American Horror Story (2011– )

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An anthology series that centers on different characters and locations, including a haunted house, an insane asylum, a witch coven and a freak show.

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 Jimmy Darling / ... (51 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Elsa Mars / ... (51 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Gloria Mott / ... (43 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Bette Tattler / ... (42 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Spalding / ... (38 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Misty Day / ... (33 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Madison Montgomery / ... (26 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Ethel Darling / ... (26 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Zoe Benson / ... (25 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Queenie / ... (25 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Desiree Dupree / ... (25 episodes, 2013-2015)
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An anthology series that centers on different characters and locations, including a haunted house, an insane asylum, a witch coven and a freak show.

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The Asylum Is Open for Business. Check Your Sanity at the Door. See more »


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Creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk stated from the beginning of the project that each season would feature a new story and cast. See more »

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Frances Conroy ("Old" Moira O'Hara) is right-eye dominant. Many times you can see that she, as Moira, is focusing on the object she's looking at using her "blind" right eye instead of her left eye. See more »

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Featured in 71st Golden Globe Awards (2014) See more »

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Tainted Love
Written by Ed Cobb
Performed by Hannah Peel
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Classic Ryan Murphy gold
27 October 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Initially I was left wondering how - what essentially is a short horror movie - could be made in to a long running TV series, but after a few episodes I started to realise that it's the Ryan Murphy magic that is sustaining this outstanding show.

Much like Nip/Tuck, you have to suspend your belief and see this as purely entertainment. There's so many open ended narratives that are slowly unfolding and although at times the show verges on the edge of cliché, a single episode could easily match the brilliance of such horror classics like The Amityville Horror and The People Under the Stairs.

At the end of every episode I feel shocked that 40 minutes have gone by, which is a sure sign that this show is pure, unadulterated, entertainment.


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