The Post About Chuck

I have been out of town so much lately that all I seem to do is play catch up with Tivo (still the only way to watch television for those of you holding out). I will blog tomorrow about what "new" shows I am now committed to...

One hour (or 44 Tivo minutes) I really love is Chuck on NBC. Quick synopsis: Chuck Bartowski-- a computer geek opens an e-mail subliminally encoded with government secrets and he unwittingly downloads an entire server of sensitive data into his brain. Now, the fate of the world lies in the unlikely hands of a guy who works at a Buy More Electronics store. Seems far-fetched, but that is the great thing about a show like this - no reality required. Plus, the scenes in the Buy More are hi-lari-ous.
The episode this week revolved around a high school reunion and included Nicole Richie (post-Harlow). When you revisit 1998 - there must be music to match. The show's playlist included:

“Beautiful Disaster” by 311
“Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” by Backstreet Boys
“I Don’t Want to Wait” by Paula Cole
“MMMBop” by Hanson
“Tubthumping” by Chumbawamba

It was a wonderful flaskback to Emory, living in our groovy Russian condo watching the Creek, Melrose and Buffy. (How crazy is it that you can watch almost a dozen of those 1998 shows' stars on 2008 shows right now?)


  1. We watch House, and they show CONSTANT commercials for Fringe, and not one commercial goes by (in fast-forward, mind you, b/c we watch everything on our DVR too), that I don't say "Hi, Pacey!" when his scruffy face shows up. Stephen thinks that I'm funny (probably in that funny/crazy/was she like this when I married her? sort of way). The 90's were a great time for TV - or maybe that's when I had the most time to appreciate TV...(ponders)...

  2. I love Chuck too!

    I did think one particularly ironic thing was that they brought in Ben Savage for that episode, to complete the "nostalgic memories from 10 years ago" thing.

    I was waiting for Topanga to jump in and beat up Nicole Richie.

  3. J - The 90's was when ER and Friends were their best!
    S - I still will sit and watch a complete episode of Boy Meets World if it comes on - sad.


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