Chuck, We Need To Talk

Can you come here a minute, Chuck? We need to talk. Yes, it’s as bad as you think it is. Sit down and let me get this off my chest before I lose my nerve.

This isn’t working. I’m sorry, Chuck. It’s you, not me. I can’t go on in this relationship anymore. It’s obvious that things are going nowhere and I really need a show that appreciates my sensibilities and that is able to grow with me. I’m all the way over here in season four and I feel like you’ve never really left season two. I come home after a long day’s work and turn on the television, only to find the same old schtick that I’ve seen before. If I wanted “same old,” I would have purchased an older season or watch Undercovers instead. But that’s not on on Mondays, so that leaves me with what? Weeds? Sure, I’ll only watch a half hour of television to relax in the evening. Maybe I’ll fill the rest of my night crying into a vodka bottle while listening to The Magnetic Fields.

But I digress.

I feel like we’re not in this together anymore. I wanted to see Casey have a larger arc involving his daughter. The promise of that excited me in ways I’ve not felt since you gained the Intersect 2.0 or when I found out that Scott Bakula was going to be your dad. Seeing a new side to an otherwise one dimensional character felt so right.

Or how about Morgan and the Buy More story arc. Here’s a character that started off nothing more than the comedic relief of this show. He was the idiot that served to lighten the mood when the spy stuff got too intense. With the most recent season, I expected to see him take more of an important role and come into his own. Hell, you promised me that this would happen last season when he became an official operative and started going on missions with you.

What? Hold on. Neighbor yelled something about spoilers. Give me a sec. I’ve got to reply. HOW ABOUT YOU WATCH THE SHOW WHEN IT AIRS, HUH?! MAYBE THEN YOU WOULDN’T BE SPOILED. WHORE. Can you believe that? It’s like they wait to watch things on DVD or something.

Where were we? Oh yeah. Us.

We had all this potential together. What happened? What went wrong?

Wait. I know what went wrong. You went back to HER. You decided that you wanted to spend all your time with Sarah, making your petty squabbles the main focus of the show. Instead of letting me get to know your friends better, you made this all about you. Do you realize how much it hurt watching the most recent episode and realizing that things would never progress between us? It was like a slap in the face, Chuck.

No. I won’t hear it. Don’t tell me that you can change. It’s too late. I just…I…I think you should go.

  • Heh. Yeah, I’m pretty much done with Chuck, too. I do think they could make some interesting storylines out of Chuck and Sarah, but this isn’t it. I LIKE the Chuck and Sarah relationship, and they’re making me hate it. That’s what burns me up the most.

    • I think the writers of the show have just fallen into a trap with writing Chuck and Sarah and just don’t have any other ideas on what to do with them this season. Doesn’t help that they didn’t expect to get a season 4 to begin with. I’d love to see those two just be happy for awhile, if only for half of a season. Give them some breathing room and let the others take center stage for awhile.

  • Heh. Yeah, I’m pretty much done with Chuck, too. I do think they could make some interesting storylines out of Chuck and Sarah, but this isn’t it. I LIKE the Chuck and Sarah relationship, and they’re making me hate it. That’s what burns me up the most.

    • I think the writers of the show have just fallen into a trap with writing Chuck and Sarah and just don’t have any other ideas on what to do with them this season. Doesn’t help that they didn’t expect to get a season 4 to begin with. I’d love to see those two just be happy for awhile, if only for half of a season. Give them some breathing room and let the others take center stage for awhile.