Now its been over a week since we had a new episode to fuss over; and it will likely be 14 weeks or so until we get another. So what shall we do?
From a pure Chuck perspective I have a few ideas. The most obvious is re-watch episodes. This is a great time to re-absorb details with no pressure of what’s coming next. Another good one is to discuss your Chuck addiction here. I expect what will happen here for the next few months is slower paced, but more detailed discussions of various thoughts and themes from our favorite show. I intend to read a lot of fan fiction this summer too, and I will post the occasional article on what I’m reading. There is sure to be bursts of activity here when actual Chuck news comes available. ComiCon in late July will be one sure source of news, but articles and interviews can show up at any time. You can bet there will be a feeding frenzy here with each new morsel of data.
Some of us have non-Chuck related lives too. This is a great opportunity to enjoy them without missing an episode or the latest opinion from that idiot atcDave. I’m excited about an airshow coming up, a concert and fireworks on the Fourth of July, a trip to Mackinac, a little bicycling, and summer TV seasons for Burn Notice, Psych, and White Collar.
While I have the floor I wanted to mention a couple of items I’ve seen recently in the news that are of some bearing to us Chuck-nuts. Meg James of the Los Angeles Times writes that scripted shows are resurging on network television. Apparently advertisers feel reality TV does not attract a very affluent audience, and they would rather pay more for the same number of viewers on quality scripted shows. This can only be good news for Chuck fans, and TV fans in general.
Comcast had a brief article yesterday on the biggest summer movie disappointments of all time and Superman Returns was mentioned. The writer ended with a hopeful “at least Brandon Routh has Chuck.” It sent a chill down my spine. I’m still thinking, even as open ended as 3.19 was, I doubt TPTB will want to bring a character as disliked as Shaw back for more than an episode or two. But then if Routh really needs the work….