The creator of Glee, Nip/Tuck and the much missed Popular has another hit on his hands. American Horror Story debuted to 3.2 million people viewers, the highest debut in the network’s history.
The premise of the show has been shrouded in secrecy since it got commissioned. And whenever anything is secret, people just lose their head and need to know NOW. Somebody has been taking tips from JJ Abrams with his trailer for Super 8.
The show tells the story of a family who move into a house with a dark past (briefly touched on at the start) and creepy neighbours. Everybody loves it when some kid comes into your house and tells you ‘you’re going to die in there’. That is enough to make me want to get my stuff and get to hell out of town. But of course they got this house on the cheap, so they aren’t leaving (damn recession).
In the first episode there was
- Loads of blood
- Loads of Dylan McDermott ass shots
- Some weird old lady who looks young to certain people
- A creepy girl who leaves next door
- A guy who roams the house in a gimp suit
The family is all kinds of messed up so that in itself is entertaining to watch. What really draws the viewer in, is the duplicity of the characters who introduce themselves to the family in their new household. You can tell everybody has a back story that is going to be so F’D up you won’t understand it properly.
The show has both supernatural and drama (concerning bullying and marital issues) aspects to it. I don’t think it will go too offtrack with the supernatural elements that it becomes unbelievable. The normal family issues in the shows are even enough to keep you watching.
Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have an amazing ability to create greatly flawed characters but make them really likeable. Look at Rachel Berry, she is selfish and conceited and yet you want to be her best friend.
If you liked the Amityville Horror and Nip/Tuck its definitely a watch for you.