Donnerstag, 14. April 2011

[Review] Chuck - S04E20 - Chuck Versus the Family Volkoff (slight spoilers)


So I will just say it if nobody else will: Chuck needs to die. Soon. And I don't mean Chuck the character, I mean Chuck the show. I fell in love with the series from the very first episode and have been an avid viewer for three and a half seasons now. But now... every episode is like another week in a bad relationship: stale, repetitive and quite frankly - boring.

This weeks episode was no different. Of course it had everything I came to love about Chuck: Jokes, relationship banter, multiple storylines and the revelation of a new villain. But it just felt underwhelming and brought nothing new to the table. It was pretty much the same recipe as in season 1.

So I know they tried to bring in a little character development throughout the seasons but in reality Chuck is still the same guy - only now in a relationship with Sarah. Sarah is still pretty much the gorgeous blonde spy - only now in a relationship with Chuck. Casey was allowed to show his softer side - but he's still the same grumpy spy. Ellie and Awesome are loveable side characters with no real storyline and Morgan had nothing real to do for at least a whole season.

The addition of Timothy Dalton as Volkoff, the notorious arms dealer was the only thing this season had really going for it and now that he is on the path of redemption, he lost all his appeal. The revelation of his daughter as the new uber-villain was no revelation at all (did anybody not see that coming?) and so we have a kind-of-climax 20 episodes in the season which really makes no sense at all storytelling-wise. This whole thing was hindered by stupid case-of-the-week episodes that did not matter at all. We did not need all that character exposition for characters we don't even care about (was anything achieved with that whole Intersect2.0 storyline with Casey?).

So between all the slow storytelling, repetitive storylines and stale characters. Do you still enjoy Chuck? Have you ever enjoyed Chuck? Is it time to say goodbye to the series? Let me know.

Kommentare:

  1. looks like it is worth to watch this episode

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  2. just watched a couple of episodes randomly but never closely followed chuck

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  3. Never heard of Chuck... but now it seems it's ending.

    Do you know the future of 2 and a half men?

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  4. I've never seen Chuck... I'll have to watch an episode or two :)

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  5. Seems like an interesting show.

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  6. This show never caught my attention =/

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  7. I think i have seen like 1 episode of chuck.

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  8. That's how I felt about Prison Break, it dragged on way too long.

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  9. It's a shame when a show doesn't know when to bow out gracefully.

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  10. This show has been recommended to me several times. I should check it out.

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  11. A couple of my friends were into the show when it first aired, but I think they are starting to feel the same way you describe in your post. I guess it's hard to keep a show fresh at times.

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  12. Chuck seems like the kind of show that's pretty good if you've been watching from the beginning.

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  13. Saw this earlier today, was great

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  14. Watch arrested development.

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  15. The show is still great. I'm excited to see where the sister plot goes and the new villain chick is extremely good looking, reason enough to keep watching.

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  16. never seen this show, is it worth the watch?

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  17. Might start watching this again. Last time it got boring...

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  18. never seen chuck or even heard of it until now. Maybe ill start looking for it now when im browsing through the channels :-)

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  19. I've seen a couple seasons and I thought it was a good enough little show, I know some people think it's been around too long.

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