There are few things I love more than TV shows and movies that make you scratch your head, think a little, a fill in the blanks for yourself, and the equally as puzzling marketing that tends to be attached to them. So imagine my sheer delight in FX’s new series American Horror Story and the appealing lack of details about this show. *squeal!!*
I love FX, but they have always been kind of hit or miss when it comes to their original programming in the drama department (though Sons of Anarchy is great and Rescue Me is fantastic, but on its way out). Comedy though, they have down to an art (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Wilfred, The League, Louie… love em all). So when they started promoting this new show, I couldn’t help but raise an eyebrow and take a closer look.
From the minds of the geniuses behind Glee (Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuck) we have the story of the Harmon family. After falling on hard times, Ben (Dylan McDermott), his wife Vivien (Connie Britton), and their daughter Violet (Taissa Farmiga) relocate to Los Angeles. And that is about all we know, ladies and gentlemen!
From the promos for the show, however, it is easy to surmise that their new home isn’t the most constructive place to try to get your life back on track. From people catching on fire, to ghostly maids, and of course that creepy S&M looking character that keeps popping out of walls, we will just go ahead an conclude that they share their new home with more than they realized.
The new promos certainly have you asking more questions than they answer, but that is exactly what FX wants. Not to mention their YouTube clue videos and the “American Horror Story House Call” campaign in which they appear to be pulling pranks on people with the previously mentioned S&M black leather character. Can’t say I would be stoked to see him standing in my shower. I guess we will just have to wait and see what the show is really about and whether or not it will make the weekly DVR cut, but here’s hoping it will be as scary (and sexy!) as it looks! Tune in to the series premiere on October 5th!
What do you guys think of FX’s new series American Horror Story? Do you think it has staying power, or is it just another hokey show with good marketing? Sound off and let us know what you think!