didn't think this show was supposed to be scary but something in the show really captures you and makes you want more.
The actors are amazing, the story is well written. You never know what's going to happen next and actually I have no idea what (or who) is the evil. Everytime I think I'm on to something I find myself confused again.
Hard to really give a proper rating since I haven't seen even the whole first season but this is for now. The only down side is that I'm so scared all the time I don't know if it's a good thing...
American Horror story is one of m favorite shows on television or not. It is about number three.
Here are my multiple reviews:
American Horror Story: Murder House (Season 1) Review:
This was very suspenseful and I absolutely loved Tate this season. He was deranged but in a way that you could usually see the sence behind the things he does. The star-crossed lovers story between him and Violet was quite interesting and it had a satisfying yet it was also an ending that made me wonder what was going to happen next. The season ended in such a way that made me think "Wow, I can't wait until Season But then they never continued, leaving that ending to hang on a cliff for the rest of time. 9.5/10.
American Horror Story: Asylum (Season 2) Review:
This season was absolutely amazing, it ended in a way that I was satisfied (yet also had my mouth wide-open into the first five minutes of the replay of the episode). I was happy from the begining because this season was psychological horror, my favorite form of horror. In the begining, I was sceptical because they were doing stuff with "aliens", but I eventually ended up loving that story. Evan Peters managed to make his character my favorite this season (Kit) as well, allllthough his character now is almost completely different from Tate in season 1. My least favorite episode was still amazing, my only problem was that it gave me a headache in the middle of the episode. This season was amazing. At a point in the middle f the season, a twist came that was the most unexpected thing that could have happened at that point. 10/10.
AHS is one of the best shows on at the moment with great acting, direction, plot twists and mystery. It excels in all facets of horror unlike other shows in the Genre as its creepy and scares the crap out of me, lots of blood gore and macabre humour.
The 1st season was amazing as its unpredictable with so much twists and amazing performances especially from Evan Peters playing the troubled teenager and Jessica Lange.
The 2nd is mind blowing as its more focused and the plot is well scripted unlike the previous season and the attention detail is intriguing.
This is one of the best made shows in a long time. I, personally, am so tired of "in your face" horror; you know, the kind where you can predict exactly what will happen and who it will happen to next. AHS is such a refreshing change, as it brilliantly makes use of the most primal and terrifying horror; pure, undeniable, but overwhelming fear! Just when we think we've figured out what evil is around the next corner, we are thrown a new twist, one we never saw coming, and is even more horrifying than the last. We didn't need to see nonstop blood, guts and gore. We got some, but even more horrific were the abuses we didn't see, but just pushed enough in the right direction to envision them. We certainly were taken on a bumpy ride, one we never expected, yet the greatest horror of all was more psychological, as it left enough for our imaginations to fill in the blanks with our own fears and personal horror!
I absolutely loved season 1. Evan Peters was amazing as Tate. He played the troubled boy perfectly. You felt something wasn't quite right about him, yet he kept you enchanted so you know how Violet can fall for him. The plot was creepy and kept the audience interested, after every episode you needed to know more. I loved watching Jessica Lange and think she played her part brilliantly. I'm excited about the new season. I was totally bummed last year when Murphy said that the Langdon's wouldn't be back. I was planning on boycotting the show, but then I heard Jessica Lange and Evan Peters were going to be back and since they made the first season, I decided to give season 2 a shot. I'm glad I did because the trailers look amazing. Please, Please, Please don't disappoint me AHS!
It was just so sad to just 'find out' thru the characters conversation, that Pepper had died. Don't know if it was the way we found out or just the fact that she had died, without seeing her more. I was somehow drawn to her character....
This is my absolute favorite show on TV. I look forward to it every week. Yes, you have got to pay close attention to catch every little thing, but that is what I love about. I watch each episode twice to make sure that I have not missed anything. I also love how they bring back the same actors in different roles. And Jessica Lange is amazing. The one thing I don't like-I have to wait SOOO long between seasons.
This show is nice. Season 1 was kind of slow in a good way. Season 2 was really good i mean the story and other stuff, when one episode gets over you want more kind of good. All the actors are brilliant in this series. The only problem is i don't find it scary so i give it a 6.
Season 2: Just mind-blowing and stunning. Camera angles, characters, artistic set pieces, provoking themes. Love it and even if you get the feeling that the plot seems twisted, not logical or messed up, just wait a couple of episodes and you'll see how everything comes together and makes sense. Shout out to brilliant special guest star Franka Potente, that was some serious television!
Season 1: For what it is, it's truly brilliant. But you have to accept the idea of having no protagonist and surprising (but a bit random, I have to admit) plot twists in the show. When you start watching, you can't possibly have an idea what this show becomes or where it leads you, you actually don't even know what the story is and if all will eventually make sense. It won't make perfect sense though, mind you, but LOST's ending was a lot worse to be honest.
And that is, where other shows would miserably fail, American Horror Storys biggest strength. You don't know what will happen next! It is the essence of Horror, it's what every Horror movie strives to achieve, and many fail to do. I can't wait to see the finale!
I absolutely love this show!!! I wasnt sure to begin with then it just got me hooked. I found myself actually looking forward to the next episode. The cast are fantastic and surely know how to keep the public interested.
I was absolutely obsessed with the first season, So I just had to start watching the second. Honestly, I prefer the first season, yet I love both. My friends think I'm demented for liking this show.. yet its so addicting, well directed.. And the cast is perfect.
Unlike many fans here I'm NOT a fan of the horror genre in general, especially films in the "torture porn" genre which is mostly what we've seen in the recent past. However, I love this show! It does scare me, but it's not the gore, it's the writing and acting that totally gets under my skin and stays with me for days after each episode. Mostly though, the writer's are amazing, and they don't take themselves or the show too seriously! There are so many funny moments in this show, if you can get past the surface stuff. I also love that it takes on a new story each season - keeps it very fresh and interesting. And I'm really SICK of end-of-the-season cliffhangers! Love this show, can't wait for season 3!
I was hooked from the first episode . The actors are excellent! And the continuing story about the people who died in the house is very good. The show moves fast and every episodes has plenty of scares. Only thing missing is a younger brother who rides his tricycle around the house!
I personally rarely know what is going on in this show. I watched season 1 on launch, and got ready to see the story progress in season 2. Completely different story in season 2 with some characters in season 1 playing different characters in season 2. It doesn't take away from the show though. Still watchable and it satisfies my horror craves once a week.
Someone wrote: What happened to season 2? Season one ... was filled with mystery...
If you don't like the horror genre, don't watch the show. Find a mystery or thriller that will not horrify you with gore. If you don't want a cat for a pet, buy a dog. Don't tell cat lovers you wish you had a dog.
Love S2 >>>>> S1. Love Quinto and the whole cast. Love the blood and guts, and all the crazy elements, aliens and feral people.
No other TV show has ever delivered true horror and tells the honest truth about the human condition as AHS does.
I love American Horror Story it took me an episode to get into season 2 but I love it also. I think people have trouble getting past the same actor diffrent roles. I can't wait to see what they come up with for season 3.
I have to admit, I didn't start watching AHS (erm, almost sounds like a disease) until season 2.
Season 1 was really good, scary, a bit disturbing, and a lot was going on really making you think "omg, these guys just can't take a break!". PS: You gotta love a sexy redhead. :P
Season 2 goes on a different story, but with (mostly) the same actors. This is something I really liked, for some reason, perhaps having to do with the familiarity of the actors and in knowing their past dramas. The only let down of this season is the amount of disgusting stuff going on (mutilations, etc) and I would have personally have preferred to actually be scared through some psychological tension instead.
Also, this season is probably over-doing it a bit with the angels, aliens, serials killers, gay problems, racist problems, nazi experiments...
Let's hope it AHS gets renewed, I can't wait to see how season 2 ends and what story will be made for season 3.
I loved the first season, but I'm finished with season two.
Season one had a similar great cast and was filled with mystery and thrills.
This season is disturbing and gets its thrills from the gore rather than the story.
I like the path of the demons and even the aliens, even though it doesn't exactly fit with the story.
One of the things that really bothers me is how characters from season one are different characters in season two. I'm so tired of seeing people mutilated for the sake of freaking out the audience. It doesn't work for me.
I thoroughly enjoyed the first season of AHS. Unfortunately, after watching the first two episodes this season I removed it from the DVR. I want to be entertained as opposed to having a headache each week. There was just way too much going on for me.