With True Blood taking a ridiculous and boring turn this season with the Authority I am happy that my other favorite show, American Horror Story, will start it's second season this October. The mysteries and frightful f**kery of the show truly impressed me with unsuspected haunting and making it hard to discern the living from the dead. Not to mention the gore and unapologetic violence and thirst for murder the crazy ghosts of season one demonstrated. Remember Rubber Man?
I have been a fan of this show since it's debut last year and now I'm even more excited for season two because Ryan Murphy's baby is like a TV anthology of sorts with a new cast and plot line every season. To me this is genius as it will avoid the story from going stale and will extend it's longevity in the small screen. This season it's all about the Asylum.
The word Asylum alone calls forth a list of emotions identified with nightmares. I mean crazy people mixed with paranormal stuff, what can be better than that right? In American Horror Story: Asylum, we go back in time when Jessica Lange's character, Constance Langdon, was still in her glory days as a 1950's B-list movie star. If you are familiar with the series, you'll know how Constance is so hung up with her unrequited dreams of being a big movie star, now we'll finally see what made this beauty snap!
Here's a snippet from FX's press release and Murphy's explanation about taking us to the Asylum.
When we launched the show last year, we kept quiet about the closed-ended nature of the show because we didn’t want to tip off the audience that the characters were not going to survive. Now that it has been established that each year is a closed-ended story, the time seemed right to reveal what we’re calling the new installment.
We picked Asylum because it not only describes the setting – an insane asylum run by Jessica Lange’s character which was formerly a tuberculosis ward – but also signifies a place of haven for the unloved and the unwanted. This year’s theme is about sanity and tackling real life horrors.
The amazing Jessica Lange returns with Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, Zachary Quinto, James Cromwell, and Joseph Fiennes stars this season. I'm going to miss Taissa Farmiga (Violet) and the rest of her crazy family but the stable of future guestings is enough to get me excited. Adam Levine, Jenna Dewan & Franka Potente are some of the names dropped.