American Horror Story, the first time I sat down and watched it – I loved it. Murder House was fantastic. Asylum was engaging. Coven was gripping. For me, though, it started to not be as good once Freak Show aired. I sat down and watched it, but I found it boring, and there was too much going on to really follow. Hotel was a little better, but it still was slow, and not that interesting to me. Roanoke was just kind of all over the place. I didn’t care for the reporter setup that much, and the story line could’ve been so much better.
So for me, AHS hasn’t been the same for quite a few years now. The new season, Cult, is to air on September 5 of this year. And the teasers look interesting, and provoking. However, AHS has always been great about making the teasers more scary than the show. So I’m not sure what to expect right now.
There’s also the fact that this season is also supposed to be inspired by the upcoming election, and politics is one area where I wish they’d stay away from. But we will see. The clowns in the teasers look pretty creepy, and they really do have a knack for that.
Ultimately, I’m going to go into this season with low expectations, as the last few seasons have been a let down. Especially with Jessica Lange being off the show – let’s face it, she was terrific. I know other people still liked the recent seasons, but for me, they were a drag. It’d be nice to see them bring back the feeling in the first couple seasons.
There’s also an interesting theory I saw, that compares the seasons of AHS to Dante’s Inferno. It certainly is an interesting way of looking at it, and it would mean that the series is coming close to it’s last few seasons, and hopefully that would tie everything together. After all, they’re all supposed to be tied to each other.