Posts Tagged ‘Doug Strassler’

TV Recap: American Horror Story, Episode 11

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, TV

american11 I’m not just recapping any old show as I discuss “Birth,” the penultimate episode of AHS’ debut season. I am now writing about a double Golden Globe-nominated show, as of this morning! (But more about that tomorrow).  Tim Minear’s episode gave us what we have expected all season long: one big bloody mess. And also a [&hellip
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TV Recap: American Horror Story, Episode 10

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, TV

american10 When is a major revelation no longer a surprise? When it’s on a show as whack-out as American Horror Story; a show which I’m starting to believe has its own form of dissociative identity disorder. But more about that later. In the meantime, BEWARE: SPOILER ALERT! I mean it. If you’re someone who likes to read about [&hellip
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TV Recap: American Horror Story, Episode 9

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, TV

american9 There was quite a bit more forward movement with the AHS plot lines this week in “Spooky Little Girl” (although curiously, there was no Violet). This was also the much-ballyhooed episode in which Elizabeth Short, aka “the Black Dahlia” is woven into the fictional world of the Harmons, et al. But more about that in a sec. [&hellip
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TV Recap: American Horror Story, Episode 8

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, TV, Uncategorized

americanh Happy Post-Turkey-work-week, readers! Though we took a small break to enjoy the holiday cheer (and stuff ourselves with turkey and well…stuffing), American Horror Storycertainly gave us something to be thankful for. Last week’s episode un-masks the identity of the “Rubber Man” right from the start. For those of you still frustrated by the two-season mystery of [&hellip
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TV Recap: American Horror Story, Episode 7

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, TV

american7 Episode 7 of American Horror Story marks the midway point of American Horror Story’s debut season, but the episode actually felt like more of a placeholder than an organic plot-mover or thriller. Right? Bat-shit crazy stuff happened throughout the episode, yet the series’ main story lines hardly budged an inch. “Open House” gave us more [&hellip
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TV Recap: American Horror Story, Episode 6

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, TV

american6 The sixth episode of American Horror Story is a perfect example of a show struggling to find its identity. You’d think that a Ryan Murphy series featuring ample amounts of sex, murder and ghosts, set against a dark depiction of Hollywood would be writing its own playbook, especially considering there isn’t much of an established formula to follow. In [&hellip
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