"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