Oct. 5, 2010, 6:11 p.m. CST
I watched the Giants-Bears game on Sunday night. I saw one mention of Chuck, and it was to say "First Chuck, then The Event." And they had dedicated promos for The Event just about every commercial break. Yet it drops like a rock. A 2.4 in its third episode? Might be trailing Chuck in three to four weeks.
Oct. 5, 2010, 6:22 p.m. CST
Don't forget that its target audience watches less live TV than the average American.
Oct. 5, 2010, 6:24 p.m. CST
and it deserves it. This season has been terrible, so far.
Oct. 5, 2010, 6:29 p.m. CST
Used to love the show but that whole Interset 2.0 thing pretty much sucked the charm out of the show. The Event is cheesy as hell but I look forward to that more now.
Oct. 5, 2010, 6:30 p.m. CST
...that he has the girl. No Questions. The Buy More is a CIA sub station? come on... I like Chuck, if it could get back to it's nerd wants hot girl roots.
Oct. 5, 2010, 6:33 p.m. CST
If The Event continues its decline in ratings and Chuck holds its 1.9-2.0, it could wind up the top rated Monday show for NBC. I don't understand why The Event is dipping so much, I thought it's gotten better with each episode. I'm wondering if NBC is beginning to regret dumping Heroes now? Chase is already below Heroes numbers from last year and The Event at this rate will be by sweeps.
Oct. 5, 2010, 6:38 p.m. CST
advertisers don't care if you watch the show if you fast-forward over their advertisements.
Oct. 5, 2010, 6:48 p.m. CST
...it's shows being recordable via DVR, at least on a first run basis?
Oct. 5, 2010, 6:50 p.m. CST
Chase bank and Xbox played in last night's episode pretty well to my memory. It isn't like Smallville's Old Spice Red Zone at a HS football game or KryptoStrideRite gum. The show has gotten sneeky funding from Subway for quite a while now, and could easily strike a bigger deal with DC/Vertigo with all the Last Man, Blackest Night, and other geekmobilia.
Oct. 5, 2010, 6:58 p.m. CST
Oct. 5, 2010, 6:58 p.m. CST
the networks would do well by combing these talkbacks and other blogs for answers on how to fix their shit
Oct. 5, 2010, 6:58 p.m. CST
Instead of trying to work the product into the dialogue, and tv manufacturers worrying about 3D, why not copy the video game industry and bring waggle to new sets where the viewer can highlight any background product or item shown during the scene and if they wanted they could save the information/website url for that product's purchase in a small HDD and once the show ends they can go check them out?
Oct. 5, 2010, 6:58 p.m. CST
They do not advertise it. The show uses pretty much the same locations and sets since season 1. And it has a 1.9-2.1 audience that will show up. It might be profitable, and for NBC who could potentially lose money on Undercovers, Chase, and even The Event; it could be in their interest to keep around a show that at least creates some profit, as opposed to removing it and taking more risk. I would be curious to see if the Event can be stay around at those numbers, seeing how it has probably twice as many actors as Chuck, and much more sets and location shoots and probably a much larger crew to do it.
Oct. 5, 2010, 7:12 p.m. CST
Are going there to investigate how Bradley Whitford got pictures of Rupert Murdock sleeping with farm animals that he used to black mail him into greenlighting another season of The Good Guys?
Oct. 5, 2010, 7:12 p.m. CST
Oct. 5, 2010, 7:16 p.m. CST
which makes them cheap to produce. It also does well on DVD and iTunes which the network cares about even if they don't care about DVRs. It should be safe for the season since NBC has worse producing hour longs and 8PM on Mondays is a death slot for NBC anyway. They will just replace it with another show that will pull in a 2.0 or 1.9. Unless they want to put L&O repeats on there (and now that L&O:SVU has apparently moved to Fox, it will be tough), I don't see many other options that will either cost less and/or get better ratings.
Oct. 5, 2010, 7:50 p.m. CST
Over a regular episode. For every show tha is cancelled 3 episodes in, they have also produced an additional 3 episodes that will only air on USA at 3:30 am on a Monday morning. Seems like a much bigger waste than keeping a fringe show moving forward.
Oct. 5, 2010, 8:02 p.m. CST
do keep a series on the air. Cases in point "Dollhouse", "Friday Night Lights", "Sons of Anarchy", and to a lesser extent "Mad Men". It's all there in the numbers if you care to investigate. The series that needs to watch out is "Parenthood". Losing 33% of its audience is not a good thing.
Oct. 5, 2010, 8:33 p.m. CST
Damn, thats one great show, funny and sweet at the same time. I really hope FOX gets behind this show
Oct. 5, 2010, 8:45 p.m. CST
Will Annie Frost and her team capture an audience?!
Oct. 5, 2010, 8:52 p.m. CST
Jesus Christ Herc, did that sound mean to you when you typed it?
Oct. 5, 2010, 8:58 p.m. CST
House has actually improved, from the season premiere lovefest, to House being more of his old self. While the Huddy romance seems kind of dumb, they're pulling it off a lot better than expected.<p> Lie to Me probably suffered from the fact it was tossed on the air on short notice after Lonestar bought the farm. Despite a pretty vigorous advertising campaign.
Oct. 5, 2010, 9 p.m. CST
The Event and Running Wilde are alright, but cant see them lasting. Every other new basic cable television series are terrible. This is a bad year for new scripted television shows.
Oct. 5, 2010, 9:04 p.m. CST
Is a POS. Fuck JJ dicknose fag abrahms. Any surprise that tit of a fucking POFS show got canceled??? <p> I like Mike and Molly though/
Oct. 5, 2010, 9:05 p.m. CST
Because my TV is magic and counts for the ratings. <p>
Oct. 5, 2010, 9:08 p.m. CST
Nice Herc, really freaking subtle there chief. Event was down nearly 20 percent from last week, and is rapidly approaching Chuck-territory. That's a sad state of affairs for a show that was supposed to be NBC's tentpole for Monday night, as the network spent more money just hyping it over the summer then Chuck's entire production budget. Don't believe me? Ask Nikki Finke. She's more then happy to bag on NBC right now, as she sees Event as just one more testament to the monumental failure that was The Zuck. <p> <p> Anyway, Chuck originally posted a 1.9 last week too, but was bumped up to a 2.0 a few days later after the final numbers came in. I'm willing to bet the same thing happens again this week. As for getting the axe, yeah I don't think so. Chuck fans are pretty loyal, and NBC needs that kind of loyalty if it's going to survive this season, seeing how it doesn't have a single standout success on it's schedule, and none of it's midseason replacements are tracking worth a damn either.
Oct. 5, 2010, 9:08 p.m. CST
HEY FUCKING HERC, is that like a LiveInMomsBasementCom? You fucking wanker. Get your own place, then talk shit, buddy...................
Oct. 5, 2010, 9:12 p.m. CST
Oct. 5, 2010, 9:39 p.m. CST
a 30-year-old chick in charge saying, "Let's do this."
Oct. 5, 2010, 9:42 p.m. CST
but not The Event which dropped again? Oh well, the only thing I watch on NBC is The Parenthood(what?), L&O:SUV, and, and...thats it!
Oct. 5, 2010, 9:50 p.m. CST
I never get any actual sense of finality from this site other than I should avoid shows Herc's friends work on.
Oct. 5, 2010, 9:58 p.m. CST
NBC runs a nice chunk of its shows on ON DEMAND- we use CHARTER for our cable- that how we catch up with CHUCK,The Event and Chase...Charters On Demand for the nets ABC/NBC = they don't have CBS -whats up with that?- won't let you Fast Forward over the commercials....
Oct. 5, 2010, 10:37 p.m. CST
Will he find his mother? <P>I don't care. He's a big boy, why should I care? <P>He already found his dad. After he finds his mother will he find his grandparents? an aunt? a "strange" uncle?
Oct. 5, 2010, 11:14 p.m. CST
by andrew coleman
That Americans are the dumbest people alive. CBS hands down has shows for idiots and fat white fucks living in the middle of the country. Mike and Molly? WTF! That show is horrible and 2 and 1/2 Men I don't understand, it's not funny, it has horrible acting but yet everyone watches it? They need to stop looking at 40 year old white retards for ratings. DVR means something and Hulu means something. I don't ever watch things when they air... Because I have a fucking life. Also to the racist mother fuckers hating on Undercovers because the leads are black... Holy shit man did you come from the 1950's? I mean what the fuck is going on here? CBS needs to be stopped I mean my fucking Grand Ma watches shit on CBS... What the fuck is wrong with people? Good to see MNF just kicks ass across the board no matter who is playing.
Oct. 5, 2010, 11:25 p.m. CST
Its a fairly straightforward Police procedural, but with the exception of Dragnet, it is the ORIGINAL modern police procedural, so its ok. The Cast is good, the vistas of Hawaii make for a good setting, and it works. I hope it runs for 20 gazillion years like the original
Oct. 5, 2010, 11:51 p.m. CST
I clearly said Chuck could become MONDAY's top rated show on NBC, if The Event continues its ongoing decline in ratings. Chuck has no chance in coming close to The Office even on it's worst night. Hell Chuck couldn't even touch Outsourced for that matter.
Oct. 6, 2010, 1:20 a.m. CST
It's terrible, pedantic, and just makes me cringe! No once have i laughed out loud watching it, i'm guessing it's ratings were good for these 3 episodes while everyone like me was seeing if it would take off, for now, i'm done with it - i expect it's ratings to take a massive dive next week. Best new show of the season - The Event, great to fill the void left by 24's and Lost's departures, now if only the viewers from both those shows would just WATCH IT!
Oct. 6, 2010, 1:35 a.m. CST
by Junior Frenger
Can't relate to attractive black people, but he can relate to unfunny fat white people. Hmmm? I wonder which demographic he belongs to?
Oct. 6, 2010, 4:12 a.m. CST
and their shows constantly bombing one right after another, does Ron Howard really think that the peacock is the right place for a Dark Tower tie-in series?
Oct. 6, 2010, 4:15 a.m. CST
Despite it going against Football, this should be the show that should be continually grow. Whilst other shows fall. It's a shame about 'The Event'. Survive Season one is all I can say The Event should do, need to improve in the ratings game, to stay on air.
Oct. 6, 2010, 6:04 a.m. CST
Not, I'll say up front, the end-all, be-all of cop shows, but if you like great action-adventure, beautiful actors in a beautiful setting and some decent characterization and banter, then give it a go. I love all the nods to the original show, but they're not slaves to it. It's very much up to current production values, almost to a fault. I thought the pilot was WAY too rushed, but the second ep settled down nicely. <P> Ain't you be baggin' on Mike & Molly! It's a very sweet show, and for a one-camera audience/laugh-track show, it's pretty well written and funny. Not exactly Cheers in it's prime, but better than shite like The Big Bang Theory, 2 1/2 Men, etc. <P> The Event, however, had best pick up some steam, 'cause so far it's a non-event. The second ep provided *some* interesting revelations, but it remains much a yawn. When the disappearance of a collision-bound plane into thin air and the discovery of near-immortal ET humans elicits a big ol' ho-hum, you KNOW the writing blows. And why-oh-why are they shoving the young couple down our throats at every turn? The romance is as flaccid as everything else on the show and the characters themselves are entirely uninteresting. Why we're following the young dude's "arc" so closely is entirely beyond me. I SOOOO would rather have FlashForward season 2!
Oct. 6, 2010, 6:27 a.m. CST
Problem is that's how the demographic watches tv these days. I record all my favourite shows and watch them without ads. Lots of my friends download and we're not kids. I'm 39 as are most of my friends, there or thereabouts. TV producers are struggling to keep up with modern trends that aren't even that modern anymore.
Oct. 6, 2010, 6:27 a.m. CST
really isn't that bad. In fact, I kind of like it. And it's pretty much our God given duty to support anything that puts Grace Park in a bikini every week. My word but that woman is perfect.
Oct. 6, 2010, 6:28 a.m. CST
Who knows where Lone Star was going to go, but it seemed like they were heading there before it got canned. Can't understand why Fox iced it so swiftly. It's not as if Lie To Me is all that and a bag of snacks. Not all busted up about the quick yank, just wish they'd given it more of a shot.<P> Is Chase dead? Good Jesus I hope so. Stunk the hell out of my HTPC till I deleted that fetid carcass of a pilot ep. So what was the pitch for that POS anyway? Hey, let's make "In Plain Sight" a straight action-adventure show, but let's cut all the great humor and character bits and replace them with tiresome, pedantic dialog and plotting that the viewer can sort out two acts in advance? How odd that I can easily name TWO other current U.S. Marshall shows that beat the living shit and nonsense out of this one!
Oct. 6, 2010, 7:07 a.m. CST
Oct. 6, 2010, 8:59 a.m. CST
by The McPoyle Clan
is really the only reason to stick around. The missions were never really that interesting, and even the writers seem bored with them now. The Nerd Herd jokes can only go so far, and one frequent harbinger that a show is past its half-life is when the main characters shack up. It's still nice to have Strahotski doing a tease every week, but they ought to think about how they'll wrap it up. --a fan<p><p>I'll give the Event time to shape up through the front 13, but it's clear that plenty are jumping ship.
Oct. 6, 2010, 9:15 a.m. CST
Because he is meant to be the protagonist of the whole story. From what I see from the two eps. It's Walker (Ritter) we are supposed to see the story unravel. It's his arc that unravels the bigger story, that will later on lead to the same points as the president's and Sophia. If The Event stays with 6-7 million viewers or above then it stands a chance. Stories like these tend to need time to grow. Still can't tell how it will pan out, still too early to tell.
Oct. 6, 2010, 9:25 a.m. CST
The ep where he and Sarah finally get together? Yeah, that was the series finale, the rest of the season was as big a surprise to the producers as it was to the audience.
Oct. 6, 2010, 9:32 a.m. CST
Are you really telling me that a great show like Damages has no viewers but ridiculous fare like the Kardashians or Jersey Shore are mega hits? Nigga please..
Oct. 6, 2010, 9:51 a.m. CST
damn, dudes, kelly giddish (or whatever her name is) is SMOKING! oh yeah, she can also act rings around that "chuck" bitch (whatever her name is), who just has ONE expression. fuck her, and i mean that metaphorically.
Oct. 6, 2010, 9:53 a.m. CST
mostly because of scott caan, and that chinky bitch, whetever her name is.
Oct. 6, 2010, 9:59 a.m. CST
by Prof. Pop-Cult
It really came down hard in its third week compared to its second. But I'm sure NBC is patient enough to see how it plays out across its 13 episode order. They may still get an order for 9 additional episodes by the end of the year, and put on another night next year, I predict -- for the very simple reason that NBC doesn't appear to much anything else waiting in the wings to air to replace a cancelled show right now.
Oct. 6, 2010, 10:11 a.m. CST
by The McPoyle Clan
If NBC pulls any show off the schedule, it only increases the chances that that utterly craptastic-looking Kick Ass ripoff they were developing makes it on the air.
Oct. 6, 2010, 10:23 a.m. CST
You were smart, well-acted, well-written, and well-filmed. You will be missed.
Oct. 6, 2010, 10:24 a.m. CST
The CW should look to pick it up. Think about it, Smallville is in it's final year, does about a 1.1 on avg on what is pretty much the same budget. Put Chuck in the friday 8pm slot next year, should pull about the same numbers, maybe even a lil bit better. But I don't see NBC canceling this one yet, the show is nothing if not consistant. And NBC needs that more than anything else. If I am the brass at NBC, I would tell Schwartz and Fedak that we are going to go through season 5, and thats all, write acordingly.
Oct. 6, 2010, 10:27 a.m. CST
On this board. Note the vile racial references by about 5-10% of the posters. This is identical to the rest of human society. 5-10% of any group is pathologically incapable of fully identifying with "others." And that dooms 99% of dramatic shows without white leads. Look at the posts: the evidence is right in front of you.
Oct. 6, 2010, 10:42 a.m. CST
Someone very kindly explained to me on another talkback what these rating figures mean, so now I know just how badly Chuck is doing. They're ruining a lot of the original charm of the show ... the only way to bring it back is to have him LOSE THE GIRL ... I enjoyed the rival beau storyline from last year with the guy from Superman, so something along those lines would be good. Linda Hamilton as his mom is only a cool idea if they allow her to go all-out Sarah Connor (which she did, briefly, when she blew away Dolph) ... but they're juggling too many storylines and trying to keep all the fans happy, so we have Big Mike moments and Jeffster moments and Awesome moments, but all those moments don't add up to much, but honestly, now that everyone knows Chuck is a spy, a lot of the tension in the relationships with his friends is lost. A nod to the show's female fan-base with some eye-candy for the girls wouldn't be out of place either (see Superman as an example)
Oct. 6, 2010, 11:07 a.m. CST
Loving it... Not epic but suitably entertaining enough that it's not trying to be up it's own arse - it's simply fun and entertaining...
Oct. 6, 2010, 11:11 a.m. CST
by Orbots Commander
...Sunday Night Football and Meet The Press on Sunday mornings. Everything else could disappear on that network and I wouldn't miss it. Going all-in with reality shows a couple of years back under Zucker basically destroyed the network.
Oct. 6, 2010, 11:55 a.m. CST
long in the tooth. Community is now the ONLY NBC series I'll make time to watch. Oh and the occasional SNL.
Oct. 6, 2010, 11:58 a.m. CST
failed in part because the main character was a con artist. Umm, hello, Sawyer from Lost? The Sting? It failed because it was in a deadly timeslot. Fox should have stayed with it though, with The Event sliding down lower each week.
Oct. 6, 2010, 12:14 p.m. CST
"advertisers don't care if you watch the show if you fast-forward over their advertisements."<p>And yet, when I watch TV live I almost never see any commercials as, when the ads start, I change the channel. Sure, I'll catch a bit of an ad when I flip back to see if the show is back on. However, when I record shows, and fast-forward through the commercials, I still see them (and see more of them than when I watch TV "live"). If something grabs my attention I'll stop and watch it. Even if I don't, I still get a speeded-up version of the commercial which may or may not make a subconscious impact on me (has anyone done test on this?).
Oct. 6, 2010, 12:16 p.m. CST
The show is still as funny as ever was. And for fuck's sake, not even Linda Hamilton as Chuck's mom can perk you up? Some geeks! And have you guys turned gay, because, like, you don't want to keep seeing Yvonne Stravoski onscreen?
Oct. 6, 2010, 12:18 p.m. CST
"... was tossed on the air on short notice"<p>And also due to its 3rd season premiere airing about 3 weeks after the second season ended.
Oct. 6, 2010, 12:26 p.m. CST
Hamilton blows Chuck's head off and the series is renamed Chick. So let it be written. So let it be done.
Oct. 6, 2010, 12:26 p.m. CST
See the whole Dollhouse Vs. T:TSCC bit he did. But anyways, I disagree with the "lose the girl" bit. Basically a show like Chuck has only one ultimate ending: A (mostly) happy one. It's a light-hearted comedy at it's core, so the ultimate ending will be Chuck marries Sarah, Casey reunites with his family, Morgan will finally find his girl (I'm guessing Casey's daughter based on the season previews, which will no doubt involve lots of Casey choking the life out of Morgan moments), Awesome and Ellie will have their family thing going and Ellie accepts Chuck's position in life, etc. Chuck losing Sarah -might- work if they were guaranteed enough airtime to get them back together, but I think the "making relationships work is hard" angle is working just fine for now...it gives them flexibility to have up days and down days for the couple without the "finality" of an actual break-up. I sense more of a "I need my space to sort things out" type scenario forthcoming, which will last for a number of episodes.
Oct. 6, 2010, 2:10 p.m. CST
THE EVENT is still trying to find its level on the third episode, down Down to a 2.4 now from 3.6. Anyone want to bet week four gets a 2.1?
Oct. 6, 2010, 2:44 p.m. CST
Pseudo-geeks, that's what i say. Frat-boys wannabes more like it. Sell-outs!
Oct. 6, 2010, 3:49 p.m. CST
better shape the hell up. I am thisclose to doing like the rest of America and bailing on that show. I've been burned too many times, most recently by Flash Forward. Chuck can suck it, right along with the rest of NBC's turd-laden lineup.
Oct. 6, 2010, 3:51 p.m. CST
just for a while to ratchet up the tension/comedy between the two of them; this whole "will she unpack her suitcase? will she let herself get knocked up?" thing leaves me cold. I agree they should be TOGETHER: MARRIED ... at the SERIES FINALE.
Oct. 6, 2010, 3:52 p.m. CST
Chuck's rating are stable. You can't look at an instantaneous rating and assume that a show is going up or down. That's like day-trading. Look at the graph. Chuck is stable.<p> Also, Chase is a good show, but who knows where its average will ultimately be? That one rating doesn't give enough to go on, since most major shows (save House) were on the downtick on Monday.<p> So maybe we shouldn't be so... "alarmist" when it comes to daily ratings?
Oct. 6, 2010, 4:19 p.m. CST
Chuck (the show) is doing the right thing in delving into the relationship. The on again/off again stuff is tiresome and not at all exciting. It's much more exciting to watch them do spy stuff, with the relationship issues just as a backdrop.<p> If I would change anything about the show, it would be in how Grimes and the Buy More crew are handled. It seemed like they were finally making Grimes useful, but then fell back into the old annoying pattern. Further, these guys are supposed to be geeks... they're not. They're just dumb. We rarely get to see how their geekitude could really be useful. Imagine how the show could be transformed if the BM crew's skills were being used by the CIA without their full knowledge of how or why. Would be cool. Yet another show that I'll never get to fix...
Oct. 6, 2010, 4:24 p.m. CST
You all might not recognize my name, as I mostly lurk and have rarely posted over the last decade. But PeanutButterSlut's comments are enough to bring me out of the woodwork again. How can AICN possibly justify its terribly inconsistent TB moderation when it bans people just for posting off-topic in the obits, but here PBS is allowed to use what is arguably the most hurtful word in the English language, and in his subject line, no less? Better yet, only two other people, Junior Frenger and Hipshot, have even mentioned it. As far as I'm concerned, it might as well be blinking on and off in neon lettering as I scroll down the page, and the fact that Herc and the rest of the AICN crew can't find the time to get rid of THAT level of hate speech in the nearly twenty-fours it's been up makes them complicit in its use.
Oct. 6, 2010, 4:26 p.m. CST
His use of the word "fag" is just as unacceptable, and I didn't mean to make it seem otherwise. I just didn't realize PBS' intolerance found some variety below his subject line.
Oct. 6, 2010, 4:33 p.m. CST
I can't speak for anyone else, but I chose to ignore him. If you reply, you're only giving him what he wants. I will agree, however, that the mods should have dealt with it.
Oct. 6, 2010, 5:14 p.m. CST
I agree with AsimovLives about something!
Oct. 6, 2010, 5:50 p.m. CST
Oct. 6, 2010, 5:59 p.m. CST
Her name is Grace Park, and she is Korean.
Oct. 6, 2010, 8:08 p.m. CST
If he/she does not like a show that is their right but to use racial or homophobic terms to degrade a group(s) of people is wrong. I thought AINTITCOOLNEWS has standards.
Oct. 6, 2010, 8:19 p.m. CST
Hey, they want to deny DVR ratings? That's their problem. It's the new reality. Plus, not everyone works a nine to five shift and gets back home to watch things live.
Oct. 6, 2010, 11:33 p.m. CST
Oct. 6, 2010, 11:34 p.m. CST
Oct. 6, 2010, 11:35 p.m. CST
I'm good at IT stuff, so expect a "Lord of Peanut Butter Slut" or "danny Glovers Dickblood" to pop up soon. That's IF AICN EVER GETS AROUBD TO BANNING ME. They're too busy eating cheetos.
Oct. 6, 2010, 11:37 p.m. CST
"I thought AINTITCOOLNEWS has standards." <p> Fag
Oct. 6, 2010, 11:38 p.m. CST
"His use of the word "fag" is just as unacceptable, and I didn't mean to make it seem otherwise. I just didn't realize PBS' intolerance found some variety below his subject line." <p> Fag
Oct. 6, 2010, 11:40 p.m. CST
"Can't relate to attractive black people, but he can relate to unfunny fat white people. Hmmm? I wonder which demographic he belongs to?" <p> OMG psychic dude! I'm a skinny Mexican Black chick, how u now? Shukcs, pass the watermelon.
Oct. 6, 2010, 11:41 p.m. CST
THE FINAL POST <p> Fuck you guys!
Oct. 6, 2010, 11:44 p.m. CST
I like Mike and Molly cause I'm a fat white guy, busted! But at least D.Vader got banned! Viva la peanut!
Oct. 7, 2010, 2:09 a.m. CST
Guarantee it. And not because its a bad show. It was clear when it was on life support last year that a decision was reached. That decision was to go ahead with a season 4 to have enough episodes to be stripped for syndication, and then cancel it. This tends to happen all the time, its rare that a show that makes it into its 3rd season is not given a 4th and final season for exactly this reason. At the same time the opposite occurs. A show in its 4th season has allready reached the 'cash out' phase, so there is really no incentive to renew it for a 5th unless its gone back to doing gangbusters in the ratings. I think we can all agree, thats not happening with Chuck... so any 5th season is not a realistic possibility. In all reality, the show is doing its endgame and you'll have Walker and Chuck saving the mother and getting hitched in the Series Finale which will exactly mirror Ellie and Awesome's wedding at the end of season 2, with Chuck getting her Father showing up for their wedding.
Oct. 7, 2010, 7:23 a.m. CST
Yeah, I'm a geek. A geek thrice-over, thank you very much. Sci-fi, comics and 'puters. Bam! Boo-yah! And I can't watch EITHER Chuck OR Big Bang Theory for the exact same reason: the writing sucks. I don't care how tarted out either show is in geek-friendliness, it doesn't compensate for suck-balls writing. Chuck is boring and both the lead and his monkey-boy sidekick are annoying. Big Bang just flat leaves me cold. There isn't enough there to even annoy me, much less make me laugh. Just as there is no actress so hot that she can make a for-shit show watchable, I'll not stand with an insultingly bad show just because it *appears* to be geek-oriented. Screw that noise entirely.<P> Haven't run the third ep of The Event, so maybe they clear it up in that one, but if this Walker kid is supposed to be a protagonist, why is he so peripheral to the proceedings? Yeah, he was on the plane and all that, but he just seems to know the folks upon whom real shit is happening. He's not integral to jack squat going on, at least not as so far shown. Me, I like protagonists who are actually a part of the action, not just a glorified by-stander. And if it takes three eps to show how he's at all significant, that says horrible things about the writing and production of the show. Look at Lost. Look at FlashForward, even though many here are detractors of that fine series. Those shows were INSTANTLY compelling (okay, at least to me!), and though they were even more coy with their plots than The Event, they had GREAT characters and immediate and involving action, which is what this kind of show *should* be about. Right now, The Event has none of this going for it. There's just enough sci-fi curiosity in it to string me along for a little while, but my patience is thinning by the second.
Oct. 9, 2010, 10:20 a.m. CST