Was Chuck any good this season?

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  1. Feb 1, 2012 #1 of 20
    scottjf8

    scottjf8 That A-hole

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    No spoilers please.

    My DVR only kept the last 5 episodes. I saw the first few and didn't really get into this season. Did it get any better?

    Should I try to acquire the middle of the season? Or just watch the last few?

    Or not bother at all?
     
  2. Feb 1, 2012 #2 of 20
    sushikitten

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    I've heard it was meh, but I want to finish out the series so I'll probably watch them all eventually (we only watched the first few, then the TiVo stopped recording).
     
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    Neenahboy

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    I've watched the first five eps so far, and agree that it's the show's worst season by a mile. Really hoping they turned it around and went out on top.
     
  4. Feb 1, 2012 #4 of 20
    LoadStar

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    I don't think it's nearly as bad as others say. While probably not as fresh as some of the earlier episodes, it's still worth watching.

    I would say if you came this far, you may as well go the rest of the way. It's only 13 episodes.
     
  5. Feb 1, 2012 #5 of 20
    StacieH

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    I gave it up a couple of seasons ago. I may eventually go back and watch the rest. I didn't realize this was the last season until recently.
     
  6. Feb 1, 2012 #6 of 20
    MikeMar

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    It was good enough to finish off.
     
  7. Feb 1, 2012 #7 of 20
    cmontyburns

    cmontyburns Excellent.

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    Agree. Actually, I think this season resolved some of the show's worst problems over the years, in particular usage of some of the characters. It's worth going all the way to get the ending, which is very strong.
     
  8. Feb 1, 2012 #8 of 20
    DreadPirateRob

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    Last 4-5 episodes were really good. Agreed that the first few were kinda meh. After the finale, I'm seriously missing it.
     
  9. Feb 1, 2012 #9 of 20
    betts4

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    I vote - watch them.
     
  10. The Flush

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    I was going to ask the same question as the OP. I just recently finished last season and have not started this season yet. I actually missed the middle of last season because of DVR problems. I could use this season of Chuck to watch while I use my elliptical trainer, but if it is not interesting, it won't help my exercise.
     
  11. terpfan1980

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    Starting with the episode that aired around Christmas time I think the quality spiked back up as the show started racing towards the finish line and the series finale.

    A few of the earlier episodes (from this season) weren't quite as good as I had hoped, but were still tolerable.

    If you've got the last 5 episodes, then you've probably got about the best of what you'd get for the season.

    The finale was actually pretty darned good with lots of nice little nods back to the fans and some pretty good nods towards some of the geek inspirations that obviously went into the series along the way.

    Basically, I'm saying give it a go and enjoy those episodes. The worst you've done (assuming you fast forward through most of the commercials) is waste a couple of hours of your time.
     
  12. cheesesteak

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    It was Chucktastic.
     
  13. brettatk

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    I watched up until this season. It had gone downhill drastically and I had to cut a few shows and Chuck was first in line. Good to hear that the final season seemed to be better than the last couple of seasons. When things die down on the DVR I might see if I can watch it on netflix, hulu, etc.
     
  14. pmyers

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    I never know how to answer such a general question as this. It's like asking "Is the steak good". It's too general and subjective.

    If you've watched the show for the last 4 seasons and enjoyed it, then watch this one. If you just watched off and on and are on the fence about the show, then skip it.
     
  15. Steveknj

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    While not the best season, it was still Chuck, better than most of what is on TV, or at least more fun. Sure the plots were kind of stupid this season, but at least watch as a setup to what was a very fine series finale.
     
  16. Church AV Guy

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    I disagree. I think the the show actually improved this season, at least
    when Morgan finally lost the intersect.

    +1 I agree completely.

    Again +1
     
  17. Boston Fan

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    I loved the last half of the season. It was absolutely worth sitting through some of the early-season's mediocre episodes to get to the gems at the end.
     
  18. whitson77

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    It was good. Not mind blowingly awesome. But it is what it always was, maybe a bit long and the tooth and ready to be hung out to dry. But it finished pretty well. I thought the ending should have been better, but it wasn't terrible.
     
  19. daveak

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    Worth it.
     
  20. KungFuCow

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    Chuck > No Chuck
     

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