Premiered: October 5, 2011
Starring: Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Evan Peters, Taissa Farmiga, Denis O’Hare, Jessica Lange, Kate Mara, Zachary Quinto, Frances Conroy, Lily Rabe, Alexandra Breckenridge, Jamie Brewer, Christine Estabrook, Morris Chestnut, Matt Ross, Teddy Sears & Sarah Paulson
The first season of American Horror Story is probably the calmest, and I say that knowing there are tons of ghosts in the house, of all the seasons thus far.
After Dr. Ben Harmon (Dylan McDermott) has an affair, he moves his family to Los Angeles for a fresh start. Their new home is a famed murder house and things start to get freaky very fast. Neighbor Constance (Jessica Lange) knows more than she lets on at first.
AHS is one of my favorite shows and I say this is the second best season – I still rate Asylum as my number one. There is so much going on here, but all of it is thrilling. Each episode has a new surprise that will have you gasping. And the entire ensemble cast play their roles expertly.
Final say: Brilliantly crazy. ★★★★☆