Ken Tucker
October 05, 2011 AT 02:13 PM EDT

No new fall TV has left me with more conflicted feelings and thoughts than American Horror Story, the new haunted-house saga from Glee‘s Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.

Which means, among other things, that it must be doing something right: Provocation is a lot better than predictability, and the one thing you cannot accuse Horror Story of being is predictable.

Or maybe you can. I’ve marshaled some of my thoughts on this below:

Come back for a more detailed, dare I say verging on spoilery, review writ in prose later tonight after the premiere airs.

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