What am I watching? I found myself asking that several times throughout the whole two episodes of “Scream Queens” that are available on Hulu. Yet, despite this I actually found myself semi addicted to the show. Is it good? Is it bad? I can’t tell!
The plotline resembles a modern “who dunnit” with lots of twists and turns even if the first few episodes. Every five minutes or show I found myself shocked and questioning what I knew so far. Nothing in the show seems set in stone and the writers seem to have no problem killing of any of the cast in a heartbeat.
The cast themselves have a wide arrange of personalities that I have not decided if they are annoying or interesting. Some of the characters seem a bit one-dimensional. All of the sorority girls, except the main character Grace, so far have only shown one side of their personality.
The cast is full of celebrities. Lea Michele, Nick Jonas, and Emma Roberts are all main characters in the show. Jamie Lee Curtis and Diego Boneta are also main characters. With an all star cast, the acting in the show is fantastic.
If you look at the show as a satire than all of the characters make sense, but if you just watch it to watch it looks like a fairly homophobic, rude cast who do not care about anyone but themselves.
It is a mystery that the killer is, but they wear a red devil costume (the school mascot). It is revealed that there is two killers, and while there is one hint that is revealed (I will not spoil that for you) the other one is a complete mystery.
While the cast has been okay at best, the show gets a lot of points back when you look at the plot A serial killer is on campus going after sorority girls and possibly a group of golfing guys (I am not sure if they are being targeted or not).
Grace, a new girl is the sorority, teams up with Pete (a guy who works for the newspaper) to find out who the killer is. Their original goal, however; is to take out the sorority president Chanel.
The whole sorority seems obsessed with Chanel doing whatever she wants, no matter how ridiculous it is. It is kind of funny to watch the ladies run around and act crazy for her, but I could not help but feel bad for them when they have to slap themselves for not knocking on her door.
The only character that I hated more than Chanel was her boyfriend Chad. He reeked of overconfidence and went around screaming about how everyone wants to sleep with him. Don’t get me wrong, he was attractive, but he was too much of a jerk for that to matter at all.
The show portrays a popularity contest among college students, and shows how self-centered college students can be. As a comedy it is okay, I found myself open-mouthed more than laughing. As a horror it is also only okay; the red devil killer is really interesting, but I am desperate to find out who the killers are! When it comes to entertainment the show is great!
So overall, the show is really ridiculous and makes you feel bad for several members of the cast while hating others, like a good writer should. So, needless to day despite my confusion on my opinion of the show, I will be tuning in next week to see what happens next.