‘Scream Queens’ trades in fur for scrubs


For season two, “Scream Queens” creator Ryan Murphy ditched the Greek sorority letters in exchange for pink rubber gloves and pastel scrubs.

After the reveal of the serial killer last season, the show seemed like it might not make it back for season two. 

The mystery was solved and the bad guys were put in jail. Season two of “Scream Queens” is set in a hospital, which seems to have just as dark of a history as the Kappa Kappa Tau house in season one.

The season two premiere starts with an eerie flashback to Halloween night of 1985. The flashback depicts a corrupt doctor disposing of a patient in the nearby swamp. 

Viewers later find that this hospital is now the same hospital that Dean Munsch (Jamie Lee Curtis), who is now called Doctor Munsch, started her CURE program at.

Emma Roberts, who plays queen bee Chanel Oberlin and her minions, Chanel #5 (Abigail Breslin) and Chanel #3 (Billie Lourd), have decided to tackle medical school after finding themselves out of jail, broke and unsuccessful while dealing with the fallout of the drama that happened in season one. 

Of course, the Chanel’s require more than mint scrubs when they start working at the hospital under Doctor Munsch’s request.  

All three of the Chanel’s are decked out in different shades of pink and coral while rhinestone stethoscopes hang around their necks. The same sassy mean girl attitude still remains in season two.

When they give one of the patients a makeover, the patient comments about how she wants to take a picture for her Tinder profile. Chanel promptly tells her, “side angle, good light, you’re still 15 pounds from a New Jersey six.” 

This iconic persona of Chanel Oberlin seems to be what keeps the show fresh and funny. 

That and the wide array of dyed fur coats and accessoriesthe Chanel’s deem fit for everyday wear. 

Traditionally, the phrase “scream queen” was for actresses who had become linked with horror movies, because they often played victims or a surviving protagonist. Curtis is identified as one of the most prominent ones for her role in “Halloween.” 

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Murphy said“Scream Queens” is anthological and the few characters who survive will continue to go onto the next season. 

“Scream Queens” gained quite a few new actors for season two. Taylor Lautner, who plays Doctor Cassidy Cascade, as well as John Stamos, who plays Doctor Brock Holt, make up most of Doctor Munsch’s CURE team at the hospital. 

Stamos’ character revealshe had a hand transplant after a tragic Super Bowl party accident, which leaves the viewer with a few questions about his control over his new hand. 

Lautner’s character plays more of a traditionally handsome and overly confident doctor. Both Stamos and Lautner add an interesting dynamic to the show that was not captured in season one.

Kirstie Alley also joins season two in her role as Nurse Hoffel, who acts as a negative force towards the Chanel’s in episode one.

The structure of the show seems like it will follow the pattern of the hospital dealing with a new patient each week. This could lead to some exciting guest star roles in future episodes.