American Horror Story

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  1. Phuel

    Phuel Well-Known Member

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    Even when the previous seasons eventually becomes a runaway train wreck, the opening episodes are usually immediately rivating— like the potential-brimming one of Coven.

    This one… was boring. After the two blondes’ experience with the bed incident, it was all going South. The Shining and The Hunger references are so forced, even the stylish production values couldn’t save the Countess-intro sequence from blandness. I guess since this time around, with Gaga being the main attraction and taking Jessica’s role as ringmaster, there’s no avoiding her performance. She’s just flat and stiff. She’s always lacked any grace and elegance even in her own popstar persona, so the Countess’s movements always feel a little Eliza Doolittle training for the grand ball to me, despite her regal wardrobe and even more regal setting. She’s very theatre-kid trying to do bewitching siren— which is always hilariously unconvincing; I think Miranda Sings could pull it off better than her.

    She’s not the only weak link, to be fair. All the rest of the characters already feel played out to me— as do all the tiresome “homages”: In this first episode, we’re already checked The Shining, The Hunger, The Slience of the Lambs, (Coppola’s) Dracula, Se7en and… Four Rooms— and that’s just with my very limited knowledge of cinema, with absolutely none of the intensity and unsettling, morbid vibe of those films.

    Not even Angela and Naomi can get me interested in watching this further now. I’ll download it and watch it on my computer whenever I have the time, but it’s not going to be something I can immerse myself in. Just too bland.
     
  2. Elite13

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    All I can say is that the scene with the heroin user and that demon was fuxked up.
     
  3. lstone15

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    I had high expectations, but.......

    Gaga's acting is really bad.
     
  4. Elite13

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    Finally got up to date and I dunno, it's not scary to me anymore. It started off good but I'm kind of bored now.
     
  5. CommanderTMugler

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    I gave up on it, Angela Bassett looks great and Sarah Paulson and Kathy bates nail their scenes but meh... I really don't care for it anymore.
     
  6. tigerrouge

    tigerrouge don't look down

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    I stayed with every other series, but couldn't stick with this one.
     
  7. kokobombon

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    I´m enjoying this season, my favorite after Murder House and Asylum. Lady Gaga´s outfits are the best and even her acting is not that bad imo. The music is also another plus and never hurts to look at Wes and Matt :)
     
  8. tigerrouge

    tigerrouge don't look down

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    "Suzi" from the Freak Show series has passed away after complications from kidney stone surgery (bbc.co.uk/dailymail.co.uk):

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    Gaga's performance is so good.
     
  10. Elite13

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    What do we think of Roanoke?

    I like it! It's wayyy better than the last 2 seasons.
     
  11. Oxymore

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    ^I'm not really into it for now, but I'll more episodes to make a full judgment.
    I don't get why they made it as a documentary, it doesn't bring anything...
     
  12. Elite13

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    I didn't even bother watching Cult after episode 1, but I watched Apocalypse last night and I'm intrigued!!
    For anyone who doesn't know, season 8 "AHS Apocalypse" is a crossover between Murder House and Coven.

    I think I'm mostly excited about the next episode because I literally can't predict what's going to happen with this season..
     
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  13. vogue28

    vogue28 Mod Squad Team Leader

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    I stopped watching American Horror Story half way through Coven but decided to give the new season a go last night and did enjoy the first episode, so will definitely be watching the second.

    I'm here for Joan Collins being part of the cast, and thought she was surprisingly good and blended right in alongside the rest of the original cast (Ryan Murphy favs).
     
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  14. CommanderTMugler

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    I haven't watched AHS since Freak Show and that was a mess. Saw the new premiere last night... it's a bit campy but I don't mind it, I'm looking forward to seeing the witches and Micheal Landon as well.

    Myrtle Snow and Joan Collins' characters are going to be hilarious together, I can't wait to see what glamour references they go for.
     
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    I think the only way I'm going to enjoy this season is to enjoy the campiness... I was looking forward to a super creepy apocalypse storyline but that has not been the case so far... :argg:
     
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    Last night's episode was good. I felt that the warlocks thing was a little bit forced and in certain way killed the feminist vibes that Ryan gave us with Cordelia and the witches, but I hope he'll give us our supreme back by the end of the season.
     
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    Was hoping it would be creepier as well but alas it's Ryan Murphy... campy as they get
     
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    The last episode reignited my interest in this season. Now that they've gotten rid of most of the boring characters, and started introducing how all the seasons will interact with each other I think it's going to be a fun season after all :stuart:
     
  19. Elite13

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    Dying at Madison calling Michael a snack. Our true Supreme.
     
  20. Perickles

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    I love this. All the seasons are great except Hotel, Lady Gaga ruined it.

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