Scream Queens - Scream Again

Starring: Emma Roberts, Billie Lourd, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer, Lea Michele, John Stamos, Taylor Lautner, Kirstie Alley, James Earl, Jamie Lee Curtis, Niecy Nash, Cecily Strong, Glen Powell, Jerry O'Connell, Laura Bell Bundy
Writers: Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan
Rating: ****

Air Date: October 2016, E4 

It is no secret that Scream Queens, season one, had a bit of a rocky run. It started strong, but soon seemed to loose it's path and direction; and with that lost viewers. Now I, personally, thoroughly enjoyed the entire series, and sure some of it was silly and the plot did wear thin at some points, but for me that was part of it's quirky charm. Season 2 premiered last night in the US, and it already jam packed with its usual sharp wit, and cheap thrills; and fingers crossed it continues to get better through this run. if not, this could be the end of the show, and that for me would be a real shame.

Billie Lourd, Emma Roberts
& Abigail Breslin
It is a few years after the murders at the Kappa house, and the Chanels (Roberts, Lourd and Breslin) have been released from prison after Hester (Michele) foolishly confessed to the murders. Elsewhere, Dean Cathy Munsch (Lee Curtis) has bought and is running a hospital that has a long and dark history; which seems to be this seasons mystery. Cathy enlists the help of Zayday Williams (Palmer), who is now a trainee doctor, at the hospital; to assist the two other doctors, Dr.Brock Holt and Dr. Cassidy Cascade (Stamos & Lautner), with their work. The Chanels soon join in the fun, and as always aren't ashamed  to say whatever they want and do what they can to get to the top. Unfortunately for the group, it seems like history is about to repeat itself; but this time, the devil is green.

The cast are the creme de la creme of season one, with some extra spice added in with the unorthodox characters. Long gone are the dullards like Grace and Pete, and instead Chanels #3 and #5 are getting even more screen time and even better chances to shine. Of course Emma Roberts and Jamie Lee Curtis steal the show with their cold and wicked characters, and the scenes they share are always the highlights of any episode. Even Keke Palmer is being given more of a chance to add her sass to the show. Overall the old cast members are slaying it.

John Stamos
The new characters, well it's early days, but I have high hopes. Kirstie Alley's nurse Ingrid Hoffel seems like the perfect adversary for Roberts Chanel #1, and brings an unhinged quirk to the nurse that foreshadows some underlying secrets perhaps. John Stamos is also an unpolished diamond in the first episode. He is playing a character that he is fairly familiar with; a sexy, slightly arrogant and vapid male who thinks he is God's gift. However, with the dialogue he has been given, he is actually funny and entertaining to watch. As for Taylor Lautner...he is as uninspiring and wet as I had expected.

Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan have done what they do best, they have taken the wicked humour from Glee and combined it with the eeriness and mystery of American Horror Story. Now, I am not saying it is the best show on televison, but it is a pure guilty pleasure, it is camp and it is crazy fun. I really enjoyed season one, flaws and all; and I fell that will be the same this time around.

The script is funnier and darker than the first season, and it looks like they have a pretty twisted and freaky killer on the loose. It isn't gonna break barriers like Glee and AHS did before it, but it doesn't need to. Scream Queens season 2 has done what it does best, entertained, and you can't ask for more than that.

Scream Queens: Season 2  - Promo

Keke Palmer
Jamie Lee Curtis
Lea Michele