Every season has been filled with problems, but "Monsters Among Us" feels like Murphy is starting with a clean slate and fixing the errors of the past. Step on up, cause this Freak Show is off to a great start.
Freak Show threw several balls into the air in its first hour-the nice girl from the Zodiac scene is being held captive by the clown, alongside a little boy; we haven't even gotten to Angela Bassett and Michael Chiklis yet.
"Monsters Among Us" goes the unexpected route: It's a season opener with a sense of patience. There's still plenty carnage to be had, but that comes in between scenes that establish characters and explore relationships.
The premiere certainly has a tremendous amount of energy, but it's hard to tell whether or not the narrative will provide an appropriate outlet to release that energy or if it will wind up scattered and squandered like certain AHS stories of the past.