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An anthology series that centers on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, and an enigmatic hotel.
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 Jimmy Darling / ... (63 episodes, 2011-2016)
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 Bette Tattler / ... (54 episodes, 2011-2016)
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 Elsa Mars / ... (51 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Spalding / ... (50 episodes, 2011-2016)
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 Gloria Mott / ... (42 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Ethel Darling / ... (38 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Desiree Dupree / ... (37 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Sister Mary Eunice McKee / ... (36 episodes, 2011-2016)
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 Madison Montgomery / ... (26 episodes, 2013-2015)
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Both physical and psychological horrors affect a decomposing family, workers and residents of an insane asylum, a coven of witches, and a cast of circus freaks in this anthology series, focusing on the themes of infidelity, sanity, oppression, and discrimination.

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Every scene involving Bette and Dot on season 4 required more than 10 hours to film, because it had to be repeated several times to film coverage and the interactions between Sarah Paulson, playing each time a different role, and the other actors. 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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Real Horror Fans Will Like It.
12 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There are so many things that could have gone wrong with F.X. attempting to take on a genre that American Film makers have turned into a high school idiot machine. Thankfully the people who made this know what they are doing. If you are a horror buff you will understand what I am talking about after a couple of viewings. It could have been so easy to make a high school shock fest all wrapped up for a safe and appropriate viewing experience. This show is weird, deranged, creepy, and best off all well acted and well written. Great character development that is based on things people would actually do if they faced that situation. This show really does have a bright future if they keep rolling at this pace. I must say, I am very impressed. Almost Walking Dead impressed. This show though is way more deranged then Walking Dead though. Keep it up F.X. . You have a potential winner on your hands. This show of course is not for everybody. The people who don't like it would be better served by watching something a little more tame and mediocre like Tera Nova.


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