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It's a completely different show
I've never been bored watching an episode of IASIP before. While this isn't the worst of this season it's still not up to the expectations I have. I've rewatched this show 3 times. This season is my least favourite. The balance and vibes just feel off. It's almost awkwardly painful watching these episodes. I think the right word is cringy. It feels forced and the script and plots are awful. In this one they just relied on the guest appearances which was good acting from them but the whole story just isn't good. I waited for this season for so long. The way the cast hyped it up as well on the podcast made it seem like it was going to be amazing. I guess they were just promoting.
I've seen so many people defend it and even like this season but be for real. Look at episodes like Mac & Dennis Move to the Suburbs, The D. E. N. N. I. S. System, The Nightman Cometh and many more. Even compare it to your favourite episode. How can you say it's the same quality? Defend the show all you want but defending these episodes. Either you have low expectations or you're just delusional. I've already forgotten what these were about. The fact there's only 3 more episodes as well and not one that's likeable or watchable. I've said it before. These episodes have to be sharp, 8-10 episodes per season. They should be entertaining. It leaves no room to hide behind a few bad ones. I will say that episode 7 and 8 look better but I'll have to wait and see.
Weird mixture of plots
Don't know what happened here but it just didn't feel natural or well executed at all. Doesn't even make sense and is not funny one bit. I think last seasons ending scene wouldn't been a good end. Judging from this episode. I'm on episode 2 as well and it's not any better. It is better than this but it's still not good. Also the seasons are very short as well so there's no excuse for bad writing or anything. The most we get per season is 10 episodes and with them being short as well they should be very good quality. Well executed and entertaining but this isn't. You can't hide behind fillers and a few bad episodes when this season is 8 episodes as well and they're awful.
Dee gluing herself to the walls and doors the entire episode for no good reason. The weird plot with Mac and the nuts. It seemed so off and just random. It wasn't even funny either. It was just strange. The only interesting thing was the extra room and bathroom but they didn't even use that. It wasn't a surprise as we obviously knew that before but it could've been good episode if they actually focused on that and actually made it about that but instead they wrapped it up quickly with Charlie wanting it bordered back up in exchange Frank got some stale cakes and Dee gets her apartment back. We didn't even get that many scenes in it. What a bad use of the most interesting thing in this episode. I thought at least Dee or someone could've moved in or they did something useful with it at least but nothing. It could've been entertaining but instead it's forgettable.
Chuck: Chuck Versus Bo (2012)
Entertaining and that ending!!
Best episode since four, five and six. We had three good ones in a row then it sort of went downhill from there. The baby one was okay but I had a few problems/issues with it but this one's the type of episode you could rewatch. The ending makes it more serious and takes away from the entertaining episode but I liked the Sarah scenes. It looked good and I felt the suspense, first time I felt like someone would be killed. I thought maybe Casey. I'm glad he didn't and that's the first or second time they've only made me feel that. I know I won't watch any of these again but it was entertaining and if you do wanna rewatch an episode, this would be up at the top.
It's the "one final mission" retracing Morgan's steps from when he had the intersect from when he went on a ski weekend and found another pair of intersect sunglasses. Which I don't get how many are just around but I love the ski resort vibes. It was fun.
The "Don't trust Bo Derek" tattoo and everyone not believing Morgan that it was actually the real Bo Derek or that they "spent the night together" was too funny. I just love when it's centred about people trying to figure out what happened. Morgan's "frosted tips" were back as well. All the flashbacks were funny
I thought it was a bit late to add a new villain tbh but this was a good episode to start in. Quinn's also a spy and wants the intersect who apparently it was originally for. It seems interesting. He looks like he's gonna play the role of a villain well. I liked it.
I loved the Jeff and Lester scenes. I thought it was hilarious. Casey making them forget with the X-13 gas. A short term memory loss spray. Morgan and Casey putting them in a sports car in the desert making it look like they crashed in the desert coming from Vegas. The whole car looked like a party. And they did think they went to Vegas since Jeff was wearing a Vegas hat. They believed it for a minute. There was also casino chips everywhere in the car with alcohol in their hands. They thought they "partied too hard" but quickly came to realise that they had no alcohol on their breath and they remembered what happened underneath the Buy More before Morgan shot them with tranqs. Then It happened again because they followed the team to the ski resort and got caught again but Jeff had writing on his arms to remember what happened. Then it happened again but this time the team left the writing and just put "not" inbetween "they are spies" and this time they believed it. Mike came to pick them up and decided to go actually go to Vegas together.
It was entertaining. Probably the most I've been interested or laughed like that in episodes. It had a good mix of comedy, action and fun.
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Kept Man (2012)
Not good enough for the last season
There's only 4 episodes left. Thie just isn't good enough for a series finale coming up. I liked the ending scene though. I thought it was hilarious, I watched it twice and couldn't stop laughing. Morgan shooting Jeff and Lester with the tranquillisers and those 3 were the only scenes I liked about this episode. It's a fun storyline / side plot with them "investigating" all of them. It's about time.
There's just too many plotholes in this show but I'm not gonna mention every single one as I've said it before in other reviews but what happened to Mary? Ellie and Chuck's mother. She just disappeared and when she said no more running. She has no reason to stay away. Haven't seen her since Volkoff arc came to an end. Weird. It's like it never happened and no one's mentioned her. And also Shaw in this season has more plot holes than every arc ever done in Chuck.
Another pointless scene is Sarah going on about how many skimpy outfits she's had to wear so tells Casey to put the outfit on and we actually never see Casey wearing the banana hammock. Random scene. Nothing in this episode was important or valuable to this series. The end was funny but the rest is not.
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Baby (2011)
Better than the last episode
Not sure what to rate this yet so I won't right now. Am I supposed to believe that Sarah, after the opening scene can't take these guys out? She's literally Sarah Walker. They can't keep giving those scenes then do that. She would have not let her guard down here. Her handler looks like he's taken one karate lesson and his only strength is hiding behind his weapons. She's always been badass and has never needed saving. Two episodes in a row as well. Kinda out of character. This episode was clear to me. It's Sarah's story. At least to me. You can't deny she's the star of the series. The stand out actor and her story has came full circle. Her backstory and past, not everything of course as you can never know a person fully but now we know what lead to this and the reasons she doesn't have a relationship with her mother.
To be honest I don't know why I thought in the last episode the baby would be hers. Especially as she's stated. Chucks her proper first relationship. Well love at least. Accidental pregnancy wouldn't happen either as she was always on missions and didn't care for getting close to anyone. I saw a tiny bit of a spoiler and thought someone said it was hers. This makes way more sense to Sarah's whole backstory. I liked her mother, besides the good acting, she seems like a good one. And most of the episode was very emotional and very well acted from them. Really engaging and even the flashbacks with her old colleagues were so good. Sarah's flashbacks have always been golden. It was her last mission Before her assignment was Chuck. It all made sense.
I just have a small problem with why her handler was so focused and driven on killing the baby. Obviously he's been looking for years. Sarah got her out and was never intending on her being in that world, or interested in taking the fortune even if she has a legitimate claim to the money and he would know that. Even if she did, it was years ago and I'm sure he's covered his tracks and the money. What he said about what "he's gonna do to that kid" I don't get why. I don't know why he wasn't in jail after that mission and I don't know why Sarah never hunted him down. I feel like it's something she would have done. Since he's the only person that could danger her mother and sister. I liked that this was a serious tone. I wish more were like this. It works better and makes more sense. It just doesn't make sense as to why she'd shoot him intentionally in the shoulder as well instead of just taking him out like she's done so many times before. But I'm obviously reading into it too much. He's just an awful person so it would be what someone like that would do.
The scenes of the whole gang together at the end was heart warming. I love those scenes so much. I felt a lump in my throat throughout and I'd say this is definitely the most emotional episode yet.
Promising season just went down the drain
What happened? I'm genuinely confused. The other 3 episodes before this were good. All of a sudden the dialogue is extremely poor. Especially the plot and reveals in this is half assed. I don't get why this episode is rated higher than the last couple. It's disappointing. It's not Shaw i have a problem with. I liked his arc and him as a villain and him coming back makes sense but the writing is just LAZY!! It's the plot holes. It doesn't make sense to me. I can't get past it. It just sucks because otherwise it had the ability to be good as well. Well not good but It could've been up until now. As it's been leading to this but I can't get past anything that happened and I'll tell you why.
Let's start off with Shaw and him breaking out of prison and his perfectly timed release of the virus. That he apparently came up with before he went to prison. Fine I'll believe it but what I won't believe is that the government (CIA) locked him up with the Intersect. We saw how easy it is to take the intersect away and even suppress it. We've seen it with Chuck so many times. It's quick to do. When they have access to high tech. Like come on, wouldn't happen. They'll take it from Chuck who's gave them information for years and saved and helped them. But they'll keep it in Shaw who's in prison. Maybe they did take it from him and he found a way to get it back but they didn't state that. But what's even more ridiculous is that they brought Daniel Shaw back just to use him. They disposed of him too quickly. Got an unbelievable plot. Why build this up then do that so fast? Waste of an arc. Even him trying to kill Sarah. When we know he wanted revenge so bad. Tried and failed a few times. He would probably just kill her quickly. Shaw has no backup as well. Which is weird since he's been doing everything he's doing. It's just so stupid. Not even a good fight sequence. Badly executed is an understatement. I know it's only gonna get worse if the rest is like this episode. Well at least I got 3 good episodes until it went up in flames again.
Chucks hacking skills and abilities. I liked it in episode 5. It worked. Even the references were good. I know he has some skills with computers obviously but they made him out to be better than the CIA here. Since when is he better than anyone who works for the CIA who are geniuses with computers? They make it out like only he can do it. I would've even liked to see him do more of this but it's rushed. It works. I can see it for him but it felt forced and there wasn't enough build up of him actually doing this.
Can't forget "does Chuck know about the baby" as well. Hinting that she had a baby from a previous relationship. Of course that's gonna be a storyline. There's been talks of them having kids. But it was very obviously they wouldn't have her be pregnant on screen as without her it's only Casey who's able to do the missions properly. It would've be the same if she sat them out unless they time jumped. She gets kicked in the stomach basically every episode so it wouldn't work. Of course there will probably be an adoption. Which I don't see how, it would be very traumatic if they're already with a family. Unless someone is looking after he/she for her but earlier seasons it was unlikely she would ever settle down she said that so that's very unlikely. Not my kind of plotline but hopefully it isn't too bad.
Also I couldn't even enjoy the other stuff going on in the Buy More. It was good we saw more of them but unfortunately It just wasn't funny. Not sure if it was supposed to be but it wasn't. It felt out of place. Considering this arc has been the centre of this season. I think the plot holes were too much that I just couldn't find anything likeable about it but I will say that the only thing that I actually thought was likeable during the whole episode was near the ending, Casey telling Alex he loved her finally and she said the same. And him saying "that Grimes kid isn't so bad. Maybe you should give him a chance" I feel like he's come full circle. Very heartfelt moment. I like the father and daughter moments between them and they've brought more emotion and great action than a lot of scenes during this whole series.
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Curse (2011)
3 episodes in a row that's enjoyable
I thought this episode was fun. I really like it when Awesome and Ellie are involved in the spy world.
So many fun moments with them. I wish there was more if it. In my opinion they ground the series and people around them. Also their safety word martini and when they realised they were in a spy situation was so funny. Alex and Morgan I like as well. I'm rooting for them. They also make a good team. Casey and Beckmen meeting up was good. I liked their scenes. "Our darkest hours" I never doubted she would leave or not help them. I liked that team up.
Casey escapes jail and Morgan tries to cover the trail. I'm glad it worked out for Casey. That arc was good. Alex phoning the police because the CIA is outside to distract them so Morgan could sneak in and get Chucks "pants" was a good scene as well.
I did feel for Chuck when he was talking about the Bartowski curse. I wish he had more faith in Sarah though. Again he goes off on his own only for Sarah and others to help / save him. Beckman, Casey and Sarah were obviously gonna help, they even agreed to give them the real virus. I don't know why he went alone. Especially when he knew they'd most likely die anyway. But I get it. It's his sister but it's more about trust between him and Sarah and saying he's not gonna do something when he is. It made no sense as she literally agreed to his plan but still went anyway. She said he's not gonna do it again but he probably will. That's their thing, bad communication, it just repeats with them. At least there was no therapy session mid mission though. That's the only issue with this episode. Everything else was likeable.
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Hack Off (2011)
Another good episode
This is the second good episode in a row. Finally got me interested in this show again. I only liked 5 episodes from last season but even then, I didn't love them. Besides the first 3 episodes, which were okay except episode 3. I actually like the route they're going in and the arcs / storylines seem good and have me intrigued to find out more and what's gonna happen. I just didn't expect it to get this good after the previous few and me not enjoying last season as much but it's fun again and seems to have found a better balance and tone and vibe.
Decker really went out with a bang and I actually didn't see that coming. If I didn't already like Gertrude now I actually like her more!! And I love seeing them do missions without the intersect. I like that he finally seems content without it. Even at season 4 in the end he thinks he needed it to save Sarah. And at the start of this season he missed it. It's always been he's not a spy without it, it's a burden or it turns him into something he doesn't want. It was kind of refreshing to see him without it and managing without it. I also loved the prison scenes. Lester actually had me cracking up and Casey being stuck in there with him. I just thought it was entertaining. Emotional ending as well with Casey and Gertrude. Good episode.
Only thing I didn't like was the naked cult scene which wasn't too long at least. It was funny at first but they were blurred and then it didn't really make sense. Then it just seemed random but i that's about it.
I hope there's 3 good episodes in a row now.
Finally a really good episode!!
I haven't enjoyed an episode like this one since season 2-3. Why couldn't we have had more episodes like this one!! Such a good stand alone episode. I wish there was more fillers like this. It's so well balanced. It had a little of everything. Had scenes with almost everyone. I loved the emotional depth at the end. Personally for me, it's already better than season 4. Even though I disliked the previous 2 episodes. It still way better.
Jeff getting Lester arrested for attempted homicide was so unexpected! The cheese ball scene with Mike made me laugh as well. Don't think I've laughed like that at this show in a while. Then Casey got arrested by Decker for killing The Viper and her men. Which was necessary as they were off to kill everyone on the team and their loved ones. Casey was smart and got there first. My jaw dropped during all of it. That's what you call suspense. They finally did it.
I also thought it was funny that Casey spoiled Star Wars for Morgan. It was deserved after the way he treated his daughter. But then he had a change of heart later on and he invited Morgan to move back in and gave him box set of Indiana Jones. I thought it was such a wholesome moment between them.
Later on Alex and Morgan agree to be friends and put on a happy face and agree to be friends. Everyone in the kitchen, Chuck, Sarah, Casey, Ellie and Devon and of course Alex and Morgan. Having dinner, smiling and having fun. Feeling appreciative. It was nostalgic. I like these kind of moments. I think it's because it's just different than what we've had before and I haven't seen them like this. Sarah making a toast thanking them for being such good friends and for how close they are. Everyone trying to be more open and honest yet have something they aren't completely being honest about but in sort of a caring way.
I also can't wait to see what happens with the Buy More. Why the viper was ordered to kill everyone but Chuck and Sarah and who's been manipulating the team this whole time. I'm actually interested in this show again and can't wait to see how it all ends.
I really enjoyed this episode. It's been forever.
Could've been better
The issue I have is that Morgan in 5x01 was drastically different from in episode 2 and this one. I'm just glad that this arc is not going to drag out. At least i hope it's done. Him being so obnoxious didn't feel that far out of character but it happened all of a sudden which I didn't like. The bright side is that it didn't go on for too long. I don't get all the hate on Morgan. For me, he's funny. Still a little egotistical and childish but I like his scenes with Casey. And him going full ninja looks better than when Chuck did it. Seems more realistic. Thankfully he became less annoying at the end of the episode. His personality and actions were awful. The intersect Morgan has is not the same as Chucks one so it makes sense that it messed with his head. Least he didn't go that far but I'm glad it ended. I found that plot annoying. He definitely didn't deserve all the hate from viewers but i get it. People have characters they like and dislike just like me. I'm just indifferent to him and a lot of characters.
I've also come to realise that Zachary Levi's acting isn't to my liking. It's very bland. One dimensional and one expressional. Always the same facial expressions and blank faces. I've never felt emotion from him either. Maybe one time in season 1 but that's it. His eyes are as blank as his face. Plus he's been kinda controversial recently. Not that I'm adding that to his character in the show but this character has never developed and what they try to write him as (his personality) doesn't work. He's never been quirky which is what they've tried to do for so long. At least he's a good traits is that he's a decent friend and has a good heart.
Least favourite finale from this series
What I liked about this episode was Chuck, Morgan, Casey, Mary, (the cat squad) Carina and Zondra, and the Russian's coming in with parachutes was probably the most jaw dropping thing to happen in seasons. It's definitely the best thing about this episode. Casey's lines were funny. Him telling Chuck he was "the second best spy I've ever worked with". He has the best character development. After all this time he's actually beginning to be more open and emotional. Awesome has his moment. Which was great. Ellie wasn't in it so much but she has her moment as well. Shame the rest of the episode wasn't good. Although the wedding scenes were cute but I kinda thought it was Sarah dreaming at first. I would've liked Sarah to make a speech or see everyone at the wedding. It was kinda quick and too much like a dream. It was still cute though but just not enough.
Other issue I have with characters is Mary. Her being with Volkoff since she left her family then they instantly trust her even after she does things to them. Then she becomes a protagonist like her past never happened. There's no talks between her, Chuck and Ellie together. No actual heart to hearts or discussions about it. She was Volkoffs right hand man for decades and she only decided she can take him down now. I get that she left to keep them safe but it still doesn't make sense. All is forgiven straight away is so far fetched. There's no awkwardness. She comes into the house and helps with the baby too like straight away it's like she never left. First time she sees them again it was the same way. I know they weren't completely babies when she left but this women would be a stranger and in reality it would not be like she never left. And she almost got Sarah and Chuck killed. Despite helping them escape. She shot him in the chest which she says he was wearing a vest. Then she suppressed the intersect in him to stop him looking. Proves that she doesn't know a thing about him. It's just laughable that she's this great spy yet Sarah and Chuck did what she couldn't do in a month when she had 20 years. Not good writing. Too many plotholes and silly reasons / conclusions but I should've expected it because it's always been this way.
I wish they went with the original plan of 13 episodes for this season and cut out all the inbetween stuff and just focused on what it's actually about this season, Volkoffs, Mary etc. Not that it's my favourite storyline but I liked Hartley and the ending for him. The side stuff just brought nothing. I like how less silly it was this season but it's too long and felt dragged out. As for the ending as well, literally no one was convinced they would kill Sarah off. So there was zero suspense. In reality she would've been dead. Seemed like Chuck was gone for hours and hours. There's literally no way she'd still be alive. Even Vivian thought she'd be instantly dead. If anyone else took it that wasn't a main character they'd be dead. It just wasn't believable. And the Vivian Volkoff arc never really resonated with me and it's because that character didn't feel fully formed. We didn't see enough of her. I liked her but it didn't work and it's disappointing that we never even see her with her dad in the final scene.
For me this should've ended here and maybe one more episode since this one didn't do it for me to see how everyone's life is. It would've been a good ending. Chuck and Sarah got 877 million from Hartley and they bought the BuyMore. Morgan became the intersect and teamed up with Casey as freelance spies feels like a fun way to end the series. Having Morgan get the Intersect would've been fun and I can totally see Morgan and Casey having adventures. But obviously it doesn't work because we find out someone has been manipulating the team the entire time and Decker did say that the intersect in Chuck is just suppressed so that could come back as well. I just hope he's more honest with Ellie next season and doesn't hide anything from her again. It could have ended here though but I guess they aren't done yet. Thankfully it's only 13 episodes.
Predictable and nothing new
The conclusions to them taking down the bad guys are always so unfulfilling. Especially in this one. It makes everyone who works at Volkoff seem like amateurs. Not what you think you'd get from an organisation of what, 20+ years? Not enough action until the ending. Which I didn't like. It was predictable. And of course Sarah saves Chuck. His mother was right behind him, even with her gun out she's too slow. Which I didn't get.. it's not like she's done this her whole life.. And as usual the "villains" always talk too much before pulling trigger. Not something I feel like happens in a world of spy's but I get it. It's TV. But Chuck being goofy and rambling on would definitely get him shot straight away. My issue with this episode though is that it wasn't suspenseful. They basically told us what was gonna happen. So Vivian and the toast was too obvious and rushed.
I did like the Casey and Morgan scenes. That was more suspenseful than the predictable ending. Ellie and Awesome were good in this as well and the Jeff and Lester scenes were good as well. They actually surprised me. I forgot about the video and didn't except it to be them who made the video of Chuck and Sarah. It was unexpected but wholesome of them
Lastly, who were all those people at the engagement party? Most of them we've never seen before. I get they do that in films but I just don't believe they know that many people. Like am I supposed to believe that? It was done so fill it but they don't have that many people in their lives. I do wish Sarah's old team and dad was there, I like what he brings to this show but again it was rushed, especially at the end so it wouldn't have made sense to have them for a minute. Big problem with pacing here. The script just isn't it and most of their lines, I feel are overly long, cringy and cheesy. The dialogue has always been like that but the first 2 seasons pulled it off and it worked for the most part but it got worse, not better. It's not even an old show so there's no excuse for that. I'm not gonna list more issues as I've said it in other episodes. At least I'm almost done with this series.
Finally a decent episode
There's been so many since I've enjoyed an episode in this season. Since episode 13 to be exact. There's only been 5 episodes I've liked this whole season. This one was good. I like Sarah's dad and the end was wholesome and emotional. He brought something that was needed. He grounded it and brought some emotion. I like learning how Sarah is the way she is and her backstory with her dad is always good. He made this better. Something Chuck could learn from. I felt more emotion from the ending in this than his reaction when his dad died. Which is not good.
However there's only 3 episodes left and i thought we would've seen more of Vivian Volkoff. I like the actress. She always does a good job. Not that this storyline is my favourite. I just thought they made her "bad" all of a sudden and I get why. At least that makes sense. She's taking over her dads "business" I just thought we would've seen more of it. I think this is one of the shows problems. They give us these "bad guys" then hardly show them, then they're taken down within a few episodes with fillers inbetween. Usually it's quicker than this though but I like that this show doesn't drag it on. With the exception of this season. I just would've liked to see more from their side and what it is they're actually doing or want and I think Vivian's relationship with her dad could've been interesting but they've interacted for a minute. I hope it's not wrapped up too quickly and rushed. I would've liked more of that arc because we haven't seen her plan or what it is any of them want.
I'm glad this season is coming to an end. It's a shame it only picks up now as there's only a handful of episodes 5-6 that are actually decent this season. Not a single enjoyable filler episode. I think maybe it should've been a shorter season because of that. If it's gonna be long at least make it good. I get that it's all about Chuck and Ellie's mother, Alex and Vivian Volkoff but it could've been better and shorter if that's the main plotline as the fillers were not even decent. Cutting the side stuff out would've made it a stronger season. They don't really dive into Mary leaving them. Everything just seems forgiven straight away and they connect instantly. Which I find odd and a little unrealistic but again what is about this show.
Chuck: Chuck Versus Agent X (2011)
Wanted to rate this higher but there's too many cringe moments
God I cannot get past the sword scene of Chuck showing Ellie the intersect. The way it's shot is horrible. I guess they did that to cover up the fact that it's not impressive. He literally goes in circles with a sword and does a cart wheel. Wow!! Then cuts Morgan's sleeves off. Like please.. And the camera angle made my head spin. It wasn't even laughable I was just like really?? The music with Ellie looking at him trying to be emotional. I literally could not take it seriously. They tried to make it an emotional heartfelt moment but it was just horrible. Especially since it's supposed to be what the whole shows about. You'd think it would've been a better moment. What even was that? Let's not forget Sarah's scene when she's pretending to be British. No wonder the old women found out fast and the green screen of the English countryside couldn't have been more obvious and then you have Jeff, Lester and Mike the car green screen as well bothered me. Everything just looked so fake. I gave it a higher rating because the acting especially towards the end is improved.
I will say that I like the vibe of this episode. Besides some cringe moments it's a bit more serious which I like and it has some good action, the dialogue is a little better but I can't get over how fake a lot of it looks. It's still an improvement though but it did feel rushed, especially the scenes in England.
It's just getting more ridiculous
I can see why this show isn't more popular. It hasn't aged well at all. Which is hard to do since it's only 2007-2012. You'd think it was older.
This episode though.. What was the side plot with the prenup all about? 5 minutes of nothing for it to be ripped up at the end by Sarah. Chuck pretending he didn't care then again then they don't discuss things properly like adults. Instead he writes a new one. Cute but I just thought it was a weird bit. All this time and they have not worked on themselves. They say they'll be open and talk then it just repeats. It's so recycled. I swear they only add these little drama bits with them to fill the gaps. But it's every damn episode. Something is either inbetween them or they're super insecure about something or worried about their relationship. It's so tiresome. They just don't communicate at the time, they wait until they're mid mission to have a therapy session. Both as whiny and needy as each other. I liked Sarah as well but the this season she's just morphed into Chuck as well.
I think the one problem besides the cringe dialogue, annoying main character traits and unrealistic writing plots is the fact that I think the show is too long. It should have went with season 1's length, I like filler episodes usually but I haven't since season 2 and if they wanted longer seasons, it shouldn't been 30 minutes max. I just find it too goofy and it's not funny or quirky enough so I don't get why they went that route. It's too over the top but it can't pull it off because it's not a comedy to me. Although I have a few laughs it's not enough. I wish they took more of a serious route with comedy and they still could've kept quirky characters but made Chuck less of an annoying cliché and get rid of their childish needy relationship and make it less cartoonish. I'm not gonna say anymore, there's a lot wrong with it that I think could've been better.
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Muuurder (2011)
I don't know why I'm continuing this show. Since episode 3 of this season it's been hard to get through. I know season 5 is the worst rated of this show as well so I have no clue why I'm still watching. The side plots aren't good. It's like there's 10 different writers who don't know what the others written so it's all mixed in.
Again Chuck ruins this episode. All the other characters are fine in this one. I find it more enjoyable when he's not in the scene. I'm still having trouble with the dialogue. It's definitely the most unrealistic I've seen. I usually love whodunnits as well. It's my favourite genre but this didn't do it for me.
Chuck: Chuck Versus the A-Team (2011)
Decent episode but Chuck and Sarah ruined it
I always wondered why Sarah even liked Chuck but I get it in this. She's just as bad. He's so needy, whiny, unprofessional, overly emotional, indirect, pushy, big headed and full of himself, always poking his nose into everyone's business and personally I don't think his "charisma" is enough for all his bad traits. He just comes across annoying and unlikable. One dimensional and unemotional. Even when his father died, all the other characters I got more emotion from and If that's the only scene I saw, I'd think they weren't related at all. Hard when Chuck is acting besides Sarah though. She makes him look like an amateur. I just get zero emotion from him. They tried so hard to stereotype him as a nerdy Stanford guy who he gets the girl eventually because he's so charismatic. An underdog but I hardly root for him throughout this whole series. He gives typical business firm personality. Funny how you only see this character in American films and series so much. It got boring after season 1 with him. He's supposed to be the main character yet he's not even in the top 10 for me. There's no character development. Only people who got it was Casey and Morgan. I hate what they did to Sarah's character here. It seemed out of character for her in this episode. I thought she's supposed to smart but she's just as annoying as Chuck in this. They both seem completely self entitled and full of it. Acting like children is just an awful character trait and I find it unwatchable. Sarah whining about Casey leaving. Yet what she did was completely unprofessional and if someone did that to her she'd say the same. She's done it before. "It's orders" - "regulations" her blaming Casey when he owes her nothing. She does the same thing all the time. Chuck is over 30 and couldn't be more of a man child, he's never grew up, even with the intersect he barley beats the "bad guys" after all this time nothing is learnt. I just find his voice very preachy like who goes on a rant during a mission needing to fix everything during that exact moment. Why?. Again that's to do with him being indirect and takes ages to actually get to the point and waits until they're in danger or doing something important.
Also I think this series got worse over the seasons but after season 2 I've been somewhat finding it harder to get through. Season 3 had some good episodes but should've been shorter and season 4 started off promising but honestly I don't care for this storyline. Not enough is happening. I don't care for the filler episodes. However I like how less goofy it's gotten. If you're gonna do goofy, it at least better be funny. I've laughed a few times but it's usually not with the main characters, (Sarah or Chuck). Jeff and Lester is actually more likeable now. I found them creepy in the earlier seasons and it was unrealistic that they worked there, they would've been fired episode 1. This show would've been better if it took more of a serious and realistic approach. I get that he can do karate but not well? So again that makes no sense as to why they added it. I get the flashes of intel but I hated it when they added that. I'd be fine with him have "flashes" of how to escape but being a ninja? No. And he doesn't do it well either, it rarely even works. This show could've been amazing but there's too many things wrong with it.
Pieces of Her: Episode #1.6 (2022)
Can't wait for this to be over
So you just get in the boot of a car when you know those people would happily kill you? Without being seen? They would have heard for a start even though they had their backs turned the cop was facing that way. It's just so dumb. She can't pull this whole thing off as she's 30 not 16 so she doesn't even have an excuse for it. What is she suicidal? This is the same girl from the pilot who froze (rightly so) I'd be the same but I'm supposed to believe she'd do all this? Why does she even care so much? In reality we'd do some digging but a guy tried to kill her once in the motel, attacked twice in one night and she continues pretending to be Nancy Drew? The fbi would have told her once she knew some bits and her mother would've probably told her too. I get she doesn't trust anyone well at least not her mother. She happily trusts and goes with complete strangers. If all these people are dangerous are the Marshall says, she would've been dead in the pilot. The writers are just off the rails, there's like 20 things that don't make sense and the script expands. I honestly don't care what happens to any of the protagonists. I don't really leave reviews that often and I'm not easily annoyed (I'm not that annoyed) just baffled at the script.
Pieces of Her: Episode #1.5 (2022)
Totally not a thriller
Disappointed in so many ways. It's less dark from the book. The character Andy annoys me. I keep forgetting she's 30 years old. She comes across 16. Not just her attitude but everything. I hate they made her stupid like she held a gun under the table in plain view at a US Marshall. Totally wouldn't happen. That's just 1 dumb thing she's done. I get that she's trying to figure it out on her own and it would make more sense if she was younger but she's not. She's a grown women who acts like a child. So many things are just unrealistic. She knows there's bad people yet she does things out in open. I've watched the actress in other things but I can't connect with her acting here. Her mother said she was going to tell her, even that guy tried to kill her in the motel and she still continues what she's doing. Even Toni who's one of my favourites, can't save it. If she wasn't in it I would have stopped after episode 2. Its a shame because the pilot was great. It just keeps going down hill. I'll watch the other 2 episodes but might skip through it just to finish it.
The Crown: The Way Ahead (2022)
Struggling with the casting and inaccuracy
When I first saw the actor playing Charles I didn't know that's who was gonna play him. I like him Dominic West a lot. He's a very good actor. I've seen mostly everything he's in but I don't get Charles from him. There's just too much spirit and not in the right way. Not just the look and build, the hair as well which he definitely didn't have, he was balding pretty early on in his young years. He's too charming and good looking. They've always casted him more handsome but it just worked. Unfortunately it doesn't this time. It's the way he acts and speaks. I get more of a reserved and dull vibe off him than the route they went with his character. Also they watered down the leaked call between Charles and Camila as well. Which was raunchy and shocking. Let's not forget him saying he wish he could be her tampon. The public have never respected or liked him. I wish they showed that more. He still hasn't lived that down. Charles as a whole in the show is just not right in any way. Everything is exaggerated, his facial expressions are too dramatic and over the top. I don't mind since it's Dominic and his acting, is just 10/10 always and I guess they're doing something different but The queen is also not capturing it for me but least her voice and expressions seem right. Only great casting I think was Diana. She's great. Some scenes i thought it was actually her and Camila and a few others but so far it's disappointing and I just don't believe they're who they're playing.
Chicago P.D.: Night in Chicago (2019)
LaRoyce killed every scene in this! Amazing!
Okay first I would've rated it higher but those cops made my blood boil. I can't imagine the pain of going through stuff like that everyday. Those racist cops killed Daryl in plain sight he did nothing wrong. As Artwater said, he wasn't being a criminal when they pulled him over. So that's not even an excuse because there is none. Was purely just racism. It makes me so mad that this still happens daily.
Hope those cops get what's coming to them
The acting in this episode was just amazing. Artwater is my favourite character in this show.
Chicago P.D.: Confidential (2018)
Didn't like this one
Okay it might've been an okay episode but Kim seriously annoyed me and I no longer like her. I've watched the rest of season 5 and I still don't like her. How come she's changed all of a sudden? Looking back, I thought I liked her but she was just tolerable. I hope I can like her again but she had a whole personality and attitude change. Pushing her CI and getting mad at Upton. She got that girl killed and I don't even think she felt bad about it. If they were gonna change her at least make it a slower growth. It didn't make sense to me. She was incompetent and didn't get punished for it. It might've not been illegal speaking but she was off and no one noticed except Upton. Really didn't like Kim this episode.
Favourite episode of the season!
So far anyway.. that joke about the psychiatrist was the best one yet! Was waiting for a good joke to land and she finally did it! And of course the dynamic between Deborah and Ava is just gold! They're so entertaining to watch.
An enjoyable entertaining episode
I liked this episode and this season has been good. It's such a refreshing show.
Confused by Ava though, she's supposed to be a writer but hasn't given any jokes and that's supposed to be why she's even there. To help with her career. I get that it's slow to get there not the show it's self but what they're doing but it doesn't seem to show their work for it. She's given a few lines but they didn't land and they weren't really jokes more statements.
Looking forward to watching the last 3 episodes.
Lucifer: My Best Fiend's Wedding (2021)
Boring for the last season
So far this is the worst episode and this season isn't great. Not for the last season. I don't know what I expected but it wasn't this. Should've been bigger and better. It's boring as hell. Although there's been some good moments. Mostly because of Dan and Amenadiel. And they are the only storyline I've enjoyed this season.. And possibly Ella but they don't give her enough screen time.
The whole Aurora storyline seems familiar. And I didn't like it when I saw it then. Too dragged out and slow. She's had some moments but it's just not interesting.