Jenn - Jennifer Rhodes met Melanie back when True Blood was popular and they have been friends ever since. She loves TV (especially things that make you smile), Doctor Who, Finding new shows, and regularly provides awesome fandom items for Muser Giveaways. Jennifer is now a proud member of the VIPers - the Melanie's Muses Spotlight Feature Team!
This show has invited us to some interesting places. A Murder House, an Asylum, a Coven, and many more. I won't list them all. I was a bit late to join the adventure, and some seasons I honestly just skipped altogether but this last season just dragged me back in with the title alone and that is "American Horror Story".
Yes the first couple of seasons are the best but my top five have to be season one, (Murder House), season three (Coven), season two (Asylum), season five (Hotel) and just recently season eleven (NYC) Wow! That’s a lot of seasons but every time we get a new American horror story season it’s basically a whole different story. Now I do miss the original actors like Sarah Paulson but even though the newer cast aren’t that bad, the writing for me has been.
But with that said I absolutely enjoyed "AHS New York City", basically NYC in the eighties. Though, this one took a different turn and by that I mean less gore, probably because of what the theme was all about, and no I won’t spoil it for you, though I’m pretty sure you’ll figure it out quick. I know I did. I’m absolutely thrilled that this season drew me back in because honestly I’ve missed it. Which seasons are your favorites and which have you skipped altogether?
I LOVE the American Horror Story franchise! Originally, it seemed that each season was completely alone, no connection to the others, but then the little crossover nods were noticed (and confirmed by the creators), and as the series went on we actually had flat out merging (Season 8 - Apocalypse).
There are definitely some seasons that I prefer to others, although unlike Jenn I have watched them all, good and bad, except season 11. We started NYC but didn't finish it - although we will at sometime.
For me any time you have Evan Peters and Jessica Lange you have a winner (Except season 2 - I really didn't like that one and literally only rewatch the scene with Jessica Lange singing lol). Murder House for me broke the mold and remains my favorite although I have enjoyed many of them, but they do tend to creep up the list if there are Murder House references. Even the American Horror Stories (anthology spin off) had some episodes that were an homage to Murder House because it is literally classic! Plus it holds one of my literally "OMG" moments from TV shows and there really aren't many that catch me like that. It was inspired!
Although they switch the cast up every season, there were some recurring members that for many of us it becomes very noticeable when they are missing. A perfect example of this was Season 9 (1984). The story, despite many people's criticisms, was actually well written. For me the issue was that I could see where parts had been written with some of the veterans in mind, and with others replacing them, it just didn't quite work. Season 10 (Double Feature) was another example where things got a bit lost. Literally 2 separate mini stories, the first part (Red Tide - 6 Episodes), for 5 1/2 episodes was absolutely inspired. Although Jessica Lange was absent, the relationship between Evan Peters and Frances Conway's characters was amazing. The second part (Death Valley - 4 episodes), should probably all just have been left on the cutting room floor.
I could probably write about this for hours - but I won't. Instead I will say that if you don't like a season just pick another one. Almost all of them stand alone and present variations that should hold appeal for anyone that likes even a little horror.
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YouTube Trailers For Season 1 (Murder House) and Season 11 (NYC)
And Now For The Giveaway!
Melanie's Muses will be giving away an "AHS" prize pack containing the season 1 dvd set and horror band from Jenn, and a paperback copy of the Damsels In Distress anthology from the Melanie's Muses Prize Hoard.
For your chance to win- FILL OUT THE FORM and tell us:
Have you watched any of the America Horror Story Seasons? If so which was your favorite?
Comments about the article are encouraged - but for now only qualifying entries on the form will go in the hat! What your answer is will not influence whether you go into the hat - Only that you answer the question!
Winner will be announced during the Live show on January 22nd (and then posted here on the blog as well on January 23rd if the winner isn't at the live.) Full Rules Below!
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