YMMV / American Horror Story

  • Murder House
  • Asylum
  • Coven
  • Freak Show
  • Hotel
  • Roanoke

  • Complete Monster: See here.
  • Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy: The show tends to have this for some people, whether the characters are just unbearable Jerkasses, the constant usage of Your Cheating Heart, the Black and Gray Morality the characters have, or even the fact Anyone Can Die ruins any interests some have with the show.
  • Even Better Sequel: The show is considered to have Grown The Beard in Asylum. The fact that Murder House focuses on a fairly conservative upper middle class family while subsequent seasons focus more on people who are marginalized for whatever reason and have strong feminist, LGBT and anti-racist themes may have something to do with the show's increase in quality and its popularity with women, African Americans, and LGBT people.
  • Tough Act to Follow: Asylum is considered the best season the show produced that the later seasons are pale in comparison to it. Roanoke will sometimes be brought up, but many agree that it ended very unsatisfactory.
  • Took the Bad Film Seriously: No matter how many ridiculous, frustrating storylines or bad writing the show throw at its actors, many fans agree that they always give their all. The special effects, costumes, sets, cinematography, and music also tend to be rather highly thought of, even if the writing is sometimes lacking.