BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 07:  Creator/writer/director Ryan Murphy speaks onstage during the 'AHS: Hotel' panel discussion at the FX portion of the 2015 Summer TCA Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 7, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
TV - Movies
Why AHS Fans
Hated American
Horror Stories
So Much
"AHS" fans are notoriously critical of the franchise so when the similarly titled spin-off “American Horror Stories” was announced fans were cautiously optimistic. However, after its premiere viewers took to Reddit to voice their resounding displeasure.
Specifically criticizing the show's writing, character development, and lack of focus, a thread by u/afro-boi31 stated, "AHStories is genuinely some of the worst TV I've seen in a while. I was excited […] but this is not very good and seems more like FX trying to squeeze out whatever it can from a once celebrated show."
Others agreed that it doesn’t differentiate itself from the original series as user u/toxic-dream explained, "I was under the impression that this new series would be all new stories." Amidst the criticisms, some expressed hope that Season 2 will take more creative risks and push beyond recycling storylines from the original.