Man, has this been an action-packed season of American Horror Story. We’ve had tons of people being burned alive, we’ve had Denis O’Hare’s face graphically smashed with a hammer, we’ve had feral children suckling at a pig’s teat, we had a very fancy Evan Peters having sex in a bathtub, and of course we had Cuba Gooding Jr. having hypnotized sex with a demonic Lady Gaga.
And then last night after all that, everything ended happily and our heroes and their dramatic reenactors all made it out alive. Great stuff. Wow, crazy season, guys. Can’t believe it’s over alre—
Oh. Wait. It’s only episode 5. Huh.
I said during the premiere that the reality show narrative device was really dumb and distracting. It definitely remained so. However, as the preview for next week shows, it’s likely serving as a big mid-season twist. I mean, maybe it shows that. It’s like a four-second scene. The twist seems to be “it’s been a TV show the whole time! Spoo-ooo-ooky!”
Oh American Horror Story. You’re incorrigible. I love you, you stupid show. BRING ‘ER IN.
So far for season six of American Horror Story: Roanoke, I’m giving it 3/5 crysturbating McDermotts on my good mess scale. Nothing makes any sense and means nothing and it’s FINE. We’ll see if the twist shifts it over to bad mess.