I was not expecting too much from it, so I got more than I thought I would. And I enjoyed quite a lot of it. Entertaining, disordered and foul. A strong season filled with political messages, gender issues, human deception, commanding the masses, and the power of seeding and conquering fears. It stood out.
Evan Peters gets me everytime and so does Sarah Paulson. I really enjoyed this year's theme - it's very current and I'm glad this is what pop tv looks like in 2017. Is the storyline perfect? Hell no. But it got enough blood, guts and ideas to keep me going. After Seasons 6 and 7, AHS got me again. Damn Murphy.
This season had great ideas but, as usual, got lost by overdoing everything. Ally did an interesting but very clunky character-arc: we saw nothing from the time when she was locked-away: an event that supposedly changed her so much and catalysed the rest of the season. Kai was an abnormal villain, going really fast from a rational threat to an absolute lunatic surrounded by morons. Too many deaths, not enough brains.
The first half was great at building suspense and tension. Then there was that historical detour with Valerie Solanas that kinda tainted what had been done before, but ended up being relatively necessary to find the perfect tone to end the season. Extremely satisfying, even if farfetched, but that's AHS for you.