So far there are four seasons (the fourth has not being shown on Netflix yet, but is on Fox tv channel), and each one has a different story and a different set of characters that are played by the same ensemble cast. I love the fact that most of the same actors come back each season, it works surprisingly well and you really get to like them and look forward to seeing who they will be appearing as next. This can especially be said for a certain Evan Peters, one of the lead actors in all four seasons. If you are not aware of him then please search him on Google...and thank me later! If he is not worth watching all the excessive gore for then I don't know what is!
The gore is pretty full on at times, if horror isn't your thing then obviously I would say to stay clear of this show. But the stories are good and it doesn't rely on gore to drive the plots, the characters do that and it's actually kind of easy to forget to be scared because the episodes are so action packed and intense!
The first season is all about a haunted house - the action is non stop from the very beginning, so if you are looking for a new program to watch song the lines of The Walking Dead etc, then give this a go!
Have you seen American Horror Story? Does it sound like the sort of program you would like? xx