What I’ve Learned from American Horror Story

Posted: November 26, 2012 by jerkmag in WATCH -- TV
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Of all the series I’ve committed to, there isn’t one show as interesting as American Horror Story: Asylum. When I sit down and catch up on all of those episodes I’ve somehow neglected, I always find myself remembering some fact about the show or finding a new reason to love it. “How so?” you may ask. Well, I’ll tell you!

  1. I realize that I love Jessica Lange. Sure, she’s no spring chicken, but she can act circles around the actresses who seem to be monopolizing our current television and film industries.
  2. Evan Peters is somehow able to be the cutest and creepiest guy on television. In season one, Evan Peters is Tate,  the super sweet, slightly obsessive ghost infatuated with Violet Harmon. Sure, he wasn’t the best human being while he was alive, but dead Tate might possibly be the perfect boyfriend. Season two brings us Kit Walker, a super sweet guy convicted of killing his wife and a few other women. As of right now, he didn’t do it, but that may change as the season progresses. Either way, Evan Peters is cute.
  3. Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk are either geniuses or really bored. Considering the fact that the show tends to have a great deal of “What just happened?” moments, I think it’s fair to say that these two spend a fair share of their time contemplating how to make the show as crazy as possible. The beauty of this is that the show is never as crazy as it could be, but they make sure to tie all of the stories together with a beautiful bow by the end of the season.
  4. Location, location, location! The sets are perfect. No need to elaborate, they just are.

It’s just a TV series, but one cannot deny entertaining programming no matter how hard you try. AHS: Asylum airs every Wednesday night at 10pm on FX.

-Tenaysia Fox

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