American Horror Story: Apocalypse – A Review on Season 8

Hello my lovely readers.
Season 8 of American Horror Story concluded two weeks ago and I finally finished watching. So let’s talk about Apocalypse!

 

The Plot:
This season is set in several different points in time. Most of the world is eradicated by a nuclear blast. A handful of people is saved – they are hiding in “outposts”. Soon before long they get are visited by Michael Langdon, the Antichrist…

 

The Rating:
As usual, this season was quite weird. After the first few episodes I didn’t have the slightest idea where this would be going.
Let’s first talk about the things I thoroughly enjoyed. This season is a cross-over, allowing us to revisit places and characters from season 1 Murder House and Season 3 Coven. It’s so great that some of my favourite characters get to return and some aspects of those seasons get some closure. They new characters we are introduced to are also fun and fascinating. A few things were a bit over the top, but I was ready to ignore that.
For the first three episodes I was wondering what direction the season would take, then the witches arrived. I was a bit irritated but, hey, let’s just go with the flow. The following episodes were not quite as strong as the first three, but the story still was interesting and there were a bunch of very impressive moments. After a while the season seemed to be back on track and I was hooked. Continue reading

5 Reasons to watch American Horror Story Season 5 “Hotel”

The frist episode of AHS season 5 is finally airing next week. I can’t tell you how excited I am. So, in honor of the 4 seasons we already had the pleasure to watch, I want to give you 5 reasons to check out the new one “Hotel”.

 

#1 You never know what to expect:
For those of you who don’t know AHS I need to explain that the series is an anthology. So the seasons tell completely different stories that have (almost) nothing to do with each other. So far we had a murder house, an asylum, a coven and a freak show. You can already tell that the last 4 season covered quite a range of topics, each of them with several fascinating plot twists. The new season is titled “Hotel” and I don’t know yet what to prepare for…

 

#2 The Actors get to unfold their Full Potential:
As I mentioned before, AHS is not telling one story that continues throughout the season, but a new one each year. However, the basic cast of the show stays the same. That means the actors get to play a variety of different roles and aren’t stuck in one corner until the show gets cancelled. For me it’s fascinating to watch the actors turn into a completely different character for each season.

 

#3 The Guest Actors:
Not only the regular AHS cast is impressive, the guest stars also never fail to impress. So far we had Stevie Nicks, Angela Bassett, Neil Patrick Harris, Wes Bentley and many more. For season 5 it was announced that Lady Gaga would join the cast. I’ve never been a fan of music but I’m excited to see her performance. I can imagine that her “weirdness” blends in perfectly and she will do a great job.

 

#4 The History Bits:
I always love it when a show manages to incorporate some real historic aspects. (I usually end up on Wikipedia researching what I just saw…) AHS has it’s very own way of doing that. In the first season Murder House for example we got a bit of the Black Dahlia Murder. Two of the characters in season 3 Coven are based on real personalities. I hope that more of that kind is coming in season 5, it impresses me every time!

 

#5 The Horror:
Ever since I was little I enjoyed good horror stories. In terms of that, AHS is one of the best things I saw in the last few years. Some episodes are pretty gory and guaranteed to give you the creeps. For me season 2 Asylum was so far the creepy-ist one but I have my hopes up for Hotel to be even better!

 

What do you think about AHS? Will you watch season 5? Let me know in the comments! =)

Chillin’ on the Couch with my Remote: American Horror Story – a new take on TV-shows

I recently finished watching the third season of American Horror Story. Once more I was surprised how they managed to start something completely new and pull it off so well. Each season has an entirely different setting and a new story, while sticking to the same actors.

Let me give you a quick overview:

Season one – Murder House:
In the first season the story follows the family Harmon. They move to a new house in Los Angeles not knowing the history of the building. In the course of the season we learn that the house was built by a doctor who began doing illegal abortions. A patient’s boyfriend killed the doctor’s baby in revenge. Not getting over the grief, the doctor’s wife first shoots him and then takes her own life. From there on a long series of murders begins. The house is haunted by several ghosts including Violet Harmon who doesn’t know she is dead. Before I spoil any more let’s move on to Continue reading