The New Amazon Streaming Series, “Them” Is Disturbing
We started watching “Them” a few nights ago and I’m stunned by how graphic and violent it really is. I’d read a few things about it, but I often think people exaggerate. In this case, I have to say that the people writing about all the horrific things that happen in “Them” are definitely not exaggerating.
The racism alone is portrayed in such a disturbing way it’s often difficult to watch.
The story of “Them” — a structure that follows an outline similar to “American Horror Story,” as each season is poised to tell a different self-contained story — revolves around the Emory family, who move to a new neighborhood in Los Angeles in 1953.
Here’s more. I have to say that it’s a much better TV show than American Horror in many ways. For one thing, it keeps your attention and you don’t get bored by the 4th episode. They also don’t add horror scenes just for the sake of adding them. With this show, there’s always a reason for the horror that fits in with the storyline. But be prepared to be stunned in many ways. And your heart will be broken a few times, too.