Columnist reveals 2011’s TV hits


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American Horror Story: Ryan Murphy seems capable of doing no wrong when it comes to creating new television series. I found that Murphy topped himself last year when he helped create the new series American Horror Story. No one has ever attempted to create a truly great horror series for television and I for one am thankful that Murphy decided to do just that. He gives the series that twisted sexual quality that seemed to be his signature on 辊隙/掖. Within each episode, the series manages to create a high sense of terror and dread that I would have never thought possible for a weekly television series. The actors in the series are all great, and the plot unfolds as it should. Television viewers nowadays want answers right away, but I love American Horror Story because it chooses not to do that. Instead, each episode reveals just a little more about the characters and allows viewers to be that much more terrified than they were before. It’s part Rosemary’s Ba通过,部分 Amityville Horror, yet still original in its own right and easily my favorite from 2011.


Jessica Lange: Television has become the format in which many of film’s best actresses find the role of a lifetime. Lange is in her 60s and has already garnered two Oscars for her work in film, but I think that she has delivered her best work yet as Constance in American Horror Story. While all of the actors on the show are great, Lange is the one that I personally could not wait to see onscreen in every episode. Viewers never know what to think of Constance, but they should know what to think of Lange; she is an actress at the top of her game giving one of the greatest performances on



Modern Family: I began watching this show two years ago and have loved it, but I wasn’t sure how long the creators could keep coming up with new storylines.

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新来的女孩: Every year, the major networks try their best to create new television shows that connect with a large base across the nation and will go on to be picked up for additional seasons. This last year, I found the FOX comedy 新来的女孩 to be the best of the new batch. Much like Modern Family, 新来的女孩 takes each episode and decides to talk about issues that the majority have encountered at one point in their lives or continually deal with on a daily basis. Star and producer Zooey Deschanel is also perfect for the lead role. It’s hard to find a comedic actress that is capable of carrying a weekly show, but Deschanel seems to be the perfect fit. With 新来的女孩, Deschanel brings her unique comedic style and quirky relatability to 电视。 The rest of the cast is great, the writing is sharp and always finds the perfect moment to make a more dramatic statement within each episode. The show has already been picked up for a second season and I personally hope there are many more.