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New Ryan Murphy Series, 'Ratched,' Charms Fans With a Familiar Delight

Konstantinos Kateris

Posted on September 24, 2020 01:48

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"American Horror Story" and "Hollywood" creator, Ryan Murphy, explores the psychological thriller genre in his new series starring Sarah Paulson, "Ratched."

The first words that come to mind with the sound of Ryan Murphy’s name are somewhere along the lines of: horrific, intense or simply traumatic. Luckily for fans of the screenwriter and producer, Murphy’s newest show, "Ratched," does not disappoint with these themes.

Those who are familiar with his blockbuster series, "American Horror Story," will be content with the mirrored gore and violence present within his newest show. Moreover, AHS staple, Sarah Paulson, has made the bridge between the two shows as she stars as the protagonist that the show is named after, nurse Mildred Ratched.

"Ratched" serves as a television adaptation and origin story to the infamous Nurse Ratched, from the 1975 cult classic, One Flew Over the Cukoo’s Nest. Ryan Murphy hopes to lay the groundwork for the reasoning behind the evil facade of Nurse Mildred. The show takes place at a psychiatric hospital in the 1950s, which was an interesting time for alternative medical treatments given to the "insane." Bottom line, there may be a lobotomy (or two ... or three) present within this show. It is definitely not a series for the faint of heart, with even more torturous methods of treatments being placed upon the captives of the ward.

Murphy's greatest feat as a writer and creator is his ability to incorporate several storylines for viewers to keep track of. With a limited character set, fans of the show are still able to find solace in remembering key details about the plights of their favorite characters of the series -- all while remaining on the edge of their seats with a serial killer being held in the hospital.

"Ratched" is currently available as a single season to watch on NetflixFor those wondering if it is better than its sister series "American Horror Story," the decision is difficult because "Ratched" fails to give enough horror to be considered a horror/thriller series, although it is overtly disturbing. It is apparent though, that "Ratched" is the perfect series for AHS fans to make the transition to, as we await the upcoming tenth season.

Konstantinos Kateris

Posted on September 24, 2020 01:48

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