October 24, 2011

My Love for Chuck

I can't believe I'm about to write this, but this week will be the Season 5 premiere of NBC's Chuck. Let that sink in for a bit. This show that has been struggling in the ratings has been able to survive for five seasons which is almost unheard of in this day and age of network television, and I'm am so grateful for what Josh Schwartz, Chris Fedak, and the cast and crew have given us over the years.

It's safe to say that I would not be keeping up with this blog or putting together a podcast if Chuck had not graced our screens. For the first time, there was a show that was tailor made for me with the nerd humor, pop culture references, spy action, and Yvonne Strahovski. I was sold after the pilot, and I've been on board the Chuck Five Dollar Footlong Express ever since.

Since I finally found a show that spoke to me, I realized how fun (and scary) being a part of a fandom can be. I had always heard about the Nielsen rating system, but had never cared until Chuck was firmly placed on the bubble. The idea of "upfronts" was foreign to me, but I've been tuning in the last couple of years to learn the fate of the Buy More. Chuck opened my eyes to the wonders of television, which is why I'm here today.

We can debate about the "Chuckpocalypse", or whether Season 4 was as good as Season 2, or if the show should come back for a sixth season/movie/comic book (tune in to the Small Screen Podcast for my thoughts). What we can all agree on is the fact that Chuck was a special show for a small band of Nerds, and we should all be thankful for its mere presence.

Here's to Chuck and its final season. It will be bittersweet to see the show go, but at least it's leaving on its own terms. You can't ask for anything more than that.


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