Tonight is the premiere of a brand new season of American Horror Story on FX. This season takes place in a creepy hotel, sans Jessica Lange. In her place, as the new leading lady, Lady Gaga will be starring in the show. Several favourites are back, like Lily Rabe, Sarah Paulson, Finn Whitrock, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett and more.
How will this season stack up to the others? Well… first we have to rank the others. Here’s how I see the seasons falling in terms of awesomeness.
4) By far the worst season was Freak Show.
It was the only season that hasn’t actually incited straight up binge-watching from me. It also seemed to go all over the place, with no one consistent steady villain. I have no idea what the point of that Drake guy was, and I found Jessica Lange’s character hard to follow and the accent hard to believe. (which is odd… because she usually can do no wrong.)
3) Coven was a well thought out, and interesting season… but didn’t have the same freak out gore and disturbing images as other seasons.
This season was great in terms of character building, and plot… but it had no real suspense or gore factored in. The large number of basic “mean girl” scenes where the witches just exacted revenge on one another lost a lot of male audience, being described as just a bunch of chicks doing magic on each other for petty reasons. Jessica Lange and Sarah Paulson did PHENOMENAL jobs in this season, though. No one is more badass than Jessica Lange in Coven. Also, the heavy use of Fleetwood Mac was a win.
2) The very first season of AHS was incredibly well done, for a style of tv show never done before.
Murder House as the beginning of a new style of television. Horror tv shows weren’t really done in any capacity and AHS set the bar. The cast was phenomenal and it was full of twists and turns you didn’t see coming. Who was dead, who was alive, what powers the house held… all of these raised questions while you watched the characters slowly fade into insanity.
1) In my opinion (for what it’s worth) the best season ever of AHS is Asylum.
This season had it all… gore, murder, deception, death, super disturbing scenes and imagery and some of the best Sarah Paulson blood curdling screams you’ve ever heard. The twisted surgeries, the coat hanger scene, the twisted serial killer hiding in plain sight… it had it everything you wanted.
So where will “Hotel” stack up among the others? Can Gaga fill Lange’s shoes? We find out tonight…