October 16, 2007

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Chuck Last Night?: It's 24 meets The O.C. (Troy Patterson, Oct. 16, 2007, Slate)

Chuck (NBC, Mondays at 8 p.m. ET) stands, not disagreeably, as a hybrid of spy spoof and romantic comedy—a homeland-security action caper. The credits list McG (the embarrassingly named director of the Charlie's Angels flicks) as one of the executive producers, so let's warily praise him for the escapist fizz of Chuck's action sequences. While we're at it, let us suppose that co-creator Josh Schwartz, previously responsible for the generation-defining froth of The O.C., brought his talent for young-adult melodrama to bear in making Chuck feisty and zeitgeist-y. 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.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 16, 2007 6:42 AM
Comments

Ms Strahovski needs dental work. Her smile is off putting, but otherwise she's a very pretty girl. Did Troy not realize that she's the same girl who changes her dirndl skirt for some very revealing outfits when she goes out on the town.

Posted by: erp at October 16, 2007 1:51 PM

erp,
I think her smile is fine and the show is fun. It's not "Burn Notice", but it's better than most of what's out there.

Posted by: Patrick H at October 16, 2007 2:46 PM

Patrick, funny that you mention Burn Notice. The girl, Corinna, in the last episode was imitating Fiona. Didn't pull it off though. Fiona is an original. I wonder if the normal bust line will return. It seems the girls on the new shows haven't been augmented.

Posted by: erp at October 16, 2007 9:40 PM
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