Monday, December 26, 2016

TV Show Review: Scream Queens (Season 2)

From the creators of American Horror Story Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy, Scream Queens delivers gruesome murders and hilarious antics. The Chanels return for a second season after surviving the attacks the Red Devil in college and wrongful conviction for all of the murders. Chanel Oberlin (Emma Roberts), Chanel #3 (Billie Lourd), and Chanel #5 (Abigail Breslin) finds themselves in need of money as their accustomed lifestyles are too expensive to fund.

Meanwhile, Dean Munsch (Jamie Lee Curtis) discovers that she is dying of a rare disease decides to fund a hospital that can cure any disease. She hires another ex-sorority sister Zayday Williams (Keke Palmer) and agrees to take on the Chanels as nurses. The two top doctors that work at the Cure Institute are Dr. Cassidy Cascade (Taylor Lautner) and Dr. Brock Holt (John Stamos), expert surgeons that take on remarkable cases.

Each episode introduces some new horrible disease and each time they are cured, they are murdered by a new serial killer, the Green Meanie. Also working at the hospital and a potential suspect is Nurse Hoffel (Kristie Alley). Returning after training from the CIA is the top detective Denise Hemphill (Niecy Nash). Hoping to win back Chanel's affection over Brock Holt is the very funny Chad Radwell (Glen Powell). 

Some major characters get offed in this season as Scream Queens has graduated to medical school with even more gruesome murders. Roberts is still funny as ever in the lead role supported by her hilarious cast in Lourd and Breslin. There are such witty jokes throughout each episode that skewer pop culture and the current climate in America. This show is not for the easily offended and lets no one off the hook with its shallow leads ridiculing everyone.

I have greatly enjoyed the two seasons of Scream Queens both for its humor and the murder mystery. I would like to see where the show can take these characters for a third season after college and a hospital. The last episodes had some finality to them but I would hope that Murphy and crew decide to bring the Chanels back to take on another colorful killer. Scream Queens shows what horror and comedy can do even on a network channel. 

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