“Guys, I know kung fu!” From the moment I saw the trailer seven years ago, I knew I would love Chuck. And I wasn’t mistaken. For five years, the spy action comedy took us through a journey, and gave us the chance to know and love many characters from John Casey, the stereotypical soldier who has sworn his life to his country, and one of Chuck’s handlers, all the way to Captain Awesome (real name, Devon), Chuck’s brother-in-law. You can only imagine what kind of hilarious scenarios can come about from all of the possible mismatches.
With each series, Chuck would overcome one large hardship whilst performing missions. At first, he was coming to terms with being the Intersect (the computer which contains all the government’s secrets) and trying to avoid being brought into witness protection never to see his friends and family. Next, he was to fight Fulcrum an evil organisation that wants to create their own intersect in an attempt to make an army of super spies and also trying to remove the intersect from his brain. A highlight of the second series would have to be the suburban community in which Chuck was forced to fake cheating on Sarah, who was playing his wife. Seeing him escape the very inappropriate handcuffs on his neighbours bed was certainly a howler. Next, Chuck would learn to be a spy, after having gained an updated version of the Intersect, giving him new and cooler abilities such as zip lining to using nunchuks against an enemy spy in the middle of a plane’s cargo hold.
With the introduction of Chuck’s best friend Morgan Grimes as the new intersect in the final series, it all began to seem a little bit farfetched, even for a spy comedy/drama about a supercomputer that could be downloaded into the brain. It allowed for some great scenarios still, however too many extreme events had happened; Chuck and Sarah now even owned the Buy More which they used as a secret base for their own spy agency. The fact that the show is so emotional, however, saved it as even more heart breaking moments occurred.
Despite this, Chuck still ended on a high note, with a feeling of fulfilment as Chuck and Sarah finally got their happy ending…or did they? It’s almost guaranteed to leave you flooding in tears with a perfect and romantic notion: if Chuck kisses Sarah, will she remember him and all their times together, or will his plan have failed? Either way, it was immensely heart wrenching and a stunning conclusion; what we had all been waiting for. Who could ask for a better ending?