We're two weeks in to "American Horror Story: Asylum," and so far, the storyline has been slow to pick up its pace. One of the biggest reasons for this is the alarmingly large amount of characters we have to learn about. In Episode 2, we learned Sister Jude (Jessica Lange) used to be a lounge singer, a little bit of a flirt, and killed a girl when she was driving home drunk. Unfortunately, this doesn't make the viewers like her any more. The problem the show is facing is that there is a distinct lack of likable characters. Without anyone for the viewers to really care about, the incentive to keep watching is low. Here is a look at the characters we can easily connect to, and the ones we may feel for in future episodes.
Kit Walker (Evan Peters)Right away, it was clear that Kit Walker is a good guy. He's holed up at the asylum for the murder of several women, including his wife, but he wasn't the one who committed the crimes. He quickly found a friend in Grace (Lizzie Brochere), but to the rest of the inmates, he's the notorious killer Bloody Face. Because we were shown the lead up to his incarceration, it was easy to feel sympathy with him, and so far, he is the most likable character on the show.
GraceEven though Grace is still a bit of a mystery, she comes across as a good person. She helped Kit when he first entered the asylum, and from the things she's told him, it sounds like she's been there a really long time. Grace also shows strong signs of loyalty. When Lana (Sarah Paulson) offered Grace a way out of Briarcliff, Grace told her she wouldn't leave without Kit. It will be interesting to see where their friendship leads.
Sister Mary Eunice (Lily Rabe)Sister Mary Eunice is the most timid of nuns. Sister Jude scares the living daylights out of her, and yet she is currently breaking the rules by feeding the internal organs of dead asylum patients to unknown creatures in the woods. Dr. Arden (James Cromwell) is the one who has her feeding the beasts, and it's starting to look like she has a strange crush on the twisted doctor. Seeing how this storyline unfolds is sure to be gripping, but it's unlikely it will end well for the shy sister.
Every other character in "American Horror Story: Asylum" so far is either creepy, perverted, secretive, or just plain evil. Hopefully, with more backstory, there will be other characters for viewers to grow attached to.
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