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I have watched up to episode three of this, and find myself really conflicted about it. On the one hand, I am loving the references to old horror films and "real life" serial killer lore, and Jessica Lange, Tate and Burnt-Face-Guy are all awesome.

On the other hand, the central family are all incredibly annoying characters, and the performances of the actors are wooden (the husband), an elderly version of Alicia Silverstone sulky (the mother), and slappably irritating (the daughter).

I have a small amount of telly time, and there are lots of Uhmerican dramas vying for my limited attention - Walking Dead! Bones! NCISes! Castle! - and I don't know if it is worth spending telly time on this show, but I WANT to like it...

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Should I continue watching American Horror Story?

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Yes! It gets lots better!
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Give it another couple of episodes to see if you think it gets better
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Don't bother, it's not worth it
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Christ, no, it gets LOTS worse
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Date: Friday, December 2nd, 2011 03:35 am (UTC)
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I don't watch a whole lot of television, but AHS is must see for me. That said, I do think the series has been really uneven and, yes, the family is annoying. But the show is filled with just enough WTF to keep me watching--and I love the creepy house.

I'd give it a couple more episodes...the next two make up a two-parter, anyway.

Date: Friday, December 2nd, 2011 11:58 am (UTC)
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I tried to watch the pilot episode three times and never managed to get through the entire episode once. Of the other shows you mentioned, I watch Walking Dead, Castle and Bones and only the first one is really good. The other two I'd classify as OK, but certainly far from the best thing to spend time watching. Body of Proof is great. Homeland is brilliant. Person of Interest is pretty good. All three I got into immediately, unlike AHS.

Date: Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 01:51 pm (UTC)
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Don't get me wrong - I enjoy both Castle and Bones (and Hawaii 5-O precisely because they are light and fun (and Hawaii 5-O is just stunning to look at - love Oahu). Agree that Walking Dead is a bit less dynamic than the first season - I'm not familiar with the graphic novels so I don't know if they're following them that closely or not.

Body of Proof started as a filler show (only 13 episodes) late last spring and did well so the network brought it back for a full season this fall. It's a forensics crime type show but focuses on the medical examiner end of things. Two strong female leads: Dana Delany (from China Beach) and Jeri Ryan (7of9) as well as the actor who played Kima on The Wire in a supporting role. Homeland is new from Showtime so we have to download that as Showtime is not available in Canada. It also has a strong female lead character, played by Claire Danes - CIA agent with issues, and also stars Damian Lewis as a US military officer who may or may not have been turned during 8 years of captivity in Iraq. It's based on an Israeli series (Prisoners of War or something like that?).

(I should maybe add here that I came across your journal via Twitter - I follow quite a few Lib Dems via my politics blog Twitter account and you were one of the follow recommendations the other day. When I saw you had a DW account, I thought I'd follow that instead. I don't make a lot of my DW entries public, but I'm trying to do more of that.)

Date: Sunday, December 4th, 2011 02:59 pm (UTC)
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