Friday, December 30, 2011


Still from American Horror Story
One of my latest obsessions is FX's American Horror Story, which concluded its first season just recently after 13 episodes. The Horror Drama is pretty much the best thing to happen to surface on Television in quite some time, daring to go where few others have before. Produced by Glee's Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy, the Series is a complete departure from what we are used to with the antics over at William McKinley High School. And I pray that unlike Glee, all of American Horror Story's glory isn't all thrown into its first Season only.

The First Season centers around the Harmon Family: Ben (Dylan McDermott), Viven (Connie Britton) and their Daughter Violet (Taissa Farmiga), who move into a Home with a horrible, horrible history.  Their Neighbour, the overbearing Constance (Jessica Lange), constantly is lurking about, holding the key to some disturbing secrets which unlock their fate.  The Supporting Cast also includes Kate Mara, Zachary Quinto, Frances Conroy, Sarah Paulson and Denis O'Hare.

Last week on a Conference Call, Murphy told Media, "What you saw in the Finale was the end of the Harmon house and the second season of the show will be a brand new home. Or building to haunt. Just like this year, every season of the show will have a beginning, middle and end".  This news of course is terribly upsetting because McDermott, Britton, Farmiga, Lange and the rest of the Ensemble Cast are just phenomenal. There is still hope however that these Actors may resurface in some form or another as other Characters. Who knows!

Just over two weeks till we know whether American Horror Story will win in the two Golden Globe categories for which it's nominated: Best Television Series - Drama and Jessica Lange for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. 

(Photo credit: FX)