Didn’t stay up until the middle of the night watching the first episode of season six of American Horror Story? Never fear – the social media reviews are in. Every series of the horror anthology focuses on a different theme, from a haunted house to a freak show, and this time show-runner Ryan Murphy has opted to revolve a tale around a lost colony. It’s called My Roanoke Nightmare and last night’s episode dispensed with the mania and high-camp we’ve come to expect from AHS.
Framed as a true crime documentary, it stars Sarah Paulson and Cuba Gooding, Jr, with events kicked off by a gang-related crime. It’s been described as “uncharacteristically restrained” and “an injection of fresh blood into what was becoming a decaying formula”. Yet there were three ingredients missing: regular star Evan Peters, a theme tune and a preview of the next episode. These may seem like minor omissions, but many fans were hurt and confused.
— ♡ ᴿᶦ ♡ (@_monodipity_) September 15, 2016
Ali’s never gonna dance again
— Ali Gutman (@AlexandraGutman) September 15, 2016
Even Harry’s upset, and he’s the chilled one from 1D
— sana | renew awae (@audreysthomas) September 15, 2016
@asiancrackbaby wants a word
There is no intro, preview, or Evan Peters and idk what this season is even about. How do I contact the directors? I just wanna talk.. #AHS6
— tatianna (@asiancrackbaby) September 15, 2016
Though @SollyHolly makes a good point
— Tillio (@SollyHolly) September 15, 2016
We wish cynthia would be less vague here
i'm not saying that this episode would've been better with evan peters in it, but it would've been better with evan peters in it #AHS6
— cynthia | 9 (@hopewrlds) September 15, 2016
Meanwhile, Steve summed up the Twittersphere’s general mood about the opening of AHS season six
— Steve Pereira (@_stevepereira) September 15, 2016
And remember: you can make up your own mind when the episode airs in the UK on Fox tomorrow night!