I have so many emotions about this season, and it's only been the first episode! Before I started watching, I had no idea about what the theme would be this season or who the cast would be, so I had no clue as to what I should expect in the first episode. After weeks of watching trailers showing vague references of what the theme is for this season, I saw that the official title for season six is, American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare.
Within five minutes into the show, I was very relieved to find out that Sarah Paulson and Lily Rabe were making a reappearance in the cast lineup, and eventually Angela Bassett's character showed up. As the show went on, I kept waiting anxiously for Evan Peters' character to show up, but he never showed. In the end credits, I was pleased to find out that Evan was in this season, along with other actors from past seasons, like Kathy Bates, Denis O’Hare, and Cheyenne Jackson.
This cycle of AHS has a reality tv documentary feeling theme, with one actor in an interview setting with another actor acting out the same character. The beginning of the show came with a warning: this story is based on true events. The plot is about a mixed-race couple who recently moved into a farmhouse. When they bought the house, they had to out-buy a group of hicks who appear to be racist. While the couple is fixing up the house and settling in, they start to become terrorized by what they believe to be the racist people that they angered by buying the house, trying to scare them into moving out. Events that happen later on in the show lead them to believe otherwise…. ~ Kassidy Bolick