- Vagina 'jokes' in every scene. Seriously, every variation of a vagina nickname is used in the first three episodes. - Every character tries to outwit each other. It's as repetitive as it is infuriating. Imagine Juno the TV show, and every character is Juno. - Do you enjoy character development? Or common sense? Or continuity? Well, you're out of luck here. Characters motivations are chopped and changed, and the decisions and consequences to their actions are non-existent. - The jokes are so lame. You will definitely feel a sense of trying way too hard... every second line is a lame reference to a horror movie this show is trying to homage but in fact weakening by associating it with this dreck. - Everything is so fast paced whenever anything important happens but when it comes to boring romantic subplots or long, long, unnecessary speeches about a vagina and sex suddenly they have all the time in the world. - The show labels itself a slasher and a dark comedy. It is neither. It is so over the top to the point of stupidity. It is less of a comedy and more of a bumbling attempt at trying to be edgy. It has no idea what sort of comedy it's trying to produce. Jamie Lee Curtis as the Dean of the university will, for example go to sleep listening to a white noise machine playing the sound of a slasher movie. This is just apparently something her character does?
Throw in two lines of script from Ariana Grande and several endless shots of Nick Jonas shirtless and playing the obligatory token gay character, mix in every female character going boy crazy despite the circumstances she finds herself in and endless meandering and you have Screen Queens.
This show is a mess.
Variety recently published a cover story with Jamie Lee Curtis and Emma Roberts in which Jamie Lee stated that this show will probably be the highlight of her career... I wonder if she had actually seen this show. Emma Roberts is a great actress and all her scenes are made up of making over the top racist, homophobic and sex jokes that don't offend me because of they're context, they offend me as a viewer because her character has no reason to do this other than to hopefully elicit a chuckle from the viewer. It doesn't, because it's lame.
No one cares that there is a serial killer on the loose on a college campus. The writers immediately wrote themselves into a corner and don't try and do anything to help this plot make any sense. The viewer is constantly asking "why don't the girls just go elsewhere instead of staying in the house where several people have been murdered?" Each girl is essentially wearing a sign on her back saying KILL ME! This is a pretty huge hole in the story and the writers aren't the least bit smart about it. In a movie you can get away with it, in a TV show that spans several weeks it's just idiotic. I really wanted to like this show. I really wanted to find something good or redeeming to add to this review, but sadly there is nothing good about this.
Avoid this show at all costs and re-watch Scream or Halloween.