Re: American Horror Story
I was a bit thrown by this final episode. Namely in regard to...
SPOILERS (left click and drag below to read):
The three year jump ahead. Basically it has the Harmons taking on the role of guardian angels, in a sense, as they decide their mission is to protect new families from the house by driving them out. Then, all of a sudden, we jump ahead three years to Jessica Lange and the little boy. Okay, she's been raising him all that time. He's just killed his nanny. Fine. But what about the Harmons?
Is the next season going to show us what's been going on in the intermittent three years? Is it going to continue the story of the house? Or is the show now going to be about Jessica Lange and the little boy?
For twelve episodes it's been about a family's struggles in a haunted house, and now what -- it's going to change directions and be about an old woman and a devil child now? I hate to think I invested all this time in the plight of the Harmons, only for it to no longer be about them.
Obviously we don't know what next season is going to be about, but the sudden leap in time ahead and the seeming change of direction out of the blue didn't leave me so much curious for next season as worried for it.
Brass tacks: good episode with a satisfying resolution for the Harmons which would have also made an interesting teaser for next season -- their declaration as the defenders of the innocent. It should have ended right there, IMO. If they were going to include a jump ahead in time, they should have saved it for next season. My two cents.
Last edited by LoudLon (2011-12-22 08:39:15)