Jenn - Jennifer Rhodes met Melanie back when True Blood was popular and they have been friends ever since. She loves TV (especially things that make you smile), Doctor Who, Finding new shows, and regularly provides awesome fandom items for Muser Giveaways. Jennifer is now a proud member of the VIPers - the Melanie's Muses Spotlight Feature Team!
Chucky, the only horror anything I really like so when I found out they where making a Chucky series for television I got excited. It felt like it took forever but it finally premiered a few weeks ago, and what better time then in October. Now even better is that it’s the original voice actor who voiced Chucky in the movies, and no not the remake (Dave note: that was voiced by none other than Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill), that does not exist. Remake? What remake? You can’t do Chucky without Charles Lee Ray. Sorry but you can’t. Now, another amazing aspect of this series is that Tiffany will be back, yes that’s Chucky's wife. She’s amazing, and my favorite. "Bride of Chucky" was the best Chucky to date, well that is until this series. It’s also nice to see the messages it spreads about awareness for bullying and homophobia.
Now before I get preachy let’s move on. This series does have a different feel than the movies, though there’s a lot of movie nods which are always cool to see. By different, I mean the feel of Chucky isn’t the same as it was in the movies. If you’re watching the show and have seen the original chucky movie than you might understand what I mean. It’s like they’re trying to make Chucky more likable which is actually working because the other characters besides Chucky, Jake and Devon are just so unlikable you might find yourself rooting for Chucky more than once. His friendship with Jake just seems more real as well. He just wanted to use Andy, but this seems like he actually cares about Jake and wants to help, if that makes sense. Well, whatever the case may be this show is excellent and I for one can’t wait to see it unfold.
Dave - Dave Christy loves horror, music, documentaries and more. He is also the co-runner of several fan based groups including Morningstars (THE Lucifer fan group also run by Melanie), and now is a member of the VIPers Spotlight Lounge team for Melanie's Muses. Other than "In The Spotlight" Features -check out his "31 Days Of Halloween Movies"
When I first heard they were making a Chucky series, I was a little skeptical. It usually isn't tv friendly fare. Then I heard that Don Mancini was involved. This gave me a little more hope. Early interviews and reports about the show confirmed they were continuing the story of the original movies which is definitely the preferred way to go. No more remakes. No more reboots. Color me intrigued. The trailer looked good but still left me with me questions. The main characters are in a high school, and are around 14 years old and this kid is carrying a Chucky doll? Why? However, watching the show explains it well.
The object of the horror genre is to build suspense and wait for the kill. So, some of these characters want you to see their death on screen and hope it is as satisfying as you imagine it. But of course, it needs to be built upon. You can't kill everyone in the first couple episodes and have no one left. So, it looks like we may just have one per week until the 8 episodes are up. I already have guesses to where it might end up going. In this town, it can only be so long before Chucky has to move on. So, if this series will continue to run, we may see a different set of characters every season. I can't see it staying in one town for a long time. We'll run out of people pretty quick.
Our daughter Em, as many of you know, is a HUGE Child's Play fan. From a very young age she has loved this little doll, and then loved Tiffany even more, so we have had LOTS of updates as this was coming to fruition. Normally we are all pretty much on the same page, but even though Em loves the new series... Jenn and Dave love the new series .... Greg and I just can't get into it. The idea is great - love what they are doing with Chucky - our hang up is that the main kids are meant to be 14/15. Maybe we are just old. But drink, and drunk, and unsupervised full out rager parties were definitely not a part of the Middle School experience even when Em was there less than 10 years ago. The premise is sound - the tie in to the movies (other than the remake which for the record I liked lol) is OK - It is probably close to impossible to cover all the lore and get it right - but original characters are popping up and there was a nice nod to Glen/Glenda.
I will probably finish out the series to see where it goes - like I said the story premise interests me ..... As to how fast will ultimately depend on whether Greg decides to watch too. Right now the jury is out on that one!
Check out the trailer if you haven't watched it yet and then scroll down for a Child's Play Giveaway! Chucky is currently airing new episodes every Tuesday on the SyFy Channel.
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