American Horror Story: Freak Show
Crea. Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk
Jumping into a new season of American Horror Story can be tricky. A whole new set of characters, setting, story, and direction need to be mapped out in a couple short episodes since the story isn’t going to last long. Finding the perfect balance of set-up and driving through the plot is hard. Asylum did it perfectly, while Coven got too overblown and quickly fizzled out. Freak Show offers the potential for more promise than its immediate predecessor by setting itself up in the past, a tool that Asylum utilized so well. Jumping in with reticence, it was time to delve into this latest season.