Warning: This recap of the “Rapunzel, Rapunzel” episode of Scream Queens contains spoilers. “Rapunzel, Rapunzel” saw the return of a Season 1 favorite (I’m guessing Oliver Hudson’s Wes was somebody’s favorite?) and continued to explore the strangest courtship on network television. … If Wes was back, could his daughter Grace’s terrible hat collection be far behind?
Sure you could spend the weekend before Halloween prepping your Stranger Things costume. Or, like a real ‘80s teenager, you could save that homework for the last minute, and use those 48 hours to binge on at least one (or more) season of scary TV. With that in mind, we’ve assembled a Halloween lover’s binge guide of past and present shows divided into different categories based on who (or what) scares you.
Are we prepared to accept that Ryan Murphy is one of the best comedy writers of our time? I can already tell you are not hearing me out, but look, even people who are not fans of Ryan Murphy’s brand can admit that his overall series visions blur the starkest of comedy lines and embrace audacity like few other showrunners’ do. From Nip/Tuck to Glee to the individual worlds of American Horror Story, the one through-line in all his work has been a fondness for blackhearted farce and vivid one-liners.
Ratings are down across the board for the broadcast networks (thanks a lot, Netflix), we’ve seen very few runaway hits, and we’re still waiting for our first official cancellation. Although that last one might just be a case of Hollywood doublespeak… but we’ll get to that in a minute.
Scream Queens has taken over Fox Tuesday nights — and now it’s about to take over your Halloween (or should we say “Chanel-o-Ween”). To celebrate the spooktacular day, SuperFan TV put together a dance remix of all the screams from Fox’s horror-comedy series, which follows a string of murders at Wallace College’s Kappa Kappa Tau sorority. This Scream Queens remix will leave you screaming with excitement. Or, don’t scream at all — just dance!
Scream Queens is a show where everything’s in quotation marks and we all have a gentleman’s agreement to ignore them. For example, these “students” go to “college” and live in a “sorority” where they are occasionally “killed” for “reasons.” Some of the characters are funny while the rest are “funny.” The “violence” is “shocking” and “scary.” Emma Roberts is fantastic and the Rhodes Twins are “fantastic.” We the viewers are “interested” in “finding out” who the “killers” are. On Scream Queens there are almost too many quotations marks to keep track of, so it’s best to just keep one quote-free statement in mind: This thing is FUN. After several weeks’ worth of elaborate (and expensive-looking!) set-pieces, “Seven Minutes in Hell” gave us something akin to a bottle episode.
There are so many things to enjoy about Fox’s horror-comedy Scream Queens, but our favorite thing about the Ryan Murphy series has to everybody’s favorite scene stealer – Niecy Nash. The actress plays security guard Denise Hemphill, who always seems to have some sort of ridiculous (and usually unhelpful) safety advice for the students of Wallace University. Best known for her role as Deputy Raineesha Williams in the Comedy Central series, Reno 911!, Nash has also received critical acclaim and a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for playing Denise “DiDi” Ortley on the HBO comedy Getting On.
She hasn’t lifted a finger, and Richie Sambora is going to be there! So, we devised a formula — including story sway, cuteness, and fan support — to calculate just how powerful 14 current TV babies are. 14. Little Sam, Game of Thrones Kind of useless, except as motivation for Big Sam (John Bradley) to take care of Gilly (Hannah Murray). Judith, The Walking Dead Honestly, until Rick (Andrew Lincoln) offered to let Morgan (Lennie James) hold Judith in the Season 6 premiere, we forgot she even existed. His existence caused lots of problems between Francis and Mary (Adelaide Kane) and between Mary and Lola (Anna Popplewell).
It’s October, so you know what that means. Halloween is about to take over the small screen. There’s nothing quite like costumed comedy, and for this season, TV’s funniest characters have pulled out all the stops, with costumes that include Predator, Mr. T, and a cannibalistic serial killer costume worn by an unlikely trick-or-treater.
This fall’s crop of new TV shows has been, by and large, a crushing disappointment. And that means that some great actors are trapped on some less-than-great shows. We don’t blame these actors for taking the gig — who’d turn down a network-series paycheck? — but we just wish Hollywood would find a better way to take advantage of their many talents.
Unfortunately, “Pumpkin Patch” was distressingly wheel-spinny: No real plot development, no shocking murders, no particularly inspired comedic interludes. We’ve all been there.
It might seem like a great idea — the best idea, even — to eat funfetti cake for every meal for 15 weeks straight, but the cold hard truth is that is actually not a great idea. Funfetti cake is indisputably delicious and contains several food groups within it (dairy, poultry, uh, sprinkles) but ultimately a diet consisting of only funfetti cake will both become boring and could cause you to become housebound to the point where you will have to start cleaning yourself with a rag on a stick. Long story short, just because something is a perfectly delicious meal doesn’t make it perfect. Let’s get some vitamins and nutrients in there, guys! Scream Queens is television’s closest stand-in for funfetti cake.
Emma Roberts, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lea Michele, Nick Jonas, more arrive at the premiere of Fox’s Scream Queens at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre on September 21, 2015.
The Yahoo TV staff looks at this week's big premieres — from 'Scream Queens' to 'Blindspot' — and ranks them with a "now," "later," or "never."