'American Horror Story' fans for canceling their FX+ membership after season finale
Fans on Reddit have been discussing bidding the network a temporary goodbye, till the show returns for a ninth season.
'American Horror Story: Apocalypse' is gearing up for its finale and from the looks of it, fans don't really want to watch anything on FX after it's done. In fact, some fans are even talking about canceling their channel subscription and coming back only when the show airs again. Fans on Reddit have been discussing bidding the network a temporary goodbye, till the franchise returns on it for a ninth season, of course.
"I think the joke is that the only reason 'AHS' fans subscribe to Fx+ is for that show and once that show isn't on there literally is no point in paying for membership until next year when it airs again," wrote a fan.
Another one even pointed out the time they would do so, citing "Wednesday at 3:36 pm." A third fan said that there would be no point watching anything on FX+ after their beloved show is gone. "What is the point of watching anything anymore once 'AHS' is gone really? Cannot wait for season 9. Hope it is a crossover between some other two seasons, maybe 'Roanoke' and 'Cult'"
'Apocalypse' definitely started with a bang - fans had never been introduced to a crossover season, with multiple surprise characters and plot twists. The show did lose its steam halfway through when it started dwelling too much on the past. Fans felt 'Apocalypse' had too many flashbacks, with the backstory taking over the main plot, which was the apocalypse itself.
The show had too much going on after its third episode and it wouldn't be wrong to say that the horror element was certainly missing from this season, in spite of the protagonist being the antichrist himself. The theories were plenty, and while some of them definitely came true, it overcomplicated the plot and shifted focus from what was going on. What's more, the last couple of episodes this season haven't been on par on the horror side of things at all - especially the ones to do with the coked-up scientists.
Fan enthusiasm for 'Apocalypse' has been, however, unparalleled throughout this season. Some critics have even pondered over if it would be a good idea for the show to end this season.
"I wouldn't be upset if this were the last season and I do agree that the theme and all of the callbacks give this one a very "final season" feel to it, but nah, I want to continue seeing/hearing Sarah Paulson scream/cry on my TV 3 months out of the year for as long as I can, thanks," said a fan. Another one enthusiastically added, "I'm with ya. I'll take the good with the bad. I'll always be excited for another season!"
'American Horror Story Apocalypse' finale airs on Wednesday at 10 pm on FX.