When the fall TV season started, I didn’t think I had much to look forward to. Both LOST and 24 weren’t going to be on again until the new year started, House is in the middle of reinventing itself, The Amazing Race was a few months away, and all the new shows looked like crap. I’ve never gotten into Heroes, so I didn’t have that to look forward to either.
Well, after missing the premier, I ended up catching the encore of the premier episode of Chuck on a quiet Saturday evening. For once, I was actually impressed. The show was interesting, smart, and really funny. When there were a million different ways they could have gotten “super nerd becomes international spy by accident” wrong, they actually found one that worked.
Now, if you haven’t seen it yet, beware that the show doesn’t take itself too seriously. Some of the spy stuff is a bit over the top and highly improbable, and the fight scenes are old Batman-esque, but it doesn’t seem to hurt the show because it isn’t the crux of the show. Like the name implies, the show isn’t about all the spy escapades, but about Chuck and his life.
Both my wife and I are now caught up in the show and find ourselves making the occasional “Captain Awsome” references. It’s simply a fun and charming show that most anyone will like. If you haven’t seen it already, now is the time!