Chuck “Chuck Versus Sarah” and “Chuck Versus The Goodbye” Review

I’ve mentioned before how one of my favorite film makers, Errol Morris, said at a talk that he didn’t believe there was such a thing as an all-round great movie, just great moments. It’s something I’ve been pondering a while and ultimately, I think I agree with him. I look at a show like Chuck and it is a prime example of this theory.

Overall, Chuck isn’t a great show, and by no stretch was this a great finale. In fact if I didn’t know better, with the exception of the last few minutes I’d have guessed this was just another episode. The villain was of little to no consequence, existing solely to move the plot forward, the stakes-the General’s seat possibly blowing up-were pretty much a retread of stuff that Chuck has done umpteenth times before. But it hardly matters. Chuck is filled with moments which are powerful: from Chuck and Sarah lying on a bed listening to Nina Simone to Sarah shooting a Fulcrum agent to protect Chuck to Chuck, kissing Sarah on a beach at sunset. Chuck is a sincere show, it’s a show that wears its heart on its sleeve and isn’t too cool for emotions and feelings. And the moments it creates because of this are beautiful. Read More... 


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