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Matt
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Re: American Horror Story

#51 Post by Matt » Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:19 am

I watched the show and I'm not quite sure what's being referred to. Are we talking about the "Dixie" moment?

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Re: American Horror Story

#52 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:43 am

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I think it's the massacre at the end.

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Re: American Horror Story

#53 Post by Matt » Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:55 am

Well everything this show does is offensive in its stupidity. I didn't see that scene as particularly out of keeping with the rest of the show.

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Re: American Horror Story

#54 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:15 am

I wouldn't say it's everything, it's just that what is clever is like buried treasure underneath all the garbage.

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Re: American Horror Story

#55 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Wed Aug 27, 2014 5:02 pm

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Re: American Horror Story

#57 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:27 am

The new season of American Horror Story will focus on the 2016 election and will star Lena Dunham. Truly terrifying.

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Re: American Horror Story

#58 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:43 pm

I read she's just in one episode.

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Re: American Horror Story

#59 Post by Never Cursed » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:54 pm

A mass shooting sequence was cut from the broadcast version of this week's episode of AHS. An unedited version of the same episode will air on VOD and streaming platforms.

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Re: American Horror Story

#60 Post by Boosmahn » Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:41 pm

Season 8: Apocalypse is ramping up to be quite the crossover. Aside from the regular Paulson/Bates/Peters group, other notable returning cast members include Jessica Lange, Dylan McDermott, Connie Britton, Taissa Farmiga, Frances Conroy, Lily Rabe, and, yes, Stevie Nicks.

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Re: American Horror Story

#61 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:05 pm

Even the return of the rubber suit and lines like "I haven't had this much fun since the Folsom Street Fair" aren't enough to bring me back.

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Re: American Horror Story

#62 Post by colinr0380 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:02 am

Exciting to see that Joan Collins is joining the show!

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Re: American Horror Story

#63 Post by Matt » Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:38 am

colinr0380 wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:02 am
Exciting to see that Joan Collins is joining the show!
Been a bit of a disappointment, actually. No fault of her own, just given no characterization, cheap wigs, and assigned badly written “foul-mouthed old bitch” dialogue. Ryan Murphy’s writers must get bonuses based on how many profanities-substituting-for-wit they can get their actors to say.

Honestly, though, I detest this show and always have. I’m only watching this season because my husband is interested in Apocalypse narratives, but it feels particularly cheap and tossed-off, like every script is a first draft. It’s particularly galling to watch gifted actors like Sarah Paulson, Jessica Lange, and Kathy Bates trying to hold scenes together opposite wooden posts like Cheyenne Jackson, Emma Roberts, and Taissa Farmiga.

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Re: American Horror Story

#64 Post by R0lf » Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:08 am

Which are damn damning words coming from someone with an Andy Milligan avatar!

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Re: American Horror Story

#65 Post by LightningP38 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:50 pm

"profanities-substituting-for-wit" is the best description of American Horror Story I've ever heard! And it applies both to the dialogues and to the, well, visual profanity that happens all the time. I watched the first four seasons back in college because everyone did (and so did a girl in which I was quite interested back then) but as soon as I graduated, I stopped watching it "cold turkey" and never went back. It's not even because of violence (hell, I watch a lot of war movies, in which violence tends to be present for some reason) but because it's butchery porn, blood and guts for the sake of blood and guts.
It's sad, because apocalyptic scenarios are a thing I usually like, be it in movies, books or games, but having the theme covered by AHS is like loving BBQ'd beef and be served a vegan version of it.

But let's be honest and recognise one undeniable merit of AHS: proving that no matter which story about ghosts, witches, cults or whatever they ame up with, nothing is as horrific as an ill-intentioned human.

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