Scene Symmetries in Chuck

Scene Symmetries in Chuck

As Kelly Dean Jolley writes in his Chuck book, “Chuck is a show of patterns: of duplications, of symmetries, of echoes, of types and anti-types. It is animately, virtuosically contrapuntal–like Bach. It speaks an elaborate language of images, events,...
It’s Complicated

It’s Complicated

Spy love is. How do you truly love in a world that thrives on lies and deception and where true feelings are a liability? How do you even know it’s true love? Chuck and Sarah fall in love with each other from the very beginning but their relationship is complicated....
Why is Chuck a Great Show?

Why is Chuck a Great Show?

Chuck is like an iceberg. The 10% of it that you see above the surface—a Sydney Bristow who walks into The Office and turns Jim Halpert’s life upside down and brings him on spy missions with her—is already impressive because of its original fun factor. But what...
Turning Points of the Show

Turning Points of the Show

What are the turning points of the show? There are for sure many significant moments in the show but what are the ones that really change the course of the story with a dramatic twist in Chuck and Sarah’s relationship? 1.01 – Beginning of the journey Chuck...
Does the Show Over-Sexualize Sarah?

Does the Show Over-Sexualize Sarah?

There is a scene in 5.09 Kept Man where Casey complains about the ridiculous speedos he has to wear for Gertrude and Sarah retorts about all the ridiculously skimpy outfits she’s had to wear over the years. This truth raises a good question—does the show...
The Others (Love Interests)

The Others (Love Interests)

The love interests in Chuck are never introduced merely for angst and in order to delay the will-they-or-won’t-they dynamic. They are introduced to advance Chuck and Sarah’s relationship and to have them learn something from the experience. Lou showed up...

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