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    Dec 6, 2012

    13 Reasons "American Horror Story" Doesn't Suck This Season

    FX's American Horror Story: Asylum has all of season one's craziness without being garbage. Here's why the series is suddenly appointment TV. (Spoilers for season two.)

    1. Way more Sarah Paulson.

    Frank Ockenfels/FX

    She's great in everything, so it's nice to see her in a leading role instead of relegated to the background.

    2. Creepy religious people.

    Michael Yarish/FX

    If there's one thing Season 1 needed, it was more Catholic iconography.

    3. Adam Levine got killed off quickly.

    Frank Ockenfels/FX

    Sorry, spoiler. But seriously, there was no reason for him to stick around. If he wants to come back as a naked ghost, we can revisit the subject.

    4. Evil nun.

    Byron Cohen/FX

    OK, she's not evil so much as possessed but the end result is still someone doing terrible things while wearing a habit.

    5. Way more Lily Rabe.

    Frank Ockenfels/FX

    Like Sarah Paulson, she's no longer playing a bit part. Now we can finally see her impressive range.

    6. Believable sexual tension.

    Byron Cohen/FX

    Will they or won't they (murder everyone)?

    7. Anne Frank is a character.

    Byron Cohen/FX

    Or is she? Either way, you have to admire the audacity.

    8. Awesome guest stars.

    Byron Cohen/FX

    Ian McShane as a homicidal maniac wearing a Santa suit? Yes.

    9. Not afraid to make Christmas terrifying.

    Byron Cohen/FX

    I don't think I even want to celebrate this year.

    10. No Dylan McDermott.

    Robert Zuckerman/FX

    And you know what that means: no tearful masturbation. Yet.

    11. Chloe Sevigny's haircut.

    Frank Ockenfels/FX

    Her punishment for being a nympho just makes her look even cooler. I don't know how she does it.

    12. Lots of spanking.

    Byron Cohen/FX

    You know, if you're into that sort of thing.

    13. Jessica Lange.

    Frank Ockenfels/FX

    Duh. Yes, she was in the first season, but she still deserves credit for being flawless and amazing always. Bow down.

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