Netflix viewers are comparing Ratched to American Horror Story: Asylum
21 September 2020, 18:59 | Updated: 21 September 2020, 23:58
Ratched isn't part of American Horror Story... but it sure does feel like it.
Sarah Paulson and Ryan Murphy's brand new Netflix series Ratched has finally landed on our screens and if you're an American Horror Story fan looking to fill the void left by the delay in production on season 10, then this might be the next binge watch for you.
The show has shot the top of the Netflix charts all around the world and fans are living for Sarah Paulson's performance as Mildred Ratched, the infamous character that we were first introduced to in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest.
While it's not set in the AHS universe, fans can't help but notice the vibes and similarities between Ratched and AHS. It feels a bit like the lovechild of Asylum (the best season) and Netflix's Hollywood.
Aside from the obvious psychiatric institution link, there's the sinister atmosphere, the bold characters, the music queues, the grand locations... there's even a house in the first scene that looks almost identical to the Murder House. And a few episodes later, there's even a scene that AHS fans may find quite similar to a certain Asylum scene involving Shelley crawling up a set of stairs...
A lot of people seem to agree that Ratched feels like it could be part of the Asylum universe. A remix, if you will.
the way ratched is ahs asylum: the remix— kikis weed delivery service ミ☆ (@badgalkiki420) September 20, 2020
ratched like bates motel and ahs asylum had a crossover— 🎴 (@K1llIr) September 20, 2020
Ratched was pretty much an aesthetically pleasing version of AHS Asylum change my mind— 🏳️ (@goodriddancce) September 19, 2020
Ratched feels like an expansion pack story of Asylum— Gail (@CookiePoopies) September 20, 2020
Some fans even clocked similarities in the script, like when Lana Winters mentioned that journalists were like vultures.
In fact, the Lana Winters vibes are immaculate!
him asking if she’s a journalist,,, who’s going to a mental hospital- lana winters tease i see— allie♡ -RATCHED SPOILERS (@venablesbitty) September 18, 2020
mildred ratched and lana winters parallel pic.twitter.com/9yejNdxjAq— john. (@jawnsroberts) September 18, 2020
Along with Scream Queens, Ratched is feels like American Horror Story's glamorous Netflix cousin.
Ratched is just a bonus season of American Horror Story and I’m here for it.— Dalle (@dalle_rutledge) September 20, 2020
What I’m getting is that Ratched is just an American Horror Story season but with Cynthia Nixon— ry (@qveenlibra) September 20, 2020