February 6, 2012

TV: Chuck 5.12, "Chuck vs. Sarah"


Right from the start, Chuck felt like a show that was designed with me in mind. It combined plenty of geeky elements, fun spy action, and interesting characters in a highly entertaining package. During its first three seasons, I would have named Chuck as one of my favorite shows from that year. There was a slight drop during the fourth year, and that minor decline has continued during its final season. It's still a lot of fun most of the time, but that success is due more to my enjoyment of the characters than the specific situations. There have been great moments; the consistency has just been missing. Entering the final two hours, I was only hoping for a solid conclusion that did right by the characters. I definitely wasn't expecting the gripping hour provided by "Chuck Versus Sarah". It's easily the best episode of the season and leads well into the final tale. I haven't watched the closing hour yet, but my expectations are much higher after this emotional story. For more details, check out my review of this episode for the fine people at Sound on Sight.

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  1. I'll do two posts. You'll see why in a minute.

    I loved this episode, too. I won't spoil the finale, but it was satisfying for me. I saw some carping about the ending immediately (like 30 seconds) afterwards on IMDB, but it seemed like after a half hour or so, people were finally understanding what the ending gave us, once other people started posting "are you nuts?" responses.

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    1. Chip, I just caught the finale (I'll write my post tomorrow), and I really enjoyed it. It works if you accept that the kiss actually worked or didn't succeed (the more likely scenario). Either way, it seems like Chuck and Sarah will be okay. There are already a few hints that she still has the old memories hidden in there. Thanks!

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  2. I wanted to let you know that as one of my favorite blogs, I have nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. Check out my post for details: http://tipsfromchip.blogspot.com/2012/02/i-received-liebster-blog-award.html

    Feel free to accept or decline. No pressure.

    (I went by your number of Twitter followers since you do not have the traditional Blog Followers link on this site.)

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