Last night whilst combing through the ever expanding netflix queue, I decided to give a new show a shot. That show? Eureka, a syfy (still hate that name) series that is full of people I know from movies and other series (hello Miles Dyson) and is honestly one of the most endearing shows I’ve seen in a while. Usually a show needs a few episodes to get off its feet, two of my favorite current shows, 30 Rock and Community, both had this starting hiccup where it seems the writers don’t have the characters fully realized yet and it seems as if this world just didn’t exist before you got there, then they either stumble or hit a stride. Both of the previously mentioned shows vie for my favorite show on television titles and are highly recommended.
They’ve done it again!
Struggling all season with a 1.4 rating (note: not great) Chuck has pulled off something spectacular, a 5th season pickup! Having watched Chuck since the first season it continues to be one of my favorite shows on television with constant nods to all things nerdy. This season Chuck managed to pull off something that kills most shows, babies and an actual functioning romantic relationship! Also, the bulk of the season took place out of the Buy-More and in the field. Oh yeah, I’m pretty sure the addition of Linda Hamilton (Sarah Conner) and Timothy Dalton (James Bond) didn’t hurt either.
Why are we so happy the show is sticking around? Having attended all the Chuck Comic-Con panels I can say with total certainty that the cast of Chuck loves their fans. I’ve seen Zachary Levi tear up in total appreciation of the people that continually save his show. This is just a brief post to congratulate the cast and crew Chuck on their success, (as well as their impending syndication). Five seasons in today’s cut-throat world of show cancellations in no small feat.