Yeah or Nay: Spies, The Bad Guys

With my “Favorite Themes” post expanding I find myself with a surplus of new content, mostly polls and the parts of my post that are still being written (which could eventually equal Thinkling’s 5 parter).  So to keep things lively, and give me some time to write, here is another Yeah or Nay.  This one is about the villains of Chuck.  After the jump.

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These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Themes: If You Love Something Set It Free

Part 3 of 4 (oops)

ChuckPushMixAt the end of part 2 of this post we finally saw Chuck and Sarah take those first tentative steps toward building a life together by just deciding that rather than try to change themselves or each other in an attempt to pigeonhole themselves into the other’s life, they’d be together first, then decide what sort of life that meant for them both.  But we also saw that communication between these two, given their fears, insecurities and history, is a tough thing to really do well.  What exactly does being together mean to each of them?  We can presume that Chuck takes a very traditional view, marriage, kids, etc.  But what about Sarah?  Given her upbringing what exactly does she think being with Chuck and being a spy means for them?  Join me after the jump for a look at how together Chuck and Sarah can be.

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Yeah Or Nay: Spies, The Good Guys

Here is your next Yeah or Nay poll to tide you over till Friday’s final installment of our trip through Chuck and Sarah’s relationship woes.  Join me after the jump for the survey.

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These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Themes: If You Love Something Set It Free

Part 2 of 3

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Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places

At the end of Part 1 of this post we found our heroes in a sort of limbo.  Both aware of their feelings for each other, each caught in between the pull of two worlds, each wanting to be with the other but unable to believe they belong in the other’s world and unable to ask the other to join them in theirs.  This part is mostly about taking a leap of faith, one that doesn’t necessarily work out the way you thought it would, but one that puts our heroes on the path they were meant to follow.  It’s about finding out what was missing and why it didn’t work, working on their faults and cracks, filling in those blanks and gaps.  It’s mostly early season 3, so be warned, and join me for part 2 after the jump.

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Yeah or Nay; The First Rate Your Characters Poll

And now for something a little different.

As I traverse the interwebs looking for fun Chuck and other TV trivia and discussion I often note how many shows can have a polarizing character or guest star.  Some of them aren’t even played by Brandon Routh,  But recently the idea of a “rate the characters” poll has taken up residence in my head, and that will be coming, but as I thought through it, there are a lot of characters on Chuck.  Sure some are there for the blink of an eye then gone, but Stanley Fitzroy (to name just one) made a mark on the show if you ask me.  Others like Fernando and Skip are around constantly, but seldom heard from.  So, join me after the jump to help me solve the too many characters quandary.

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These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Themes: If You Love Something Set It Free

Part 1 of 3

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A Good As It Gets?

Behind the scenes we at ChuckThis have been talking about the future direction of this blog while we wait for Chuck, The Movie to be made.  Yes, we are eternal optimists.  One of the projects we thought of was exploring some of the themes that run throughout Chuck.  Thinkling got the ball rolling with the first (5!) of hopefully many as we explore how our heroes story is told throughout the run of the show.  I thought I’d start with one of the most prominent parts of the main romance.  Learning to love selflessly.

As did Thinkling, I found a comprehensive post covering the entire series started to get long.  Somewhere around 6,000 words for me and 10,000 for her we decided to break them up and cover a week or so each.  This is part 1 of 3.  I managed to stay under 10,000 words, so I’ll only have three parts.  Parts 2 and 3 will be released Wednesday and Friday, but don’t worry I’ll have something for Tuesday and Thursday as well.

Join me after the jump for part one of a discussion of the heartbreak and joy of our favorite couple on their life’s journey.

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These Are a Few of Our Favorite Themes: The Intersect (5 of 5)

The Intersect has completed the circle from intrusion, to opportunity, to crutch, to tool, and back to intrusion … with a new twist. This Intersect isn’t in Chuck. It’s more like it’s stalking him. Hmm. Read more about the Stalker Intersect, a little conspiracy speculation, and the Final Gauntlet.

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These Are a Few of Our Favorite Themes: The Intersect (4 of 5)

Chuck has found his confidence without the Intersect. Sarah wants to marry him. What could possible go wrong? Find out after the jump.

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These Are a Few of Our Favorite Themes: The Intersect (3 of 5)

The Intersect — Part 3 covers the first half of Season 4 with a look at Sarah’s biggest growth spurt … which she will need to help Chuck when the Intersect is taken away. Read all about it, after the jump.

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These Are a Few of Our Favorite Themes: The Intersect (2 of 5)

The Intersect — Part two: a look at Chuck and Sarah as the Intersect becomes Chuck’s Incentive and then his Opportunity. This takes us through Seasons 2 and 3. Keep reading after the jump.

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