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Excellent first episode...can't wait for the rest of the season!
I never saw a single episode of season 1. Had no idea the show even existed! But I watched last night, and I am so drawn to this show! I HATE being scared. I hate horror movies... but something about this show keeps me watching. I didn't really even feel scared. I'm left with more "what just happened" feelings, and "I hope they're okay!" thoughts. This episode made me feel a huge connection with the main characters. THAT is something that usually doesnt come until a second episode ;)
The first few eps from Season 1 are horrible but the writing only went up after that and it ends on a high note. This season, it starts with a very high note. I'm specifically enchanted by Kit and Lana, Sister Jude and Grace. But when the doctor pull out the mechanism out of Kit's necklace, that just brings the show to a whole new level. I have higher expectation but still I'm on board.
We gave up half way through Season1, so I don't know whether it will be worth starting watching Season2 when it starts over here. Is it better than Season1?
A much stronger season premiere than season one. More please!
Woohoo! I love the premiere.
Hell yeah !! That was great casting by getting a pinhead who resembles Schlitze from the Tod Browning classic "Freaks"
For me, it was a cocktail of horrific melodrama couched in hip, fast writing/editing with enough satisfying and conflicting sex to match and exceed the natural narrative capacities of True Blood.
While I'm slightly bummed about narrative shift in Season 2, I was able to locate some redeeming aspects, particularly in the way of showcasing the extraordinary talent and versatility of the show’s actors, as they all seem to morph into entirely new personas. Refreshingly, though, this transition seemed to damagingly foreground while simultaneously lessening the blow of the drastic narrative shift between seasons. Thank the gods for Jessica Lange, and Chloe.
Let me begin by saying that I enjoyed Season 2 (to a degree), and love the characterization and performances first and foremost. I went into my viewing experience tonight completely ecstatic, for reasons the show ended up dissolving with the move to season two. Unlike you, I found Season One's narrative and particularly character development incredibly sophisticated, complex and nuanced. In moving to Season Two, I realized that I was most attached to the original narrative – family stuck in house, can’t leave house, lots of passion and odd sex — and that that, more than the strong deployment of a horror genre cocktail, was most significant for me in terms of the show's success. I found Jessica Lange's character, as well as the character of Tate, Violet, Ben, and Vivien. And how can we forget Denis O'Hare and Zachary Quinto?? For me, it was a cocktail of horrific melodrama couched in hip, fast writing/editing with enough satisfying and conflicting sex to match and exceed the nat
A fantastic premiere that sets up a great storyline for all of the main key characters! I don't really have any complaints about it! Can't wait!!!
this episode has set a very very very strange ride. I am already trying to figure out the present connections to the past. Felt well rounded and not muddled with pointless characters. There is a large cast without it being over done with too many story lines.
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