Chuck : Season 1

  • Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 24, 2007
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26

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Critic Reviews

  1. 100
    Cute, creative and slick, this is one of the best new shows of the fall season.
  2. 88
    In a sense, Monday's promising premiere is the first in a three-part introduction, with each episode building on and improving upon the one before.
  3. Chuck sounds like a regrettably derivative idea - a remake of "Jake 2.0." But it's not. Chuck is a blast.
  4. Entertainment Weekly
    Reviewed by: Gillian Flynn
    83
    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]
  5. 80
    It's actually a kick to watch. Its joys are broader and self-consciously zanier than the CW series.
  6. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    80
    Chuck possesses modest charm, impressive stunt work and another mildly appealing reluctant hero.
  7. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    80
    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.
  8. The pilot is an especially persuasive hour of action-adventure, but subsequent lower-budget episodes preserve the esprit and suspense.
  9. The results aren't much different from a video game, for the violence on Chuck is pretty cartoony, but after watching two episodes I’m hooked. This is a fun escapist show.
  10. 80
    Chases, stunts and explosions fill the funny, flashy adventure.
  11. The series is part spy spoof, part workplace comedy, and it is a genuinely engaging homage to the nerd hero.
  12. 80
    The show has a happily palpable likability going for it, a lot of that courtesy of Zachary Levi, who plays the unlikely and in fact unwilling hero.
  13. 80
    Schwartz's good eye for characters and cutting sense of humor--makes Chuck a thoroughly enjoyable romp.
  14. Chuck starts a step slower, with more exposition in the first two episodes and no larger-than-life character like Satan to smooth over that, but by episode three, it's just as assured and entertaining in its own extremely similar way.
  15. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    80
    Their new show has both the nerve to link up twentysomething malaise and 21st-century terror-angst and the good nature to make the proposition look endearing.
  16. 75
    It's headed in the right direction ... fast, loose and fun.
  17. The pilot is full of dark, dangerous and sexy moments.
  18. Chuck is one of two new fantastical shows premiering Monday on NBC, making a Heroes sandwich. That's fantastical, not fantastic.
  19. "The O.C." team of Josh Schwartz and McG keep this one fast and mostly funny, but it's no "Heroes."
  20. 70
    It's good, not great, and tonight's strong pilot gives way next week to a noticeably less stellar hour.
  21. 63
    For reasons too obvious to bother with, NBC managed to take a really terrific and fun premiere and somehow let it morph over the following episodes into just another take-it-or-leave-it show.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 378 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 77 out of 85
  2. Negative: 5 out of 85
  1. bobg
    Jan 22, 2010
    10
    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 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. Full Review »
  2. Dec 21, 2013
    0
    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,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. Full Review »
  3. Nov 18, 2013
    9
    This show is very good, all of the characters are very like-able in their own ways. The acting is very good and so is the story. Even thoughThis show is very good, all of the characters are very like-able in their own ways. The acting is very good and so is the story. Even though the episodes can sometimes feel episodic, it is still enjoyable. I started watching this show late, and I feel I had to write this because of that. Chuck is a very awesome character, and so is Sarah and Casey. Chucks friends are awesome to, you would think it but you really start to like Morgan. In each episode you always hope for the best of Chucks and his friends. A very good show I would recommend you check out. Full Review »