“Scream” 1×08 – Ghosts


Another week, another ridiculously terrible/boring/unexciting episode of MTV’s wildly unsuccessful Scream. With Ghosts, I realized that the biggest problem of this show is its cast. Surely, they could’ve brought in people who know how to act better than that, right?

Either way, Scream has other problems hanging over its head as well. The second of many being the way it’s trying to mislead us into thinking that the killer who’s been loose over the past few weeks has been finally caught in the closing minutes of this week’s episode. I’m all for misdirection and whatnot, but who really believes that Seth is Ghostface? Especially because they just caught him and because it’s been so freakin’ obvious! So no, Scream. I’m not buying your attempts at misleading us. It’s cheap, unentertaining and boring.

I was also really annoyed with how everyone seemed to cope with Will’s brutal death. I really hated the guy too, mind you, but someone you go to school with was cut in half like 3 seconds ago, fellas! Why the hell are you still out there doing “normal” stuff and being alone in creepily dark rooms? That’s surreal.

And another thing (sigh). I know this MTV and everything, but can we please dial it down with all the pop-cultural references? They’re just so exhausting. No one in real life talks like that on a daily basis, and it really makes Scream “funny” rather than “scary” or whatever it is they’re going for.

One thing Ghosts did do right this time was give us more backstory. It wasn’t exactly a mindblowing shocker to find out that Daisy had a kid with Branson (simply because I still can’t care any less about this whole Branson/Daisy stuff), but it was nevertheless intriguing. Add to that Piper’s exchange with Emma about her “dad” and it does make you wonder whether Piper is Emma’s sibling or not. So, you know, there’s still something to enjoy about Scream.

A very small, small something.

Grade: D+