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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 24, 2007
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5
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  • Starring: Adam Baldwin, Sarah Lancaster, Joshua Gomez
  • Summary: From a retail hack who sells computers to a hunted man with a computer in his brain. Chuck's life changes when an old college friend sends him an e-mail that chucks him into the world of spies.
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. 100
    Cute, creative and slick, this is one of the best new shows of the fall season.
  2. While there are a a few too many "awkward-guy moments," there are enough genuinely sweet ones to balance them out. [28 Sep 2007, p.93]
  3. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    The real-world intrigue is matched in dramatic flair by Chuck-world jeopardy. His store's fierce assistant-manager competition resounds as fatefully as saving the universe from evil. Which makes the dark light enough and the light dark enough to meld into a tasty escapist treat.
  4. The pilot is an especially persuasive hour of action-adventure, but subsequent lower-budget episodes preserve the esprit and suspense.
  5. "The O.C." team of Josh Schwartz and McG keep this one fast and mostly funny, but it's no "Heroes."
  6. Chuck is one of two new fantastical shows premiering Monday on NBC, making a Heroes sandwich. That's fantastical, not fantastic.
  7. A charming but underwhelming pilot.... The second episode is dismal, sucking all the air out of whatever hopes you might have had for that one.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 74 out of 81
  2. Negative: 5 out of 81
  1. bobg
    Jan 22, 2010
    Most interesting show to watch. Chuck is a great show to just relax and watch after a tough day. The show has action, mystery, romance, and full of technology. Expand
  2. AmyK
    May 25, 2009
    So funny and entertaining - Chuck is quickly becoming one of my fav shows!
  3. DW.
    Oct 8, 2007
    Funny with both physical comedy and social commentary. Engaging, likable characters carry the story.
  4. May 17, 2011
    Chuck is one of my favourite shows. It takes a man who is quite unpopular and has very few friends and turns him into a man who can take down a group of guys without breaking a sweat. The show contains so many genres and can still hold it all together. An example is "Chuck Versus the Tic Tac" which contains comedy, action, romance and betrayal, all in one episode. Who could not like Chuck? Expand
  5. MaryC.
    Dec 6, 2007
    Got addicted to this one pretty quickly. Probably dating myself, but it's quirkiness and firmly tongue-in-cheek attitude remind me of the original "Get Smart" TV show. Expand
  6. JC
    Oct 16, 2007
    Have really enjoyed it so far. Love the cast. Hope they can keep it interesting from week to week!
  7. Dec 21, 2013
    I have been told this show is funny and entertaining. However, after only watching the first episode, I can tell it is a mindless, cliched, and predictable drama. When the episode began, I was interested and curious to find out what would happen, but after I saw all the sexist stereotyping of the Sarah character, I was instantly disappointed. Why the writers chose to create such an unlikeable character, I will never know, but knowing the show will probably revolve around a naked blond, I would rather watch anything else. Expand

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