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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by justen_m, Dec 12, 2007.
Wait. Strike that. Reverse it.
Chuck in a landslide - it's quickly become one of my favorite shows.
What kills me about the Bionic Woman is that almost every time she starts running at 60 MPH, she's wearing stiletto heels.
Chuck & No Reservations. Couldn't quite get into Bionic Woman despite Katee slumming on Earth; and Last One Standing is a close third, but I could only hire two, and Cuddy is nowhere to be found.
Yep, Chuck and whatever else will fit (No Reservations since you like it already).
No Reservations. Def.
Another vote for Chuck here.
I came in here to vote for Chuck, but it looks like he has plenty of advocates already.
Fluffy enough for vacation viewing. I'd vote for the Bourdain series though I've only seen one. Bionic Woman lost me at the pilot and I don't know the other one.
Definitely watch Chuck.
Immediately delete Bionic Woman.
No opinion on the other two as I haven't seen them.
If any of these are from last season, you should make sure to watch the Beirut and the Korea episodes. Those were the two best.
The reason that Bionic Woman has any geek cred at all is because it's produced by one of the producers (David Eick) of the new Battlestar Galactica and Katee Sackhoff, Starbuck on BSG, is one of the stars. Based on what you see on screen, Eick must be focused on finances and money, rather than the creative aspects of the show. It's really mediocre, lacks character development, and is just generally weak.
You can watch it for gloriously stupid errors - in one episode, the agents are captured by a bad guy who takes the iPhone of the BW's partner and calls somebody. You'd have to own an iPhone to realize it, but he's clearly holding the iPhone upside down as he makes his menacing call. It might not have been obvious to the audience or director, but should have been pretty obvious to the actor!
I like Chuck a lot, and you probably will too if you have the entire sequence to date. It's not about realistic spy work and not geek accurate, but the story line has unfolded very nicely - there were about 100 ways that it could have been really off the track by episode 3, but I don't think that happened at all. Any other show would probably have drawn out the "why" of the story until the end of the season, but Chuck didn't. I hope that doesn't leave them with no where to go.
I wonder what the best geek-safe shows are right now? I like House (even though the show has taken an annoying habit of going 45 minutes deep into the mystery, then House has a snap realization that resolves the story). I think Criminal Minds is still interesting this year after the departure of Mandy Patinkin, but has taken to being much more graphic and sensationalistic than in previous seasons. Joe Mantenga replaced Patinkin as an ex-profiler who returns to the group bringing the power to annoy criminals into submission. I kid you not about that last part.
Definitely Chuck. As you said, NR is rerun all the time and is not time specific so you can catch up anytime you want. If you get caught up on Chuck, you'll be able to keep up with it from here on out.
Based on all the hoopla in this thread, we started watching Chuck on NBC.COM (they have all 11 episodes there). We absolutely LOVE it! Thanks to all of you Chuck-pushers. I'm so glad I read this forum. :-D
no reservations, great show!
If anyone has started watching No Reservations due to this thread and likes it, they should also watch "A Cook's Tour" on Food Network. Same guy, same idea, half as long. They're from about 2002 and have just been re-added to the lineup.
I've only seen "Chuck" and the "Bionic Woman" pilot.
"Chuck" is awesome mindless entertainment. Definitely worth seeing. If it's better than the others I don't know (certainly better than the "Bionic Woman" pilot).