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Chuck 

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When a twenty-something computer geek inadvertently downloads critical government secrets into his brain, the C.I.A. and the N.S.A. assign two agents to protect him and exploit such knowledge, turning his life upside down.
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5   4   3   2   1  
2012   2011   2010   2009   2008   2007  
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Zachary Levi ...  Chuck Bartowski 91 episodes, 2007-2012
Yvonne Strahovski ...  Sarah Walker 91 episodes, 2007-2012
Joshua Gomez ...  Morgan Grimes 91 episodes, 2007-2012
Vik Sahay ...  Lester Patel 91 episodes, 2007-2012
Scott Krinsky ...  Jeff Barnes 91 episodes, 2007-2012
Sarah Lancaster ...  Ellie Bartowski 91 episodes, 2007-2012
Adam Baldwin ...  John Casey 91 episodes, 2007-2012
Ryan McPartlin ...  Devon 'Captain Awesome' Woodcomb 88 episodes, 2007-2012
Mark Christopher Lawrence ...  Big Mike 87 episodes, 2007-2012
Bonita Friedericy ...  General Diane Beckman 78 episodes, 2007-2012
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Storyline

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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Computer geek by day. Government operative by night. (Season 4) See more »

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Action | Comedy | Drama

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Both Ryan McPartlin (Devon 'Captain Awesome' Woodcomb) and Brandon Routh (Daniel Shaw) have appeared in Sugarland music videos. Ryan appeared in 'Stuck Like Glue', that was released in 2010 and Brandon appeared in 'Babe' featuring Taylor Swift, that was released in 2018. Taylor famously dated Tom Hiddleston back in 2016, who has worked with Zachary Levi (Chuck Bartowski) in Thor: The Dark World (2013) and Thor: Ragnarok (2017). They played Loki and Fandral respectively. See more »

Goofs

During the intro of every episode, the gun visible fires a cartridge, complete with case/shell, instead of just dispensing a bullet. See more »

Quotes

Ellie Bartowski: What about you any revelations? Any ideas what you'll do next?
Chuck Bartowski: Uh, yeah, a few.
Ellie Bartowski: If you say pilot the Millennium Falcon, I *will* hit you.
Chuck Bartowski: Uh, why would I say that? That's absurd. I'm going to be a ninja assasin.
Ellie Bartowski: No! Try again.
Chuck Bartowski: Um. Olympic...
Ellie Bartowski: Uh uh.
Chuck Bartowski: [slight pause] Secret Agent.
Ellie Bartowski: This is what happens when you sit in front of the television set too long.
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Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 TV Shows That Need to Come Back (2016) See more »

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Short Skirt/Long Jacket
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Performed by Cake
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Very Enjoyable if you take it for what it is.
2 August 2009 | by kcdlSee all my reviews

I'm totally surprised by the amount of negative comments made about Chuck. though at the same time the good comments are very good.

I half wonder if the negative comments comments are because people are watching it in the mode of "This is comedy why aren't I laughing every single second".

I agree the show isn't laugh-a-minute. However I think it far more than that. I once heard this show described as "joyous" and I think that is a perfect description. This is a show that should produce joy rather than laughter. Laughter is reflexive and ephemeral while joy is more lasting and requires sympathy for the characters.

I enjoy the show because I love the characters. They may seem to be clichés but the are all archetypes in new contexts. We not only have meek nerds in dangerous situation but train killers in mundane situations.

I love watching these characters trying to adjust to these environments that are alien to them.

The other thing I like is that there is forward movement in nearly every episode especially in season 2. I'm so sick of shows that are stand alone bad-guy-of-the-week. Chuck has a clear story arch. It is a very plot driven show and secondarily a character driven show. The script is a formality much like Star Wars.

Really it is a classic story about man who is being forced to be the man he is meant to be. Chuck has the potential to be a hero but years as a lowly computer store clerk have obliterated his self confidence.

On the flip side it is the story of a girl who has been running around saving the world and just wants a normal life.

I guess if you don't have sympathy for the character you will never understand what is great about this show. It is FAR more than a bunch of spy clichés.

Another thing I love is the chemistry between Chuck and Sarah. It is more than just sexual tension the to characters are actually in love. This makes things a bit different to the usual sexual tension theme where the boy is trying to get the girl to like him. We know they like each other from the start. It is merely the circumstance that keeps them apart. This raises the stakes of the story arch of chuck trying to get the intersect out of his head.

In summary I believe you enjoy it more if you don't think of it as a purely as a comedy but as journey for the main characters.


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 2007 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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