In its first season, American Horror Story highlighted themes of infidelity, family disintegration and extended family in the guise of an old fashioned ghost story, highlighted by a fantastic performance by Jessica Lange.
In season 2, subtitled Asylum, the show got more ambitious, but also more disjointed, exploring themes of repressed sexuality, disenfranchisement and hypocrisy, highlighted by an even more fantastic performance by Jessica Lange.
Season 3 seems to have the sweet spot. American Horror Story: Coven combined the directed storytelling of season 1 with the ambitious moral themes of Season 2. And of course another fantastic performance by Jessica Lange.
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