Chucky: 201 - 203
If you love creepy, toddler sized, red headed dolls, then this is your show. It does help to have some background information on the Chuck movies but not completely necessary to go all the way back to the beginning.
Spoiler Level: None, Spoiler-free.
We all know the general story of Chucky, the good guy doll that was possessed by Charles Lee Ray. The doll comes to life and continues his mission of murdering. There have been eight movies between 1988 to 2019 and in that time, Chucky racked up an estimated 75 kills. There were eleven episodes in the first season of his SyFy series with an estimated additional 21 murders.
Before I begin, I must confess that I have never watched any of the movies and I have only ever seen these two episodes of the show. This show is bonkers in the best possible way. The characters in the show are aware of the movies which makes the show that much better.
There are four leads of the show, Jake Wheeler (Zackary Arthur), Devon Evans (Bjorgvin Arnarson), Lexy Cross (Alyvia Alyn Lind), and Chucky (Brad Dourif). Jake, Devon, and Lexy are the teenagers fighting Chucky. The actors playing the teenagers are actually teenagers which isn’t the norm, usually, the teens would be played by actors in their early 20s and especially in a horror show. The actors all except Bjorgvin, have extensive credits; however, I am unfamiliar with most of the work. The only actor I am familiar with is Brad Dourif who was in The Lord of the Rings as Wormtonge and has been the only voice of Chucky.
Without giving away too much, Jake and Devon are in a relationship and Lexy is one of their friends. Lexy is having issues coping with the events of season one and is doing drugs. When the first episode ended with a bang, the kids were sent away. The kids are discovering that there is more than one doll being possessed by Charles Lee Ray but what they don’t know is exactly how many.
I think one of my favorite things about the show so far is that Jennifer Tilly is playing Tiffany Valentine (Chucky’s bride) playing Jennifer Tilly who is keeping an amputee hostage that can channel Chucky’s spirit. My next favorite part of this show is watching everyone fight a doll. Yes, the doll, any doll really, is creepy, but there is something about the red hair and the doll being the size of a toddler that makes it even creepier. There is just something about watching the doll jump onto someone’s back, or Chucky being kicked across the room that just makes me laugh a little. I love listening to Chucky antagonize these teenagers and the teenagers trying to explain all of their weird behaviors because only four people know that the doll is alive and committing mass murder.
I honestly did not know what to expect when I started this show and I have been pleasantly surprised. The acting is really good and believable, the music is wonderful, the puppeteers do a great job, and the murders have been well placed and a little shocking. So far for the two episodes, there have been three murders.
This show does a wonderful job of mixing the horror with the comedy and the drama. I don't know the last time I watched a horror anything that I laughed at and was expected to do so. It is great all around.
Chucky: 201 – 203
- Writing - 9/109/10
- Storyline - 9/109/10
- Acting - 9/109/10
- Music - 9/109/10
- Production - 9/109/10