Fall Shows: Scream Queens

Fall Shows: Scream Queens

Fall is when all those shows that you’ve been waiting for either come back from hiatus or finally have their big premieres. The show that’s making its mark this year on the premiere side is the terribly terrifying Scream Queens. If you haven’t seen any of the show, I recommend watching it right away. Not only does it have an all-star cast, with stars like Lea Michelle, Nick Jonas, Emma Roberts, Ariana Grande, Keke Palmer and Jamie Lee Curtis, it also has a gut-wrenching plot.

This show is not for children. There is blood, gore, and absolutely terrible jokes. The thing that makes most of the jokes terrible is the how they make fun of our ways of idolizing pop icons. For example, in the show, Lea Michelle specifically asks if she can call the Chanels “Mom.” For those of you who don’t know, “Mom” is a term of endearment for female idols. I honestly think that was the best joke in that entire episode.

The series is set at Wallace University’s Kappa House, the most popular sorority on campus. Kappa House is ruled by none other than Chanel Oberlin, whom is played by Emma Robert, and her minions, Chanels one through five. When Dean Cathy Munsch, played by Jamie Lee Curtis, decides that the Kappa House must be open for all students to pledge to, heads start to roll. A killer in a red devil costume, which also happens to be the school’s mascot, begins a killing spree. The sorority girls start to die off one by one.

Grace Gardner, a Kappa legacy, makes it her mission to take down Chanel and her flock and to help Kappa become as great as it once was. She is helped by Pete, a journalist for the school newspaper who is obsessed with taking Chanel number one down. She is also helped by fellow sorority girl Zayday. The three face secret murders, decapitated heads, mean girls, and a Dean that is obsessed with keeping everything secret. Grace and Chanel number one immediately bump heads. Chanel’s need to control not only Kappa, but the campus as well, causes her to turn a blind eye to the deaths and her morals, if she had any in the first place.

Half of the cast is killed off within the first two episodes, and if that doesn’t interest you, I don’t know what will. The way that the screen writers have gone about killing off their characters is wildly entertaining. Characters have been stabbed while trying to call for help via Twitter, had their face shoved into boiling hot oil and decapitated by a riding lawn mower.

As for the characters themselves, Lea Michelle graces the audience with the creepiest character we have ever seen. As if Glee’s Rachel wasn’t creepy enough, Michelle takes it to a whole other level with Hester. Just think of a fan girl and a potential murderer rolled into one. Then we have the feminist lesbian, which is honestly not my favorite. This girl is the stereotypical butch lesbian, and she is extremely offensive. The audience is also forced to deal with the deaf Taylor Swift fan. As a Taylor Swift fan myself, I was praying for this character to die. Overall the show does a great job when it comes to representation and character diversity.

Scream Queens is definitely going to be one hell of a show, and it will last at least through its first season. The show is the perfect mix between American Horror Story and Mean Girls. If you haven’t watched Scream Queens, I recommend seeing it as soon as possible. This is not a show to miss out on.