Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Chuck Me

My family's favorite genre network show "Chuck" has been on the bubble for renewal. The gossip is that NBC wasn't really interested in renewing it anyway because next year they're going with Jay Leno five nights a week. NBC has changed the designation of last night's season finale to "series finale" on their website. Classy.

"Chuck" isn't the best sci-fi action-comedy show that I've watched but it is the most consistently entertaining and it does have that rare quality of appealling to everybody in my family, including Mrs. Wormer who is more at home with period dramas on PBS. It's a show chock full of geek Easter Eggs for those paying attention. Last night's finale had nods to Tron, The Matrix, old school Mac fans, STYX, Quantum Leap, Back to the Future, Spiderman and a bunch of other nerdy stuff to numerous to list out here.
It's also got a great cast chemistry between Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski and Adam Baldwin. Baldwin in particular has been fun to watch this season as he started the season with orders to kill Chuck and ended it by displaying a grudging admiration for his spy-challenged ward.

It's a great show which, more than anything, spells it's doom. This is part of the reason why network television is dying. Anything that's this creative, intelligent and half way entertaining is doomed from the start.

- Dean Wormer


Randal Graves said...

Oh, don't worry, I'm sure another fine reality show will be conjured up by studio execs drunk on wine and Chinese take-out.

ladybug said...

Hey! That's our family fav TV show! No fair stealing! We've loved it too...for all the reasons you state.

Hope NBC doesn't "firely it"...if ya know what I mean.

Cross fingers!

Don Snabulus said...

Apparently there weren't enough cops,lawyers, or doctors. Don't worry, though, CSI: Topeka will knock your socks off.

Arkonbey said...

I haven't seen it, but I find it amazing that people will watch that much Leno.

Just hit the DVDs of Torchwood, No Heroics, Clone and Being Human

Steve said...

I'm a huge fan if Chuck
Loved the last line "Hey guys I know Kung Foo!" (spelling I know)
hopefully it will be back for at least one more season

The Moody Minstrel said...

Something really good that people really like?
Oops, gotta kill it! Gotta keep that mainstream mediocrity going!

mlulrich said...

I LOVE this show. Which as Dean pointed out means, it's got to go. Too intelligent and entertaining for the 75% of morons in United-Statesville.

I'm really hoping that another network buys the rights to it and keeps it going another season or two and gives it a good ending.

mlulrich said...

PS- if you haven't seen this yet and would like to catch it, hulu.com is showing episodes of this.