FX’s ‘American Horror Story’ revamps for new season

Jessica Lange plays a nun with a mysterious past on FX’s hit show, ‘American Horror Story.’

Lily Rabe plays a nun with a mysterious past on FX’s hit show, ‘American Horror Story.’

I think a show that a lot of people on campus, myself included, are hooked on is FX’s “American Horror Story.” This show, or actually miniseries, is unlike most shows currently on television. This show is an anthology series that tells the story of various characters and places. “American Horror Story” was created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk — yes, the creators of “Glee.” Do not let this fool you into thinking this show may be anything like “Glee.” With new characters and a new story, this season of “American Horror Story” centers around an asylum for the criminally insane run by a strict nun with a troubled past, Sister Jude, played by Jessica Lange. This asylum is full of a variety of disturbed patients, employees and creatures. So far we do not know too much about what is going on in the asylum. However, certain questions are beginning to be answered.

In this new story, a lot of familiar faces have reappeared. A number of actors from the first season, including Jessica Lange, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe and Sarah Paulson, have returned to the show to play new characters. Although it was strange to see the entire show completely change at first, I really like this aspect of “American Horror Story.” I think it is very different than other shows to completely revamp the show every season. In my opinion, this just makes the show even better. Many shows sometimes draw out storylines far too long or ruin characters. “American Horror Story” is able to avoid these issues because of the way it is formatted. Although I personally think the first season was better than the current season, it is still really entertaining and scary. If you do not already watch “American Horror Story,” I would definitely encourage you to start watching it.

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