Tuesday, April 7, 2015
From the publisher (on Season 1): Chuck Bartowski, ace computer geek at the BuyMore, is not in his right mind. That’s a good thing. Ever since he unwittingly downloaded stolen government secrets into his brain, action, excitement and a cool secret- agent girlfriend have entered his life. It’s a bad thing, too. Because now Chuck is in danger 24/7. Executive producers Josh Schwartz (The OC, Gossip Girl) and McG (Charlie’s Angels, We Are Marshall) merge techno-gadgetry, martial-arts smackdowns, narrow escapes and gorgeous spies in short shorts into this action comedy about a millennium Everyguy. It’s “Get Smart for a 24 world” (Troy Patterson, SLATE).
So, over the last two months or so, I watched all five seasons of the tv show Chuck. It is now one of my favorites. It is a great combination of Friends, Alias, James Bond, and Psych. It has action, suspense, humor, and emotion. It is a family drama disguised as an action thriller, masquerading as a comedy. The actors and actresses perfectly inhabit their roles, and bring the characters to life.
Having just finished the series finale, I want to say that it is as good a finale as could be made. It flows naturally from the current storyline, but contains call-backs to situations in earlier episodes. None of it feels forced, and the writers do a great job of wrapping up the story arch of Chuck, Sarah, Casey, Morgan, and the rest. A hopeful series about family ends on the perfect note.
I highly recommend it to fans of the above mentioned shows. You won't regret the time investment.