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Subj: Re: Thoughts on "Chucky" season finale, season as a whole, and season 2 coming sometime next year! :)
Posted: Tue Dec 14, 2021 at 05:18:29 pm EST (Viewed 102 times)
Reply Subj: Thoughts on "Chucky" season finale, season as a whole, and season 2 coming sometime next year! :)
Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2021 at 10:40:51 pm EST (Viewed 114 times)

    It wasn't the most amazing show I've ever seen, but it was interesting. The cast acting was great, the story was good, and it was great to have Andy and Kyle back again (the former came back at the end of the Curse of Chucky, and the latter at the end of Cult of Chucky).

Well I have to disagree on the acting and writing. The acting, especially from most of the new kids characters, was pretty awful. Some of the adults were okay. I thought the girl playing Lexy actually did some decent acting but they had her up front playing the most despicable character, who somewhere in the middle became the nicest. And for Jake and Junior, two characters who seem to have an inner struggle about whether to be good or evil, these kids did not have the acting chops to make that work. The first 5 or so episodes were terribly dull and if you skipped them and started at episode 5 or 6 with just the "previously on" recap you wouldn't have missed much. After that I did enjoy seeing some incremental progress on the franchise story. I'm being pretty harsh on this but I'll say some nice things eventually, I just thought this production was pretty bad even by Chucky franchise standards.

    I honestly thought Lexy's Mom would've been killed off, not her Dad, and while in a theater seat.

Yeah how do you stab someone in the butt through their chair and have them die motionless and silent? Wouldn't he be screaming and flailing about? Like the next person who got stabbed did?

    I do have some questions:

    1. The MAIN Chucky is still just a heavily-mangled head in Andy's apartment, right, as shown with Kyle at the end of Cult (and another time, I think)? In Cult, Chucky said he learned on TV some voodoo on how to "split your soul", right? If that were true, how did he do it just as a head? And does his mind somehow exist in each other doll?

Is there a main Chucky or are they all the same? We saw like 3 dolls by the end of Cult and one transferred into Nica. But in this show they claim that Chucky can't split himself until he corrupts a kid to kill for him, which happens towards the end of season one. So how was he split already in Cult?

    2. Thoughts on Kyle's death? I liked the character, Andy's buddy and confidant since CP2.

Um, that was done so quickly that I didn't understand what happened at all. So Andy and Kyle show up at Chucky's childhood home where Tiffany has set up a bomb and Devon is tied up and gagged inside. The house blows up. In the next scene Devon says he escaped "somehow" but Andy and Kyle didn't make it out. That makes no sense, he was tied up. And then of course Andy shows up at the end all scarred but alive. So is Kyle alive too? After all the death and gore scenes throughout this show I hope they wouldn't kill her offscreen like that.

    3. I was told awhile back, before the show started, that there was going to be just 10 episodes, then back to films again. Was this not true, or did they change their minds?

    4. The MAIN Tiffany is still in "Jennifer Tilly's" body, right?

Again is there a main Tiffany? Did she do her own spell to split her soul?

    5. In season 2, is it possible we'll see Karen Barclay (Catherine Hicks) and Officer Mike Norris (Chris Sarandon) again? I think it'd be a long time coming, especially for the former.

Or Jade and Jesse, or Tyler from part 3?

    6. They made no mention of the voodoo guy who originally taught Chucky what he knew of voodoo and mind-transference (before he knew he'd use it for evil purposes), who Chucky killed in the first film using his voodoo doll against him?

    7. So where exactly are Glen and Glenda (as they were shown as human kids in the final scene of Seed of Chucky)?

Tiffany/Tilly mentioned Glenda, probably saving the kids for a season 2 plot.

    8. What did you guys think of the first season?

Who are we supposed to be rooting for really? The kids were all potential murderers, I guess, the parents were all abusive to some extent, and then you've got Chucky and Tiffany. This show wasn't fun like it was in Bride or Seed, it's just kind of unpleasant now.

I like the idea of Andy and Kyle, survivors from the previous movies, coming back to help the new kids. But no one has any sort of plan, the writers haven't thought anything out. First of all, even when you only had one Chucky, he was unkillable. It took tons of fatal blows just to put him down, and then he'd always resurrect later on. So for Andy now 8 episodes into this quest to still be killing Chucky by just chopping off his head and then leaving the body at the crime scene, what is the point? Shouldn't he have learned voodoo by now so he can exorcise the spirit from the doll? Actually having the heroes be able to kill a Chucky once and for all would be a good reason to escalate to Chucky having multiple bodies so he always has a backup. Because as it is, it's not really necessary since you can't even kill one.

Flashing back to the '80s and having Fiona Dourif, Brad's daughter playing young human Charles was weird and kind of funny (with Brad's voice dubbed over). Good transition from young Charles and Tiff to current Chucky in Nica's body and current Tiff.

Fiona Dourif probably had a lot of fun playing the real Nica, the Nica possessed by Chucky, and also young Charles Lee Ray. Her acting was actually good.

Chucky popping up at the end as a horror host and doing a "kill count" on his own show could have been cute, but it seemed more like the writers patting themselves on the back for a job well done. Quantity isn't quality though. This show was just very messy, in terms of writing.

Why did Tiffany have to use the children's charity to ship out all the possessed Chucky dolls? We saw in a previous movie she was already mailing them to people herself. When Andy drives off with the truck full of Chuckys, the new kids just say "well then it's taken care of" like it's all wrapped up. As if the dolls all won't break free and kill Andy. They're too quick to relax.

It's safe to say I wanted to like this much more than I did. It had a few moments but not great.

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