Creators: Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy
Cast: Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Denis O’Hare, Jessica Lange
American Horror Story Asylum is an entirely different story, and the first two episodes set a very strong pace for the show, that is why I am doing this one season by season. The story takes places in a mental institution. and by the way you get the same actors in different roles plus they added new faces. Each season is like a different mini-series that was a smart thing to do. In Asylum it takes place in a mental institution called Briarcliff in 1963. It is run by nuns and the head nun is Jessica Lange who is this tough bitch from hell and will stand at nothing and nobody will get on her way. You have the mad doctor who does experiment on patients, an interracial couple of which one of them ends up in the institution. Lana Winters (Sarah Paulson), a shady journalist who is intent on exposing Briarcliff’s manifold abuses but something happens to her. To add it all off in the mix they add some strange characters from the institution who are the patient there for years. Plus a serial killer on the loose.
What more do you want this season 2 kick Ass big time and it is addictive as hell. It is a joy to see those actors pulling this off beautifully well. So trust me when I say this when you watch this series drink a bloody Mary like I did. And it is a perfect series to watch in October.