American Horror Story: Season 1 or Season 2?

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    Jan 04, 2013 1:58 PM GMT
    It's funny how things can change, last year the first season of American Horror Story blew my mind. I couldn't stop watching, it was utter compulsion. And was bored immensely with season 2 of the walking dead. Now I'm obsessed with the walking dead season 3, but utterly bored with American Horror Story season 2.

    Everything I loved from the first season just disappeared, it was mysterious, dark, twisty. Season 2, it's like they just showed you everything up front, I wasn't surprised by anything... The concept felt recycled as did many of the storylines but not in a good way. I know there's still 2 episodes left of season 2. But I hated the last current episode. How after Mary Unis dies Arden commits. Yes, it was a shock. But totally out of character for him.

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  • billbos

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    Jan 04, 2013 2:05 PM GMT
    Yeah? I feel the opposite about it - I got bored with season 1 and found it sort of predictable and just not scary. Just get out of that f'ing house and don't go back. I find season 2 REALLY scary! I know some of it is horror story cliche, but I'm surprised how genuinely frightening it is!
    I think the walking dead just gets better and better - started off TOO slow and now they have found their footing and it moves along at a better pace.
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    Jan 04, 2013 2:07 PM GMT
    We're very different people.

    I will say season 2 has gotten very good reviews and a positive reception.

    I hate it, so I hope they go back to the roots of season 1. Maybe because I'm not scared by horror or anything. Never have been. So I look more for the twists n stuff compared to trying to be scared.
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    Jan 04, 2013 3:21 PM GMT
    Kristoff saidWe're very different people.

    I will say season 2 has gotten very good reviews and a positive reception.

    I hate it, so I hope they go back to the roots of season 1. Maybe because I'm not scared by horror or anything. Never have been. So I look more for the twists n stuff compared to trying to be scared.

    There were many twists this season. Dr. Threadson, Complete transformation of Jessica Lang's character, That retarded lady guarding kit's baby etc.
    Actually they have put everything inside this season. I am afraid how they will manage the next season. There is hardly anything left which they haven't yet used during this season. Just hoping that the next season wont be a complete fail.
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    Jan 04, 2013 3:41 PM GMT
    Stop being critics and just interpret the show as the producers meant for you to enjoy it. Do you walk up to paintings in museums and think, maybe they should have used a different color here or more brushstrokes here?

    On that note, lol, Jessica Lange is absolutely awesome. And so is Lily Rabe.
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    Jan 04, 2013 3:44 PM GMT
    Loved season 1 but sort of indifferent on season 2. I think the 2nd season is all over the map way too much going on mainly for shock value....sort of typical of Ryan Murphy when he has a successful, he did the same with Nip/Tuck and probably doing the same with Glee although I refuse to watch that. The first season the characters were relatably and although flawed there still were redeeming qualities about them. I was pissed at the end when they all died because I was so attached to them. This season the characters are once again flawed but I really dont care what happens to them. I don't find myself rooting for Lana or Kit. Sister Jude is redeeming in a way but not finding her as rich of a character as Constance. Some of the scenerios are flat out implausible regarding security in the asylum and to me it makes it flawed.

    also agree with the OP with Walking Dead...great first season..boring poorly developed 2nd season and then back to a great 3rd season

    with Lange likely coming back for Season 3 I certainly will be watching. I would like it to be a political horror story.

  • Jan 04, 2013 3:47 PM GMT
    Season 1 was def about in your face scarey horror.

    Season 2 is still scarey but generates horror in a much different manner. It's all about creating panic and despair. Think about being locked up forever in a mental hospital with creepy people and knowing you don't belong there or wondering if you really are "crazy". To me that's an awesome kind of horror to produce in someone.
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    Jan 04, 2013 4:04 PM GMT
    Kristoff saidIHow after Mary Unis dies Arden commits. Yes, it was a shock. But totally out of character for him.


    DUDE.

    Add spoiler alert to the title for Chrissake!
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    Jan 04, 2013 9:35 PM GMT
    I'm saying Season 2.

    The first season had some good ideas but season 2 has just totally upped the ante on all levels. The cast is more talented this season that's for sure. They brought the best actors from the first back to be main players. Very smart move.
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    Jan 04, 2013 10:30 PM GMT
    Season 2. It has the creepy asylum atmosphere. Some place I wouldn't want to be locked in.
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    Jan 04, 2013 10:38 PM GMT
    Season 2, better star power/ storytelling-- Jessica Lange really has shined this season.
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    Jan 05, 2013 12:19 AM GMT
    Season two of AHS was pretty different from season one. I have to agree that the level of intensity only got to me during this last episode "The Name Game" when sister Eunice (possessed by the devil) takes advantage of the poor father. icon_cool.gif
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    Jan 05, 2013 2:03 AM GMT
    I liked both years, but this second entry seems more cohesive. There were some elements in year one that were kind of superfluous and never quite fully gelled. That was the main criticism of the show: it was all carnival shocks that didn't have much narrative meaning.
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    Jan 05, 2013 2:09 AM GMT
    body_talk86 saidSeason 2, better star power/ storytelling-- Jessica Lange really has shined this season.


    I completely agree. Her talent really shows this season.

    I'm still unsure how i feel about season 2. I'm enjoying the plot twists but some eps or stories feels kind of anti-climatic.

    The name game scene from the last eps was pretty random but entertaining.
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    Jan 05, 2013 2:10 AM GMT
    Hats off to Lily Rabe as the demon nun too. A very coiled, subtle performance that could easily have gone over the top.
  • Just_Tim

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    Jan 05, 2013 2:18 AM GMT
    Season 1 was better. It had a a storyline that was easier to follow and, I think, just better in general.

    I'm told there was a clue about season 3 in Wednesday's episode. Did anybody catch it and care to share?
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    Jan 05, 2013 2:19 AM GMT
    Just_Tim saidSeason 1 was better. It had a a storyline that was easier to follow and, I think, just better in general.

    I'm told there was a clue about season 3 in Wednesday's episode. Did anybody catch it and care to share?


    I must have missed it. I was mad with what happened to sister Mary Eunice. My initial reaction was Oh for fucks sake, really!? icon_evil.gif
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    Jan 05, 2013 2:27 AM GMT
    SPOILERS BELOW!
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    Season 2 > Season 1

    I'm really liking the Asylum setting and find the characters a lot more likeable. Poor Sister Jude icon_sad.gif
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    Jan 05, 2013 2:28 AM GMT
    JumpMan_Josh saidSPOILERS BELOW!
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    Season 2 > Season 1

    I'm really liking the Asylum setting and find the characters a lot more likeable. Poor Sister Jude icon_sad.gif


    Seriously! icon_eek.gif what a turn of events
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    Jan 05, 2013 2:46 AM GMT
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    I have to say I really enjoy Frances Conroy performance as the Angel of Death.
    She's one of my favorite characters this season.
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    Jan 05, 2013 2:51 AM GMT
    I liked them equally up until the last episode. The Name Game was completely and totally awesome and vaulted this season WAY over season 1. Jessica Lange is an acting god, and has just blown me away.
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    Jan 05, 2013 2:52 AM GMT
    hoosier_daddy saidI liked them equally up until the last episode. The Name Game was completely and totally awesome and vaulted this season WAY over season 1. Jessica Lange is an acting god, and has just blown me away.


    No kidding! I absolutely LOVED that scene.
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    Jan 05, 2013 2:53 AM GMT
    Wolfrain said-SPOILERS BELOW-







    I have to say I really enjoy Frances Conroy performance as the Angel of Death.
    She's one of my favorite characters this season.


    Does she not do such a fantastic job! I love her serene voice, also the music that plays when she appears is fantastic.

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    reminds me of Luicers nanny in Shin megami tensei: Nocturne (PS2 game) My favorite RPG of all time
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  • HorrorHound

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    Jan 05, 2013 3:05 AM GMT
    Season 2 blows my mind.

    Season 1 was good but became a clusterfuck by its final ep
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    Jan 05, 2013 4:09 AM GMT
    I truly loved Season 1, and I was instantly disappointed in Season 2...but Season 2 has definitely grown on me.

    I agree that S1 was totally character-driven, whereas S2 is more storyline-driven. I always found myself left wanting more at the end of every episode during S1. At the end of every episode thus far in S2, I've *almost* vowed to never watch again...but I keep going back to see just how much crazier each successive episode gets. This week's episode really wowed me, especially the musical number! Jessica Lange is fantastic; it's amazing how much she's grown as an actress. I remember how she was laughed off the screen in the 1976 remake of King Kong; you've come a long way, baby. ;)