This is what seems to be every fan's favorite season - and that's not by chance. Asylum brings everything to the table: possessions, zombies, nazis, serial killers, alien abductions - you name it. Lana Banana and the whole crew are giving their best - heart, blood and soul.
As before, the outlandish horror borders on camp. Fun as it is -- a devil-possessed nun, an evil Nazi doctor, a skin-harvesting serial killer, oh my -- it's really the contrary character arcs of Sister Jude and Lana Winters that pull the nonsense together. Lange and Paulson gave epic performances that highlight just how superfluous everything else is.
3.5 stars. Less Blumhouse than 'Murder House' and more unhinged 1950s melodrama. The narrative approach continues to be 'and then x and then x and then x' but it sometimes reaches such ludicrous heights as to almost be transcendent! There's absolutely no regards to good taste nor a sensitive depiction of mental illness... but as a uniquely diagnostic American cultural artifact it is utterly essential!
Terrifying, disturbing and absolutely fascinating. This 2nd season was a considerable improvement. Visually and technically stunning. Excellent writing and character development. Amazing cast. I wouldn't even dare to pick one of them as the MVP.
The best season so far. Great plot, obscure, good characters development and incredible performances (especially by Jessica Lange, Lily Rabe and James Cromwell). The season that best justifies the "horror" in its title.