American Horror Story: Asylum Reviews

November 4, 2013
American Horror Story: Asylum is filled with plenty of dark secrets, sinister twists, and unexpected turns - but unfortunately the one thing this psychologically invading season lacks is thoughtful explanation.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
October 8, 2013
In a season that had so much potential, it was rather surprising to find it a bit of a letdown.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 24, 2013
In general, I'm not buying what the show is selling. American Horror Story: Asylum is about shock value, gore, depravity and the occasional singing number. The show doesn't have a larger message, and you can't convince me that it does.
October 17, 2012
There's an enormous amount going on all at once, and it's sort of a hot mess.
October 17, 2012
Ultimately, it's the exact same tedious show [Murphy and Falchuk have] been making, under one name or another, for years now.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
October 17, 2012
The first AHS rose above some of its twisted storytelling. Asylum simply keeps sinking -- from one depth to another.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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October 17, 2012
There's nothing particularly scary about this messy, overstuffed cartoon.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 17, 2012
At this point, aside from Ms. Lange, they don't have a lot to work with. Asylum would be better off if Briarcliff Manor had more furniture for them to chew.
October 17, 2012
If you thought last year's show was a campy joke, this season's American Horror is so over-the-top, it makes Trog, the movie in which Joan Crawford in lab coat took the missing link to lunch, look like high art.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 17, 2012
For now, Asylum really is just holding me, instead of totally gripping me.