Scream Queens: This showhas the virtues and flaws of any typical creation by Ryan Murphy. It’s scary, it’s funny and it’s incredibly ridiculous, but it’s still a fun watch!
In A Nutshell
The story focuses on the Kappa Kappa Tau sorority at Wallace University. This sorority is led by Chanel Oberlin, who is rich, selfish and mean to everyone. A 20-year old mystery reemerges when a serial killer dressed as the Red Devil starts targeting sorority members.
Meet the Characters
Chanel is one of the main characters. She is the leader and queen of the Kappa Kappa Tau sorority. She has a group of sorority sisters who follow her everyone and whom she treats as her minions and, sometimes, slaves. Despite being selfish, superficial and mean, Chanel does have some moments in which she shows that she actually cares about other people.
Grace is the second main character. She joins the university in the first episode and she’s the complete opposite to Chanel: she’s naturally good, sweet and nice to everyone, but she’s not afraid to speak for herself and confront Chanel. She has a father who is overprotective of her, making things harder when she wants to investigate the killer’s identity.
Dean is the dean of the Wallace University. She is a strong, independent and selfish woman who likes to have everything in control. These personality treats lead her to having fights with Chanel every now and then. She has also a very mysterious past and personality and she can come off as unnerving in certain situations.
There are more relevant characters in the series, including the Kappa Sisters (Chanel’s minions). We are keeping them off this list because it could be considered spoiler-y.
A Brief History of Scream Queens: The When, Where and How
Scream Queens is an American television show created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, airing on FOX. The series’ first season premiered in September 2015 and consisted of 13 episodes. On January 15th, 2016, Fox renewed the series for a second season.
Scream Queens has been criticized for many things, but we are going to be focusing on the aspects that make it worth watching, one of them being the characters. Sure, Chanel and his minions are almost a copy of the characters of AHS’s Coven, but it’s still very entertaining to watch these ridiculous charicatures interact with everyone around them. The world of Scream Queens is surreal and it could not possibly take place in the real world, but the show still makes sure to add some sane, reasonable characters to balance out the story and offer even more interesting exchanges. The comedy is always on point, and the one-liners are pure gold. You should be aware that the show can be extremely offensive at times too, though.
Just like most slash series, Scream Queens is not afraid to kill off characters in the most sadistic, unexpected ways, including main characters (sometimes… kind of). Because of this, scenes featuring the Red Devil will still have you in the edge of your seat even if they are executed in the most ridiculous, comedic ways. Some episodes pulled off this slash/comedy relationship better than others, though.
To put it simply, Scream Queens has the virtues and flaws of any typical creation by Ryan Murphy. If you have enjoyed at least one season of American Horror Story, you will probably like Scream Queens.