Monday, April 21, 2008

Chuck

I never asked you to believe me; I asked you to trust me.”
I am literally in love with this show. For some reason, I seem to be updating myself in the world of Hollywood TV shows. Just a few weeks ago, I started and finished Sarah Connor Chronicles and I can’t wait for its sophomore season. Again, while channel surfing, I came across an ad of this new show that Crime/Suspense will premier today, April 21. It starts off ala-“Alias,” which I thought was just another “spy show” with nothing new to offer. Well, this new “spy show” found its way to my Top 10 all-time fave TV shows. Show is called “Chuck.”

Chuck (Zachary Levi) is a nerd. He is a computer wiz kid who lives with his very supportive hot sister, Ellie (Sarah Lancaster). He got kicked out of Stanford University because his then roommate, Bryce Larkin, snitched on him and told the administrators that he found some test papers under his bed. Fast forward to 2007, Larkin is now a CIA spy turned rogue and is on the run from some G-units after stealing the Intersect, a vast collection of all the spy secrets, intel, data, etc. that the U.S. has. He was shot down by Major John Casey (Adam Baldwin) of the NSA but he managed to send the Intersect to Chuck via email before he perished. When Chuck received and opened the email, the entire Intersect is downloaded into his brain subliminally through images. Seeing how important the role of Chuck is, the CIA and NSA dispatched two of its agents to protect him, John Casey and the gorgeous Sarah Walker (Yvonne Strahovski). And since he pretty much knows everything by way of subliminal flashes whenever he sees a bad guy or instance, he now helps the government foil terrorist attacks and prevents assassinations with, of course, the help of the two. To keep him safe, Casey gets a job at Buy More (where Chuck works as a supervisor) and Sarah pretends to be Chuck’s girlfriend, which makes for an interesting plot.

What I loved about this series is its light take on the world of espionage. Its creators compare it to “Alias” fused with “The Office.” Chuck is the guy people root for. Maybe you cannot relate to him but you certainly will fall in love with his character. The “relationship” between Sarah and Chuck, which tends to compromise their cover, is what really got me hooked on this program. There’s no way a nerd can get a hot babe like Sarah, no way. But the creators of the show made it look possible and the chemistry between Levi and Strahovski is just plain perfect. It’s the ideal combination of comedy and action with a hint of romance. *Sigh*

There I got it out. I had a hard time writing this one. I don’t know, I just am feeling the show that much. I don’t wanna hype people up but I am recommending it. I’ve already finished the whole first season and being tortured from the wait of its second, probably around fall. Until then, “We’ll always have Omaha!”

4 comments:

jaiskizzy said...

ganda nga yan. lalo na si sarah walker. yum yum. try mo rin Reaper, pre. tska Dexter.

timeenutlatte said...

Jai: Yeah. I am in love with her nga. Yun character nya naiinlab sa tulad ni Chuck, there's hope for people yet. Hehehe. They're comparin Reaper nga to Chuck eh. Sige, I'll check 'em out. Thanks!

nightsky said...

Isn't that Chuck guy from "Less Than Perfect"?

timeenutlatte said...

Keem: Yep, he is. Hehe.