Critic Consensus: Lacking truly compelling characters or scenarios, Scream is forced to trade too heavily on nostalgia for its big-screen predecessors in the franchise.
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An incredibly MTV-in-2015 way to unravel a mystery: ridiculous, meme-obsessed, self-mocking, and fun if you don't think about it too much. Which basically sums up the first season of the network's Scream.
MTV's television series based on the popular franchise has the same exact archly self-aware tone, but the novelty is long gone, and what we're left with is pointless homage.
Right from the first scene there's a unique energy to the piece. It doesn't feel like a knock-off or a cheap tie-in. It's a horror movie in weekly series form.
Luxe environments mixed with bitchy teen entitlement and karmic vengeance drive Scream beyond its slasher-exploitation film genesis to a stylish metaphor about a new generation's excesses and mean-girl cruelty.
You gotta like any high school drama that starts with the mean girl getting stalked and stabbed to death beside her swimming pool.
Audience Reviews for Scream: Season 1
Some of the dialogue stinks but the overall it does well to turn a slasher film into a TV series. I would have liked another addition to the film series but you can't have everything I guess
Produced by Wes Craven and loosely based on the films, Scream is a mystery/horror television series. In Season 1 a small town community is rocked by a string of murders that are seemingly related to a local legend about a serial killer known as Brandon James. For the most part the show maintains the tone and spirit of the films; offering insightful commentary about the horror genre and playing on the conventions of film/television. However, the writing isn't very strong, and neither is the acting. Additionally, the characters aren't very realistic, and the show tries to make everyone a suspect at some point (resulting in a number of inconsistencies). Still, the series does a fairly good job at building intrigue and delivers some intense thrills. Season 1 of Scream has its problems, but overall it's entertaining and shows potential.
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