Critic Consensus: "Nor'easter" tightens the focus on plot, while maintaining its trademark campy, scary thrills.
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Critic reviews for Nor'easter
Overall, I enjoyed this episode, but I wasn't blown away by it. There are too few quiet moments to allow any revelations to really sink in; there's too much rushing around with multiple storylines to give any one in particular a chance to breathe.
I will admit that "Nor'easter"-a terrific episode!-made me feel even more scared and anxious due to the news and images coming out of the Eastern Seaboard these days.
American Horror Story: Asylum has given us the best episode of the season thus far, tightening the focus of the plot while still maintaining the trademark insanity that makes it such a rush to watch.
By comparison, "Nor'easter" was a tame hour of television, spending far more time delving into the background of various characters than attempting to frighten those watching these individuals in action.
The season is developing some interesting ideas-like the continued fascination the series as with the Venn diagram intersection between sex and horror-but the story is stuck in neutral.
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