Unfortunately this season ranks as one of the worst for me, mainly because the election theme hits too close to real life, and it is missing many of my favorite cast members including Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Denis O’Hare and Lily Rabe.
The season finale was also boring as there were no special guest stars or particularly revealing connections to previous seasons or the larger AHS universe. I also hated that basically everyone died except Sarah Paulson (again!) and Beverly.
So I would rank the seasons as follows:
1. Asylum (most scary and insane)
2. Murder House (most coherent story overall)
3. Hotel (camp and over-the-top)
4. Coven (story’s uneven but it did have Jessica Lange in glamor mode, Kathy Bate’s hilarious talking head, the lovely architecture of New Orleans, and “Balenciaga!”)
5. Freak Show (Twisty the clown, Dandy, the wonderful Ma Petite, Pepper’s backstory, but also Jessica Lange’s worst role in AHS)
6. Cult (got a little boring towards the end)
7. Roanoke (hot mess)