Sunday, December 29, 2013

Netflix Pick of the Week

I've been waiting a while to add American Horror Season 2, but it's finally time.  I absolutely loved Season 1; great acting, excellent story line and the season wrapped up very nicely by the end.  I would probably give it an "A+".  Season 2 was really good as well but more like an "A-".  A cool thing I like about it is that while it has many of the same actors as season one, since it's a totally different story line, they play different roles.  And obviously with a different story line, you could skip season one and watch this and not be lost.

Season two mainly takes place in the Briarcliff Mental Instituion in 1964.  The place treats the mentally and criminally insane and is run by Sister Jude (the boss lady who is one of the those hardcore, self-righteous mean jerks) and Sister Mary Eunice (an airheady but sweet lady). Psychiatrist Dr. Oliver Thredson and scientist Dr. Arthur Arden also work with the patients there.  And of course, everyone in the joint claims they are innocent and in fact, many are.  

As the season goes on, you learn all about each character's past and current life.  And with each episode, the place becomes crazier.  You have a Satan-possessed nun, aliens, a Nazi mad scientist who makes new species of humans, a secret serial killer and a bunch of other whacked out stuff, so naturally, some of the residents formulate a plan to escape.  Some times it's a little bit out there and it can get graphic at times but it had me hooked most of the episodes and I went through the entire season in a couple of weeks.

American Horror Story, regardless of the season, is one of the most underrated shows on TV.  Since it's on cable, it can push the edge a little bit and each season is full of good acting and a catchy story-line.  The below trailer is the trailer for the season but it doesn't have much to do with the actual show but is more symbolic of things that go on. 

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