6. Scream Queens
Who’s in it: Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Billie Lourd, Keke Palmer, Skyler Samuels, Glen Powell, Diego Boneta, Oliver Hudson, Nasim Pedrad, Lucien Laviscount, Kirstie Alley, Taylor Lautner, James Earl, John Stamos
What it’s about: A comedy-horror anthology series from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan, the team behind The Politician and other favorites like Glee, Scream Queens centers on Chanel Oberlin (Emma Roberts) and her loyal band of minions numbered and dubbed the Chanels (Billie Lourd, Abigail Breslin). In the first season, the Chanels’ sorority finds itself opening its doors to misfit pledges and becoming plagued by the murderous Red Devil. In the second and final season, the Chanels work at Dean Munsch’s (Jamie Lee Curtis) new hospital and are hunted by the Green Meanie.
Why you should watch: Scream Queens wasn’t for everyone, let’s just say that. The series boasted a very specific tone and borderline offensive sense of humor, and the situations were never concerned with realism. But that’s what made it a fun breath of fresh air, similarly to The Politician. Since they are from the same dynamic trio, many of the elements are still in play… just trading in the weekly body count for some satirical political commentary.
What’s more, in the same vein as The Politician’s gangbusters cast of veterans and newbies, Scream Queens assembled a remarkable cast of breakthrough performers, heavy hitters, and generational film and television icons. Without a doubt, Scream Queens will go down in history as the underrated darling of the Ryan Murphy cinematic universe. But not if the new king of Netflix has anything to say about it: Murphy’s already scaring up chatter about reviving the Chanels.
Where you can watch: Scream Queens is currently available to stream on Hulu.