Teen Wolf is back and more excitedly MTV has debuted a new television show, Scream. MTV has long ago given up it's namesake of promoting music and has resorted to a roster of reality TV and questionable hour long diversions.
The show is based off the 1996 film of the same name. That movie starred Courtney Cox, David Arquette, and Drew Barrymore. And, is filed on a long list of movies that I will eventually get around to seeing in my life time. MTV is capitalizing on the franchise's history to build an audience for their new show.
Scream joins a long list of horror shows joining the roster. The aforementioned American Horror Story, Bates Motel, Masters of Horror, and even the Hitchockesque Twilight Zone. Another newcomer for the year is a similairly titled Ryan Murphy (the man also behind American Horror Story and Glee ) production titled Scream Queens that Nick Jonas and Arianna Grande are set to appear in.
Scream does not boast such an A-List cast. It doesn't even boast the most attractive cast on MTV. The most attractive cast member was slashed in the series premiere. John Karna's character Noah Foster has a dork liked appeal. He's obsessed with serial killers and is the most obvious suspect in the string of murders.
This show is building itself on the thin guidelines of a slasher. It's not an exact carbon copy. I watch it with the lights off and a bowl of popcorn. It scare me just enough that I can still go to sleep. It's trashy, basic white girl fun, and I stand for it.
Scream is one of my guilty pleasures of the summer. I would not say it's quality television, but it's so entertaining. It also has a little bit of that How To Get Away With Murder intrigue. You don't know who the killer be. So, you have 10 episodes to figure it out and more people get slashed as you go along. So, the suspect pool is much smaller.
We also don't have enough main characters to kill one person every week. There was one episode where we only killed one person and I'm just wondering how this is supposed to work. And, I'm supposed to be invested in these people. Just to have them axed. I don't know how much I'm about that life. But, I'll be watching.
Watch the first episode here.