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Old October 6 2011, 04:48 PM   #16
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Re: American Horror Story (FX) 1x01 Pilot (Grading/Discussion)

from my understanding of the pilot:

the original owner of the house was the scared medical doctor who burned and murdered his family. then we have the gay couple who bought the house and ended up dead with murder suicide. and then we have the twins who I believe were the third victims of the house directly.


Now the woman who sold the house to the family is one of the spirts as is the maid and the fucked up kid who is hanging out with the daughter. the neighbors are really fucked up especially the little girl <(who I think is a rip off from the shining.) we all so have the spirt in the black sex gear who was fucking the wife.

now didi I miss any thing and whats not to get. this is going to be simmilar to the shining but more complex.
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Old October 6 2011, 08:25 PM   #17
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I don't think the doctor was the original owner. It seems to have been around far longer than him.
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Old October 6 2011, 08:46 PM   #18
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They said the house was built in about 1920 or so by a Doctor. when did Dennis O'hare's (the burnt guy) character live in the house? i am assuming it was sometime right before the Gay couple.
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Old October 7 2011, 03:10 AM   #19
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I was watching this with a white friend and she asked me how come there wasn't any black people on this show and I told her black folks would have moved at the first sign of ghosts and the show would have ended.
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Old October 7 2011, 04:58 AM   #20
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I was watching this with a white friend and she asked me how come there wasn't any black people on this show and I told her black folks would have moved at the first sign of ghosts and the show would have ended.
Co-Sign. I wouldn't have even had that crazy boy over at my house. I would have my office somewhere else. I think one of the things that will try my patience if I continue to watch this show is wonder when the heck they are going to wise up and leave. This series might work better as an anthology opposed to focusing on one family.
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Old October 7 2011, 03:04 PM   #21
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I haven't watched either, but between the BBC show Bedlam and this, which show do you guys suggest I watch?
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Old October 7 2011, 06:04 PM   #22
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Wanted to give this one a chance but about 20 minutes into the pilot I just couldn't give a damn anymore.
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Old October 7 2011, 07:13 PM   #23
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Wow, that was a LOT of fun! It's like they said, let's get a bunch of good actors and have them do some really CRAZY shit. Sure, it's a mess and there's too much ridiculous haunted-house BS. I was laughing more than I was hiding behind a pillow, but laughing means I'm being entertained, right?

Considering how DULL DULL DULL the new TV shows are on broadcast, AHS is a real breath of fresh air, the one new show where I know I won't be bored.

My favorites are Jessica Lange and Evan Peters (I remember spotting him in a nothing role on Invasion and thinking, "that kid really has something, even if he's being wasted here.") But everyone is interesting.

Kudos to the writers for having kid characters who don't make me want to throw the TV out the window every time they come on screen. Terra Nova, take note.

I'm amazed the dog survived the episode. I wonder if the dog's continuing survival will become a running joke?

Though my wife telling me how hot Dylan McDermott was during his nude scenes got a little annoying.
I'm sure we'll all get sick of him wagglin' his butt around and they'll have to stop it. Eventually.

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I was watching this with a white friend and she asked me how come there wasn't any black people on this show and I told her black folks would have moved at the first sign of ghosts and the show would have ended.


Too true. I wonder how they'll handle the plausibility problem when the ghosts issue become too severe even for white people to ignore.

Maybe something like, Vivien has to keep living in the house or she'll have another miscarriage. Sure, that's stupid but the great thing about this story is, stupidity isn't a fault because it's all pretty stupid already.
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Old October 7 2011, 07:32 PM   #24
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I haven't watched either, but between the BBC show Bedlam and this, which show do you guys suggest I watch?


I am doing both. both are different shows but both are awesome Horror.

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Old October 7 2011, 07:48 PM   #25
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This is the perfect description for the show.

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It was bad but ambitious.
They should use it in ads.
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Old October 7 2011, 08:12 PM   #26
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Ratings are good, not spectacular.

Wednesday's 10 p.m. premiere spooked 3.2 million total viewers, according to Nielsen. (Two repeats over the next few hours added nearly 2 million more.)

Those are decent numbers, and FX is understandably depicting them as a big win, with ratings in the 18 to 49 demographic matching "Nip/Tuck" — a previous Murphy hit for FX — and higher than for "Sons of Anarchy," now FX's most-watched show.

But "American Horror Story" drew fewer viewers than a number of previous FX drama premieres, including "Justified" (4.2 million), "Damages" (3.6 million), "The Riches" (3.8 million), "Dirt" (3.7 million), "Over There" (4.1 million) and of course "The Shield" (4.8 million), which remains FX's biggest opener.

The good news for FX is that "Horror" performed much better than two recent bombs, "Terriers" (1.6 million) and "Lights Out" (1.5 million).
But I have a feeling this show will hang onto its audience, being a guilty pleasure and one that is not replicated elsewhere on TV. It may even gain viewers by word of mouth. Anyway, if its demo is higher than SoA's, it should do fine, because SoA isn't going anywhere either.

Look at the Facebook comments below the story. Even people who kinda didn't like it, or thought it was a mess, are interested and will keep watching. It's pretty good when you can lock in viewers who know they shouldn't be watching - that's how reality TV thrives!
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Old October 7 2011, 11:20 PM   #27
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Those ratings don't look good compared to the other FX shows that failed. Here's seeing if FX will stick by it if the ratings don't improve but stay about the same.
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Old October 7 2011, 11:45 PM   #28
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It's the #1 cable show for its night and it's generating a lot of buzz for FX as being shocking and edgy, which seems like exactly how FX wants to be buzzed about (good for brand building).

I think it's perfectly safe unless the ratings crash.

However, I checked Sons of Anarchy's recent demo, and it is higher - 1.9 vs 1.6 for AHS - (it's also #1 for its night, excluding sports which really doesn't count). FX must be pretty pleased having two shows ranked so high, and both good for their brand.
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Old October 8 2011, 01:18 AM   #29
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I haven't watched either, but between the BBC show Bedlam and this, which show do you guys suggest I watch?
Having watched both, if I could watch only one, it'd be "Bedlam." Yeah, it's familiar territory, but it's scary and more comprehensible so far.

As for AHS, the characters are annoying. Yeah, what the wife went through with her pregnancy was bad and it took time to deal with things, but if her husband was really trying (before his affair), then she's going to have to work with him. And I don't necessarily mean have intercourse, but they could have had some physical intimacy. The husband was a damn fool for screwing around and appears to refuse to walk away from situations potentially threatening his marriage (copping a fell on the maid). And having a truly troubled patient IN YOUR HOME?! Idiocy! The daughter is just plain annoying, but then most teens are (at least on tv). Don't like the neighbor or her girl, Adelaide, either. Overall, it's pretty easy to see that I won't be a regular watcher. As both husband and black-suited figure bopped the wife, I suppose wife is pregnant by the mysterious person.

Oh, and I'd be out of that house so fast.
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It's the #1 cable show for its night and it's generating a lot of buzz for FX as being shocking and edgy, which seems like exactly how FX wants to be buzzed about (good for brand building).

I think it's perfectly safe unless the ratings crash.

However, I checked Sons of Anarchy's recent demo, and it is higher - 1.9 vs 1.6 for AHS - (it's also #1 for its night, excluding sports which really doesn't count). FX must be pretty pleased having two shows ranked so high, and both good for their brand.
Well, I hope it maintains or perhaps can improve its ratings. I wonder how the ratings will fare for the second episode? I would like to see it hang around long enough to see if it can rein in its excesses and produce something genuinely unsettling.
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