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Reality TV star and entrepreneur Kim Kardashian has made her scripted TV debut in the twelfth season of ‘American Horror Story.’ In the new season, subtitled ‘Delicate,’ Kardashian plays Siobhan Corbyn, the publicist friend of Emma Roberts’ Anna Alcott, a troubled actress who is trying to conceive via IVF.
The new season is based on ‘Delicate Condition,’ an upcoming novel by horror author Danielle Valentine. It’s a twisted take on the horror genre with elements of satire, comedy, and drama. What are people saying about Kardashian’s performance? Here are some of the reactions from critics and fans.
Critics are divided over Kardashian’s acting skills
Some critics have praised Kardashian for her surprisingly competent and confident performance, noting that she brings a natural flair and charisma to her role. They have compared her to Lady Gaga, who also starred in a previous season of American Horror Story, and said that she adds some much-needed spice and humor to the otherwise dull and dreary show.
However, other critics have been less impressed by Kardashian’s acting chops, arguing that she is just playing a version of herself and not really acting. She’s been criticized somewhat for her lack of range, depth, and emotion, and said that she is overshadowed by the other cast members, especially Emma Roberts and Matt Czuchry, who plays Anna’s husband Dexter.
Fans love Kardashian’s performance and her character
Fans have enjoyed seeing Kardashian on-screen overall and have expressed similar feelings about her performance as did critics.
Some fans have expressed their admiration and support for Kardashian’s character, Siobhan, who is portrayed as a loyal and fierce friend to the main character Anna. Many fans have speculated that Siobhan might have a bigger role to play in the plot later on in the show, as she seems to know more than she lets on.
‘Delicate’ is getting good reviews overall
Kardashian’s performance aside, the show itself has received good reviews from both critics and fans so far. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gives the season a solid 80% rating from critics and a 72% rating from audience members from over 100 reviews already.
Overall, critics and fans both seem to be impressed by the new season’s softer touch, in contrast to some of the over-the-top flair of previous seasons of ‘American Horror Story.’ Many reviewers noted that since the season is working from a different writer’s novel, there could be some pressure for the creators to stay disciplined in replicating the source material. On the other hand, some reviewers who preferred the style of previous seasons have criticized the show for its slow pace.
Where can you watch ‘American Horror Story: Delicate’?
‘American Horror Story’ is airing on FX every Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET, and each episode will be available for streaming on Hulu the day after it airs. The show is split into two parts, with the first part airing this year and the second half coming sometime in early 2024. There are four episodes left to air in the first part, so tune in on Wednesday nights to see how the cast will fare.