TV Review: Scream Queens

scream queens

Airs: Tuesdays at 9/8c on FOX

Y’all should be super proud of me.  I made it through an hour of the two-hour premier of Scream Queens.  Or ashamed of me.  More likely ashamed.  There’s an adage in writing that you need to either make your characters likable or really good at something.  The characters in Scream Queens are good at one thing – being despicable human beings.

Why anyone green-lighted this project is beyond me.  Why anyone would anticipate this premier is an even bigger mystery.  I know what the producers were going for – Scream.  The problem – Scream did it first and they did it better. While the characters in Scream were dim-witted, they were at least likable.  Scream Queens, on the other hand, you are willing to kill them yourself just so you won’t have to watch them destroy your faith in humanity.

The cast of characters include: “Deaf Taylor Swift” who can seemingly hear sometimes; A girl in a neck brace, who can move her head from side to side when she’s buried; The Queen B who is mean and twisted because her father has money; and her “Heathers.”

So other than a tired premise, characters that you vehemently dislike, and continuity errors, this show is great!

WWYT Rating: 3.0

Nielsen Ratings: 1.7 A surprisingly high number given the quality, but it did lose over 25% of its viewers over the two-hour premier.  I expect a 25%+ drop next week (and probably the week after).  I will leave my chance of renewal at 20%.


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