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Old October 5 2011, 08:22 PM   #1
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1x01 Pilot
A therapist moves his wife and teenage daughter across the country to escape their troubled past. The Harmon family quickly discovers their new home comes with its own kind of baggage.

Directed by Ryan Murphy
Written by Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk

Cast:
Connie Britton as Vivien Harmon
Dylan McDermott as Ben Harmon
Evan Peters as Tate Langdon
Taissa Farmiga as Violet Harmon
Denis O'Hare as Larry
Jessica Lange as Constance
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Old October 5 2011, 08:31 PM   #2
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Looking forward to this one. The new shows have been pretty meh so far...
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Old October 5 2011, 08:38 PM   #3
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The television critics I like to read and often agree with (Alan Sepinwall, Daniel Fienberg, Maureen Ryan) have been pretty down on the episodes of this that they've seen, but I can't help but be interested anyway.
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Old October 5 2011, 08:46 PM   #4
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This is on tonight? Geez, I thought we were still months away ... Gotta set the DVR!
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Old October 5 2011, 09:36 PM   #5
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October is when most of the new sf/f shows are debuting! And The Walking Dead returns as well. Good thing, I'm getting bored of teen vampires...

AHS doesn't have to be very good. I'll settle for sleazy fun.
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The television critics I like to read and often agree with (Alan Sepinwall, Daniel Fienberg, Maureen Ryan) have been pretty down on the episodes of this that they've seen, but I can't help but be interested anyway.
Yeah, the quotes they posted in the ad are pretty out of context. I haven't really seen any critics saying it's good. I think it's going to be a train wreck but that might be fun and since I love horror I'm going to check it out. I have really low expectations, though.
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Old October 5 2011, 09:51 PM   #7
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LA Times review.

Covers some plot points of the premiere, so I just scanned it for the gist. Yes, it's a mess. Whether or not it's an entertaining mess probably depends on how much you like over-the-top insanity.
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Old October 5 2011, 10:25 PM   #8
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I am so adding this show to my watch list.


half way through this and I all ready love it. what the show needs for fun is guest Horror writers. I would love to see stephen king do an episode this is so him.
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Old October 6 2011, 04:48 AM   #9
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Being that I am a big fan of horror and the haunted house genre, I thought that it was excellent. I've been waiting for something like this for a long time. Though my wife telling me how hot Dylan McDermott was during his nude scenes got a little annoying.
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It was bad but ambitious. I'll keep watching to see how it turns out.
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Old October 6 2011, 05:23 AM   #11
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I'm not sure how I feel about it. I think they had very little subtley when it came to the 'scares'. It felt over the top and not always in a good way. However, I think there's something there with the married couple and their marriage problems, and how that can play into the horror that's to come. I also thought the young version of the maid was pretty hot. I think at times American Horror is trying too hard and at other times not hard enough, from what I could tell from the pilot.
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I'm not sure how I feel about it. I think they had very little subtley when it came to the 'scares'. It felt over the top and not always in a good way. However, I think there's something there with the married couple and their marriage problems, and how that can play into the horror that's to come. I also thought the young version of the maid was pretty hot. I think at times American Horror is trying too hard and at other times not hard enough, from what I could tell from the pilot.
I agree with this. The couple should not have resolved their problems so quickly. There was a lot of drama to get out of it but then they brushed over it too quickly and we got the "I'm pregnant!" reveal at the end which was . Still, like I said above, it's ambitious and I love horror so I want to see where it ends up.
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Old October 6 2011, 05:34 AM   #13
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I really enjoyed it. There was a lot going on and it seemed to go by pretty quickly. I'm very interested to see what is going on with the maid. I hope somebody has already posted 25,000 screencaps too. There were lots of subliminal images throughout the whole episode.
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Old October 6 2011, 07:39 AM   #14
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I don't know what I just watched. A lot of things "happened" but I'm not so sure what the story actually is.
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Old October 6 2011, 03:42 PM   #15
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I don't know what I just watched. A lot of things "happened" but I'm not so sure what the story actually is.
This is pretty much how I felt. Like, it seemed to be a randomly strung together sequence of interesting ideas with not much cohesion. I don't have much hope any of it will really be explained, but I'll probably watch anyways. Because it was still somewhat interesting.
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