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2021-12-06 11:53:33 AM  
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2021-12-06 12:36:43 PM  
I've been recording this on my DVR, but haven't watched it yet.  Haven't heard anything positive or negative about it to know if it's worth watching.  Any Farkers have an opinion?
 
2021-12-06 12:53:41 PM  
What does any of that crap have to do with "deserving it"?
 
2021-12-06 1:04:17 PM  
I'm holding out for SyFy's Chuckynado.
 
2021-12-06 1:06:39 PM  

OldRod: I've been recording this on my DVR, but haven't watched it yet.  Haven't heard anything positive or negative about it to know if it's worth watching.  Any Farkers have an opinion?


They now have the entire season on Peacock. It has its silly parts, but is fun for what it is.
 
2021-12-06 1:17:19 PM  
When the article describes a 14-year-old as "talentless as an artist" I don't know whether to take the article or the show seriously.
 
2021-12-06 1:17:54 PM  

DesertCoyote: OldRod: I've been recording this on my DVR, but haven't watched it yet.  Haven't heard anything positive or negative about it to know if it's worth watching.  Any Farkers have an opinion?

They now have the entire season on Peacock. It has its silly parts, but is fun for what it is.


I watched the first episode but haven't gotten around to the rest.  I might eventually, but it wasn't gripping enough to binge.  Cool that they have Brad Dourif doing the voice again.
 
2021-12-06 2:21:45 PM  

someonelse: When the article describes a 14-year-old as "talentless as an artist" I don't know whether to take the article or the show seriously.


The 50,000 word article should have helped you understand the issue here.
 
2021-12-06 2:45:06 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: someonelse: When the article describes a 14-year-old as "talentless as an artist" I don't know whether to take the article or the show seriously.

The 50,000 word article should have helped you understand the issue here.


I admit, I bailed on it.
 
2021-12-06 3:08:50 PM  

OldRod: I've been recording this on my DVR, but haven't watched it yet.  Haven't heard anything positive or negative about it to know if it's worth watching.  Any Farkers have an opinion?


It's better than a season 3 CW show, that's for sure.

My main critique of it is that I can't figure out who the audience is supposed to be.  Sometimes it's really smarmy and young teen while the gore and some of the scenes are young adult to adult.

It's something to watch, I suppose.
 
2021-12-06 3:33:14 PM  

someonelse: Nana's Vibrator: someonelse: When the article describes a 14-year-old as "talentless as an artist" I don't know whether to take the article or the show seriously.

The 50,000 word article should have helped you understand the issue here.

I admit, I bailed on it.


Me too.  The issue was that the article (about a murderous doll television program) was about 10 times longer than it needed to be.  The author is a problem in the equation.
 
2021-12-06 3:44:04 PM  

OldRod: I've been recording this on my DVR, but haven't watched it yet.  Haven't heard anything positive or negative about it to know if it's worth watching.  Any Farkers have an opinion?


I absolutely loved it, but I'm a massively obsessed fan of the Chucky movies, so my opinion may be a bit biased. For context, I even own one of the expensive movie replica dolls that I keep in a glass case. So, huge fan.

The show is certainly a love letter to fans like me, chock full of callbacks and easter eggs tying the entire series together and filling in plot holes and answering questions we've had over the years. The writing and direction is all still done by the same guy, Don Mancini, so is pretty on par with the movies but stretched out over eight hours. But as a series it's a very slow burn. It takes about three or four episodes before things really get going. However, when they do, shiat hits the fan and it cranks everything up to 11.

I felt it was a lot more brutal than in the past. Many of the kills are way more emotional, what with you being able to get to know the victims better before Chucky gets to them. Which served to really help develop Chucky as the monster he is. He's not just killing randoms who are on screen for all of five minutes like happens a lot in the films, he's killing major characters who have been around since episode one that you may have gotten attached to.

There's a few weird parts that made me raise an eyebrow a time or two. Such as a certain scene near the end where Chucky goes on public spree but the kills make no sense. Or how people are dropping dead in horrible ways every few hours within a five block radius of the town but nobody is excessively concerned. By the end there's like 21 murders total over the course of two weeks all taking place in one of like four locations and the towns population never really reacts realistically to that. Especially since at least one of the main kids is like, always present when a murder goes down. That whole thing really strained my suspension of disbelief.

All in all I'd give the series a 8/10 as a Chucky fan. But if I try to be more objective, it's probably more like a 6/10 to just a casual viewer.
 
2021-12-06 3:58:18 PM  
My life is pretty horrifying if anyone is interested in watching that.
 
2021-12-06 4:48:32 PM  
That was WAY too many words on a show about a killer doll
 
2021-12-06 5:01:35 PM  
I'm a couple episodes behind, but I like the franchise and enjoy the series.  It does seem a little decompressed, though, like it would've made a better group of 2-3 movies rather than an 8-episode series.

Plus, hey, Devon Sawa!
 
2021-12-06 6:27:29 PM  
There's a lotta big words in that article for a show about an evil doll serial killer.
 
2021-12-06 8:28:30 PM  

Incog_Neeto: My life is pretty horrifying if anyone is interested in watching that.


Is Jennifer Tilly a part of your life?
 
2021-12-06 9:12:47 PM  
it is december of 2021, is real life not horrific enough for you?
 
2021-12-06 11:29:37 PM  

CarnySaur: DesertCoyote: OldRod: I've been recording this on my DVR, but haven't watched it yet.  Haven't heard anything positive or negative about it to know if it's worth watching.  Any Farkers have an opinion?

They now have the entire season on Peacock. It has its silly parts, but is fun for what it is.

I watched the first episode but haven't gotten around to the rest.  I might eventually, but it wasn't gripping enough to binge.  Cool that they have Brad Dourif doing the voice again.


I'd much prefer Gilbert Godfried doing Chucky's voice.
 
2021-12-06 11:30:07 PM  
It sucks along with with all the other new Comcast/USA/SyFy/Peacock/NBC shows for the YA crowd.
/Day of the Dead is the worse out of all of them.
 
2021-12-07 8:02:18 AM  

MagSeven: Incog_Neeto: My life is pretty horrifying if anyone is interested in watching that.

Is Jennifer Tilly a part of your life?


She's definitely part of mine, although not so much the other way around.
 
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