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Chuck: Season 1 [Blu-ray]
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Several SPOILERS follow.
The 411 on the premise and plot: A rogue CIA agent, just before being killed, downloads a wealth of top secret government files into the brain of his old college roommate Chuck Bartowski, a seemingly disastrous choice at first blush. Chuck is a social misfit, a computer geek who toils at the Nerd Herd electronics department of the Buy More supermarket. His support system consists of his best bud Morgan, who's even more of a loser than Chuck, and Chuck's lovely, protective sister Ellie (Sarah Lancaster), who is perpetually concerned for him and his lack of a social life. That Chuck lives with Ellie and her laid back boyfriend, Captain Awesome, doesn't exactly win him points with the cool set. But, for Chuck, things are about to change.
Chuck meets Sarah Walker (Yvonne Strahovski), who seems to really like him. But Sarah is really a CIA agent sent to wrest the stolen intel from him. Finding out that the top secret data is imbedded in his noggin, she is then assigned to keep tabs on him. To do so, Sarah works at Wienerlicious and poses as Chuck's chica.Read more ›
But things change drastically when Chuck gets an e-mail from former friend Bryce Larkin. The e-mail contains all the files of the intersect, the complete intelligence files of both the CIA and the NSA. And, to make things more exciting, Bryce has destroyed the original files.
All the information gets downloaded into Chuck's brain, making him a highly valuable government secret. So valuable that he has two bodyguards, Sarah Walker (Yvonne Strahovski), a CIA agent who pretends to be Chuck's girlfriend, and John Casey (Adam Baldwin), a NSA who moves in next door to Chuck and takes a job at Buy More.
Whenever Chuck sees something from the intersect, he flashes on more information. Unfortunately, these flashes are at random and uncontrollable. And Los Angeles seems to be a hot bed of activity. Even with two agents guarding him, Chuck finds himself in over his head with his new life as a spy. Can he survive and keep his secret?
Yeah, yeah, I know what you're thinking. The premise sounds unbelievable. And if you stop and think about it, it is. Fortunately, the show never gives you time to think. They cram everything into these episodes. There's action and intrigue, developing storylines involving the intersect and Chuck's past, romance with Sarah that she is not willing to admit is there, and plenty of laughs. Many of the laughs come from the sub-plots focused on the Buy More.Read more ›
Why would one cut it slack? Well, first and foremost because Zachary Levi is delightful in the title role. As Chuck, Levi is able to combine basic good looks with convincing nerdiness to a degree not often achieved on television. I've read that series creator Josh Schwartz originally offered the role to Adam Brody, with whom he had worked on his previous show THE O.C. I've also read that Brody was offered the lead in the extraordinarily great new series PUSHING DAISIES. I loved Brody on THE O.C. as Seth Cohen, but I think both shows are probably better off with Zachary Levi and Lee Pace.
A second major reason to cut CHUCK some slack is the wonderful Australian import Yvonne Strahovski, who instantly became not only one of the most attractive women on American TV as well as one of the best female action heroes.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Please bring Chuck and Sarah back to the weekly schedule of great programs.Published 5 days ago by br. mak
What can I say about this show? Its one of the funniest shows I've ever seen. I think it might be the most original story line I've ever seen for a spy show. Read morePublished 23 days ago by J Salter
Beautiful copy of Chuck. I love this show as much as Firefly! I really hope Chuck gets rebooted, the writing and acting in the show is top notch, phenomenal.Published 1 month ago by Henry TheAsianGuy
S1 is the stepping stone to which the show was heading. Chuck learning the ropes of the spy world and a super hot Ice Queen Enforcer assassin, Sarah Walker falling for him. Read morePublished 1 month ago by HDFREAK
We loved this spoof spy film comedy. Some seasons were better than others, but we still went and binge watched the entire series for a 2nd time.Published 2 months ago by Mike
Can't wait to marathon the second season. I wish they were able to make shows this good today.Published 2 months ago by Hailey Cornett
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I don't know why amazon has the blu release for nov. The newsletter I received from WHV said on dvd and blu ray hi def Sept 16th
wait, I just checked and yes it does say 11/11/08 for the blu ray release. Hopefully we'll get more special features and it better all be hi def.
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