What could be better than a funny version of Alias? NBC’s Chuck has somehow managed to recreate the fun spy games of J.J. Abrams’ hit show, whilst keeping the dramatic scenes intact. These universes literally parallel one another on many levels. After The O.C. it’s nice to see Josh Schwartz shine again with Chuck. Especially since his other hit show is now Gossip Girl.
Zachary Levi is both humorous and endearing in the lead role. Yvonne Strahovski adds drama as Chuck’s sexy love interest. She might seem like a nice girl, but is capable of turning on a dime and striking down any threat to her or her teammates. Serenity fans will be pleased to see Adam Baldwin working again. And in a similar role that he embodied while playing Jane. Rough exterior with a heart of gold (well, at least a heart of silver). For a show to truly succeed, the supporting cast must be good. In this case they are great. The side story-lines involving these characters are a welcome break to the spy world Chuck lives in.
The show revolves around Chuck and his friends working in a Buy More, which is nothing more than a Best Buy. If you’ve ever worked in an electronics store like this, the show captures the ambiance perfectly. No one does any real work. In fact the most work done in the store is avoiding actual work.
If you’re a fan of spy or private eye shows, then Chuck is a must watch for you. If you’re just into great television, then make some room in your weekly schedule. You won’t be disappointed.
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