Spoiler-Free Review of “Chucky” on USA Network: Creepy Start!

*This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!*

“Wanna play?”

Chucky premiered on USA Network and SyFy on October 12th 2021. The horror series adaptation is based on the Child’s Play franchise. The series stars Zackary Arthur, Devon Lopez, Teo Briones, Alyvia Alyn Lind, Devon Sawa, Christine Elise, and Jennifer Tilly. There will be eight episodes in total that will air weekly. 

After a vintage doll shows up in a yard sale, Jake Webber quickly learns that it will be far from easy for him to end his friendship with the latest addition to his collection…

Here is the trailer:

Chucky is giving us some killer fun in October, but can it make an impact as a television series? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Good pacing and creepy vibes!

I was worried that we would get a lot of set-up in the pilot episode, but I was pleasantly surprised by the pacing. There was a good balance of character introduction and creepy elements to remind us why we are watching this show in the first place.

I initially had some reservations about this airing on basic cable, but I didn’t need a lot of gore to be completely freaked out by what I was watching. I think that the writers and director were smart about how they approached this and there is enough content to keep you entertained so far.

Familiar faces and more to the story…

Fans will be pleased to see some familiar faces pop up throughout the series, which is another reason to tune in. We are also getting to explore some more elements involving Charles Lee Ray and his past, which gives us another side of the story so that things don’t become too stale.

The Cons:

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Images courtesy of USA Network

Not too sure on the series format yet.

While I like the idea and the premise, I’m worried that we might run out of things to cover in eight episodes. Things could easily lose steam and the creepy factor can sizzle out over time. I’m keeping an open mind but this could be problematic.

So am I in or out?

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Images courtesy of USA Network

I’m in!

I thoroughly enjoyed my watch of the pilot episode and I’m curious to see what happens next. I’m excited to see some familiar faces show up and I think we will get plenty of creepy scares to keep us on our toes!

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Chucky in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!


Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl


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Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

I live in Long Island, NY. I am obsessed with TV, movies, reading and writing! My top TV shows are Lost, Breaking Bad, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Prison Break, Charmed, Veronica Mars, and Beverly Hills 90210. My dog, Honey, loves TV too!

3 thoughts on “Spoiler-Free Review of “Chucky” on USA Network: Creepy Start!”

  1. I have never understood why anyone would buy that particular doll in the first place! Glad to hear the show is good though I know my roommate wants to watch 🙂

  2. I’m a big Child’s Play fan, so I’m glad the franchise lasted as long as it has. Chucky was creepy without feeling too familiar. Can’t wait to see more. Hopefully they do manage to maintain the momentum.

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