American Horror Story – TV Review

 

    

  

This is a most strange and amazing television series – with the same actors returning series to series playing different characters, sometimes even different characters within a single series. On top of this, each series is separate and yet, at some times, linked. It’s clever. The first series is in a haunted house (and with so many TV shows, the first episode is the scariest of just about everything), the second is a creepy asylum, the third a witch coven, the fourth a freak show, the fifth a haunted hotel and that’s as far as I’ve gone so far. The first intrigued me… I liked it, and it had some interesting twists, but it didn’t blow me away. But I was intrigued enough to continue on – the second series was awesome. Scary, gross, clever, intriguing, and wonderfully twisted. Then the witches. A real waste of a series, I thought, although Kathy Bates was brilliant. It came back stronger with the freak show series, but the hotel series was fabulous. I can’t help thinking that the next few series could be fabulous or absolutely terrible. Either way I’ll give it a go. Oh, and how absolutely wonderful it is to be seeing so many older actresses getting really decent, juicy, fun roles. Other show, please take note of how skilled these actresses are.

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