‘Freak Show’ freaks out audience



“Freak Show” airs every Wednesday at 10 p.m.

Colley Loum, Staff Writer

“American Horror Story” has continuously kept people up all night for four seasons.

FX series has gotten its series into the top of the charts for television series. A large reason for this rating is due to a large teenage audience.

“American Horror Story” has found it’s way into the DVR of many teenagers.  Each season Brad Falchuck and Ryan Murphy bring their audience a completely different theme.

Though the theme is different, the same core actors are in each season, but take on different roles.

The show’s current season, “Freak Show,” is based off of an American 20th century freak show.

“Freak Show” tells the story of one of the last American freak shows located in Florida and their struggle to keep the industry and jobs alive.

In the show the evil forces — who hunt the freaks — do anything they can to stop the show and shut it down. This creates contrast between the freaks and the evil forces, and which member of the evil forces is killing the freaks.

Though “Freak Show” gives its audience a real thrill, it is not for everyone. The series dabbles in a lot of anthology, which may be a turn-off for many viewers.

“Freak Show” is one of the only seasons that does not deal directly with anthology, yet the viewer is able to see a clear correlation between the different seasons.

Though this series is very popular, I am not a huge fan. Many people believe that it is the perfect amount of weird and strange, but I believe that it is a bit too much.

I do not like the themes of the show, especially the anthology. Though “Freak Show” does not revolve around anthology, they make the characters too creepy.

“American Horror Story” tries to make the show so scary that it ends up taking away the fear factor, and replacing it with a unappealing and unsatisfying feel.

“American Horror Story” airs on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on FX.

2.5 / 5 stars.