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Scream Queens is stylish, sour, and needlessly spiteful

There's a very good chance that Scream Queens is going to lose a chunk of its viewers just a few minutes into the show's two-hour opener, when vile sorority queen Chanel Oberlin (Emma Roberts) excoriates the house maid. "That obese specimen of human filth scrubbing bulimia vomit out of the carpet is Ms. Bean," hisses Roberts. "I call her white mammy because she's essentially a house slave." Welcome to Kappa Kappa Tau!

There are moments in which Scream Queens feels less like a TV show than an endurance test. I stuck it out past poor Ms. Bean's first humiliation, but I lost track of all the times I was tempted to bail before the credits rolled. Was it the moment where two hunky fraternity members one played by Nick Jonas, an eye...

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