When I find a television show I love, I become a rabid, dedicated fan. Recently, I discovered Chuck on Netflix, and after the first episode, I was hooked.
As a writer, I'm always on the lookout for shows that make me think "gosh, I wish I'd written that" or "I wish I could write like that". That's what Chuck does. Of course, it doesn't hurt that the two lead characters are straight off the magazine cover gorgeous, and their chemistry is off-the-charts.
In short, Chuck is a tale of a nerd who becomes a spy after he downloads a file that is basically a computer with classified details of assassins, spies, and missions. Sarah is his CIA handler while John Casey is his NSA protector. These three characters make the show.
With humor, romance, action, and suspense, Chuck is the show I wished I could have seen while it was still on television. There's talk of a movie, and I'm as excited as a cat chasing the red dot.
If you have Netflix, give this show a shot. If you like spy shows like Alias, you'll love this one even more. It has the humor Alias lacked. I've posted some dialogue snippets below so you can see for yourself.
Chuck: Morning handsome, nice work last night.
Casey: Hey Loverboy! Hasn't that mirror suffered enough already?
Chuck: I am in the bathroom! Okay? Is there nothing sacred to you people?
Casey: Just the right to bear arms.
Casey: [Bryce is using Chuck at a shield] I've got a shot.
Chuck: No, you don't!
Casey: You'll be fine.
Chuck: No shooting, no shooting! I'm susceptible to bullets!
Chuck: So ah, as you can see, just the one bed. A little presumptuous I guess. Should I have asked for separate rooms?
Sarah: No, It's fine. As long as we're on the lam, I can't let you out of my sight. I'm gonna take a shower.
Chuck: I'm gonna assume that whole out-of-sight thing doesn't really apply right now.
Chuck: Right my vows. My turn for vows. They just don't cut it. I'm sorry , Sarah. How do I express the depth of my love for you. Or my dreams for our future, or the fact that I will fight for you every day. Or that our kids will be like little superheroes with little capes and stuff like that. Words can't express that. Don't do it justice. they just don't cut it. So no vows. I'll just prove it to you every day for the rest of our lives. You can count on me.
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