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Chucky

Chucky season 3

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Kristin Smith

TV Series Review

He’s got a death list and he’s checking it twice.

His name is Charles Lee Ray. But his enemies know the doll as Chucky. 

Chucky has had many victims over his lifetime, and his list of future murders is growing. Always with a little help from his protégé; his friend till the end. 

His current protégé is a demented little girl named Caroline. 

Her father and mother were murdered by Chucky, a fact Caroline doesn’t seem to care about. And Caroline’s sister, Lexy, along with Lexy’s friends, Jake and Devon, are still searching for her (and trying to take down Chucky). Still, Caroline prefers Chucky. She wants to learn just what it is he does and how he does it. 

And what he does is murder. Brutally. All the time. He’ll kill anyone. Make him mad? You’re done for. Upset Caroline? Annihilated. 

It’s in his nature, he says. It’s what he was created to do; to bring a sense of skewed justice, he’d say. And now–even though he’s seemingly getting older–he’s looking to bring “justice” to a place that houses those who are responsible for death all over the world: The White House. 

First, he’ll need to captivate the President’s son. Check. 

Second, he’ll have to preserve his own life and stop his evident aging by murdering six people as a sacrifice to the Voodoo god, Damballa. Still pending. 

Third, he’ll have to avoid Lexy and her pesky friends who are bent on ending his life. Seemingly easy. 

Chucky is bloodthirsty and certain that nothing can stand in his way. Only time will tell if he’s right. 

But, currently, time is not on his side. 

Creepy Dolls Never Die

Chucky really should have stayed in the ‘80s, trapped inside the film Child’s Play. But he didn’t. Because, apparently, there are people that still want to watch a creepy doll murder those around him. 

Those people are creators and producers Don Mancini and David Kirschner… and their audience, of course.

This new series, Chucky, is rated TV-MA (but you knew that) and can be watched in a few different locations, like Sy-Fy and Peacock. 

But the real question is, why would you want to watch this? What does it offer? 

Well, I can’t answer the first question for you. So, I’ll answer the second. 

Each season (and currently it’s in its third) is rife with blood, guts, brutal murder, profanity, tragedy and a new storyline. 

This third season features Chucky’s ex-girlfriend, a Voodoo-practicing, body-possessing woman named Tiffany Valentine who is just as bloodthirsty as Chucky. She’s just been convicted of her own murders, thanks to Lexy and her friends. Then, of course, there’s Chucky and his intended murder spree in the White House. 

The storyline does suggest that Christianity does have the power to kill Chucky–but it’s treated more like magic than faith. Chucky combats it with his own Voodoo magic, which includes worshiping the god Damballa and human sacrifice.

It’s filled with profanity. And I mean filled; I heard the f-word what felt like every five seconds. It has weird sexual jokes, features LGBTQ characters and it’s also crazy violent. Chucky murders and dismembers his victims and most of all of it is right on the screen. It seems the filmmakers don’t like to shy away from anything. 

I think if I didn’t tell you this, you’d probably be able to figure out everything I said, just by reading the title. But it’s my job to tell you, so… there you are. 

Episode Reviews

Oct. 4, 2023–S3, Ep3: “Jennifer’s Body”

Chucky finds a young friend named Caroline and chooses her as his new “friend to the end,” i.e. who will help him in all his future killings. Chucky’s ex-girlfriend, Tiffany Valentine, is put on trial for her slew of murders.

Chucky’s favorite hobby is killing people, and he does so often and with great violence and cruelty. Countless scenes show Chucky stabbing groups of people to death (in the face, chest and eyes) and dismembering them as their blood is splattered on every conceivable surface. Chucky asks his friend Caroline (the small girl who he has deceived) if she’d like to help him kill, but she says she’d rather watch.

Once, he kills a cab driver by stuffing an umbrella down his throat and opening it once it’s inside of him (this is extremely graphic). Chucky makes a list of people he’d like to kill and asks Caroline if she would like anyone to die. She chooses her first-grade teacher and he promises her that she will, eventually, be killed.

A doctor tells Chucky that he is aging because a group of kids put a “Christian spell” on him and that he was exposed to Catholicism. The doctor makes it clear that Chucky cannot be exposed to Christianity or worship other deities if he is to remain evil.

As a result of his exposure, Chucky is told he is aging and will die and never again have the ability to be reincarnated. The only solution is to perform an evil that hasn’t been performed since “the crusades,” and to make a sacrifice to Damballa, the serpent god of Voodoo mythology. The sacrifice must include six people, and they must die inside of an evil house. Chucky eventually chooses the White House as his newest killing grounds (a place, he says, that has blood on its hands). Chucky attempts multiple rituals, all to no avail.

Chucky’s equally violent ex-girlfriend, Tiffany Valentine, says that she transferred herself into an actress named Jennifer Tilly (the real-life actress who plays Tiffany, of course) and is therefore not guilty of all of the murders of which she’s convicted. The jury thinks otherwise, including a victim with robotic hands who testified that she survived kidnapping and dismemberment by Tiffany, and sentences her to death by injection. Tiffany demands that her lawyer find her “Voodoo for dummies” book; her only tool to perform great evil.

A police officer tells Tiffany that she’ll only need “The Good Book” while in prison. A child says she wasn’t raised in a religious household when Chucky’s victim tells her that “killing is evil.”

In a very disturbing scene, Chucky hugs Caroline and tells her that the only reason he murdered her father is because he was jealous that he had such an amazing daughter. Caroline thinks that this is sweet and hugs Chucky, encouraging him to be brave and to carry out his duty to voodoo god, Damballa.

Chucky makes a sexual joke about death, asking his soon-to-be victim if he thinks the act is “kinky” or not. Chucky makes a fat joke about a nearby victim. Someone says that Chucky once looked like a female doll and that it was “Chucky in drag.” A doctor grabs Chucky’s privates and asks him to cough during a routine checkup.

Chucky jokes that the Dutch people are all evil because of “all the weed” they smoke. A woman smokes a cigarette.

God’s name is misused four times, once paired with “d–mit.” ​​The f-word is used over 30 times while the s-word is heard three times. Other profanity includes words such as “punk a–,” “d–khead” and “a–”.

A woman wears a cleavage-baring top.

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Kristin Smith

Kristin Smith joined the Plugged In team in 2017. Formerly a Spanish and English teacher, Kristin loves reading literature and eating authentic Mexican tacos. She and her husband, Eddy, love raising their children Judah and Selah. Kristin also has a deep affection for coffee, music, her dog (Cali) and cat (Aslan).

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