It can be quite tricky to keep up to date on the latest TV trends when you don't have a television or the internet at home. Now, this doesn't often bother me, but it does mean that until I can get my hands on a DVD boxset, I never know what anyone's talking about on Twitter - I've never seen the Great British Bake Off, The Bridge, or Stranger Things - and I often feel as though I'm the only one in the world who doesn't know who A is, or why Winter is Coming...
Given that I have a bit of an obsessive personality anyway, I tend to watch things a little differently - I hate to start something unless I've got the whole season (or series) available to me, and I can binge-watch box-sets with the best of them. My latest addiction has been American Horror Story - having heard *so much* about it, I put some HMV vouchers to good use earlier in the year and bought myself the first four seasons, which I've not taken long to watch my way through at all. I'm just about to begin Season 5, which dropped through my letterbox this weekend and then I'll be right up to speed with the rest of the world. For once.
My favourite season so far, is Freak Show. Hands down, I loved just about everything about it. The 50s setting, the retro cirque vibes, and some of the saddest back-stories (Twisty and Pepper) and as ever, I loved the clever little links between some of the other seasons.
For anyone who isn't yet hooked by AHS, My Voucher Codes have come up with the perfect infographic to get to started. I totally hadn't realised that there were real-life characters who formed the basis of some of the seasons, although from what I've heard about S6, I know there's some real-life inspiration there and I can't wait to see it.
Are there any other AHS fans out there?