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#136    Simbi Laveau

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:41 AM

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Renewed for season three .Jessica Lange to return

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 05:06 PM

I'm enjoying this season. Jessica Lange was fantastic as Constance, but I actually like her character better this season. Sister Jude seems much more complex and I think her character will be developed a lot throughout the season.
It took me awhile to get into s2. The 4th and 5th episodes are by far the best (so far) IMO. There's a twist in ep 5 which was pretty good.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 06:12 AM

I hadn't heard of this until I was drawn in by the white nun promo poster, which I found online recently. I've watched most of the first season on Netflix; haven't caught the asylum season yet. The first season didn't make any sense, but the inside of that house was so damn beautiful. That, more than the drama, kept me watching.

Also, I think the way they handled the relationship between the neighbor and daughter with Down Syndrome got fairly offensive.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 10:19 AM

View PostCybele, on 24 November 2012 - 06:12 AM, said:

I hadn't heard of this until I was drawn in by the white nun promo poster, which I found online recently. I've watched most of the first season on Netflix; haven't caught the asylum season yet. The first season didn't make any sense, but the inside of that house was so damn beautiful. That, more than the drama, kept me watching.

Also, I think the way they handled the relationship between the neighbor and daughter with Down Syndrome got fairly offensive.
Well,its basically going to revolve around a different haunted place,each season ,which seemed weird  to me initially,but it makes sense. Some actors will will return . I'm not entirely sure what house season one is based upon .
The asylum in season two is absolutely based on Waverly Hill Sanitorium .
They are taking a lot of poetic license with themes and issues.
Season one ,I suspect ,was supposed to be offensive ,to shock . Jessica Langes character is warped beyond redemption ,and her son is just a wow in depraved sociopathic glory .

She won a few awards for it. Golden Globe ,I'm not sure but maybe an Emmy too ?

The sympathetic character is the couples daughter .For me anyway . I watched it just to see how she ended up ,and how depraved Jessica and her brood could get .

Season two is very different ,mood wise.
Reviews call it disjointed ,but again ,jessica langes character is just so out there ,you keep watching,just to see what taboo she breaks next.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:44 AM

I'd heard of the show but never watched it until last wednesday. I powered through the first season ( those poor people might as well have moved into the Overlook Hotel ) and started the second season today. I obviously enjoy it, but it's so over the top I can't really see it as scary at all, or even suspenseful.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 03:27 PM

i watched this one and am now watching American horror story Asylum....its weird and real good...love them x

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:23 PM

View PostCybele, on 24 November 2012 - 06:12 AM, said:


Also, I think the way they handled the relationship between the neighbor and daughter with Down Syndrome got fairly offensive.
It was a horrific situation that was meant to make you uncomfortable. This isn't American Sensitivity Story.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:05 AM

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It was a horrific situation that was meant to make you uncomfortable. This isn't American Sensitivity Story.

Horror is about fear and suspense, not being "uncomfortable" with the morals of a situation. If they were trying to highlight twisted psychological aspects of mundane life and use that as a horror/drama angle it wasn't pulled off correctly, in my mind. It was tasteless.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:04 PM

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Horror is about fear and suspense, not being "uncomfortable" with the morals of a situation. If they were trying to highlight twisted psychological aspects of mundane life and use that as a horror/drama angle it wasn't pulled off correctly, in my mind. It was tasteless.
And since when has the horror genre been known for good taste? Ever see The Devils Rejects? That's about as tasteless as it gets. How about The Hills Have Eyes? The Last House on the Left had a completely unnerving rape scene. Actually nearly every horror film is filled with horrific moments, skinning, dismembering, beheading, rape, torture, and on and on. Yes the girl was mentally challenged but locking her in a closet with mirrors is hardly the most offensive thing ever presented in a horror flick. It was well done to shed much light on the mothers character.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 04:55 PM

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And since when has the horror genre been known for good taste? Ever see The Devils Rejects? That's about as tasteless as it gets. How about The Hills Have Eyes? The Last House on the Left had a completely unnerving rape scene. Actually nearly every horror film is filled with horrific moments, skinning, dismembering, beheading, rape, torture, and on and on. Yes the girl was mentally challenged but locking her in a closet with mirrors is hardly the most offensive thing ever presented in a horror flick. It was well done to shed much light on the mothers character.
ever saw the film called mum and dad it is sick but you just got to watch....lol.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:09 PM

View Post-Mr_Fess-, on 28 November 2012 - 02:04 PM, said:

And since when has the horror genre been known for good taste? Ever see The Devils Rejects? That's about as tasteless as it gets. How about The Hills Have Eyes? The Last House on the Left had a completely unnerving rape scene. Actually nearly every horror film is filled with horrific moments, skinning, dismembering, beheading, rape, torture, and on and on. Yes the girl was mentally challenged but locking her in a closet with mirrors is hardly the most offensive thing ever presented in a horror flick. It was well done to shed much light on the mothers character.

It wasn't any particular scene involving the mentally challenged woman and her mother that I didn't think was well-done, but the way in which a whole lot of things with the first season regarding these two characters, and others as well, played out. Arguing personal taste is pointless.

I guess I don't consider myself a huge horror fan to begin with, as I have trouble taking most such movies seriously. I don't really care enough about this show or the genre to argue about it or defend my impressions and opinions any longer.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:59 AM

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It wasn't any particular scene involving the mentally challenged woman and her mother that I didn't think was well-done, but the way in which a whole lot of things with the first season regarding these two characters, and others as well, played out. Arguing personal taste is pointless.

I guess I don't consider myself a huge horror fan to begin with, as I have trouble taking most such movies seriously. I don't really care enough about this show or the genre to argue about it or defend my impressions and opinions any longer.
That's alright. I figured you weren't a fan. Horror isn't meant to be taken seriously its meant to be enjoyed. I only gave you my two cents because I thought you were taking it too seriously.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:24 PM

Great season so far, if not mindwaring, but then again it would be this show if it didn't make your brain bleed a little. Jessia Lange is really superb in this and to be fair so are most of the cast. Sarah Paulson!! But good grief American Horror Story really loves to torture female characters.

I'm surprised a show so not normal like is still on the air and being renewed for a 3rd season. It's not often anything that strays from the grain so much lasts very long, especially lately.

Look at Pushing Daisies, a far cheerier afair, but it was wonderful, colourful and nothing else was like it and it got canned.


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Posted 05 December 2012 - 02:59 AM

I honestly never watched this show but I am going to give it a go. I love the paranormal and horror genre,the show sounds good from what I've read on here. :yes:

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:56 PM

Really looking forward to seeing how the season wraps up. The good guys are getting a break, and I use good guys and break quite loosely.





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