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2021-07-21 12:32:37 PM  
.... double feature.....
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2021-07-21 1:04:08 PM  
Serious question: For years everybody raved about American Horror Story so I finally gave it a try when Apocalypse was released. The only "horror" I witnessed was the production values. It seriously looked like it was shot on a gen 1 Sony Camcorder by someone taking Film 101 at community college. I get that it's made for TV but wow did it look cheap.

Is this indicative of the entire series or was it an anomaly?
 
2021-07-21 1:10:01 PM  
AHS suuuucks.  Watching the first season I was rooting for the whole family to die three episodes in and then I hate-watched the rest.  They're all farking stupid.  The daughter's so stupid she doesn't even know she's dead.  The villains motives are confusing or non-existent.  A stupid, stupid show.  No stars.
 
2021-07-21 1:10:44 PM  
What is up with Billie's eyes?
 
2021-07-21 1:38:11 PM  

Tyrosine: Serious question: For years everybody raved about American Horror Story so I finally gave it a try when Apocalypse was released. The only "horror" I witnessed was the production values. It seriously looked like it was shot on a gen 1 Sony Camcorder by someone taking Film 101 at community college. I get that it's made for TV but wow did it look cheap.

Is this indicative of the entire series or was it an anomaly?


Every season is completely different, in tone and feeling. Apocalypse had a very high level of cheese that might have been pinging your "cheap-dar".

The first season (Murder House) and the second (Asylum) are both superb.
 
2021-07-21 1:45:12 PM  

Tyrosine: Serious question: For years everybody raved about American Horror Story so I finally gave it a try when Apocalypse was released. The only "horror" I witnessed was the production values. It seriously looked like it was shot on a gen 1 Sony Camcorder by someone taking Film 101 at community college. I get that it's made for TV but wow did it look cheap.

Is this indicative of the entire series or was it an anomaly?


season 1 had me at daddariomaid.
 
2021-07-21 1:54:23 PM  

Bungles: Tyrosine: Serious question: For years everybody raved about American Horror Story so I finally gave it a try when Apocalypse was released. The only "horror" I witnessed was the production values. It seriously looked like it was shot on a gen 1 Sony Camcorder by someone taking Film 101 at community college. I get that it's made for TV but wow did it look cheap.

Is this indicative of the entire series or was it an anomaly?

Every season is completely different, in tone and feeling. Apocalypse had a very high level of cheese that might have been pinging your "cheap-dar".

The first season (Murder House) and the second (Asylum) are both superb.


I liked the 1984 one.
 
2021-07-21 1:59:04 PM  

Bslim: Bungles: Tyrosine: Serious question: For years everybody raved about American Horror Story so I finally gave it a try when Apocalypse was released. The only "horror" I witnessed was the production values. It seriously looked like it was shot on a gen 1 Sony Camcorder by someone taking Film 101 at community college. I get that it's made for TV but wow did it look cheap.

Is this indicative of the entire series or was it an anomaly?

Every season is completely different, in tone and feeling. Apocalypse had a very high level of cheese that might have been pinging your "cheap-dar".

The first season (Murder House) and the second (Asylum) are both superb.

I liked the 1984 one.


I haven't actively disliked any of them, but it's annoying when a great premise veers off into nonsense hallway though. Which seems to happen a lot. I enjoyed 1984, and I think it did entirely what it set out to do.
 
2021-07-21 2:53:40 PM  

Trik: What is up with Billie's eyes?


Yeah!?  And did anyone else do a double take to make sure that Sarah Paulson was not Marilyn Manson?
 
2021-07-21 3:42:04 PM  

You Are All Sheep: Tyrosine: Serious question: For years everybody raved about American Horror Story so I finally gave it a try when Apocalypse was released. The only "horror" I witnessed was the production values. It seriously looked like it was shot on a gen 1 Sony Camcorder by someone taking Film 101 at community college. I get that it's made for TV but wow did it look cheap.

Is this indicative of the entire series or was it an anomaly?

season 1 had me at daddariomaid.


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You mean BreckenridgeMaid
 
2021-07-21 4:26:14 PM  
I am really looking forward to the all transvestite season of AHS.

/Oh BRAD!
 
2021-07-21 4:29:29 PM  

Tyrosine: Serious question: For years everybody raved about American Horror Story so I finally gave it a try when Apocalypse was released. The only "horror" I witnessed was the production values. It seriously looked like it was shot on a gen 1 Sony Camcorder by someone taking Film 101 at community college. I get that it's made for TV but wow did it look cheap.

Is this indicative of the entire series or was it an anomaly?


Depends on your preferences and history I think.

As someone who was a young horror fan in the 80s the series is full of homages, tropes, call backs, and references that make it fun.


I enjoyed the AHS 1984 particularly for the nostalgia.
I also enjoy seeing the same cast mix up the roles.

If you want a high budget, sharply written horror movie with excellent cinematography look elsewhere for sure.

Just my $0.02

Is it scary. No, not really. But that's a tall order for a 1 hour show on tv with commercials.
 
2021-07-21 4:50:58 PM  

SpectroBoy: Tyrosine: Serious question: For years everybody raved about American Horror Story so I finally gave it a try when Apocalypse was released. The only "horror" I witnessed was the production values. It seriously looked like it was shot on a gen 1 Sony Camcorder by someone taking Film 101 at community college. I get that it's made for TV but wow did it look cheap.

Is this indicative of the entire series or was it an anomaly?

Depends on your preferences and history I think.

As someone who was a young horror fan in the 80s the series is full of homages, tropes, call backs, and references that make it fun.


I enjoyed the AHS 1984 particularly for the nostalgia.
I also enjoy seeing the same cast mix up the roles.

If you want a high budget, sharply written horror movie with excellent cinematography look elsewhere for sure.

Just my $0.02

Is it scary. No, not really. But that's a tall order for a 1 hour show on tv with commercials.


There are classically "scary" things in a few of the seasons. Hotel, Roanoke, and Cult  had some classic-style jump scares. Cult and Asylum have some classic psychological horror.
 
2021-07-21 5:28:01 PM  

Tyrosine: Serious question: For years everybody raved about American Horror Story so I finally gave it a try when Apocalypse was released. The only "horror" I witnessed was the production values. It seriously looked like it was shot on a gen 1 Sony Camcorder by someone taking Film 101 at community college. I get that it's made for TV but wow did it look cheap.

Is this indicative of the entire series or was it an anomaly?


I hope you didn't start with the Apocalypse season.  You had to have watched Murder House and Coven beforehand or you would miss half of the story.
 
2021-07-21 6:36:08 PM  

Bungles: Tyrosine: Serious question: For years everybody raved about American Horror Story so I finally gave it a try when Apocalypse was released. The only "horror" I witnessed was the production values. It seriously looked like it was shot on a gen 1 Sony Camcorder by someone taking Film 101 at community college. I get that it's made for TV but wow did it look cheap.

Is this indicative of the entire series or was it an anomaly?

Every season is completely different, in tone and feeling. Apocalypse had a very high level of cheese that might have been pinging your "cheap-dar".

The first season (Murder House) and the second (Asylum) are both superb.


Its probably next on my list to binge..... These are the other series i've binged.... Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Sons of Anarchy, and Twin Peaks (both original and The Return)   I think i've chosen wisely so far....  Twin Peak was a slow burner, but The Return was probably the most satisfying thing i've ever seen on television.
 
2021-07-21 6:57:34 PM  

T.rex: Bungles: Tyrosine: Serious question: For years everybody raved about American Horror Story so I finally gave it a try when Apocalypse was released. The only "horror" I witnessed was the production values. It seriously looked like it was shot on a gen 1 Sony Camcorder by someone taking Film 101 at community college. I get that it's made for TV but wow did it look cheap.

Is this indicative of the entire series or was it an anomaly?

Every season is completely different, in tone and feeling. Apocalypse had a very high level of cheese that might have been pinging your "cheap-dar".

The first season (Murder House) and the second (Asylum) are both superb.

Its probably next on my list to binge..... These are the other series i've binged.... Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Sons of Anarchy, and Twin Peaks (both original and The Return)   I think i've chosen wisely so far....  Twin Peak was a slow burner, but The Return was probably the most satisfying thing i've ever seen on television.



The best thing about AHS is that some of the cast are just so good (Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Lily Rabe, etc), than even in a weak episode or a weak season, there's enough gold in there to shine regardless.
 
2021-07-21 8:45:51 PM  

madgonad: Tyrosine: Serious question: For years everybody raved about American Horror Story so I finally gave it a try when Apocalypse was released. The only "horror" I witnessed was the production values. It seriously looked like it was shot on a gen 1 Sony Camcorder by someone taking Film 101 at community college. I get that it's made for TV but wow did it look cheap.

Is this indicative of the entire series or was it an anomaly?

I hope you didn't start with the Apocalypse season.  You had to have watched Murder House and Coven beforehand or you would miss half of the story.


Murder House and Coven were my favorites. The rest are hit or miss, or in the hotel season's case, downright awful- I couldn't take the violence.
 
2021-07-21 9:16:29 PM  
Roanoake, 1984, and Asylum were all great. Murder House, Freak Show, Coven, and Cult were ok. Hotel and Apocalypse were unwatchable. For me the odds are good enough that I at least give it a chance every season, but it's not exactly one of the best shows around.
 
2021-07-21 9:43:36 PM  

Bungles: Tyrosine: Serious question: For years everybody raved about American Horror Story so I finally gave it a try when Apocalypse was released. The only "horror" I witnessed was the production values. It seriously looked like it was shot on a gen 1 Sony Camcorder by someone taking Film 101 at community college. I get that it's made for TV but wow did it look cheap.

Is this indicative of the entire series or was it an anomaly?

Every season is completely different, in tone and feeling. Apocalypse had a very high level of cheese that might have been pinging your "cheap-dar".

The first season (Murder House) and the second (Asylum) are both superb.


I watched Murder House and it turned me off to the whole series. It's just about some incel getting away with everything. I've thought about giving Asylum and 1984 a try, though.
 
2021-07-21 10:52:21 PM  

Bungles: I haven't actively disliked any of them, but it's annoying when a great premise veers off into nonsense hallway though


An intricately threaded tapestry for 2 to 4 episodes that becomes a mess of loose threads and sloppy endings. Every. Single. Season.  He gives up on horror so quickly, is thrilled with happy endings even if they don't make sense and would rather cast a familiar face than an appropriate actor.  Also, his inability to finish a single season isn't the end of it, he keep trying to create an overarching relationship between some of the seasons that makes no farking sense.  I've watched most of the series and usually the second half of a given season is just a hate watch because of all the squandered potential.
 
2021-07-21 11:24:28 PM  

Paul Hackett: Roanoake, 1984, and Asylum were all great. Murder House, Freak Show, Coven, and Cult were ok. Hotel and Apocalypse were unwatchable. For me the odds are good enough that I at least give it a chance every season, but it's not exactly one of the best shows around.


Hotel didn't have a good story, but OMG some of the characters were just amazing. Apocalypse was kinda fan-service. That's okay I guess. Parts were good and parts were tedious. The only one that I would actually skip is Roanoke. It was just a bunch of stuff that happened.
 
2021-07-22 11:11:02 AM  

madgonad: Paul Hackett: Roanoake, 1984, and Asylum were all great. Murder House, Freak Show, Coven, and Cult were ok. Hotel and Apocalypse were unwatchable. For me the odds are good enough that I at least give it a chance every season, but it's not exactly one of the best shows around.

Hotel didn't have a good story, but OMG some of the characters were just amazing. Apocalypse was kinda fan-service. That's okay I guess. Parts were good and parts were tedious. The only one that I would actually skip is Roanoke. It was just a bunch of stuff that happened.


I don't know, Roanoke had Sarah Paulson trying to be a scream queen while sounding like she was gargling a mouth full of Scope at the same time.

I really liked Murder House, hated Asylum, liked the history part of Coven, some characters from Freak Show, and 1984 was merely ok...the rest I cannot find myself even bothering to sit through after a few episodes.  Honestly it could be better written if they stopped throwing plot ideas at a wall to see which sticks and kept it much more tight.  Did Asylum need One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest with nazis, aliens, Satan, a serial killer and that damn name game song.  I probably left out half a dozen other plot points they added in before the end.
 
2021-07-22 11:46:14 AM  

AintNoAmoeba: You Are All Sheep: Tyrosine: Serious question: For years everybody raved about American Horror Story so I finally gave it a try when Apocalypse was released. The only "horror" I witnessed was the production values. It seriously looked like it was shot on a gen 1 Sony Camcorder by someone taking Film 101 at community college. I get that it's made for TV but wow did it look cheap.

Is this indicative of the entire series or was it an anomaly?

season 1 had me at daddariomaid.

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You mean BreckenridgeMaid


my apologies, I got my true detective in my AHS.  Both are perfectly fine.
 
2021-07-22 12:58:26 PM  

Susan'sLittleAdamsApple: I really liked Murder House, hated Asylum, liked the history part of Coven, some characters from Freak Show, and 1984 was merely ok...the rest I cannot find myself even bothering to sit through after a few episodes.  Honestly it could be better written if they stopped throwing plot ideas at a wall to see which sticks and kept it much more tight.  Did Asylum need One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest with nazis, aliens, Satan, a serial killer and that damn name game song.  I probably left out half a dozen other plot points they added in before the end.


Yes, Asylum did need all of those things (except maybe the aliens - Satan could have covered that).

That's what makes AHS, you know, AHS. There are always 3-4 clear plotlines going on. In Asylum those threads are Lana Winters experience as a patient, Dr. Thredson's 'role' at the institution, and Sister Mary's development. The rest of the cast are far less dynamic and support the three primary plots. Aliens, Satan, and the institution support those stories.

You are probably in the extreme minority on Asylum. Most fans love that season.
 
2021-07-22 2:48:09 PM  

madgonad: Susan'sLittleAdamsApple: I really liked Murder House, hated Asylum, liked the history part of Coven, some characters from Freak Show, and 1984 was merely ok...the rest I cannot find myself even bothering to sit through after a few episodes.  Honestly it could be better written if they stopped throwing plot ideas at a wall to see which sticks and kept it much more tight.  Did Asylum need One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest with nazis, aliens, Satan, a serial killer and that damn name game song.  I probably left out half a dozen other plot points they added in before the end.

Yes, Asylum did need all of those things (except maybe the aliens - Satan could have covered that).

That's what makes AHS, you know, AHS. There are always 3-4 clear plotlines going on. In Asylum those threads are Lana Winters experience as a patient, Dr. Thredson's 'role' at the institution, and Sister Mary's development. The rest of the cast are far less dynamic and support the three primary plots. Aliens, Satan, and the institution support those stories.

You are probably in the extreme minority on Asylum. Most fans love that season.



By far my favourite... it even managed to loop back on itself and end well, a rarity for AHS.
 
2021-07-22 9:05:30 PM  
I gave up after Hotel and never returned. Loved it up until that season.
 
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