Now that all of the critics have weighed in I feel it’s safe for me to splurt out my own opinion of the ‘new’ fall shows on television.
My wife and I tried out pretty much all of the new shows to see what’s good. Some were really rotten but there were two that have been great to watch and I would recommend to anybody – even Rodney!
The first show we started watching is “Chuck.” Chuck is about a tech support guy who works at the “Nerd herd” (think geek squad) at the “Buy More” (think Best Buy.) His old college roommate – who got Chuck kicked out of Stanford by accusing him of cheating – works for the CIA and steals some hugely important government file. As he is gunned down the roommate pulls out his pda/phone and emails the file to Chuck. Chuck opens the file and sees hundreds of images that burn themselves into his subconscious – filling him with all the government’s secrets. Now the awkward techie goes along on intense government missions all while trying to keep his secret and live a normal life. It’s funny stuff.
High points of the series include: Chuck and his best friend dressing up as Shai Hulud for Halloween. Constant Star Wars references. Chuck’s sister’s boyfriend is named “Captain Awesome” and acts like Brock Samson a lot of the time.
Check it out. You can come watch it with me if you want.
The other great show of the season is called “Life.” It’s about a cop who was put into jail 10 years ago when he was framed for murder. Only just recently was he set free because of DNA evidence or something like it. The government awarded him millions and millions of dollars to make it up to him. Now he’s a cop again who everybody is uncomfortable with but can’t get rid of because he’s always right.
First, it’s great in an episodic way. Every episode has been a good story in itself so far and contains a fair amount of humor for a drama series. Second, the series has an over-arching storyline that is the mystery of who framed him and why.
I highly reccomend it. Go check it out.
(written on a laptop running Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon. Bwa ha ha.)