Tuesday 8 November 2011

TV Show: American Horror Story

The first episode of this horror tv show from the USA hit UK screens this week and I managed to catch it.

When psychiatrist Ben Harmon (Dylan McDermott) is caught having an affair he decides his family needs a fresh start. This comes in the form of a new house, it's a fantastic property at a knock down price but the house has a tainted past.

I almost switched this off at the end of the opening scene due to the appearance of my least favourite horror character, the scary kid. Hollywood listen up, the little girl in The Ring was scary but now every time I see a little kid running around killing people (especially if it's a girl with long black hair, which isn't the case here...yet) I burst out laughing.

Anyway, I continued watching and was pleasantly surprised. There is allsorts going on here. From deviant sexual practices to a seriously deranged teenager and creepy neighbours.

The performances too are pretty good, McDermott and Connie Britton are engaging as the couple trying to work things out but Jessica Lange steals the show as the unhinged neighbour Constance.

I will be tuning in again so hopefully it continues to surprise instead of going down the unintentional comedy route.

Ric's Rating: 70%


  1. I like how they quickly accepted that yes, the house is haunted. None of the characters are really sympathetic, but it's intrigued me.

  2. Sounds great. You convinced me to watch this.

  3. I love this show. The characters and the writing are awesome. Each episode is better than the last. Stick with it, you'll love it.

  4. Damn and blast! I meant to watch this and totally forgot. I'll need to check if and when they repeat it.

  5. I found the first episode too weird for me, although it really is infectious to watch :) I didn't like the lead actress, but Dylan was amazing (Especially with his but naked scenes he he ) and Lange was also great.
    Not sure I will continue watching it, since it is too creepy, but I know it will have fans, especially since it has already been renewed for the second season.

  6. Thanks for the great comments guys.

    Alex, I didn't think I was gonna like it but it got better.
    George, give it a go and let me know what you think.
    Thanks Melissa, I'll stick with it for now.
    They are bound to repeat it Michael, keep your eyes peeled.
    Ha Ha. Nude scenes are always crowd pleasers Dez, except when Dennis Franz done it in NYPD Blue! So theres gonna be another season, interesting.

  7. I have yet to watch an episode of this...don't judge me! But I've been hearing awesome things about it, I think I may need to asap!


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