We've already heard that American Horror Story's Hotel is the most gory, gut-wrenching season so far. But the American right-wing Parents Television Council has taken the railing to a whole new level, denouncing Season 5 as "the most vile and shocking content I've ever seen on TV. Ever"
Are you wasting your time with that saucy Scream Queens fair when you could be hitting the hard stuff? We're talking about American Horror Story, the top rated show of the week two weeks running. But some folks apparently don't think the Horror Story is American enough for some viewers, and they went on a delightful email rant to let us know 'we ain't should be watchin' it nohow.' According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tim Winter, the pleasant head of the Parents Television Council, thinks he can do a better job than the FCC at telling us what shows we should and shouldn't watch, and which companies' delicious, hot, made-to-order sandwiches we should be eating while we watch or don't watch said program. In an email to its subscriber list that The Hollywood Reporter somehow got a hold of, Winter called American Horror Story's fifth season, especially the premiere episode: "The most vile and shocking content I've ever seen on TV. Ever."
He went on to call a boycott of advertisers whose products and services parade in the interspace of such horrendous material, giving the show warm, fluffy, oven-baked life. He singled out Subway in particular, whose new motto, he suggests, would be more accurate phrased thus: "Eat as fresh as a drill tip being forcibly inserted into the anus of New Girl's Max Greenfield!" "Most Americans have no idea this is primetime fare on advertiser-supported basic cable. And everyone is paying for it as part of their program bundle," Winter said while flailing his arms comically. Meanwhile, Hotel Cortez's real life serial killer Mr. Holmes sleeps soundly on his bed of royalties. But Winter isn't done yet, channeling his ire to Ryan Murphy's other horror-kitsch property, Fox's struggling Scream Queens, which is sure to receive a boost from the following encomium: "The program features graphic decapitations and discussions of necrophilia in the family hour … all sponsored by McDonalds." Delicious. What do you think about AHS' sex and violence?