Sarah’s 10 Point Reviews- “American Horror Story Hotel: Checking In” (TV)

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  1. There’s no halfway camp about this season so far. They’re committed, and I love it.
  2. Sarah Paulson’s character intrigues me in the way no character has since the Murder House season.
  3. Denis O’Hare makes a fabulous drag queen.
  4. Lady Gaga knows how to make an entrance. Flawfree queen.
  5. Ditto for Matt Bomer’s ass.
  6. VAMPIRES! WHY DID NO ONE TELL ME THERE WOULD BE VAMPIRES?!
  7. Soundtrack: On point.
  8. Did I mention the flawlessness of the goddess Gaga?
  9. Acting and dialogue is so much better this season. I didn’t spend the entire episode trying to rewrite it.
  10. Research the hotel that inspired the Cortez: the Cecil. Crazy stuff.
  11. Almost gave up on AHS after the last two seasons. Hotel is, so far, shaping up to be the loyalty payoff.

Episode Score: B+

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I read. I watch original cable shows. I take in a movie from time to time. And most of what I absorb can be described in ten bullet points. Thus, Sarah’s 10 Point Reviews was born. You’ll find no rhyme or reason to what and when I review something. My motivations tend to as random as my reviews. You’re welcome to add your own ten bullets in the comments, if the mood strikes. Enjoy!

6 thoughts on “Sarah’s 10 Point Reviews- “American Horror Story Hotel: Checking In” (TV)

  1. I was ready to give up on AHS. I am SO GLAD I didn’t. I LOVED the first episode of Hotel for SO MANY of the reasons you listed.

    Vampires! Why did no one tell me either? And Matt Bomer as a vampire. YES.

    Sarah Paulson is my favorite, so far.

    Granted, I love haunted hotel stories and I love vampire lore, but this is more than I expected it to be, and yes, I didn’t feel the need/want to rewrite, either.

    I was a little concerned about the Wes Bentley/Chloe Sevigny storyline tying with the hotel (Ryan Murphy sometimes gets so off-track – i.e. aliens in Asylum), but by the end I was applauding the tie together.

    The soundtrack was AMAZING and used so well, especially the She Wants Revenge song.

    I can’t wait for more!

  2. I don’t disagree but I gotta admit, I turned it off after about 15 minutes (but I DVR’d it). It was scary and bloody and perverted and when they showed the vampire kids chewing on a guest, I just plain got the heebie jeebies. In the cold light of day, I could appreciate it much more.

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