With production on Chuck quickly coming to an end (I know… I know…) there may be the temptation to get a bit nostalgic about all the things Chuck and its wonderful cast and crew have given us over the years. To be fair, there have been a few hair pulling Subway throwing moments for many of us also, but we remain fans. Well here’s your chance to weigh in on all of those moments, both good and bad (and nicely please) and my chance to finally use a poll I made a while ago that got shelved for some reason. Join me to rate the episodes and re-live the highs and lows, after the jump.
I love stats. It’s an occupational hazard I’m sure, but I love stats. Even the unscientific ones we get from our polls are a fun window into the mood of the fandom, or at least our blog’s portion of it. Fortunately for me in addition to the PollDaddy fun WordPress also collects stats on everything from the number of blog hits (well over a million now) to the number of comments (recently passed 50,000). I could spend minutes a day devouring the stats on the blog, but there is one that I have to admit I find sort of disturbing.
One of the stats compiled by WordPress is what search engine terms bring people to our blog. Not surprisingly the most common are various combinations of Chuck This Blog and WordPress. That is true whether you look for the day, week, month, or year. But there is one other that is always near the top. You guessed it. Shemale and the various permutations, rarely including giant, but often blonde. I find this a bit disturbing, because I really hate for our blog to be a disappointment to so many people. Still, I hope they stay and learn about Chuck anyway, even if it is generally outside their interests.
Anyway, non-sequitur aside it’s time for another poll. This time you get to rate the episodes individually as opposed to in competition with each other. That’s right, you don’t have to decide between Tom Sawyer and Cougars, you can give them both 4 stars, or 5, as the mood strikes you. Which brings up the “how to rate Chuck” issue. To try to establish some common ground and hopefully a more uniform system for rating, I’d ask that you rate the episodes not based on any other TV show or any outside standard, but in comparison to other Chuck episodes. That way if you think Chuck is the greatest show there ever will be and all episodes should get 5 stars compared to any other show, you don’t have to feel bad about giving Mask, Fake Name, FOD or Leftovers a 1 star if you feel they lack something compared to other episodes. Also if you think Chuck is a fun show that doesn’t measure up to Game of Thrones or Fringe or Community, you can still give Colonel, Phase 3 and Honeymooners 5 stars without worrying about it.
To take the survey, click on the red button on the bottom of your screen when it pops up. Or click this link.
As always feel free to expound on your ratings in the comments.