Advantages a very watchable season
Disadvantages none that I can think of
Chuck Season first aired in the USA in 2008. The show which was created by Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak fast became a firm favourite of mine and I found myself enjoying Season 2 of the show somewhat more than Season 1.
Chuck’s a seemingly average guy working at the Burbank branch of Buy More as head of the Nerd Herd team. His old pal from college sent him an email at the start of Season 1 which ended up downloading lots of government and spy secrets into his brain and by the start of Season 2 he’s a government asset with two handlers, Agents Sarah Walker and John Casey.
Most of the characters from Season 1 return in Season 2 including.Joshua Gomez as Morgan - Chuck’s best friend. He’s not particularly successful with women although he gets a chance during this season to improve his image generally with women. He’s unaware of his best pal’s secret agent status and activities.
Yvonne Strahovski returns as Chuck’s CIA handler Agent Sarah Walker and love interest. The generally demeaning work uniform sported in Season 1 at the Hot Dog store is gone as it’s now been turned into a frozen yoghurt store with their CIA operational base beneath it, a.k.a. Castle.The fabulous Adam Baldwin is back as Agent John Casey. Casey continues to growl during this season as he did in Season 1 but he seems to have developed an attachment to his asset Chuck and seems less likely to be able to follow any orders which would mean harming Chuck. He’s working at the Buy More and has little patience with the childish antics of the rest of the floor staff there such as Morgan, Lester and Jeff.
Sarah Lancaster reprises her role as Dr Ellie Bartowski, Chuck’s older sister. I still found her unconvincing as a doctor. She’s rarely shown at work, yet she complains of tiredness after having pulled long shifts several days in a row. I really don’t rate Lancaster much as an actress but maybe she makes up for it by being so beautiful that you can forgive her lack of actress prowess!Ryan McPartlin is back Ellie’s nice but dim boyfriend Devon Woodcomb, also a doctor. He finds out Chuck’s secret during this season and some of the one-liners he gets to deliver to show his shock are quite amusing. Again, like Lancaster, I don’t find McPartlin to be a particularly good actor. He’s really not credible as a doctor at any stretch of the imagination but he really sells the stereotypical “dumb blond” particularly well (even if he is male)!
Scott Krinsky and Vik Sahay return as Jeff and Lester respectively. As previously seen in Season 1, we rarely see these two clowns doing any work and both jump at any opportunity to get out of work. They have a bizarre friendship but are probably deep down as close as Chuck and Morgan although they have a funny way of showing this! These two are so ridiculous but they somehow grow on you (even though I’d want to bash their heads together if I knew people like this in real life)!Mark Christopher Lawrence is back as the lazy but likeable Buy More manager Big Mike often referring to his obscure further education establishment where he studied Business and Finance as well as Julia Ling as Anna Wu, Morgan’s girlfriend who wants to step things up a notch and get serious with Morgan much to his dismay.
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