Episode of the Week: Chuck vs The Nemesis (1.10)

NBC Synopsis: HE’S BACK! MATTHEW BOMER GUEST-STARS— It’s Thanksgiving and Chuck’s (Zachary Levi) nemesis, Bryce Larkin (guest star Matthew Bomer), returns after being ruled dead earlier in Chuck’s life. Secret internal committees trying to destroy the “intersect” — now better known as Chuck’s brain — saved Bryce in hopes he would be able to help them locate it. Bryce needs Chuck to help prove to Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski), Casey (Adam Baldwin) and the rest of the CIA that he is not a rogue agent. Upon seeing Bryce and Sarah back together, former lovers and partners, Chuck grows jealous and doubts any future with Sarah. Meanwhile, Buy More is prepping for the biggest shopping day of the year and Morgan (Joshua Gomez) is left in charge.

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Dave’s Ranking: A little lower, but not as much this time.

Full Write Ups:  Chuck vs The Nemesis (1.10) by Dave and Joe

Other Write Ups: Reader’s Digest Re-Watch: The Arc of Truth by Ernie

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Fan Fiction Time!

Yes its been a while since I’ve done this.  But its occurred to me in the last couple weeks that I’ve read some pretty good stories, that I haven’t mentioned here yet.

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Episode of the Week: Chuck vs The Imported Hard Salami (1.09)

NBC Synopsis: JEALOUSY ON WHEAT, HOLD THE MUSTARD; RACHEL BILSON GUEST-STARS — Chuck (Zachary Levi) starts dating Lou (Rachel Bilson, “The O.C.”), a sandwich-maker, and things seem to be going really well — which incites some jealousy on behalf of Chuck’s “ex-girlfriend,” Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski), since she may be discovering that her feelings for Chuck were not all just a cover. However, things seem to get complicated when Lou is discovered to be a part of a smuggling group. Meanwhile, Morgan (Joshua Gomez) starts developing a new relationship with an unlikely girl.

Chuck This Ranking: 24
Dave’s Ranking: Much lower. In the 60s.

Full Write Ups: Chuck vs The Imported Hard Salami (1.09) by Dave, Ernie and Joe.

Other Write Ups: Reader’s Digest Re-Watch: The Arc of Truth by Ernie.

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Episode of the Week: Chuck vs The Truth (1.08)

NBC Synopsis: NO MORE LIES–RACHEL BILSON GUEST STARS—Chuck (Zachary Levi) battles with his cover love life and real love life when he meets a very pretty girl named Lou (Rachel Bilson), who seems interested in the real Chuck. On the other hand, his relationship with Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) heats up as they go on a double date with Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) and Captain Awesome (Ryan McPartlin) and try to explain their sex life. Meanwhile, a poison specialist is trying to obtain codes to nuclear facilities and is using a “truth” poison to help get his answers. After all are exposed to the truth, Chuck soon discovers a lot about his partners.

Chuck This Ranking: 12
Dave’s Ranking: Strongly disagree. I’d say mid 60s.

Full Write-Ups: Chuck vs The Truth (1.08) by Dave and Joe
Summertime Top Ten: Chuck vs The Truth by Joe

Other Write-Ups: Reader’s Digest Rewatch: The Arc of Truth by Ernie

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Friday Fun: More Chuck Trivia

Chuck's breakin' out his "thinkin' juice" for the next trivia challenge.

Chuck is breakin’ out his “thinkin’ juice” for the next trivia challenge.

Well it has been a while since the last quiz, and I wouldn’t want readers to get rusty with their Chuck knowledge, so just to keep us all sharp here’s the next round of the ongoing Chuck trivia quiz series.  Join me after the jump for the quiz.

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Episode of the Week: Chuck vs The Alma Mater (1.07)

NBC Synopsis:  BACK TO SCHOOL—Chuck (Zachary Levi) has to return to Stanford University, the institute that expelled him, on homecoming weekend to help a former professor. Chuck finds out that his former professor is also a government operative who is being hunted out for a sensitive top-secret file. Chuck must use his past experiences to find his Professor’s hidden secret, while at the same time discovering shocking secrets about his own life. More importantly, Chuck discovers the truth about his former friend, Bryce Larkin, the one who got him kicked out of Stanford. Meanwhile, Morgan (Joshua Gomez) has problems with the new assistant manager at Buy More.

Chuck This Ranking:  39
Dave’s Ranking: I agree exactly

Full Write Ups: Chuck vs The Alma Mater (1.07) by Dave and Joe

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Episode of the Week: Chuck vs The Sandworm (1.06)

NBC Synopsis: HALLOWEEN-Chuck (Zachary Levi) accidentally runs into a fellow government agent who seems to be living a similar life. It turns out this agent is a gadget whiz, whose brain makes him a national security asset and a dangerous liability, much like Chuck. Chuck faces a predicament whether he should help turn this agent into Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) and Casey (Adam Baldwin) or help this agent escape his handlers. Meanwhile, Halloween, a holiday that means a lot to Chuck and Morgan (Joshua Gomez) as buddies, proves to be a little different this year as Morgan feels that Chuck is neglecting both their childhood and friendship.

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Dave’s Ranking: I agree with the poll.

Full Write-Ups: Chuck vs the Sandworm (1.06) by Dave and Joe

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Episode of the Week: Chuck vs The Sizzling Shrimp (1.05)

NBC Synopsis: MORAL STIR-FRY?– Chuck (Zachary Levi) faces his first moral dilemma as a spy. When agents Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) and Casey (Adam Baldwin) refuse to help an unauthorized mission that is taking place in Chinatown by a top Chinese spy, Chuck is faced with a tough decision. Either go against the U.S. government and his friends, or do what he believes is right? Meanwhile, Morgan (Joshua Gomez) is caught in a dilemma of his own when Buy More forces him into a sales competition that could cost him his job.

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Dave’s Ranking: A bit higher, in the 50s.

Full Write Ups: Chuck vs The Sizzling Shrimp (1.05) by Dave, Joe and Thinkling

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Live at NerdHQ with Yvonne!

Panel starts out with Zac saying that Yvonne came to SD specifically to come to this conversation.

She wanted to know why he was sitting so far away (coz he’s a moderator). So he moved closer (see photo).

Q: if you could play a superhero, who would it be?
A: she’s not really a comic book fan. Zac said Thor. She did get inspired by Uma Thurman in Kill Bill.

Q: how do you pick roles?
A: she wants to aim high now that Zac has brought up Thor. She likes a lot f the roles, theatre, scientist, etc.

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Q: mass effect question.
A: she is it a gamer but she’s become acclimated to Chuck. Into nerd but she’s not a gamer. She charmingly forgot the question.
Miranda is pretty kick are. She liked being part of putting it together.

Q: how was it working on set of Dexter?
A: liked working with Michael. He really wanted to make the best scene. Wonderful. Thrilled with storyline.

Q: What made you get into acting?
A: I was the goofy kid with braces and goofing off in camera. Was just always what I was doing. Was first into acting school at 12. Started drama school in Sydney. Came into states in 4th year of acting.

Q: smiles for smiles for both of you?
A: let me know.

Q: who would be a dream copanelist for you?
A: When I was young, I had a crush on Tom Hanks. I would love to have a chat with him.

The live feed is here: http://bit.ly/1AgNKx5

Q: how does your faith interact with your job and certain roles?
A: I always feel like with acting it’s a form of art. We represent life and humanity and people and here are so many people in the world. As actors we are given challenge to portray people. I don’t think I’ve ever been asked I portray morally conflicting roles.

Q: favorite Chuck and Sarah moment. Scene.
A: so many. I wouldn’t even remember half the stuff we did. We lived it. I actually watched the third and last/penultimate episode. On the suggestion of a friend.
Zac: you almost did but you forgot.
Laughter.
A: it’s hard to pick coz there’s so many. I have a funny story about Zac. One time we were in the Chuck bedroom. Zac was lying in the bed. They had said action, I had a line, he had a line, and I had a line. And I was waiting and he was asleep. In the middle of the scene. He was snoring.
Zac: what happened was, when you’re in the plane you are nodding off. Somehow I knew I was supposed to say something. I woke up and said the line. And you were like, “are you joking?”

Krista Rodriguez, Zac’s broadway co-star has never seen Chuck.

Q: have you talked to Zac about the movie?
A: except this time you’ll wear the heels and I’ll wear the Chucks.
Zac: if that’s what it will take.
A: and the cat suit.

Q: what would you tell the younger Yvonne, coming to America, just starting off Chuck?
A: get ready to work 18 hour days. I didn’t even know that was legal. It would take an hour to talk about all that I’d say to a younger me. Grateful.

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The NerdHQ and ComicCon Reactions Post

NerdHQ2013The Mardi Gras of the nerd year has arrived.  ComicCon starts tomorrow in San Diego along with, thanks to some very generous fans, NerdHQ.  Zac is already there, he tweeted his departure early this morning, and other fans, fan favorites and celebrities will soon be arriving for the festivities, panels and parties.

There is bound to be a lot of news, gossip, tweeting, celebrity sightings and links and pictures of it all flying about, so we thought an open post for everyone to share their experiences, hot news, links or pictures might be a good idea.  So join us and share your Nerdvana experiences with us, whether you’re experiencing it on the ground or just through your iPhone or computer, after the jump.

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