It's an amazing show that never disappoints. I'm a tough critic too, but Chuck always reminds me why I love television. Great Characters, a really likable protagonist, good plot lines, amazing chemistry, and witty dialogue. People have complained about the Chuck and Sarah finally getting together, but it had to happen eventually, and I think it's been handled waaaay better than Jim and Pam. I hope it lasts for many seasons cause for me it has yet to run it's course. What drives me nuts is it always teeters on cancellation, and the fact that in order to avoid it during one season it had to become Subway's whore, and now I'm forced to sit through a fifteen minite subway ad during the show. But really that's my only gripe.
Chuck is the best new series on television this season. Honestly, what's not to like about this show? It has just about everything you ever want in a series.
I really wanted to watch Chuck when I saw the previews during the summer but I decided to pass after I saw it was head to head against Prison Break. Luckily, Prison Break got boring and bland for me and I decided to switch over to Chuck. I instantly fell in love with this show and I haven't looked back since.
Zachary Levi (Chuck) plays a very convincing 'nerd' and his absolutely hilarious. Yvonne Strahovski (Sarah) plays a fantastic CIA agent and is a rare find. Her combination of beauty and acting really makes the show that much more interesting. Adam Baldwin (Casey) is just fantastic. If he were my neighbor I'd p*ss him off just to see what would happen.
If you haven't watched Chuck yet, I would highly recommend this show. If you're only going to watch one show this season, watch Chuck. I use to dread Mondays, but because of Chuck, I now look forwards to Mondays.
Chuck in essence is a story about a nice decent guy who remains a nice decent guy despite the complications that fate seems to be constantly injecting into his once dull existence. But instead of just a comedy, drama or action, it's a mix of all three flavored with romance in a somewhat oddball lovable mix.
This is one of the more original, creative, and well thoughtout shows on TV today. The attention to details in characterization and plots are deserving of merit. Add in a cast of up and coming actors Zach Levi and Yvonne Strahovski, who have all the markings of future stardom in their future, and you have a show that is enoyable and captivating.
Each night we are drawn into Chuck to watch a good guy win the day not because of superpowers (which in a sense he does have in the form of the Intersect), not because of any 007-like gadgets, and not because of worned out time-travel story plots. Instead Chuck saves the day by his inate decency and intelligence, albeit in a quirky manner. Even though he has the Intersect in his head, his "superpower" is what usually gets him into the mess which he gets out of by what he had and what he was before he became the Intersect.
The story also draws you in because of Chuck's romance with Sarah who is not just any girl, but a beautiful super spy who began the series as a somewhat cold-blooded CIA agent only to have her icy heart melted by Chuck not because of the Intersect, but because of who he is at his very core. How many of us would not want to be admired if not loved because the character of our heart instead of the flaws of our appearance?
Chuck is also about growth. But growth without cynicism or sacrificing the desire to be decent and good. Chuck is about becoming more than what we were without being corrupted by the temptations of power, money, and all the things along the journey of life. We cheer Chuck and Sarah on because it makes us feel good and even though that may sound sappy, I'll bet deep down some part of you like sappy but is just afraid to admit it - don't worry, we won't tell ;-)
I don't think i've ever been so excited about a show like that ever since Stargate Sg-1. It's viciously funny, the action is amazing, the drama is mind-blowing and the romance it's like any other. Basically, there's no way this show doesn't deserve a 10.
It starts with your traditional geek or nerd, chuck, who has no talent of being a spy, The typical guy you would think to have problem in a gym class when suddenly one day a friend of his who is spy sends him some high-tech technology that has all the secrets that the government have and once you look at it everything uploads into your brain. You become like a computer and can retrieve any of those secrets at will, it's the intersect as they call it on the show. So the government finding aware of this send two of their best agents to protect chuck, but also in the end they end up working with him so they can stop some bad-guys. It's not so as exciting as i am trying to describe it here but believe me, it's amazing.
What sets chuck like any other spy show, it's that it always keeps you to want to watch more. It's not boring because any government show or anything like that are usually boring. Alias, although i totally love it, it was boring sometimes because of all the seriousness that draws within the show. At one point you just wish it could get a little more humorous. And the romance, for a guy it's the first time i ever been excited about any romantic. It's just that they have such a good chemistry together to the point you think it is actually real. I won't say who is "they" exactly, not to spoil it but it will be quite obvious from the first episode. Chuck again is amazing with amazing performance from the characters and i would recommend it to anyone whether you're the comedy type, action or romance.
Chuck has gone through a number of changes over the years. It went from an action comedy about an untrained nerd trying to become a spy, to an action-packed comedy-drama about the relationship between Chuck and his friends. And now it's an action comedy about a bad-ass super-spy kicking ass and maintaining relationships with his friends and family.
My main concern with Chuck is wondering how long it can go on before it becomes stale. It's clear at some points that the show is repeating itself, with Casey being fired from the CIA and then coming back shortly after, among other things.
The show's biggest problem is all the sappy melodrama. There are times when the show is too dramatic, mainly with the relationship between Chuck and Sarah.
Fortunately, the current season seems to fix this issue, based on the first episode. The drama is still there, but there's not nearly as much of it, with the show going for a more comedic tone.
The acting in Chuck is top-notch. The characters are funny but believable, and the casting is perfect. All of the actors here were pretty much made for these roles, especially Adam Baldwin as Agent Casey.
All in all, I love Chuck. It's a fantastic show with lots of humor and action. It's also got a great cast of characters and sharp writing. If you're not watching it already, then you're missing out on one of the best shows on TV,
My whole family absolutely loves this show. There's something for everyone. Lot's of Action (which both my husband and father love), side splitting comedy(for me), Romance (for my mom), and tear inducing drama (for me again!) The show has a wonderful take on the spy world theme. It is unique, and enthralling. Each season has great plotlines, and it gets better and even more addicting every year. All of the characters are loveable and endearing, and they keep you tuning in each week for more. This will definitely be a TV classic, and I hope it runs for a long time.
When I started to watch Chuck I thought that it would be a good TV show. Then I finished season 1 and it was much better than I expected and I couldn't wait for season 2. The finale of season 2 was so amazing and surprising that it suddenly became my favourite TV show. Then I had to wait for season 3 and it felt like ages because I was so looking for it. Then the season 3 came up and it didn't disappoint me at all. It was as awesome as I pictured it would be. Now I'm looking forward to season 4. There is not much TV shows that get better and better with each season and Chuck is one of the few.
I have not missed an episode since this show started and i have to say that this is a show that has a lot of potential and future. The show as i can say deals with many of the things that make a show great, first of all it deals with humor which is one of the best things from the show besides sarah..lol , and it also deals with action that is really entertaining, and also last but not least it deals with romance that we kinda of begin to think that is an impossible love but i guess that as the show progess we will get to find out if it is or not.
Part of the problem is the actor playing Chuck looks like a young Greg Brady from the BRADY BUNCH. You see, I just found out that Marsha and Jan had an affair while doing that series; before that years ago I found out Greg dated Mrs. Brady and Marsha and Mr. Brady was gay (not that theres anything wrong with that - Seinfeld). All this just totally freaked me out, so the fact this guy reminds me of all that is a big negative.
The other part of the problem is this show reminds me of the awful Keanu Reeves film JOHNNY MNEMONIC where Keanu had information downloaded into his brain and was pursued by evil characters - just like in CHUCK - well not exactly like that but close enough. I dont even remember how that movie ended it was so bad. In this show Chuck was followed around by a guy with bolt cutters and a nail gun in a home improvement store. I stopped watching it after that scene.
Even though I wont be watching any more of this one, its better than a reality, game, singing, talent or dancing show - so I wouldnt mind seeing it stick around just because of that.
I like that something happened to Chuck and he can somehow grasp hold of information previously located in now-destroyed government security systems, I just don't much care for how it happened: looking at quickly flashing pictures. Pictures? Is this how NBC plans to catapult from overall last place in ratings? It's not a small plot hole that can be overlooked, it's the primary plot mechanism. A plot hole would be how the morning following the 'slide-show', Chuck was able to 'sense' not to take I-5 because of traffic congestion; how is it that todays traffic jams would be located in yesterdays NSA computer pictures? Are we to believe that as a result of the picture-show, Chuck now has a telepathic link to city traffic systems?
I liked the characters, enjoyed the chemistry. Thought the idea of spy-operations taking place out of a jumbo-store's tech department was clever. The actor playing Chuck was good, though he could've been a bit 'geekier' for the story, he was believable in the role. Regardless of all that, there will always be the premise sticking out like a pocket-protector: Chuck got his powers by watching a rapid-fire slide show. Huh...?
It won't be long before Chuck is 'sensing' a mid-season-ax.
Chuck is about a guy name who work at nerd factory, geek squad, nerd patrol whatever who learn about a government secret. The government want to kill him now so a hot looking blond is his bodyguard. When I first so the show I say ah I'll check it out it might be interesting and now that I saw I have to say it might be interesting. This show hand it ups and downs but it was somewhat entertaining. If you a a fan of another show then go watch that show but if you have nothing else to watch and you don't want to see any Monday Night Football pre-game shows then Chuck is your man!
McG, the McGenius behind Charlies Angels and We are Marshall makes the jump back to his small screen roots where he got his start making music videos and commercials. True to his Adman pedigree, this work which feels like an extended commercial for Best Buy and the Geek Squad (only those psychedelic Geek Squad spots were much, much cooler). The premise feels stretched so thin to fill the hour long format that at times the scenes feel engineered just to get characters from point A to B in the storyline. The characters themselves feel like escapees from an ad campaign spitting out zingers and catch phrases with alarming regularity. The bad guys are bad and the good guys are good and the boss a pernicious twit. There are no shades of gray on this canvass (which if you ask me is an essential element to any good spy show). The main character, a much too earnest every-dude, apparently suffers the same aimlessness of gen-Xers that the show is targeted to reach, but the show treats its intended audience with contempt by portraying anyone smart and possessing an aptitude for electronics, as incapable of basic social interaction with the opposite sex. The rest of the cast: the ultra-hot secret agent her ruthless counterpart populate this paint-numbers show with dull, predictable efficiency. I can almost hear the echoes from the pitch meeting where the characters were crudely outlined to producers and it feels like scant flesh has been added to these original skeletons to disguise these walking clichés as human beings. Worse, in its' desperate attempt to appear ultra hip everyone is ready with a quip and delivers their dialogue with wink-and-nod hammy-ness. Now, this is just a pilot and shows that survive their pilots often improve, but in my view this show would have to drastically change its tone to hold an audience's attention. As it stands this show evaporates from your brain in real time as you watch it. And like the lead character I saw flashes of where the show's weekly paradigm was headed. Every episode would pit Chuck's social awkwardness against her grudgingly reluctance to listen to this doofus's Cassandra like visions which operate just in the nick of time to save the day. Chuck can't tell his friends his secret and no one (not even the audience) believes their yearning will blossom into true love. Meanwhile the bad guy corpses pile up like cord wood outside the Best Buy. This is the kind of cheesey universe where I half expect Pamela Anderson could be a nuclear scientist. No McThanks. If you're over the age of 16 and require a fix for you Spy show jones, I recommend 'Burn Notice' which is escapism that also understands spy shows require a dash of reality to make the jeopardy of the characters to feel real.
I like a good Action show but is this a Action/Adventure show or a Drama show or both?. I liked the fact that Chuck is a computer nerd because I'm one. So some episode I hope that Chuck gets elected for Assistant Manager sense he is so good with what he does. But let me tell you a horror story about with show: This show is a copycat of that show Alias because everything I've noticed is copied for their own use for the show Chuck. Now when I watched the pilot it was okay I liked it so I rate this show Four out of Six stars.
When i first saw the ad for this show on this website (accompanied by the appearance of the show "Bionic Woman") it got me to thinking that the show would be a rip-off of the show Jake 2.0 (can't say it is the modern version of it because Jake 2.0 only ended in December of 2003). However, after watching the show that it was different enough to still be enjoyable, but the show still needs a lot of work. It is with regret however that I must say that I do not see this show lasting. Even though the show was enjoyable it lacks and real story line potential and that which will allow the show to have variety. This is why I say that it is unlikely that the show will last more than on calender year just like Jake 2.0 didn't. The episodes will simply get repetitive.
Chuck has turned out so far to be another in a seemingly endless list of shows which have been poorly summarised this season. I first read the summary and thought it was going to be a nerdy, uninspiring mess. However based on recommendations from some offsite previews I gave it a look see and I'm glad I did. This show is completely held together by it's star "Chuck", oh and it didn't hurt that the the CIA agent, Sarah just happens to be stunningly beautiful. I also find myself remembering back to the days of that idiot Jayne from Firefly everytime I see the other government guy Major John Casey. I can't help but draw some comparisons between this show and the other new starter this season, Reaper. Both shows display a similar style of comedy, both shows include the guy in a pathetic job with a pathetic life and both shows have the obligatory babe onside as well. Having said all this, Chuck is definately worth another hour of my time next week.
What I expected from this show is what I ended up getting. The show was ok and I will watch the next couple of episodes to see how they play out the senario set up in the pilot. My honest opinion is that they are really going to need to go somewhere fast with this if they home to have it last.
The actors are good and I am a fan of the Baldwin they have from his work on Firefly but I really don't like the fact that they have hime working undercover at the Buy More store that Chuck works at. He's an agent. Let him be one.
The only difference between this and the defunct "Jake 2.0" series, is that "Chuck" has a sense of humor. As a matter of fact, it is SO funny, that it tries to make us believe that the eponymous character has completely absorbed millions of bytes of secret information, just by watching information zip by on a computer monitor! As anyone will tell you, you can't learn squat from watching the boob tube! ;)
I also don't know why TV tries so hard to make "good" guys, such as the FBI or CIA or NSA - - or whichever other alphabetic spy agency they use - - come across as cold-blooded, trigger-happy thugs! The two agents assigned to Chuck are ruthless enough to kill each other or even Chuck, if necessary. Not that they have to, because Chuck is a "good" guy, but they don't want to take chances, so, rather than make him "disappear", they let him keep his job as a computer geek to the public-at-large. Yeah, that's believable.
The truly sad thing about this is that the true star of the show should have been "Chuck's" older brother, who was killed serving his country, or some other country, or double-crossing between the US agencies (heck, I don't even know anymore!), and who was responsible for sending Jake the information via e-mail (okay, let's not harp on minor details such as sending trillions of bytes of information through the internet in mere seconds!). Before the brother was killed, I was genuinely absorbed by the "Matrix"-like activity he went through to get the info. Of course, his "escape" also stretched the rubber band of believability (he enters and nearly escapes from a high-security building, and nobody notices him using a highly-sensitive computer; what is this, the US Gov't?!?!), but let's not dwell on mere details!
I could accept "Jake 2.0" because the science fiction premise - - nanites turning a computer geek into a superhero, not unlike "Spiderman" - - is certainly plausible, however unlikely! But, Chuck's premise is pretty far-fetched. However, as long as it doesn't take itself seriously - - which, clearly, it isn't! - - then it stands to last for a few episodes more, if not the entire Fall season (I wouldn't become too attached to it, though!).
I don't know what I expected, but after 2 shows, someone needs to figure out how to make this show interesting.
While some ideas are mildly good - like Chuck's keying on certain triggers and revealing plot twists - most are so predictable, it's pitiful, and while watching Yvonne Strzechowski serve up hot dogs while prancing around in a mini skirt may lend itself to watchability, it certainly doesn't lend credibility to the characters.
I think Chuck needs to make up it's mind. Is it espionage? If it is, the producers need to be reminded that there's nothing funny about espionage, espcially a bunch of post-teen geeks parading as spys. However, if it's comedy, then the espionage has to be removed.
I just want to know who thought this was a good idea, cause if this is entertainment, then I have a show idea about senior citizen skateboarders and the shenanigans that follow. It'll run for 6 or 7 seasons, minimum, guaranteed.
"McG" (man, what a COOOOL name!) shows with this series that he cannot provide anything that has more depth than a puddle of rain. Beside the action sequences that are strangely cut - I wonder whether this is due to the attempt to speed things up or to conceal all too violent impacts - this series doesn't deliver much to care about. The cast is okay, but both the directing and storyline are too predictable and simple for a show to deserve the rating "good" or even "excellent". No wonder, as most remarkable talent is occupied with such present or past shows as "Lost", "Heroes", "Six Feet Under" or "Pushing Daisies". With a decent entertainment value but nothing more, this show ranges between the many "averages" of this season. Too bad that other shows such as "Hostage", "Studio 60" or "Six Degrees" that delivered much more in regards to plot, cast and craftsmanship got canceled. Studio executives are obviously as simple-minded as the shows they are greenlighting.
Chuck is (how can I say this without sounding mean) Corny. Yep, corny is the word, the acting is terrible, the storyline is ridiculous, it doesn't captivate me at all. I don't think this show will even be remembered after it was watched. It needs somehing else. Here's hoping that the rest of the episodes are any better. I can't beleive they took shows off the air like The OC, or October Road, almost lost Jericho yet shows like this one are being aired. Something isn't right here. I'd be surprised if this show doesn't get axed. It is really far fetched that it borderlines on stupid. But I guess that is what the producers were going for.
Destined to be an early cancellation casualty, 'Chuck' is one of those pilot episodes that have you wondering about the mental state of network suits. Let's not even get into the technological impossibility of transmitting thousands of images via an e-mail using a PDA to a computer, or the transfer of all that info to a human mind by looking at a screen. How about the idea that the NSA and the CIA will take action against citizens as well as each other. For a much better comedy drama that at least has some believability, try watching re-runs of 'Burn Notice'.
Never Judge A Show by it's Pilot: Chuck. My first impression of the new NBC action comedy Chuck is that the premise, of a computer geek who accidentally becomes the government's most vital secret agent, will burn out very fast. I also don't buy Zachary Levi as a geek. Look at these Zachary Levi Photos on IMDB. This guy looks like someone who beats up geeks. I think the part should have gone to a young Andy Dick type.
I watched the pilot. The episode opens on the night of Chuck's birthday party. Chuck's sister has invited lots of women for Chuck to meet but I don't see this guy needing his sister's help getting laid. I also don't see this guy working as a member of Buy More's Nerd Herd (a spoof of Best Buy's Geek Squad). Chuck receives an E-mail from his former college roommate. When he opens the E-mail, he unwittingly downloads sensitive government data in the form of pictures into his brain in essence turning Chuck into a computer. Events begin to trigger the data in Chuck's brain. Now agents from the CIA and NSA want that government data back. It turns out that Chuck's old college roommate was a CIA Agent that went rogue. With the data locked in his head Chuck must now use that knowledge along with his computer nerd skills to help the government stop the bad guys. NSA agent John Casey (Adam Baldwin) is now working undercover as a Buy More trainee and CIA agent Sarah Walker (Yvonne Strzechowski) is working undercover as Chuck's girlfriend. I really like the action sequences. I also like Yvonne Strzechowski for many reasons especially the scene when she gets ready for her date with Chuck then kicking butt on her date with Chuck. Even though there are elements that I like, I still feel that my first impressions are correct. The premise, of a computer geek who accidentally becomes the government's most vital secret agent, will burn out real fast. Zachary Levi is a very talented actor. I liked him on Less Than Perfect, but I don't see him as a good fit for this show. Then again I might change my mind because I never judge a show by it's pilot.
The second episode opens with an extensive recapping of the pilot. Sarah is now working undercover serving hot dogs next door to the Buy More. The agents bring in the doctor who designed the program trapped in Chuck's brain. The doctor says that he can remove the program from Chuck's head but when the doctor leaves his car blows up. "The old exploding cell phone". The agents accuse each other for the murder. The data in Chuck's brain tells him that the exploding phone is an NSA weapon. There is a great fight sequence set in between the two agents at the hot dog place. It turns out that the Doctor faked his death in order to kidnap Chuck and sell him to Korean interests. While flying off in a helicopter Chuck accidentally shoot the pilot with a tranquilizing dart. The big finale involves Sarah having to talk Chuck through landing the chopper by having him recall flight simulator games.
I still stand by my first impression that the premise will burn out real fast and Zachary Levi is not a good fit for this show.
The show definitely had some interesting parts but it also had some boring parts where I was asking myself why I was wasting my time. It is definitely a show worth giving a second chance to. I'll probably watch a few more times to see if it can hold my interest. The whole Nerd Herd thing is funny making fun of the Geek Squad. It definitely had some action humor and drama. I definitely wouldn't call it one of the best new series but it does have some potential and if given a chance will more than likely find a loyal audience.
Ok, so the premise is sincerely, severely lame. I have trouble with the whole suspension of disbelief thing for this show, which is why I rated it so low. But Adam Baldwin is always a pleasure, and it can occasionally be cute, so I still watch it if it's on. I won't be buying the DVD's though. I think it's mostly because I can't stand comedy and this show goes for the comedy thing every time. It's not the sort of show where the characters develop over time, you know? It's got a premise and it'll stick with it. Which is fair enough - it doesn't suck as much as it could - but I still can't love it.
I'm sure that someone thought that broadcasting this entire episode in 3D was a great idea, but it failed miserably in my household. I never found any of the glasses, therefore my viewing experience consisted of trying to watch an out of focus, blurry hi-def broadcast. If NBC is going to keep doing garbage promos like this, they need to send 2-4 pairs of the glasses to every house in the country to make sure people have the gimmick that goes with the show. I can only hope they rebroadcast the episode without the 3D junk some day.
There was one redeeming factor about this show, and luckily it takes place in the first few minutes. Three words will explain it perfectly, and not spoil too much... Sarah Dream Sequence :-D
The plot is simple but affective. I focuses on Chuck, a loveable nerd in a dead-end job who accidentally has a boat-load of government secrets downloaded into his head. From then on he is forced to work as a spy and to make things worse his 'girlfriend' and 'co-worker' are actually his government minders.
This show is the perfect blend of comedy and action and never focuses on one at the xpense of the other. The chracters are starnagley believable, particularly the supporting characters such as Morgan, Elle and Awesome. The casting is good as well and Levi is at his very best throughout.
All in all a great action-comedy with something for everyone.
What happens when an everyday-Joe gets a super-microchip, containing some of the most important informations anout criminals all over the world? He becomes the most improbable of all secret agents. Although he lacks the abilities to overcome most of enemies, Chuck is able to come up with interesting schemes to take down his enemies, by using his brain. Helped by his best friend Morgan, and by secret agents Major John Casey from NSA and by agent Sarah Walker, Chuck just wants one thing, to survive long enough for any of the secret agencies to take off the microchip implanted in his brain, while trying to live a normal life.
It's funny and it has action, but it lacks a thing of two. Other than that, it's really funny to watch, just to see Chuck commiting mistakes one after the other. In a scale from 1 to 10, I give this one a 7.5 for its originality.
This is the best show ever. I am in love with Sarah Walker. I identify myself with Chuck. And John is just bad ass. I hope this show will run for many years. And that the makers keep Chuck and Carah in love, because that makes the show.
I truly think the show can be a legend. Because it has a great combination of love, comedy and action. Sometimes they overdue themselfs in the love and the action is left behind. But mistakes can be fixed.
I hope my country holland will air this show. A channel has the rights but did not aired it yet. To bad. Because the competition is hard here.
Chuck is the Best show I have ever seen, got my brothers watching it and there wifes they love it can't wait for it to return back here in Germany, even though the jokes aren't the same as in englisch. Season 1 has only been on.
But I got season 1 and 2
Season 3 Rocks I'm watching it online can't wait so long, It all takes to long here in germany hope the rest of show will be just as good as the rest, I hope the last episode is NOT the last, there has to be season 4.
I will be getting season 3 a well.
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