American Horror Story: Asylum

@Jennlee3 (292)
United Kingdom
December 28, 2012 4:35pm CST
This TV mini series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk is one of the most innovative and brilliant mini series I've seen grace the air of television. It has stunning cinematography and is conceptually brilliant in every minute detail. The story line is thoroughly thought out, the characters are perfectly flawed, complex and developed and the angles, lighting and colours are creative and astonishing. I have never been so impressed or hooked on a show. How about you, fellow TV watchers... have you watched this show? Do you enjoy it? I think it's brilliant to have adapted the horror genre to the television screen. Well executed and a pleasure to watch!
4 responses
• United States
29 Dec 12
I loved last season in the haunted house. I really was looking forward to the new season. Was very excited when this season started, but I couldn't get into it. I watched the first 3 episodes and lost interest. I heard a lot of people talking about AHS last season at work and Facebook, but I don't think many are watching this one. Haven't heard a peep from anyone I know.
@Jennlee3 (292)
• United Kingdom
29 Dec 12
That is so interesting! I loved the first season as well but I am hooked on the second as well. It's interesting to hear that some fans from the first aren't digging the second. Do you not dig the alien aspect? I know that was off putting for some people. The first season was more of a 'good ol' fashion ghost story' which was pretty rad. I think a lot of people could appreciate that.
• United States
29 Dec 12
No, I didn't really like the alien part of it. I find that more Sci-Fi than horror. I think the problem with this season for me is that there's too much going on. Too unfocused. There's aliens, science vs religion issues, homosexuality issues of the 60's, and way too many characters. It just feels like it's all over the place to me and doesn't have a real story line. That's just my opinion, of course.
@Jennlee3 (292)
• United Kingdom
29 Dec 12
Yeah, no I can dig your opinion. I agree that there is a lot going on and sometimes it can be confusing to focus on so many issues at once. I like all the plot lines but I agree the alien thing is more sci-fi than horror and they probably could have done without that plot line. I enjoy the science vs. religion and homosexuality in the 60's aspect and feel those two could and do coincide nicely in the show but I think it would have gone over better without the aliens. Thanks for sharing!
@farjun (135)
• Israel
30 Dec 12
i'll see it then i'll wright my respons. how many episodes does it have so far? its a mini series that ends? a reality series?
@Jennlee3 (292)
• United Kingdom
30 Dec 12
It's a mini series. There are two seasons and they utilize many of the same actors in both seasons 1 and 2 but the seasons do not correlate. Meaning you could watch them out of order or just one season and you wouldn't be lose. They stand independently of one another. There are currently two seasons--12 episodes total but the second season is currently airing so not all the episodes have been aired yet. Hope this helps!
@garson (886)
• United States
11 Feb 13
I notice you use 'mini series' more than once. Each season so far has 12 episodes each, which is like many regular TV series. I would be curious on what you think 'mini-series' should be and what regular TV series should be as well.
@ctryhnny (3463)
• United States
28 Dec 12
Being a horror fan I love this program. Your right it is very well done and I enjoy it immensely!
@Jennlee3 (292)
• United Kingdom
29 Dec 12
Yes! Horror fans unite! Favourite horror flicks? I'm always looking for some new ones. It's hard to find a balance between lame and truly terrifying, surprisingly.
30 Jan 13
Hello JennLee3, I'm so glad you liked the cinematography on "American Horror Story: Asylum!" We all had such great fun shooting the show and creating the various looks, and it's nice when someone recognizes how much the look of the show enhances their enjoyment of it. Michael Goi, ASC Director Of Photography "American Horror Story: Asylum"