Starring Willa Fitzgerald, Bex Taylor-Klaus, John Karna, Carlson Young
2015 / Season One / 45 Minutes (11 Episodes) / MTV
I am a HUUUUGE fan of Wes Craven’s 1996 classic Scream, so much so that I could literally watch it once a week if I didn’t have anything else to do (but I’ve got A LOT going on, guys…ha…ha…). I didn’t have high expectations going into this series because although it’s great that there is a lot of genre TV shows getting green-lit these days, most of them aren’t very good or are too skewed towards a younger audience for me to really enjoy.
I’m probably biased because I love the film series so much but I think this show is a really good little whodunit and I was pleasantly surprised at how well written it is. Sure you’ve got the typical character archetypes, but in typical Scream fashion the characters themselves are the first to point this out and I felt each one had just enough depth to them that they weren’t too one dimensional. The characters were actually likeable, even the ones who were douchebags to begin with were eventually redeemed in some way.
Although not perfect, overall I really enjoyed this. It’s not connected in any way to the story of the films (my opinion, a good idea) but there were nods to characters and scenes, which were cute, and the new ghost face mask totally worked for me.