Charlie Jade (2005– )

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A missing persons detective finds himself caught between three parallel universes.

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 Charlie Jade (21 episodes, 2005)
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 01 Boxer (21 episodes, 2005)
Michele Burgers ...
 Essa Rompkin (21 episodes, 2005)
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 Karl Lubinsky (21 episodes, 2005)
Danny Keogh ...
 Julius Galt (21 episodes, 2005)
Marie-Julie Rivest ...
 Jasmine / ... (21 episodes, 2005)
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 Reena (21 episodes, 2005)
Graham Clarke ...
 Brion Boxer (14 episodes, 2005)
David Denis ...
 Sew Sew Tukarrs (10 episodes, 2005)
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Charlie Jade is a rogue private detective in a world dominated by greedy multinational corporations. While on an investigation, Charlie explores a secret desert facility. A massive explosion propels him from his own universe (alphaverse) to a strange parallel universe (betaverse). Soon, Charlie is drawn into a conflict that involves these two universes and one other pacifist universe (gammaverse) with unsuspected terror at its heart. Written by Anonymous

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Charlie Jade's car is a Aston Martin DBS6, in production from about 1968 to about 1973. James Bond drove one in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969). It is Right Hand Drive as that is correct for Cape Town. A good one is worth about British Pound Sterling £50 000 or US $77250. See more »

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If you get a chance, watch it
21 October 2008 | by (Salt Lake City) – See all my reviews

It seems as if there were only a handful of viewers watching this show in the U.S., but as one of them I'm sad to see it go, especially knowing that I'll likely never see another season-- or, for that matter, a Region 1 DVD. And even though it's been a bit tough following such a complex, and often brilliant, program with no one to discuss it with (none of my friends or family were interesting in keeping up on a show that airs at 1 AM on Monday morning here), I'm glad I did. It was a rewarding experience; and you don't get many of those from a TV show.

It has a remarkable visual style, excellent dialogue, an unapologetically complex (if sometimes confusing) plot line, a dense mythology, and some of the most fascinating character development I've ever seen (someone could write a thesis on 01 Boxer's behavior and motivations alone).

If you do get a chance to check the show out, stick with it. It can be difficult to follow at times, but it's worth it. I was a few episodes in before I had a good grasp of what was going on, and by then I was hooked, as I think most will be who give this series a proper chance.

It really is quite an amazing show, and I just think it's a shame that there's room enough on television for 3 incarnations of "CSI" but no audience for something as novel and thought-provoking as "Charlie Jade."


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