Nip Tuck - Season 1
09. American Horror Story: Coven: We've talked for a bit about why this current season of AHS has been so unsatisfying. Not least of which because it was a squandering of the triple threat of Jessica Lange, Angela Bassett, and Kathy Bates.
Nip Tuck - Season 1
07. Popular, Season 2: An unholy combination of high camp and squeaky lesson-learning was a pattern that would end up repeating itself a bunch on Glee. Popular really set that template in its second season, for good or (mostly) ill. This only ranks so high because of the storyline wherein Harrison (Christopher Gorham) gets possessed by the bone marrow of Nicole (Tammy Lynn Michaels). But my gosh, did the sappiness and preachiness get severe.
06. Glee, Season 1: This is almost ranked too high, because any season that featured that abominable fake-pregnancy storyline should be banished to the hinterlands, I don't care how inexplicably amusing it was that there was a store called Sheets-N-Things. But remember when it seemed like Glee was going to be a sensational way to combine your musical fix and your teen drama fix? Remember when Idina Menzel and Lea Michele did "Poker Face" and "I Dreamed a Dream," and the fan service was exciting? It lasted like two months, tops, but it was a time.
04. American Horror Story: Murder House: This started out shaky, and the marriage between Connie Britton and Dylan McDermott's characters wasn't written with the most care. But the sheer chutzpah of the show was a shot in the arm, and Jessica Lange became the unquestioned star of the show for a reason. By the time the season hit the home stretch, this was can't-miss TV.
02. Nip/Tuck, Season 2: This was the season where the Carver storyline began, one of the better rollercoaster rides of Murphy's career, and it STILL wasn't the best thing about the season. Famke Janssen as femme fatale Ava Moore gave a brilliant performance that stretched all bounds of responsibility and good taste, but which was utterly compelling.
The Doctor is joined by Allegra from the Core Temp Arts Podcast Network to discuss season 1 of the original 21st century appointment television series, Nip/Tuck. The show follows two Miami-Dade plastic surgeons through their professional and private lives. Season 1 on rewatch was still soap opera, but we were amazed at the amount of social commentary that the show addressed in a way that was progressive for 2003. Nip/Tuck is currently available for viewing on Hulu.
Though the network has emphasized that its viewership often rises as much as 25% when DVR-playback data is factored in, comparing Live+Same Day data for all five finales puts the most recent one at about 30,000 fewer viewers than Season 1, previously the least-watched finale. However, the overall season average does improve by 14% when factoring in DVR data, according to the most up-to-date numbers (2.99 million vs. 3.41 million) and likely will improve further once all airings are factored in.
Fans of American Horror Story got a Halloween treat today from FX as the network placed a second-season order of 13 episodes from Twentieth Century Fox Television, announced John Landgraf, President and General Manager, FX Networks.
American Horror Story, created by producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, is the eighth FX drama series to earn a second season order. Nine all-new episodes of AHS remain in the first season airing Wednesdays at 10:00 PM E/P, with the final two episodes airing December 21.
AHS is producing outstanding ratings, growing though its first four weeks in the network's target audience of Adults 18-49. On a Live+7 basis, through two weeks, first-run episodes of AHS are averaging 4.2 million Total Viewers, 2.9 million Adults 18-49, and 1.7 million Adults 18-34. It is currently tracking to become the highest-rated first season of any series ever on FX, certain to surpass Murphy's award-winning hit drama Nip/Tuck in Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34 (2.1 million Adults 18-49; 1.0 million Adults 18-34 - 2003), and also above the award-winning drama Justified in Total Viewers (3.4 million P2+ - 2009). 041b061a72