Talking Movies

November 17, 2019

Any Other Business: Part XL

Filed under: Talking Television — Fergal Casey @ 8:29 pm
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As the title suggests, so forth.

The true horror is that this got made

It can be dispiriting watching all the departments on a show firing on all cylinders, save one. The opening credits theme to AHS: 1984 is so catchy it should escape the show and take on a life of its own, the costumes, sets, location shooting and special effects are all great, and, with some exceptions, the acting and directing is as good as it can be; because the one department drowning in the lake at Camp Redwood is the writers’ room. American Horror Story: 1984 can’t even commit to its own title, jumping about in and out to many other years, and even decades, and spending far too much time after the one night in 1984 the show initially seems premised on. This doesn’t dismay as much as it would if I hadn’t been forewarned; I abandoned the Hotel season for much the same tic, an inability to be consistent when a cheap shock or shlock can be had instead.

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