Chuck

Chuck

  • TV-14
  • 2007
  • 5 Seasons
  • 8.2  (127,757)

Chuck is an NBC dramedy that mixed the spy genre with comedy. The main character and protagonist is Chuck, a dorky guy in his late twenties who works at a retail establishment fixing computers. He is joined by his best friend, Morgan, who works with him. One day, he receives an email from his friend and former roommate, Bryce, who works for the CIA. When Chuck opens the email, he inadvertently downloads something called the Intersect into his brain, which contains the contents of the entire CIA database. From there, Chuck becomes very valuable to the CIA, and eventually becomes a full-fledged agent with the help of the beautiful Sarah and the cantankerous Casey. Chuck is unique in the sense that it combines a spy show with comedic elements. Most spy shows have their funny moments, but none so deftly combine the two as Chuck does. Every episode has moments that are specifically written to be funny. Sometimes these moments are separate from the spy world, like when the guys at the Buy More, where Chuck works, do something funny. Other times, they include funny moments within the spy world, as there are lots of laughs to be had as Chuck adjusts to becoming a CIA agent, given that he has no idea how to use a gun or how to protect himself in a fight and is pretty awkward in general. It also shows the evolution of a boy to a man. When we first meet Chuck, he is directionless. He lives with his sister, he works at a dead-end job even though we later find out that he attended Stanford, and he has no romantic life whatsoever. By the end of the series, Chuck is a man transformed. He has graduated college, become an excellent spy, has finally put his intelligence to good use, has come to terms with his relationships with his father and mother, has earned the respect of his colleagues, and has fallen in love and married another successful spy, Sarah. The show puts forth the premise that even if life isn't how you planned it, within you lies the potential for greatness. Chuck is just a regular guy who isn't living up to his potential until his former roommate emails him something. It's a memo to the audience that they, too, can achieve greatness, no matter where they are in life at the moment.

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Seasons
Chuck Versus the Goodbye
13. Chuck Versus the Goodbye
January 27, 2012
Chuck seeks help from his friends, family and unexpected allies as he races to stop Nicholas Quinn (guest star Angus Macfadyen) from destroying everything he has built over the past five years.
Chuck Versus Sarah
12. Chuck Versus Sarah
January 27, 2012
Following a stressful mission, Sarah shares a top secret with Chuck. Meanwhile, Ellie and Awesome are presented with a new opportunity that could be life-changing.
Chuck Versus The Bullet Trail
11. Chuck Versus The Bullet Trail
January 20, 2012
A mission in Japan turns into a hostage situation, Chuck and Sarah must deal with the merciless Nicholas Quinn on a bullet train.
Chuck Versus Bo
10. Chuck Versus Bo
January 13, 2012
Chuck and Sarah seek a new safer future, but Morgan's past as the Intersect sends them to Vail on one last mission.
Chuck Versus the Kept Man
9. Chuck Versus the Kept Man
January 6, 2012
While Chuck and Sarah consider the future of Carmichael Industries, Casey's forbidden love, Gertrude Verbanski, returns with a questionable mission in South Beach. Meanwhile, Jeff's enhanced intelligence creates suspicion that something unusual may be happening at the Buy More.
Chuck Versus The Baby
8. Chuck Versus The Baby
December 30, 2011
Chuck tries to get Sarah to let him help her deal with a secret from her past.
Chuck Versus the Santa Suit
7. Chuck Versus the Santa Suit
December 23, 2011
Chuck and Sarah find out who is behind the plot to destroy Carmichael Industries.
Chuck Versus The Curse
6. Chuck Versus The Curse
December 16, 2011
Chuck and Sara race against the clock to stop a dangerous computer virus.
Chuck Versus The Hack Off
5. Chuck Versus The Hack Off
December 9, 2011
Chuck goes back to his roots as a hacker when he goes on a mission to find a computer super virus.
Chuck Versus the Business Trip
4. Chuck Versus the Business Trip
November 18, 2011
Chuck and Sarah go undercover to find an assassin who is on a mission to take down the new Intersect.
Chuck Versus The Frosted Tips
3. Chuck Versus The Frosted Tips
November 11, 2011
The team must find one of the CIA's most wanted. Sarah helps Casey with his relationship with Gertrude.
Chuck Versus the Bearded Bandit
2. Chuck Versus the Bearded Bandit
November 4, 2011
Chuck and company have a hard time trying to establish themselves as Carmichael Industries with their competition security firm that is led by Gertrude Verbanski.
Chuck Versus the Zoom
1. Chuck Versus the Zoom
October 28, 2011
The world of espionage is a very dangerous place for Chuck and his team of freelance spies, since they don't have the support of the CIA. Carmichael Industries is taking on a rich thief and a conniving investor.
Description

Chuck is an NBC dramedy that mixed the spy genre with comedy. The main character and protagonist is Chuck, a dorky guy in his late twenties who works at a retail establishment fixing computers. He is joined by his best friend, Morgan, who works with him. One day, he receives an email from his friend and former roommate, Bryce, who works for the CIA. When Chuck opens the email, he inadvertently downloads something called the Intersect into his brain, which contains the contents of the entire CIA database. From there, Chuck becomes very valuable to the CIA, and eventually becomes a full-fledged agent with the help of the beautiful Sarah and the cantankerous Casey. Chuck is unique in the sense that it combines a spy show with comedic elements. Most spy shows have their funny moments, but none so deftly combine the two as Chuck does. Every episode has moments that are specifically written to be funny. Sometimes these moments are separate from the spy world, like when the guys at the Buy More, where Chuck works, do something funny. Other times, they include funny moments within the spy world, as there are lots of laughs to be had as Chuck adjusts to becoming a CIA agent, given that he has no idea how to use a gun or how to protect himself in a fight and is pretty awkward in general.

It also shows the evolution of a boy to a man. When we first meet Chuck, he is directionless. He lives with his sister, he works at a dead-end job even though we later find out that he attended Stanford, and he has no romantic life whatsoever. By the end of the series, Chuck is a man transformed. He has graduated college, become an excellent spy, has finally put his intelligence to good use, has come to terms with his relationships with his father and mother, has earned the respect of his colleagues, and has fallen in love and married another successful spy, Sarah.

The show puts forth the premise that even if life isn't how you planned it, within you lies the potential for greatness. Chuck is just a regular guy who isn't living up to his potential until his former roommate emails him something. It's a memo to the audience that they, too, can achieve greatness, no matter where they are in life at the moment.Chuck is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (93 episodes). The series first aired on September 24, 2007.

Where to Watch Chuck

Chuck is available for streaming on the NBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Chuck on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    September 24, 2007
  • IMDB Rating
    8.2  (127,757)