Having watched Ryan Murphy's other series, I was quite eager to see what this show was all about, because in the past, all of his work had tremendous potential - and I wasn't disappointed. While the premiere seemed a bit like watching a random episode of "A Haunting", the show has a way of growing on you and getting you hooked. And while we're speaking of Ryan, I'm sure fans will notice some similarities between this show and his previous work, but also something new, and perhaps unexpected.
One of my main concerns is that when doing a horror series, I for one tend to think anthologies do a better job, simply because each episode can bring something new, and the plot doesn't get too tangled up in itself. Furthermore, how many bad things can happen to the characters, without the show losing a certain credibility?
Does it redefine a genre? Perhaps not, I don't even think it should, but it does create an addictive and entertaining show. And while the story is captivating, what really sells it for me are the characters, who are so over the top but relatable, that seem one dimensional at first, but are in fact complex, with a mysterious past that shaped them intro what we get to see.