Chuck “Chuck Versus Bo” Review

It’s no surprise that the second half of Chuck episodes are usually fantastic, brought down usually by a crummy first half. It’s a formula which Chuck has embraced and kept to rather loyally throughout its run: first half of an episode is filled with slapstick comedy, second half the stakes are raised and the emotionsare put to test.

Some people watch Chuck for the comedy. I’m more of a stakes are raised and everyone might die and let misery ensue! kinda gal myself, so I usually enjoy the second half of the episodes and I grow weary of subplots like Jeff and Lester intruding on the dramatic side of things. It’s not that I want Chuck to be miserable and fun-free – I loved when everyone, especially Sarah, was teasing Chuck about his crush on Bo Derek – but the show, for me, has had some tonal issues which have never really gone away.

So this episode which was mainly centered on Sarah finally realizing that she was completely ready to leave the spy game (I love that it wasn’t a huge villainous catalyst but merely the paper delivery boy who brought her, at last, to this decision) and the team trying to recover the Instersect glasses was the usual Chuck affair: goofy, enjoyable, not-overly serious for all but the last ten or so minutes. Read More... 


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