Ryan Murphy : American Horror Story, And Scream Queens

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Ryan Murphy is one of the most creative and talented television writers of the 21st Century. He has penned three hits with the FOX Network, and these shows illustrates his complexity as a writer. Glee, American Horror Story, and Scream Queens show the different levels of Ryan Murphy. He shows the viewers that he can either separate these levels or add these levels together. Either way, whatever he creates becomes a hit.
The show Glee first premiered on the FOX Network on May 19, 2009. The show starred high schoolers, who came from different backgrounds. These teens also had different personalities that set them apart, and this is what helped them become household names. The main cast were part of a glee club, an organization that
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His use of comical satire and in depth discussions of modern issues is what made Glee a success for six years, with its final episode airing March 20, 2015.
During the time of Glee, Murphy also created American Horror Story. The series, which is still airing to this day, was much more darker than Glee. Like Glee, Murphy used comedy. However, in this series the comedy was more crude and was full of adult innuendos. Also, he changed each season up with a different theme and setting. For example, the first season was centered around a man, his wife, and their home; the second season is centered around an insane asylum and its patients; the third season is centered in New Orleans and a coven of witches; the fourth season is centered around a circus; and the fifth season is centered around a hotel and vampires.One thing that every season had in common was two of their main cast members, Jessica Lange and Sarah Paulson. Another thing that every season has in common is the horror. Murphy plays with the different elements of horror by including; gore, killer, psychological, and paranormal. Murphy also played with the taboo subject of voodoo in season three. This show is a distinct contrast between Glee. In the latter, Murphy had a general mood of upbeat teenagers, who always overcame obstacles. However, in American Horror Story, Murphy had people stuck in their dilemmas and

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