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Who’s Watching American Horror Story?

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?

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  • Megan Horton October 2, 2012, 8:22 pm

    I like it. I watched it last year. It was very entertaining. The new upcoming season looks good. I’m scared of the baby in the basement….

  • Spencer October 3, 2012, 10:43 am

    I would watch it. Will watch it, in fact. I am always a sucker for steam, lurking, and pigs.

    • Spencer October 3, 2012, 10:44 am

      Is it one of those things where you need to watch all of the first season, in order, to know what is going on?

      • Josh Hanagarne October 3, 2012, 11:47 am

        I have no idea how the second season will work.

  • Megan Horton October 3, 2012, 11:30 pm

    Spencer its an anthology so the second season will have no follow through from the first. If you started with season 2 you’d be as up to speed as the rest of us.

  • A.J. October 9, 2012, 1:44 pm

    I watched the entire season last year. It started to pall when it was nearly Christmas and I was still watching a Halloweeny show, but I found it to be well done and occasionally surprising (and still often predictable). I and my brother are anxiously waiting for the second season to begin.

    And, yes, the story line will be completely independent from the first season with only a few actors (not characters!) in common.

    • Josh Hanagarne October 9, 2012, 1:48 pm

      I’m nearly done with this season. I’ve gotten kind of bored towards the end, which is not what I wanted. Still interested enough, though.

  • CeCe October 10, 2012, 10:27 pm

    I’m most excited that Adam Levine will be in season two. Creepy and hot. I can get into that.