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Scream Queens doesn't have structure. It's a show gone rogue. "Ghost Stories" is kind of a mess. It's convoluted, not funny, and frankly doesn't even make sense. But that's okay! I'm going to honor the attempt.
I had a couple moments of disenchantment with it, but since its cast has been pared down via murder and its central crime streamlined into a series of comedy set pieces, I have been genuinely looking forward to it. "Ghost Stories" was great.
Scream Queens delivered a great episode this week as it offered a deeper look into the Red Devil Killers' plot and lost a few characters along the way (maybe, if anyone actually ever dies on this show).
The one thing I really loved about the Chanel arc of the episode was her extremely meta line at the end.
Considering the two-hour premiere had such massive potential, and the show has steadily declined since then, in both ratings and sheer interest factor, "Scream Queens" may have worked better as either a movie or a limited series, with fewer episodes.
Never have I ever wanted a TV novelization more than The Collected Ghost Stories of Denise Hemphill. Girl needs to put down those handcuffs and pick up a pen right this minute!
This has, of course, always been a meta show, for which the horror plot is a twisty necessity that's almost beside the point. It's much more interested in trying to capture the why-the-hell-not weirdness of iconic horror movies.
Aside from all those wonderful (and somewhat odd) ghost stories, the body count rose significantly in this week's episode of "Scream Queens" as the deaths of two main characters -- and that of a minor one -- shook Wallace University's campus.
I swore I wasn't going to let the Ryan Murphy-ness of the show bother me... I wanted to enjoy this show for what it is - a fun, stupid romp - and just live with the rest.... I can't ignore the problems anymore.