Chuck (2007–2012)

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When a twenty-something computer geek inadvertently downloads critical government secrets into his brain, CIA and NSA assign two agents to protect him and exploit such knowledge, turning his life upside down.

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 Chuck Bartowski (91 episodes, 2007-2012)
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 Sarah Walker (91 episodes, 2007-2012)
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 Morgan Grimes (91 episodes, 2007-2012)
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 Lester Patel (91 episodes, 2007-2012)
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 Jeff Barnes (91 episodes, 2007-2012)
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 Ellie Bartowski (91 episodes, 2007-2012)
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 John Casey (91 episodes, 2007-2012)
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 Devon 'Captain Awesome' Woodcomb / ... (88 episodes, 2007-2012)
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 Big Mike (87 episodes, 2007-2012)
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 General Diane Beckman (78 episodes, 2007-2012)
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Since geeky Chuck accidentally became the mental host of the Intersect, an unprecedentedly powerful computer mind containing all information available to the US government, he's a primordial national security asset and risk. So CIA and NSA each appoint a top agent to guard Chuck, and often get involved with him in spy adventures. Meanwhile his identity must be kept secret from Chuck's sister, her perfect partner Devon, both surgeons, and Chuck's goofy colleagues in Buy More, the Burbank electronics store where he works as a cover. Written by KGF Vissers

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In the episode "Chuck versus Santa Clause" there are several references from the movie "Die Hard". The LAPD officer in charge is Al Powell, (and played by the same actor) , who eats Twinkies. He responds to the FBI agent who asks "Who's in charge here?" just like in the movie. Al Powell also calls his brother, the store manager, Mike Powell, and uses a line from the original Die Hard film "How Ya holding up in there, partner? " See more »

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The BuyMore company car is a Toyota Echo hatchback, which was only made available to Canadian consumers. See more »

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Sarah Walker: This is real? You really love me?
Chuck Bartowski: With all of my heart.
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Referenced in The Office: Test the Store (2012) See more »

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The greatest American action comedy TV series
10 November 2008 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

Chuck is in my opinion, beyond any doubt, the funniest and the overall most entertaining American TV series on the air in 2008.

I do however not believe it is amongst the most "universal" in regards to what target audience it's ideally suited for. While not having any demographic numbers or survey results to refer to, I honestly believe it has a greater appeal to men than to women, although I do know both female and male fans of the series.

Chuck is basically an interesting and hilarious blend of comedy and action. It does not imitate other series, and does not have a boring and stereotypical concept that you feel that you've seen dozens of times before. It's really a breath of fresh air in the ever-growing jungle of TV series, of which few are worth spending time watching - in my humble opinion.

The main character, Chuck, is a geeky, modest, conscientious and somewhat shy person who is suddenly faced with many challenges in his daily life, trying to keep together the different parts of his life at the same time. His field of expertise is fixing computers. Viewers who are passionate about technology will probably be especially likely to "get" the humor of this show.

The very most brilliant achievement of this series is the unique chemistry between the characters. No one take themselves too serious, the actors deliver great performance and consistence in every episode, and the characters' spontaneous reactions are often enough to cause great laughter. The only "serious" character I can think of (who is rarely funny - undoubtedly by intention) is Chuck's sister - Ellie. She contributes greatly to the "balance" mentioned below, and is in that respect an important character.

Furhermore the series' perfect balance between gripping action scenes, risibility and self-irony is quite remarkable. It's both pleasant, fun and thrilling at the same time! I hope Chuck will continue to be such a success for a long time and that the creators continue to develop the concept so that it does not "grow old" fast. I look forward to its release on DVD in a greater variety of countries! Quickly summarized: A hilarious series, in my opinion the greatest American action comedy TV series ever!


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