American Horror Story: Roanoke (2016)

Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by Dr Kain, Sep 15, 2016.

  1. Dr Kain

    Dr Kain Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2003
    Posts:
    29,549
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Likes:
    +9,032
    Ebay:
    Facebook:
    Twitter:
    Instagram:
    YouTube:
    Anyone watch the premier to the new season? It was absolutely positively boring. Where was the unique cinematography? Where was the weirdness? I hope the whole season is not like this because if it is, then this season is already worse than Freak Show. If it didn't actually have the FX logo in the bottom of the TV screen I would have thought I was watching just another generic murder porn TV show on Discovery ID. I'm not even sure I can make it to five episodes if it is. Also, what happened to Lady Gaga being in this season? She's not listed in the credits at all.
     
  2. bellpeppers

    bellpeppers A Meat Popsicle

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2008
    Posts:
    22,616
    News Credits:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Location:
    Somewhere over Macho Grande
    Likes:
    +15,955
    I didn't even realize the new season started.
    After HOTEL, I can't exactly say I'm excited for any more.
     
  3. iamste

    iamste Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2008
    Posts:
    6,790
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +985
    I didn't mind it too much. Felt like a bit of a departure from what they usually do but yeah.

    Anyways, the first few episodes of these things are always awful (in my opinion). Girlfriend got me to watch the Coven one and I hated it but kept on watching, ended up enjoying it a few eps in, same with asylum.
     
  4. smkspy

    smkspy Remember true fans

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2004
    Posts:
    23,537
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Likes:
    +3,414
    It's called build up, and given the whole secrecy about this season I'm not surprised it might take an episode or two. But let the hate follow after one episode.
     
  5. Rusty24

    Rusty24 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2011
    Posts:
    16,955
    Trophy Points:
    302
    Likes:
    +5,726
    I watched two of the seasons beforehand, and they just didn't grab me. However, the anthology format and the secrecy aspect of this season intrigued me enough to watch the season 6 premiere. I highly enjoyed the departure and the mystery show format with reenactments from famous actors (I didn't know Cuba Gooding Jr. was going to be in this so that caught me by surprise). I thought some of the scares worked pretty well, and I'm interested to see how long they keep this format considering this season only has ten episodes. I'm mainly sticking with it because I think the disappearance of the Roanoke colony is one of most interesting mysteries in American history, and I'm interested in seeing a horror story based around that.
     
  6. ABH1979

    ABH1979 Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Posts:
    14,772
    Trophy Points:
    402
    Location:
    Lone ★ State
    Likes:
    +6,408
    Not really liking the Dateline-like docu-drama format of this season, but I'll continue to watch for awhile.
     
  7. Dr Kain

    Dr Kain Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2003
    Posts:
    29,549
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Likes:
    +9,032
    Ebay:
    Facebook:
    Twitter:
    Instagram:
    YouTube:
    It's not the build up I hated, it's the documentary crap style. If I wanted to watch people talking about the event and see actors playing those people I would watch Homicide Hunter or Swamp Murders.
     
  8. smkspy

    smkspy Remember true fans

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2004
    Posts:
    23,537
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Likes:
    +3,414
    But...that's kinda the point. They're mocking those shows right now. I'm interested in seeing how that'll play out, gotta be some weird twist to it.

    And who didn't love seeing OJ Simpson and Marcia Clark have sex? That was worth the entire episode alone.
     
  9. iamste

    iamste Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2008
    Posts:
    6,790
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +985
    I actually applaud them for trying something new, regardless if it works or not.
     
  10. ABH1979

    ABH1979 Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Posts:
    14,772
    Trophy Points:
    402
    Location:
    Lone ★ State
    Likes:
    +6,408
    Every season was something new, compared to the season that came before. I mean, I get it, kudos to them for switching things up even more, but meh.

    Also, one of the things that's kinda jarring to me, is that the "real people" (doing the interviews, speaking to the camera), are all younger than the "re-enactors" are. I get why they chose certain actors for certain parts, but anyone who has seen any of the real re-enacted documentaries knows that if should be the opposite of this.
     
  11. bellpeppers

    bellpeppers A Meat Popsicle

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2008
    Posts:
    22,616
    News Credits:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Location:
    Somewhere over Macho Grande
    Likes:
    +15,955
    Yeah, that twist wasn't lost on me.
     
  12. iamste

    iamste Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2008
    Posts:
    6,790
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +985
    I just meant the format compared to the past shows they've done. I wouldn't be surprised if it's all some weird messed up thing, it's odd that we have our main cast telling us the story as it takes away all fear that they're not going to survive. For a show that relies heavily on cheap shocks (not a bad thing), it doesn't seem right.
     
  13. ABH1979

    ABH1979 Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Posts:
    14,772
    Trophy Points:
    402
    Location:
    Lone ★ State
    Likes:
    +6,408
    Yeah, I thought of that too. I suppose the twist could be that they aren't actually talking to a film crew, but who knows.
     
  14. Dr Kain

    Dr Kain Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2003
    Posts:
    29,549
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Likes:
    +9,032
    Ebay:
    Facebook:
    Twitter:
    Instagram:
    YouTube:
    Uh... why would I want to see OJ Simpson having sex and what does that have to do with this show?
     
  15. smkspy

    smkspy Remember true fans

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2004
    Posts:
    23,537
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Likes:
    +3,414
    Good god man remove the stick from your bum, it was a humorous observation based on the fact the actors just recently played those people in a mini series.
     
  16. bellpeppers

    bellpeppers A Meat Popsicle

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2008
    Posts:
    22,616
    News Credits:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Location:
    Somewhere over Macho Grande
    Likes:
    +15,955
    o_O 
     
  17. Dr Kain

    Dr Kain Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2003
    Posts:
    29,549
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Likes:
    +9,032
    Ebay:
    Facebook:
    Twitter:
    Instagram:
    YouTube:
    I did not know that as I didn't touch Crime Story. I had enough listening about OJ Simpsons when I was growing up (being from Buffalo NY), so I never bothered to pay attention to anything that show had, even down to its actors.
     
  18. smkspy

    smkspy Remember true fans

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2004
    Posts:
    23,537
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Likes:
    +3,414
    :tumbleweed: 
     
  19. bellpeppers

    bellpeppers A Meat Popsicle

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2008
    Posts:
    22,616
    News Credits:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Location:
    Somewhere over Macho Grande
    Likes:
    +15,955
    What's with the Blair Witch rip-off?
     
  20. iamste

    iamste Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2008
    Posts:
    6,790
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +985
    in what sense? the format or the story?
    I don't think anything resembles the blair witch in the first episode personally, theres no held cam footage or anything of the like. The actual story seems to be loosely based on true events (the Roanoke Colony stuff).