Friday, October 7, 2011

American Horror Story

I have a tendency to become hooked on certain television series, but ususally it takes a few episodes to hook me and then slowly reel me in.

Last night my hubby and I finally got to watch the pilot of American Horror on FX and I was sucked in from the opening scene. This show is going to be go unbelievably cool, I can't wait for the next show. It's creepy, psychologically haunting and downright scary. There have been many other attempts at shows like this, but FX has perfected the formula for the perfect horror show for the small screen.

For an excellent summation of the first episode, Crave On Line does a great job. I don't know much about ratings, but I do know what I like, and this show had it all. There was the "I see dead people" Down's Syndrome girl in the first episode - check. The creepy twin, red-headed wrecking balls - check. A house with a like of its on - check. Body parts and other gross things stored away in glass jars in the basement - check. Oh, and did I mention the maid? To the wife she looks like a sweet old lady, to the husband she is seen as a seductress - way creepy - check. The whole premise of the show is creepy and I love creepy. I don't like in your face blood and gore horror, but this type of psychological horror is right up my alley.

1 comment:

  1. I am so in agreement with you, I was hooked on this show at the 5 minute mark on the first episode, and apparently this house has quite a bit of history to it. Even after watching the third episode, (I have to catch up on the 4th tonight when I get home) I am still totally lost on the back story that is going on, and every time I think I figure something out, they throw me a curve ball and I get more confused then I was to start. I can see potential for the show, but if this traumatic stuff keeps happening to this family alone, they might just go mad, but if they do, I bet is will great entertainment for us, but this brings up one bad note to the upcoming month though; on 11/1/11 Directv says it will drop FOX channels in a contract negotiation take down. This would be horrible for Directv fans of American Horror Story with it going into its 5th episode. Working at DISH I have been through take downs before and no matter whose fault it is, the only ones that get the bad taste in their mouth are the customers. This will be unfortunate for Directv customers if this take down happens, but you are more then welcome to watch it on DISH with us.