Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Welcome to the freak show

As much as Ryan Murphy drives me absofuckinglutely nuts, I look forward to his freakfuckingtastic “American Horror Story” each year. Part of its appeal is its one-shot nature every of season. Murphy’s famously short attention span tends to doom his shows past their first season. (cough, Glee, cough) But by completely changing the setting, the plot and the characters it keeps things fresh. But the smartest thing by far is keeping the same very, very talented female cast. Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates Angela Bassett. It’s hard to find a more talented collection of ladies on one show than that. This year’s carnival theme is rich with possibilities, and already we’ll have double the fun with Sarah and triple the fun with Angela (oh yeah, I noticed the extra girl in there). So bring on the freaks.


Waffles said...

I always start watching american horror with such excitement - but I've only finished watching the first season. The other subsequent seasons, I watched 1/2 -3/4 of the season and got turned off by it. I love carnival settings, so am super duper looking forward to that aspect of it (and Tom & Lorenzo's recaps), but fully anticipate starting to hate it at some point.

Speaking of carnivals, have you seen the HBO series, "Carnivale"? Clea Duvall is great in it.

Carmen SanDiego said...

I still cannot believe no one was lesbianing together at witch boarding school. I mean, it is a witch boarding school for crying out loud!