Jan 102017
 

After the kids are in bed for the night, I truly enjoy sitting down in front of the boob tube and binging on some of my favorite shows. After a day of being a mom, it’s nice to watch something that’s kind of anti-fairy tail, you know? Without a doubt, my favorite show to indulge in is American Horror Story. It is one of the craziest shows on TV and has definitely proved itself to be one of the greatest shows, ever. There are twists and turns galore and I am literally on the edge of my seat the entire time. If you need any more convincing, here are some reasons why you should be watching American Horror Story.

1. Each season is a separate story.  Each season tells a different story, beginning to end, in just 12 episodes. Each season that airs now is starting to reveal tie-ins to previous seasons. I read somewhere that in the end everything will tie in together, so it actually excites me when a connection to a previous season comes up. The the first real connection was Pepper in Season 2, Asylum. There she was a patient at Briarcliff Manor, but in Season 4, Freak Show, we saw that that Pepper was performer with Elsa’s Cabinet of Curiosities. Since then there have been many more and I am positive that there will be more to come.

2. Recurring cast. You will see many familiar faces from season to season, but since the stories change, their characters do as well. So while you see see many of the same actors each year, they may not be taking on a lead role as they did in previous seasons. You just never know.

3. It’s actually not scary. Creepy as h-e-double-hockey-sticks, yes, but scary – no.

4. It will keep you guessing.  American Horror Story is a crazy mix of sex, witty humor and the macabre. I can’t tell you how many nights after watching it that my husband will lay in bed and just recap what happened because honestly, it’s hard to process sometimes. As I mentioned the seasons of AHS are short, so each episode is jam-packed with all kinds of plot twists – many of which you will never see coming.

5. Some of the characters in the show are based on real people. In Season 2 we meet two of them: Anne Frank and sadistic doctor Dr. “Arden”, who was based on historical figure from the Holocaust. Marie Laveau in season 3 (Coven) was rumored to be a voodoo witch. There are also many references in the first season to Hollywood murder cases including the unsolved murder of Elizabeth Short, known as the Black Dahlia
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6. Evan Peters. This guy is a really, really great actor. His roles on the show have varied dramatically each season (everything from a serial killer to a ghost) and he nails every single one of them.

7. Lots of cameos! From Neil Patrick Harris to Stevie Nicks (who played herself) to Adam Levine to Eric Stonestreet (Cam on Modern Family) – there are lots of appearances from special guests on American Horror Story. It makes it fun to watch because you never know who is going to show up.

8. It’s totally binge worthy! It’s hard to take a break in between episodes, so it’s nice that the seasons are short and you can totally binge an entire season on Netflix in one day.

Whenever I talk with someone about American Horror Story, one thing I always get asked is what my favorite season is. Until this past season, My Roanoke Nightmare, my favorite season was #3 – Coven, but now I think Roanoke is my favorite. My least favorite was Freak Show and no, it’s not because of the clown! I just feel like there was a better direction they could have gone in as opposed to the way it played out.

Have you seen American Horror Story?  What was your favorite season?

Note: I am a member of the Netflix StreamTeam. As part of the #streamteam, I have received product and complimentary service, but all opinions are 100% my own.

  106 Responses to “8 Reasons You Should Be Watching American Horror Story #StreamTeam”

  1. That is what is so great about american horror story everyone is totally different. Not like you have to start from the beginning. You can play catchup and not worry about skipping around. Yes it really isn’t scary at all.

  2. Wow, American Horror Story sounds really interesting, and a little crazy!

  3. I have to confess that I’ve never seen it. Now I’m intrigued! I’ll have to add it to my “must watch” list for Netflix.

  4. My friend absolutely adores this show! Haven’t watched an episode yet but I have been meaning to start it for quite some time now.

  5. I have yet to watch it but now I am really interested. I might have to finally sit down and see if it is something I like. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I have never seen American Horror Story. I keep hearing about it from friends who like creepy shows, though. A lot of them have seen every episode.

  7. I have heard so much about American Horror Story, but have not seen it yet. Your blog has convinced me to watch it!

  8. I would totally love to check out this show. I have heard amazing things about this and it sounds like I would really enjoy it. I will definitely look for it!

  9. My daughter watches this show as do several friends. I haven’t been able to get into it. Not entirely sure why though.

  10. I am not the type who is into horror shows or movies but I know my husband loves this how. Sounds like there are some very talented writers and actors involved in it.

  11. Frankly speaking, I haven’t watch the American Horror Story but me and my husband like to watch horror movies. Will try to check this out and watch it this weekend.

  12. I’ve never watched American Horror Story. I didn’t realize that their was a different story line each season. Horror isn’t really my thing, but it is something that my husband enjoys now and again. Side note: that clown is creepy!

  13. I’ve watched this series and also really enjoyed it. I don’t think it’s scary at all it’s just quite disturbing at times. Highly recommend this too

  14. I used to love watching horror movies when I was a kid. But as I grow up, I realized that this kind of movies just give me nightmares. That is the reason, I stopped from watching such.

  15. I just don’t think I can do it! I’m such a scaredy cat. I’ll stick to Parks and Rec, I think. Hahaha 🙂

  16. I have not watch American Horror Story yet but will have to now. We like watching scary movies as a family on Netflix and these ones sound interesting. I have to admit that clown is the freakiest I have seen. Thanks for sharing the reasons to watch American Horror Story

  17. I absolutely love this series. Some of my friends thought it went too far, but I adored it. Never missed an episode.

  18. I’ve heard about this show! I might have to check it out one day.

  19. I love watching horror stories. I just wish I still have netflix!

  20. I don’t watch it but this is something my son watches. We love having Netflix. There is so many choices available for everyone’s liking.

  21. American horror story is one of my favorites!!!!! Hahaha I LOVE your number 6 . Evan peters is such a good actress and super cute even with lobster hands hahah!!! All your reasons are great!!

  22. I use to be a big fan of American horror story, I stopped watching it after the carnival. Something about it bothered me, but I may pick it back up.

  23. I usually enjoy it, but I hated the Hotel one. I haven’t caught up on the current season just yet, but I like that it’s sort of reality based.

  24. I’ve never seen this show, however, my boyfriends 10 year old daughter watches it with her mom. You have a great post, it’s just not my thing. 🙂

  25. I started watching it over the holidays. I really enjoyed the first season but I seem to have a had time getting into the second season. I will continue as my Boyfriend really likes it.

  26. Yes, I 100% agree that everyone should check out American Horror Story! I love it. I also completely agree about Evan Peters, he is so amazing!

  27. I knooooow, everyone has been talking about it so much but I just somehow couldn’t get into it 🙁 Will try again!

  28. We had been watching it, but we have not watched it in a while. I liked The Coven. That was my favorite season. Really because it had Stevie Nicks in it. I love that girl!

  29. I know so many friends are into this show I can’t seem to get into it. I am going to see if I can again. Ty for sharing

  30. I have been really intrigued about this series and curious what people thought. I like how they are all separate and not too scary!

  31. I LOVE AHS!!!!
    I have done some reviews on my blog as well and girl, you have an amazing post!!!

  32. I have never seen the show but I think I would like it! Not sure if it is too scary for this big chicken : )

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  33. Binge worthy is an understatement. I adore this series!

  34. I watched the first 4 seasons (I loved them), and kind of fell off the bandwagon. This show is definitely pretty twisted and sometimes even too much for me!

  35. You have lots of great points here, but I still can’t make myself watch it because I get scared so easily. I have a couple friends that I absolutely love the show.

  36. I am familiar with it but have never watched an episode! But now, after your post, I’m definitely checking it out, thanks!

  37. I’m not sure American Horror Story is for me, but I know a few people who watch it and love it. What really got my attention here was your mention of the Netflix StreamTeam, which I’ve been curious about for a long time. How does one get invited to participate?

  38. I actually did find it really scary season one – too scary to keep watching! and all the promos looked terrifying

  39. IM TOTALLY HOOKED ! SEASON 3 IS MY FAVORITE SO FAR

  40. I love AHS. Coven was my favorite, I wasn’t thrilled with Hotel. I didn’t finish Roanoke, I need to go back, it had started getting really good.

  41. You’re preaching to the choir girl, I love this show! My favourite one was the asylum series, really gripping.
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  42. I know so many people that LOVE this show and they rave about it all the time. I get so freaked out when I watch stuff like this but I know others that love thrillers and creepy shows so I’ll be sure to suggest this to them.

  43. Yes! I used to love this show but somehow it fell off our rotation. I love seeing how the cast reinvent themselves season after season. Truly some great actors!

  44. There are so many shows my family and I are hooked on. American Horror Story is definitely one of them! They’ve got some crazy plots and storylines going on.

  45. I’m easily scared but how I love horror movies…A big fan of AHS for the last 2 years 🙂

  46. American Horror Story is definitely on my list! I’ve seen the first few episodes but then I started watching something else.. Gotta get back to it!

  47. This is not my genre at all but my husband and I are looking for a new series to watch. I’ll tell him about it and see what he thinks. Thanks for the info.

  48. I just got Netflix again a couple of months ago and after I finish Parenthood, I need another show to binge! I’ll add this to my list!

  49. I have heard nothing but awesome things about this show! I need to queue it up!

  50. I haven’t had a chance to watch American Horror Story but now I am intrigued. I’ll have to add to my list of shows to watch on Netflix.

  51. I will have to do some binge watching on this. I have read people raving about the show, however, I have not found time to sit and watch. Maybe this weekend I will!

  52. American Horror Story is the first thing to actually creep me out in ages! Season 2 was my favorite thus far.

  53. I just love this show! I have been watching it since the first season and can’t get enough of it.

  54. It sounds like a very interesting show but I just don’t know that I would enjoy it. It is worth a shot though so I will give it a go.

  55. A very nice and intriguing post. You already capture my interest. Maybe I’ll catch it up on Netflix.

  56. My husband and I just finished watching all of the AHS seasons on Netflix last month. It’s such a good show! It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I really like Coven too. And Evan Peters is amazing.

  57. I started watching American Horror Story on Netflix last year. I binged on Season 1-4 and caught Hotel last year on TV. Netflix come on and put the Roanoke story on there it was a great last season too!

  58. My 13 year old daughter just started watching this and LOVES it. I need to sit down and see what the fuss is all about!

  59. I absolutely love the first 3 seasons. Especially Coven! But sadly the ones that have been released after that I couldn’t find them as great. Still it’s a great show and I recommend it a lot!

  60. I’ve never watched this show because I always thought it was scary! I can do creepy fine but scary is a no go for me. I’ll have to look into it!

  61. I am too chicken to watch this. I always hear raves but, I think I may give it a try.

  62. I have watched it a few times. The twist and turns do keep you on your toes. Make sure to pause it if you have to leave the room!

  63. I love AHS. I watched every season in full except the last one. The acting is phenomenal.. my favorite season was Coven!!! I need to go back and relax watch it again!

  64. I tried watching this, but got freaked out by the first episode and didn’t think it was worth my time. Lately, I’ve been binging on ZNation though and am really starting to enjoy it! May have to give AHS another shot when I run out of other stuff though! Thanks for the review!

  65. I have a couple of friends that are totally addicted to this show. I just can’t bring myself to watch it though, not yet anyway.

  66. It looks interesting so I would really like to tune in and see how I enjoy it. looks like it may be one of those shows that really hooks you!

  67. This is totally not my thing at all, I really don’t like to be scared. I know I am strange that way.

  68. I don’t like screaming that’s y I dun like to watch horror show.. Too timid
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  69. I haven’t watched any of the seasons of American Horror Story. I know quite a few people who are hooked on this show, so I should probably give it a try. I am just so behind on watching shows, I hardly get any time to sit down and watch anything anymore.

  70. i’ve been wanting to watch this for so long but never comes to my mind when i needed something horror to watch. i love anything gruesome or horror enough to gross me out or scare the shit out of me hahaha gives me the adrenaline everyday

  71. I absolutely love this show! The first series scared the bejeepers out of me, but I’ve found the rest of the series quite tame with rather good story telling and acting.

  72. I haven’t seen American Horror Story yet, but it looks interesting. Im running out on series to watch, I think its time to start a Netflix account.

  73. My husband and I really love watching horror movies, we’ve done Japanese and Thai horror movies, I think it’s time to try the American horror.

  74. Than you for all this info but the real and only reason why I would watch it it because of Evan Peters! I like him as a man and as an actor LOL <3

  75. We have gotten away from this series for a bit.
    But, we did see the first three seasons.
    Perhaps, we should give it another try.

  76. American Horror Story sounds like a series I’d love! It’s on Netflix and my parents are crazy about it so I might have to give it a try 🙂 great post.

  77. I tried watching the first season of this and the season with the witches. I’m too much of a chicken though!

  78. It’s so completely frustrating that Canadian Netflix is so far behind USA. Once they finally load good shows like this, you’re about 3 seasons behind and it’s just too much to catch up on them. Like we are literally next door…. can it be that hard to have the same content??!! ugh.

  79. As a TOTAL American Horror story super fan I love that I can watch each season on Netflix over and over again- to really dive deep into story and plot lines that I might have missed. Also this list is AWSOME!

  80. I’m really sorry but I tried watching this and I could only watch 10 mins of it. I’m really sensitive and this stuff kind of scared me. I’m a scardy cat. xx

  81. I love that you put Evan Peters as his own category. I would have done the same thing. I completely agree that AHS is one of the best shows to watch, ever, period.

  82. I LOVE American horror story, Started rewatching it from the beginning a couple of months ago as stopped originally after Coven, and love it!

  83. I can’t handle creepy so I probably won’t watch it. But I have heard it is really good!!!

  84. I have enjoyed a couple new shows this season but haven’t checked this out yet. I will record it.

  85. LOVE that show. Although, Freak Show and Hotel are my least favorite.

  86. I’ve never really had a chance to watch this show. However, I’ve heard great things about it.

  87. I have always been a bit squeamish, so I haven’t watched it yet. Your post makes me want to check it out! Right now, I am streaming Grey’s Anatomy on Netflix 🙂

  88. I love American Horror Story! I am behind on the show by a couple of seasons, but am saving them for a binge weekend! 🙂

  89. I watched the first few seasons of this show! I loved it but it freaked me out so bad! Ha. I watched it at night and slept with the light on 🙂

  90. I always thought it was super scary so I stayed away from it but looks like I am missing out.

  91. I absolutely love American Horror Story too! Every season is so gripping!

  92. Although I haven’t watched this show, I’ve heard it’s a masterpiece. Some of the characters seem to be quite relatable

  93. a lot of my friends love this show. i personally dont watch horror movies. i am always so nervous. lol. seems to be to real.

  94. Love this series! Many couldn’t get into the last season but I thought it was the best one yet

  95. I feel bad saying this, but I lost interest in the show after giving 3 more seasons a try after falling in love with the first season. Actresses like Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates made it pretty interesting, though! The show just wasn’t for me and I’m a big time horror fan. 🙁

  96. Oh, I am already an American Horror Story fan! I didn’t watch all of Hotel or any of Asylum, though.

  97. I’ve been told I need to watch it and I have yet to. It sounds exciting, so now I might as well just give it a try.

  98. The American Horror Story really sounds interesting and I have never watched it before though I have heard a bit about it. With different story line in each season and with twists all around this should be worth to watch out!

  99. I know so many people who love this show, but honestly it’s just to scary for me! All of those clowns and scary looking characters are too difficult to handle for me as I can’t sleep after watching them. I do love a lot of other Netflix shows though!

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  100. Everyone seems to talk about this show, but I definitely know that I need to add it to my list! I’m not into scary or super dramatic shows though. I like light hearted things like Office and Friends 😉 I may have to check this out! xx Adaleta Avdic

  101. I loved the first three seasons murder house being my favorite but I couldn’t get into Freakshow, hotel or Roanoke

  102. I’ve watched the first and third season, and the Freak Show one. Right now I’m watching the one with Lady Gaga in it. My favorite so far has been the first. When watching the first season, I noticed that there’s reference to Roanoke (found that quite interesting!)

  103. I’ve never seen a single episode but I’ve heard good reviews on the show. It’s definitely interesting and it would be awesome to watch it.

  104. I’ve only seen the first season and I stopped watching after that. It’s a good show though, creepy and scary!