TV: American Horror Story – Cult

Premiered: September 5, 2017

On: FX

Starring: Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Cheyenne Jackson, Billie Lourd, Alison Pill, Billy Eichner, Emma Roberts, Mare Winningham, Lena Dunham, Frances Conroy, Adina Porter, Colton Haynes, Leslie Grossman, Chaz Bono, Cooper Dodson, Dermot Mulroney & Cameron Cowperthwaite

When creator Ryan Murphy announced that this season would be related to the 2016 Presidential election, fans went wild.

Dealing with the stress of the election’s aftermath, Ally Mayfair-Richards (Sarah Paulson) starts suffering from more phobias. No one will believe the things she sees, but her life is crumbling around her. Meanwhile, white supremacist Kai Anderson (Evan Peters) takes politics into his own hands.

The first half of the season is hard to get through. Ally’s breakdowns get continually worse and it feels like all Paulson is doing this season is screaming and crying. She has a major character shift halfway through that doesn’t make sense until the final episode.

However, AHS newcomer Leslie Grossman steals the show as the uptight neighbor who married her gay best friend.

Final say: One of the weaker seasons thus far. ★★☆☆☆

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