Ryan Murphy's award-winning anthology series is back again for its 11th installment, this time titled “NYC.”
On October 19, episodes one and two of the new season premiered on FX. This season has brought back some familiar faces from past works of Murphy such as Leslie Grossman, Patti LuPone, Billie Lourd and Joe Mantello.
After a decade of horrors, one could imagine what kind of horrors lurk in the Big Apple, but Murphy is taking his viewers on a mysterious journey so far. The season takes place in the 1980s in New York City with strange deaths and abductions happening all over. A local reporter named Gino is trying to put the puzzle together but ends up in the headlines himself while chasing this strange seductive entity.
A key thing that stood out was Murphy not taking the typical route of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 80s to get attention. Many writers go for this sympathetic route and disguise it as an educational opportunity to catch its viewers. Once again,Murphy is setting the tone of careful understanding of the world and shifting the writing culture.
Furthermore, the acting is always spot on when it comes to “AHS,” but this season it is better than ever before. With Joe Mantello playing the role of Gino, he demonstrates the true passion of a journalist. Every word was something that you would hear come straight from a news reporter's mouth. From the sadness yet dedicated tone of his voice while he sat in the bar talking to an escaped victim, we realize that he would solve the mystery of the disappearances even if he is “its” next victim.
The season is keeping its viewers pondering on what exactly is happening while at the same time making you understand everything that is going on. While the show highlights life in the LGBTQ+ community, viewers have taken its very sexy and alluring storyline in a positive light. Tune in on Wednesday nights on FX at 10 p.m. and stream on Hulu to see what secrets Murphy wants us to consume in the twisted season.