October is officially here, so today we can get started with the 2012 Horrorfest. Which we’ll start with my newest crush on some random TV lady.
I started watching American Horror Story on FX this weekend. After a recent Friday Night Lights binge, I’ve found myself mildly in love with Connie Britton, which is okay with Janette, since FNL has plenty of shirtless 17 year old boys for her to ogle.
Britton starts with Dylan McDermott in American Horror Story, so, between my love of horror, my adequate track record with enjoying shows on FX, and my constant search for good horror, I started watching.
Five episodes in, I’m still not sure what I think, but I’m not bored.
The story in a nutshell:
A couple in a floundering marriage, and their 14 year old daughter, move cross-country to get a fresh start, but they move into a haunted house with a history that gets nastier with each episodes. It’s not long before they’re all fighting for their lives, sanity, marriage, etc. In fact, it only takes about three minutes.
American Horror Story is full of ghosts, gimp suits, blood, screaming, jump scares, bathrooms filled with steam, a basement full of–well, I’m not sure what yet–and some of the most intrusive music I’ve ever heard on a TV show. And Jessica Lange, who I’ve always liked. And there’s a sexy maid lurking around, which is hard not like. And many of the characters have one eye covered with a white film, or are missing limbs, or have spent too much time trying to stitch pigs together, and and and…
The show is gross. It really is. But I’m hooked enough to know that I’ll keep watching. There are enough great moments so far that I think the show could really grow into something great, to use a vague, annoying term.
I see that season 2 is getting read to start, in a different location. Some of the actors are returning, but it looks like they’ll be playing different characters. So I’m guessing that season 1 won’t end well for anyone, but that wasn’t really in doubt from the moment I saw the opening credits.
What say you? Any fans?