Liz Taylor’s backstory has served a purpose beyond learning her past; it served as a reminder to the power of sensitivity.
It strikes me as a bit redudant for a show with the word “horror” in the title to require an episode dedicated to Halloween.
If the show was reaching for an empathetic tear, it got an exasperated eye-roll.
This anecdote is brought to you by the experience that American Horror Story does not fare well when it features a grand gesture of exposition, particularly so early in the season.
I was ready to resign American Horror Story to the annals of television history as a show with great ideas but shitty execution.