Last night I booked in at the Cortez Hotel, and it looks like it's going to be another winner in the AHS series. Right from the beginning I was completely overwhelmed by the awesomeness of this story, starting with the hotel itself, which is simply out of this world. Is it real, or CGI? Either way, it looks fantastic, especially since I'm a sucker for Art Deco. Great horror in one of the first scenes when the creature comes out of the mattress. Just like the previous AHS series, it's not really suspenseful (like a thriller), but suspense requires a certain narrative, which doesn't work for a show like AHS. But I like it for what it is, instead of disliking it for what it isn't. It's a stylish carnival of horrors, a glorious over-the-top mix of terror, eroticism and glamour. The horror is just as evil and brutal as in the previous seasons, but it's never disgusting. But there's so much more: fashion shows, a Disco Vampire Queen (which explains Jessica Lange's absence, because no matter how good she is, she would have been too old for this part). Finn Wittrock reprises his role of the sexy and psychopathic "enfant terrible", and there are more handsome male characters on this show Add to that some 70s vintage (blaxploitation movies in the style of Cleopatra Jones, and a scene in the famous Studio 54), cool 80s music and, last but not least, some genuine drama too, and you have a brilliant and bizarre mix of styles. The drama comes in small doses but somehow that makes it even more effective. And at the end of episode three they did this: :fantastic: There's also a feud between the Main Villains, which is kinda similar to the feud of season 3 "Coven". I think it's going to be fun. Still got 9 episodes to go, I have no idea what to expect, but I hope they keep up the quality of these first 3 episodes.