Jul 8, 2010
I've finally seen season one! We recently borrowed "Chuck" from "Charity and James" and "watched it."
I started watching it way back when it started, then watched a few episodes with "Aaron and Heidi" while "visiting" them in "Arizona." Ok, this joke is "over."
I really like it, it's a great mix of action and comedy, leaning more towards the comedy, but very effective at blending the two, instead of "this is an action scene, now later this is a comedy scene."
I'm sure that most of you have seen it at least those who want to, so here are just my observations, no synopsis needed.
I like that there's a (male) character named Morgan, even if he is a furry man-boy whose purpose seems to be to make Chuck cooler, smarter, handsomer and less geeky by comparison. I really like the character, but let's just say I don't hope my son takes him as a role model.
While flawed, it's a good season with a lot of promise, and I've added the next season to my Netflix.
Adam Baldwin as Casey is definitely my favorite, but I'll watch and say that about almost any "Firefly" alumni. (Except Summer Glau. Girl looks like the lovechild of Kelsey Grammer and a troll doll's forehead.) It's the reason I tune in to "Castle" every week.
My biggest/possible only gripe of the show is how much the writers try telling us things we are already picking up on. Every time someone (Chuck) tells Sarah "you're so pretty." it makes her less pretty. Same goes for Chuck. Every regular cast member informs every guest to the show what a "nice guy" Chuck is. I don't know about you, but that lessens the impact for me. You don't need to tell us. Anytime a character's qualities are repeatedly repeated over and over and over again, in repetition, my agreeing-with-the-matter meter goes down. Example, Lana from Smallville. "Face it, Lana. You're awesome!" No, she is not.
But, hopefully the show will get better and I'll have to find something new to complain about.
NO spoilers, but for those of you who have seen it, does it get better? Or will Sarah eventually morph into a mutant beast woman and Chuck become Hitler after hearing "you're so pretty" "you're so nice" deafen my concerned ears?