I’m a bit behind on reviewing the latest AHS seasons but I figured I’d save them for October. It’s spooky season! And what could fit the spooky theme better than American Horror Story? Today I’m going talk about the first half of season ten. Make sure to come back on Friday for my thoughts on the second half!
A writer, his pregnant wife, and their daughter move to a quaint place in Massachusetts. The plan is simple: he works on a script, she flips the house, and the girl gets to practice the violin on peace. Only this town has more in store than any of them bargained for…
I watched all AHS season up until now and I watched American Horror Stories before embarking onto season 10. Especially after Stories, I lowered my expectations significantly (aka I buried them and salted the ground). Past season of AHS often started out strong but somewhere around the middle things went downhill. For this season we get two stories instead of just one, which means that today I’m talking about the first part of the season and the finished story that encapsulates.
Guess what?! I was pleasantly surprised with this one. Sure, I was expecting pretty much nothing at this point, so it wasn’t that hard to catche me unawares, but this was actually quite good! I think the tighter concept was rather beneficial. Six episodes was the perfect length for the story and had I been dragged out longer, I just know it would have suffered the same fate as past seasons.Continue reading