Spoilers included for Chuck vs. the Ring
Until this season, I never quite understood rabid TV fans and their "Save this Show" campaigns. Save Jericho? Save Moonlight? Never cared. Even near the beginning of this season of Chuck, while I was enjoying the show...I don't think I would have gone to any extra effort to ensure that it stuck around.
Somewhere in the middle of the second season, Chuck evolved from a good show...into a great one (yes, I said great). Many people, I think, initially approached the show with skepticism because it was difficult to take a "spy comedy" seriously. But, after a little time, Chuck has found this uniquely perfect balance between comedy and drama that isn't present in any other show on TV (for me, the closest comparison is Scrubs a few seasons back when it wasn't yet tired). The show is smart, hilarious, heartwarming and all around feel-good. And...especially with these last 2 episodes of the season (and it's a toss up which one I liked more)...the show has demonstrated that it still has tons of room to grow, which is why us crazy fans are buying Subway subs en masse and tweeting up a storm (seriously, #savechuck has been a top Twitter trend all day).
Chuck's creator warned us in an interview that we'd set our living rooms on fire if "Chuck vs. the Ring" ends up being the show's series finale. While I'd be heartbroken if the show doesn't get renewed, I actually have seen far more infuriating series-ending cliffhangers. I feel like the show has been foreshadowing this change (which is both a shift and a return to the status quo all at once) for quite some time; Chuck has finally realized his destiny - having the Intersect in his head is no longer a burden, but his purpose. Tack on a little "kung fu" and the promise of a larger scale enemy and you have the perfect set up for Season 3...or if this is (god forbid) the series finale...at least the certainty that Chuck's life now contains some direction.
But...don't think I'm resolved to the fact that Chuck isn't getting renewed. I really have good feelings and high hopes, so let's conclude with some happy thoughts from tonight's episode (since Chuck as a show just...makes me happy).
Personally, I thought that every Jeffster moment stole the show. The Mr. Roboto performance was nothing short of brilliant. Furthermore, the episode was loaded with great one-liners (per usual), including:
-A real shotgun wedding! Just think...that terrible pun is the last thing you'll ever hear! - Roark
-Why are you letting Sam Kinison and an Indian lesbian ruin your wedding? - Dr. Awesome
-Not the flowers! - Chuck
-Oh, Chuck me! - Casey
What were your favorite moments/scenes from tonight's episode?
Also...Should the show be renewed...what do you think of the big set up for next season?