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5 Times Scream the TV Series Took a Stab At Pop Culture

Like, where does A get those creepy dolls that look exactly like Aria, Spencer, Hanna, and Emily?
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MTV's new show Scream is incredibly self-aware. As its resident film geek Noah says, you can't turn a slasher movie into a TV show because they burn bright and fast, yet here they are doing exactly that. The trick is to develop the characters and make the audience care for them, Noah says, so that when they're inevitably killed off, it makes an impact. It's worked so far with the death of—SPOILER ALERT!—Riley, the sweet, nerdy It Girl who was just starting a relationship with Noah when the serial killer attacked her.

Another thing that the show is aware of is the pop culture landscape, and it enjoys poking fun at it, or just casually mentioning a few names, which helps the show feel current without trying too hard. For example:

 1  Pretty Little Liars

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As much as we love PLL, Noah asks a valid question: “Where do you shop for all of that?” (At the serial killer surplus store, duh.)

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 2  The Walking Dead

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If only! We'd definitely ace that midterm.

 3  Lady Gaga vs. Madonna

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Though we'd rather have our favorite artists play nice, especially after the recent Taylor-Nicki Twitter storm.

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 4  Hannibal, another movie turned TV show 

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This question is directed to Noah, whose extensive knowledge of slasher movies and serial killings might just help them find out who the killer is and what his next move will be.

 5  Awkward, Teen Wolf, Finding Carter, and other MTV shows

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In this genius promo video, Scream literally took a stab at all your favorite MTV characters. Talk about a killer party!

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Stalks celebrities, watches TV, marathons movies, curls up with books, and flails at concerts for a living. Also: semi-hardcore Whovian.
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