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Chuck: The Complete Fifth Season (DVD)
This high-concept action comedy follows Chuck Bartowski as the Buy More computer geek turned secret agent. When Chuck unwittingly downloads a database of government information and deadly fighting skills into his head, he becomes the CIA's most vital secret. This sets Chuck on a path to become a full-fledged spy, assisted by the stoic Colonel John Casey; Chuck's best friend, Morgan Grimes; and the CIA's top agent -- and now Chuck's wife -- Sarah Walker. With the help of this unlikely team and his unorthodox techniques, Chuck is ready to take Operation Bartowski freelance.]]>
Chuck's entertaining amalgam of action-adventure, comedy, and romance makes its last stand--much to the dismay of its faithful adherents--with this set of 13 episodes (on three discs, including bonus material) from its fifth and final season. As veteran viewers will know, this season's Chuck Bartowski (Zachary Levi) is a far cry from the nerdy fellow from the show's earlier run. Beautiful fellow spy Sarah Walker (Yvonne Strahovski) is now his wife, and while Chuck remains fairly uncertain about his abilities, his own skills have sharpened considerably. But he no longer has the supercomputer known as the Intersect in his brain; for the first several episodes it's in Morgan Grimes (Joshua Gomez), with Chuck acting as "handler" as Morgan uses and abuses its astonishing powers, until the Intersect eventually turns up inside a sinister villain later in the season. Chuck and his crew of "free agent spies," which also includes tough guy John Casey (Adam Baldwin), weren't exactly a crack team to begin with ("We're still working out the kinks," as he puts it). Now they have to find a way to stop the monstrous "Omen" computer virus (the season's best storyline), foil many baddies (guest stars include Rebecca Romijn, Cheryl Ladd, and Craig Kilborn; Linda Hamilton and Bo Derek also put in appearances), and otherwise save the world without the Intersect, and a good many of their missions come down to exercises in mere survival. None of this is what you'd call cutting edge; it's escapism, pure and simple. But Chuck's refreshingly light touch also allows for some poignant moments (especially in the finale) and an appealing family vibe.
Chuck isn't the first television show whose devotees reacted to its cancellation by campaigning furiously to bring it back. As is usually the case, they were unsuccessful, but a lineup of fan-friendly bonus features may help ease the pain. Not only do the cast and crew pay tribute to "the world's greatest fans"; they even predict how the show might have evolved had it been renewed. There are also featurettes about making the final episode (plus audio commentaries for the last two) and Chuck's beginnings and development through the years, along with a blooper reel, commercials for the Buy More store that serves as a front for the spies' operation, and more. --Sam Graham
I was more pleased with the end of the second season and seasons 3&4 than the fifth. I think this is what made the whole Chuck cancellation occur. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Dennis Meyer
In my opinion, one of the best movies I have ever seen. The chemistry between Chuck and Sarah was excellent. I actually felt it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by TONEY
Couldn't believe that shipment made it in one day as described.
Item was brand new and perfect condition.
Wonderful series! Excellent combination of drama, comedy, loyalty and romance. The drama is enough to keep you on the edge of your seat without being extremely violent. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Bookworm
Didn't like the way it ended or the writing for the Final season very much. Entertaining but not what I expected, especially the ending. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kirk
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I wonder if this happened to me. I suspected it at the time (a few months ago), but wrote it off as paranoid. Everything was shrink wrapped, but the Ultraviolet code inside said it had been used, and my PC seems to think they're not DVDs (even though they play fine in my DVD player). Could... Read More
Aug 30, 2012 by mrlanser | See all 6 posts
Probably not until May 8th unfortunately. Even iTunes doesn't have any season 5 episodes.
Mar 30, 2012 by Timezones | See all 3 posts
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