In a previous post, I complained that Chuck was a little too campy for me. I’ve since changed my mind. In fact, House recently got mistakenly bumped on the Tivo (user error) for Chuck and I found I preferred the substitution. We’ve found ourselves really enjoying the series, with the lovable nerd main character – I relate (on some deep deep level, of course) to Chuck and his hopelessly geeky buddies.
Much of my enjoyment comes from the snappy CIA agent/faux-girlfriend character Sarah and Casey, the perpetually grumpy NSA agent (played by Adam Baldwin). The reality that Chuck faces being forced into the life of a spy is played out with humor, but laced with the reality of having to live a secret life.
If you haven’t checked out Chuck yet, do it! In fact, you can start by watching the past few episodes online (unfortunately, they’ve taken down the first five episodes of the season).