Overview: Chuck (Zachary Levi) was unfairly kicked out of Stanford and ended up working as part of the Nerd Herd at a local Buy More electronics store when his old college roommate downloaded a top-secret government computer database called “the Intersect” into his brain.
Now teamed with sexy CIA agent Sarah Walker (Yvonne Strahovski) and gruff Colonel John Casey (Adam Baldwin), he travels the world on secret spy missions, all the while struggling to keep this new life secret from is family and Buy More co-workers.
Recent highlights: Superman star Brandon Routh showed up this season as Agent Daniel Shaw, a perfect roadblock for the otherwise nicely progressing love story between Chuck and Sarah. For a while, the only question is if Sarah would choose the geekily lovable Chuck or the heroic and confident Shaw. Then things took a bit more sinister turn. The most recent episode seemed to pretty effectively wrap up Shaw’s storyline. Catch up with the series on Hulu if you’re interested in what happened.
Why I watch: The spy plotlines and intricate action secens seem right out of a spy movie, but then only minutes later Chuck is back at the Buy More, caught up in the comedic antics of his misfit co-workers. It’s a weird mix of James Bond meets Dumb and Dumber, but it works.