Okay, you guys have read my many effusive posts on Chuck.
I swear, I”M NOT THE ONLY FAN! It is a critic’s favorite as well. Normally, I don’t care much what critics have to say, but since we happen to coincide with the same opinion, I’d say they’re getting it.
The critics who laud the show includes Televisionary, Hit Fix Daniel, Give Me My Remote , Kristen of E!Online and Ausiello of EW plus my favorites: Alan Sepinwall of the NJ Ledger, and Mo Ryan of the Chicago Tribune.
But why haven’t you heard about it? Aside from me of course. Well, it’s probably because it’s in the same time slot as the juggernaut reality TV shows. I won’t mention them, they can drum up they’re own attention. I know they’re entertaining, but I wish you would turn them off and give Chuck a chance. These shows are cheap, and attract viewers en masse which have resulted in more and more glut of mind-numbing reality TV show. Plus, so many people are put out of work in the entertainment industry because networks would rather pay for the measly budget of a reality show, than for a show that needs FX, actual characters and writers. I mean, don’t you miss tuning in to something that engages your brain a bit more than reality TV? You can DVR those shows too and not miss much. With Chuck, you get comedy, romance, tight-writing, character development, amazing chemistry with the characters, and so much more.
Which brings me to other shows that do have comedy and romance and character development too. If you watch House, I’m sorry, but have you not noticed that it pretty much gets to be the same thing over and over? The procedural aspect of that show is dead. The ancillary characters are boring. I really couldn’t care less about Chase and Cameron or Foreman and 13. So you just have the still compelling House, who I’m sorry to say just isn’t as attractive as Zac Levi of Chuck. And Cuddy? Well she’s not as hot as Sarah. The romance that’s being dangled in front of audiences in the form of “Huddy” isn’t gonna happen any time soon. Let’s face it. While the romance is alive and well in Chuck. If you’re a guy who doesn’t care about the romance, then turn into Chuck for this:
Turn to picture above for reasons to miss HIMYM. The show is funny. I watched it…online. But Chuck? It’s in a comedic stratosphere higher than HIMYM. I don’t know how else to explain it. Just watch S1, to understand S2 when it really gets GREAT and let me know if I’m wrong. You won’t cause I’m not.
If you’re even remotely interested in watching good television, tune in to Chuck Sunday Jan. 10 on NBC for its two hour premier. Then watch it as it goes to its regular slot on Mondays Jan 11 at 8 pm. Here’s a clip!