Chucky’s TV Show ‘A Killer Series’

It’s True Coming-Of-Rage Story
Chuckys TV Show A Killer Series

     Chucky the killer doll is an iconic slasher villain who many people know and love. Since 1988, the “Child’s Play” movies have been a favorite among horror fans. However, many people haven’t heard of Chucky’s TV show

     “Chucky,” created by Don Mancini is the eighth installment of the Child’s Play franchise and is also a direct sequel to “Cult Of Chucky.” The show currently has three seasons. 

     As a fan of “Child’s Play,” which introduced me to the horror genre in the first place, I wanted to revisit the show with the finale of season three, which made me remember my love for this franchise.

     The show follows the story of three teenagers, Jake Wheeler (Zachary Arthur), an ex-loner who loves creating art; Lexi Cross (Alyvia Alyn Lind), the daughter of the mayor of her town and who struggles with her individuality; and Devon Evans (Björgvin Arnarson), a true crime fan fascinated by their towns history. Together, they face the serial killer doll Chucky (Brad Douriff) and his psychopathic murder sprees across the three seasons. 

     The show has many things going for it. It delves deep into this new age of the “Chucky” franchise. The characters introduced were charming and well written. It shifted “Chucky” to be all about teens and the problems that come from growing up. For example, the character of Jake Wheeler shows topics about queer children in abusive homes. It shows Jake’s complicated love hate for his father because while he hates him for how he has treated him since he came out, he still feels a sense of love for him because after all, he’s still his father. The show also portrayed how he grows to be comfortable with his sexuality with the help of his new friend Lexi and his lover Devon. The “Chucky” show’s rebranded motto is “A Coming of Rage Story,” which is a strong description for the show, especially in season one. It balances the topics of the classic “Chucky” movie slasher comedy but also the growth of the teenage cast throughout the series. However, that’s not to say it’s completely perfect with its story.

     One major complaint that I have about the show is the actual storylines. It almost seems like the creator is adding random plot points and stories for the sake of having more Chucky content. For example, there’s been many times where Chucky “dies.” However, it seems he always comes back with some weird loophole that seems made up. Like at the end of season two, Lexi kills Chucky and every version of himself, making it so his soul goes away… right? No, it turns out Chucky possessed himself into another random doll we had little knowledge of. It keeps throwing us off, making viewers think their heroes have won, however, Chucky’s always a step ahead.

     That being said, the show “Chucky” is still very entertaining and fun. It’s a great change for the franchise. If the show does get renewed for a season four, they can do a lot with the teen cast. It may not be peak “Child’s Play,” but it is still a fun show that slasher fans are sure to enjoy.

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