There is something special about any given season of American Horror Story. How it begins and how it ends tells a complete story, but depending on the season, the rest might just be boring. The first season was okay throughout, but every other season could have simply been better. The 4th season had a nice theme of tragedy, which ultimately helped. You never knew who would live or die, and that helped you keep watching. The rest was unnecessary.
I mean, we are talking about a freak show... Something that may be interesting, but never scary. So I'm not sure what Ryan Murphy was thinking with this one. I do, however, have high hopes for Hotel, a horror theme I've always been a fan of.