It almost made me wonder if JER had faked his death.
He did, his new pen name is Ryan Murphy.
I googled Ryan Murphy but that didn't help because I haven't seen any of his shows. Does he do lots of camp, drama, supernatural, reflections, and fake-outs?
I loved Nip/Tuck...it got more and more out there as the series went on. Julian McMahon's character was so hot, twisted & flawed that I couldn't wait to see what he was going to do next. Murphy wrote the classic triangle with the 3 leads, Dylan Walsh, Julian McMahon & Joely Richardson and all 3 had great chemistry with one another.
Glee is a reflection of the time Murphy spent in show choirs when he was in high school & college. It's fun to watch if you love music & dance and once in a while it hits on some pretty good social themes. Definitely more fluff.
American Horror Story is super dark, twisty, demented, crazy drama. Lots of changing time periods, characters that appear one way to one character & another way to other characters, visions, ghosts, psychosis, etc. The first season features a woman pregnant with twins...one from a rape(she thought she was having sex with her husband in a latex suit, but it was actually a ghost) & one from her husband (sound familiar?) Each season features a new setting and set of characters, but many of the actors overlap season to season.
Haven't seen his other work.
I think RM is more inspired by JER, he doesn't tend to do the fake outs. I do sometimes wonder if RM is a fan of Days.
Nip/Tuck: When I watched the first season years ago, Kimber reminded me of Nicole. Later on, they had the son run off with a transgender male to female. That character reminded me of Vincent/Passions. NT I thought had that same crazy feel like Passions did in it's later years. I loved Julian's Christian Troy, he was such a scum bag lol. I'll never forget the scene where he first meets Kimber and she said she was a 10, he said she was an 8, telling her she should have used sunscreen.lol Then he proceeded to tell her at her request all the stuff wrong with her. This beautiful woman standing with all these red plastic surgeon "correction" markings was a powerful scene.
Glee: the rubber belly pregnancy pad. Quinn was the president of her Golden Circle club when she became pregnant (Glee did it first, though). There was Quinn & Finn, we had Chad & Tad.