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"AHS 1984" FX

by Brianna Bush - Executive Editor
Thu, Nov 21st 2019 12:55 pm

I have loved “American Horror Story” (AHS) since its first season, “Murder House.” The seasons following only seemed to get better and better with the exception of “Asylum” — which had a plot that was all over the place — but now “AHS 1984” has disappointed me to no extent.

At the beginning, I was ecstatic because of the ‘80s theme and the music that accompanied it but in reality, the season was decent overall. At the start, the story was explained thoroughly and had the typical AHS theme of killing off most of the characters in the first few episodes, then bringing them back as ghost like in “Murder House,” “Apocalypse” and “Hotel.”

The lead up to the season finale was anticlimactic and completely unfulfilling. The plot seemed to be all over the place and had different themes inserted into it, I found it utterly confusing. Not only was this season confusing and all over the place, but it was short with only nine episodes.

The final episode of the ninth season was an abysmal failure and had a plot that jumped around. I was left shocked at how poorly it was put together. After all the other seasons, I was expecting some kind of grand finale — but to no avail.

It started with a fully grown Bobby (Finn Wittrock) — Mr. Jingles’ (John Carroll Lynch) son — arriving at Camp Redwood to find some sort of closure after being abandoned as a baby in a previous episode. This was confusing because with the last episode viewers were left with a different kind of cliff-hanger revolving around different characters.

It only got weirder from there, when Bobby finds Montana (Billy Lourd) and Trevor (Matthew Morrison) warning that Redwood is home to every person that had every died on its soil — he found out after Montana and Trevor killed themselves then came walking through a door good as new.

The plot thickened when I found out that Richard Ramirez (Zach Villa) was kept in a death loop by the ghosts of the camp, they have been doing so since the massacre that happened in 1984, the timeline in the episode was back in the 2000s. If Richard was to escape the death loop he would have gone after Bobby because Mr. Jingles broke a promise to Satan.

After that, it jumps to Nurse Rita (Angelica Ross) — who’s real name was Donna — who thought she was the last person to make it out of Camp Redwood alive but finds out that Brooke (Emma Roberts) made it out too.

While many people have reviewed “AHS 1984” season finale with five stars and call it the best season yet because of how emotional it was — I believe that this was not its best season, coming close to “Asylum” when it comes to a cohesive plot and the overall togetherness of the latest season. The only thing it really had going for it was the music, because who doesn’t love ‘80s music?

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