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.
  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+


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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