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American Horror Story: Murder House (Revisit)

I started watching the first season of American Horror Story to revisit it as it’s been 10 years since I watched it. Since I watched it on FX every week instead of binging it on a streaming service, I always thought that it seemed very choppy with each episode almost existing on its own without flowing well into the next one. I thought perhaps if I binge wanted it on Netflix, it might seem more cohesive and flow better.

I was dead wrong. Binging it has allowed me to see what an amateurish attempt it was. The writing, editing, and directing was all over the place — not to mention the shaky cinematography like in Blair Witch.

Good god. I’m shocked this show made it, honestly.

by Anonymousreply 9October 22, 2021 1:31 AM

Haha, I'm kinda glad you had this experience, I remember feeling the same watching it and no understanding what the fuss was about. Also, too many fucking ghosts wandering around that house, that's not scary at all.

It's a great idea for a series, but terrible execution. Kinda like everything Murphy touches.

by Anonymousreply 1September 28, 2021 10:29 PM

Series like American Horror Story and The Walking Dead are for people who aren't really into horror.

by Anonymousreply 2September 28, 2021 10:34 PM

Murder House was my favorite of the series, I found it to be really scary, especially episode 2. None of the other subsequent series did it for me, but Coven, Apocalypse, & Roanoke came close. Hated Hotel & Election/Cult.

by Anonymousreply 3September 28, 2021 10:56 PM

[quote] Good god. I’m shocked this show made it, honestly.

Especially considering that the first season was the best by far.

I enjoyed it but I tried to rewatch it and found it uninteresting a second time.

The second season was borderline scary, and Coven was entertaining for the first half, and then the whole series collapsed forever.

I think the only reason I care at all is that they often begin with an interesting premise and get my mond going and then follow with worse writing than I could even imagine. The current season's first episode was promising, the second one kind of interesting, and then it just got worse and worse with each new one. I swear I feel like the producers must be taunting FX to cancel the show.

by Anonymousreply 4September 28, 2021 11:13 PM

You get to see Dylan McDermott naked from behind while he stands and masturbates.

That's enough for me to enjoy!

by Anonymousreply 5September 28, 2021 11:22 PM

Yep, that was the draw. Dylan McD peaked at 50.

by Anonymousreply 6September 28, 2021 11:32 PM

Am I remembering wrong, or is he crying while masturbating? That spoilt it slightly, haha.

by Anonymousreply 7September 29, 2021 11:52 AM

Only season 2 and season 4 are worth watching.

by Anonymousreply 8October 22, 2021 1:29 AM

None are worth watching because Ryan Murphy can't keep a cohesive storyline going for more than 3 episodes, and has no concept of how to build atmosphere.

by Anonymousreply 9October 22, 2021 1:31 AM
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