Life without the intersect? Six weeks without Chuck?
Yes, another Monday, another chance to revel in a new episode of Chuck. As usual we want to hear what you thought, so the ever-present observations post is here. But here at ChuckThis we’re always trying to improve the product, so we’re going to try something new and see how it works. And we’re sure you’ll let us know! So far as is possible, we the bloggers are going to try to get a combined post of our first thoughts down and published as soon as possible. Why? Well first of all people seem to like to hear our thoughts quickly (blush), and speaking for myself, I know mine often change upon a re-watch or two. Second, we want people to re-watch, because online views are counted and noticed by NBC, so Nielsen box or not, you can influence NBC’s internal ratings for Chuck. So when is the best time to re-watch Chuck? Well with the Chuckaholics on Tuesday night at 10PM. I know it’s late for us east coasters, but it is the time all of us, us on the east coast and Faith on the west coast, can watch together and post about it. Sorry Thinkling… We feel your pain. But to make a re-watch more fun we want you to have something new to look for. Hopefully we can manage an insight or two each within say 12 hours. So by all means, have your say here until then, and read some breaking Chuck news, after the jump.
If you haven’t heard yet NBC has announced the mid-season schedule, and consequently when Chuck will be back after a December break. You can read about it at TVByTheNumbers or at NBC, but I’ll give a brief synopsis. Chuck will air up to episode 4.10, Chuck Versus The Leftovers, which will mark the return of Frost and Volkoff apparently, and will then break until January 17th when Chuck will return as a lead in for The Cape. So the bad news is six weeks without a new Chuck on Monday night. The good news is Chuck is back with a potentially complimentary and much-anticipated geeky sci-fi show following it. It could be a strong pairing for NBC’s Monday night lineup.
And as a final note, yes, we are working on something for the hiatus along the lines of the re-watch and re-review from last year, but we’re hoping to add some new features. Details to come.
– Ernie for Joe, Amy, Dave, Faith and Thinkling