‘American Horror Story: Hotel’ reviews: ‘A lot of fun,’ ‘gorgeous,’ ‘disappointing’ …

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What did you think of the much-anticipated season premiere of FX's "American Horror Story: Hotel"? At Metacritic, this fifth season of the anthology series has a score of 60 based on 24 reviews. Some of Gold Derby's savvy readers agree with these tepid notices, while others think the critics are dead wrong.

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We asked our forum posters, many of whom are Hollywood insiders, to weigh in on the season premiere. Read some of their comments below and then join the fierce debate in our red-hot forums here.

KyleBailey: This was a lot of fun! I really enjoyed the eerie creepiness of this opener.

Jaqen H'ghar: This premiere had the most gorgeous production value of any episode ever. Stunning costume design, scenery, makeup, etc.

Manuelcolon: The premiere was disappointing, it had no plot, and you can just presume what will happen the rest of the season. Sarah Paulson was easily the best, she's kinda funny, yet very serious and depressing. Still proving to be the best performer of the show. Lady Gaga's acting debut was so so, the sex scene was brutal, very explicit and hot, it was a turn on moment that you couldn't help but enjoy.

patmcb: Working in the same vain as "Freak Show," "Hotel" boasts beautifully designed production values, but the writing is once again pretty bad.

DingbatHauteur: Kathy Bates was by far the best performance of the episode. Coming in, I thought she would be just another grumpy desk clerk, but she showed stunning range. Great episode for her. Sarah Paulson was also great.

moviefan61794: Getting back to the sinister and mysterious "Murder House" and "Asylum" roots, with just a hint of "Coven" and "Freak Show" campiness has me pretty excited about this season.

The Cheshire Cat: Lady Gaga I feel fits on a show like this, everyone else was good as well. But, my one hope for this show is that this doesn't become a rehash of "Murder House." I notice quite a few of the same elements between the two.

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3 thoughts on “‘American Horror Story: Hotel’ reviews: ‘A lot of fun,’ ‘gorgeous,’ ‘disappointing’ …

  1. I think this is going to be an interesting season. I love the costumes, the imagery, the music…I think it will be an interesting season. It’s incredibly eerie. I think the best part of the first episode is the chemistry between Lady Gaga and Matt Bomer. I think we should see where this season is headed before making so many negative judgements. Also, I think the storyline between Donovan his mother with be interesting.

  2. Quite frankly ive watched every season and loved each one, until this season. I can’t believe how desperate ahs seems now they literally went out and got lady gaga to bring viewers in after lange left who i feel makes ahs as good as it is. Sll the over sexed and cheap gore scenes were a ripoff of many films and shows ive already seen. It seems unoriginal and cheap. Jessica lang brings actual acting chops gaga in her normal life and in acting is just an attention whore. Im disappointed i even got excited to watch this season. All i can say is let me know when the star of tge show is back until then bye.

  3. I think AHS was really smart and provided a first episode that was different from the past four seasons (how could it not be without the fabulous Jessica Lange?) but compelling and interesting enough to make me want to come back for more. It can only get better, as AHS always does.

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