• Five reasons to watch Chuck on NBC
  • Five reasons to watch Chuck on NBC
    Written by battye
    Sat Jan 08, 2011 4:41 pm

    Until mid 2010 I had never seen Chuck, but thanks to the heated (passionate?) discussion about Chuck at TVByTheNumbers.com due to its bubble status on NBC I was intrigued enough to trial the show. As it turns out, it is a very good show and I'm thankful it has been given the chance to run for 4 seasons so far.

    In no particular order, here are a few reasons why I think you should give Chuck a chance (and perhaps contribute a fraction of a ratings point in the process):

    1. Action and comedy

    Chuck is fairly fast paced. Each episode is jam packed with gun fire, tranq guns, slinging, punching and kicking. I haven't seen the other action shows on TV (namely The Event and Human Target) but I can't imagine they contain a lot of laugh-out-loud comedy like Chuck does. The mix between action, comedy and drama makes for an hour of really enjoyable television.

    2. The music

    Executive producer Josh Schwartz is well known for his taste in music, especially of the indie and not-yet-mainstream variety (you only have to look back to his first hit series, The O.C., for proof of that) so it's no surprise that Chuck is filled with good tunes. I've found myself downloading and purchasing quite a few songs that I've heard in Chuck, my favourite being Christmas And Me Are Through by Your Vegas.

    3. Yvonne Strahovski

    In every episode. Need I say more?


    4. The intersect

    It's always fun to see Chuck flash, whether he's seeing an international terrorist, a top secret document or the guide to kung fu the intersect is an integral part of the show and always keeping me interested and entertained.

    5. Guest stars

    The likes of Rachel Bilson and Summer Glau have graced the set of Chuck over quite a few episodes. This alone is a worthwhile mention on the list, but beyond their looks they are utilised to good effect. Contrast this to 30 Rock - a show which I love incidentally - where on occasion the guest stars don't seem to serve a real purpose, such as the Jennifer Aniston episode. Chuck is a show which uses guest stars wisely.

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