Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk’s new “comedy-horror” show for Fox premiered last night with two whole hours of screams and laughs*. So was it any good? Did it bring the screams? Did it make you bust a gut? Has it changed the course of TV horror for ever?!? Here are my quick takes on last night’s premiere:

SPOILERS ABOUND!!! YOU ARE FOREWARNED!!!

TOP FIVE THINGS THAT WERE GOOD

  1. The music they used throughout the double-decker premiere was good. I want it in a playlist called “Cool Lame Dad’s Scream Queens Sampler”
  2. Jamie Lee Curtis’ post-coitus pot smoking monologue
  3. Jamie Lee Curtis’ overall performance
  4. Nick Jonas’ scheming character (also, his naked torso)
  5. This bullet left blank.

TOP FIVE THINGS THAT SUCKED

  1. I’ve seen this story-line somewhere else recently, now where might that have been?
  2. The tone was all over the place
  3. *I did not scream
  4. *I didn’t laugh, not a once. I maybe smiled politely twice.
  5. Murphy & Co are terrible at anything to do with race, gender, disability, etc. again. See #4 in this list and their attempts at humor in the premiere.

Of interest to some, Deadline is reporting that Scream Queens 2 hour premiere did so-so.

Scream Queens (1.6 in fast nationals) proved again how hard it is to convert social media buzz into Nielsen eyeballs. Scream Queens, which generated the most social media buzz pre-launch, had very high awareness but its intent to view was relatively low, which could explain the so-so premiere rating.

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ACROSS THE KINJA-VERSE

io9’s Cheryl Eddy Tried to Warn Us.

From Gawker’s Morning After: Rich Juzwiak’s Take on “The Best Scene” from Last Night

Advertisement

Over at Jezebel’s The Muse, Madeleine Davis Thought Scream Queens Was “laugh-out-loud funny”.

io9’s True Crimes Blog has Cheryl Rounding Up the Prime Suspects of Scream Queens

What say you Odeckians? Share your thoughts in the comments. If you have a link to a recap/review then drop it in the comments and I’ll add it above under “What Others Are Saying”.