Charlie Jade

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  • 2005
  • 1 Season
  • 7.2  (1,180)

Charlie Jade is a science fiction television series that aired in 2005. Produced by Content Media Corporation, the show stars Jeffrey Pierce (of the TV series Alcatraz) in the titular role of Charlie Jade, a private investigator from a parallel universe. The show takes place in three interconnected parallel universes, all of which are different from one another. Each universe has its own version of Charlie Jade, who is portrayed in different ways. Charlie Jade from the "Beta" universe is a disgraced ex-cop turned private investigator. Charlie from the "Gamma" universe is an investigating journalist, while Charlie from the "Alpha" universe is a corporate executive.

One day, Charlie from the Beta universe finds himself stranded in the "Alphaverse." He soon discovers that the Alphaverse is ruled by a sinister corporation called Vexcor, which has been harvesting resources from other parallel universes to maintain its power. Charlie joins forces with a rebel group fighting against Vexcor and sets out to uncover the truth behind their nefarious activities.

As Charlie navigates the different universes, he encounters a wide range of characters, each with their own motivations and agendas. There's Reena, a member of the resistance movement in the Alphaverse. Karl Lubinsky, a ruthless Vexcor executive, and his ambitious assistant, Jasmine. Boers, a techno-organic creature who can assume any form he desires; and the enigmatic Eskobar, a mysterious figure who seems to know more about Charlie's situation than anyone else.

Throughout the series, Charlie juggles his mission to take down Vexcor with his own personal struggles. He grapples with his sense of identity, his feelings of loss and betrayal, and his growing attraction to Reena. Meanwhile, he must deal with the constant threat of danger that looms over him at every turn.

The show's creators have described Charlie Jade as a "film noir/sci-fi hybrid" that blends the gritty, hard-boiled atmosphere of classic detective stories with the mind-bending concepts of science fiction. Indeed, the show's unique mix of genres sets it apart from other series in the sci-fi genre. Its cinematography is often dark and shadowy, with a moody, atmospheric score that heightens the tension and adds to the sense of mystery.

Despite its ambitious premise, Charlie Jade was canceled after just one season. Fans and critics alike praised the show's originality and creativity, but its complex storytelling and unconventional structure may have turned off some viewers. Nonetheless, the show has developed a devoted cult following over the years, and its influence can be seen in later shows that explore similar themes of parallel universes and alternate realities.

Overall, Charlie Jade is an intriguing and ambitious show that offers a fresh take on the sci-fi genre. Its complex narrative and multi-layered characters make it a compelling watch for fans of science fiction, detective stories, and experimental television. Though short-lived, the series left a lasting impression on its viewers and has become a cult classic in its own right.

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20. Ouroboros
August 27, 2005
Adversaries Charlie and 01 meet in Linkspace, a surreal netherworld that connects the three universes, to decide the final outcome of the perilous link.
19. Flesh
August 20, 2005
Desperate to save the Company from 01, Essa prepares to launch the deadly link unaware that Brion has left controlling interest of Vexcor to 01.
Bedtime Story
18. Bedtime Story
August 13, 2005
Back in Alphaverse, Charlie reflects on his role in the world and vows to stop the launch of the Vexcor Link that would destroy Betaverse.
17. Spin
August 6, 2005
Charlie finally gets his wish: he is back home. But it is not as he remembers it, or is it him? He is responsible for the arrest and execution of his friend Papa Louis; in a final act, Brion Boxer travels to Gammaverse and murders 01s family.
The Shortening of the Way
16. The Shortening of the Way
July 30, 2005
Charlie learns from Jody that he, too, has the unique power to travel from one universe to another; Lubinsky sends Reena to 01 for exorcism of her programmed personality.
Things Unseen
15. Things Unseen
July 23, 2005
As Blues investigates Charlies claims about Vexcor, she starts to wonder if this intriguing man is insane or the information in Kroggs memo is true; Essa Rompkin uses Jasmine to blackmail Sew Sew Tukarrs into joining Vexcor security.
The Enemy of My Enemy
14. The Enemy of My Enemy
July 16, 2005
When Lubinsky receives a leaked document about Vexcors corrupt environmental practices, the trail leads Charlie to a frightened company executive and his accomplice, Reena.
Through a Mirror Darkly
13. Through a Mirror Darkly
July 9, 2005
Charlie and 01 go head-to-head in a cat and mouse game between captor and captive; Reena blackmails a disloyal Vexcor executive into revealing the Companys secrets.
Choosing Sides
12. Choosing Sides
July 2, 2005
Charlie is torn between his obligation to save Betaverse, and getting back home to Jasmine; 01 is a hunted man; Reena wrestles with her mission to take down Vexcor.
Thicker Than Water
11. Thicker Than Water
June 25, 2005
When a reservoir mysteriously dries up, Lubinsky and Gemma help Charlie break into Galts boardroom to search for answers; 01s recent absence makes him a prime suspect in the death of a bar patron.
10. Identity
June 18, 2005
Charlie learns that his soulmate from his orphan days in Cape City is now working as a hydrologist on the Vexcor facility reconstruction; 01 leaves his family to return to the game; Reena infiltrates Vexcor as a hired messenger.
9. Betrayal
June 11, 2005
Seriously wounded, 01 finds his way back to his secret family in Gammaverse; Lubinsky is terrorized into betraying Charlie; Reena slowly recovers from her ordeals.
8. Devotion
June 4, 2005
Charlies search for a missing girl ends when he finds her living under the thrall of a mind control expert on Vexcors payroll; her suicide mission aborted, Reena is rescued by a passerby whose offer of shelter comes at a heavy price.
7. Diamonds
May 28, 2005
The search for his stolen ring leads Charlie to Eckman, a ruthless diamond merchant unwittingly working on a covert mission for Vexcor; Reenas loyalty to Malachis terrorist cell is put to a deadly test.
Dirty Laundry
6. Dirty Laundry
May 21, 2005
Charlies hunt for a missing civil rights crusader leads him to a gruesome underground black market ring; Vexcor Betaverse is stealing the citys power to build a temporary link to Alphaverse; Reena is brainwashed by a terrorist cell.
And Not a Drop to Drink
5. And Not a Drop to Drink
May 14, 2005
Charlie turns up evidence of contaminated water supplies near the Vexcor facility; Reena is tortured by her kidnappers; 01 plots to take over Vexcor Betaverse.
The Power of Suggestion
4. The Power of Suggestion
May 7, 2005
Charlies investigation lands him in the centre of 01 Boxers insidious conspiracy to take over Vexcor in Betaverse; now a widely-publicized terrorist suspect, Reena is hunted down and kidnapped by a mysterious terrorist cell.
You Are Here
3. You Are Here
April 30, 2005
While Charlie and Lubinsky track a doomed Vexcor scientist, Reena is exposed to the press as The New Face of Terror when shes caught stealing cash and I.D. from Vexcor executives.
2. Sand
April 23, 2005
Suspicious of the slick corporate spin doctoring, probing journalist Karl Lubinsky coerces Charlie into investigating the Vexcor catastrophe.
The Big Bang
1. The Big Bang
April 16, 2005
While on the hunt for the killer of a woman with no identity, an explosion from a covert desert operation propels Detective Charlie Jade into a strange parallel universe.
  • Premiere Date
    April 16, 2005
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (1,180)