Chuck: Chuck vs. the First Date (season premiere)
(S02E01) "Welcome to Thuderdome!" - Morgan Grimes
I'm curious if there is anyone who watched this season premiere and found the opening recap helpful at all. Are we to believe that there are people who watching the premiere who didn't see any of last season?
I was glad to see that they jumped right into the elimination of Chuck. Last season's finale made me afraid that the entire second season would be about Chuck trying NOT to get killed by Casey.
I had forgotten how much the soundtrack adds to my enjoyment of this show. Not only is the Cake tune one of the best choices for a theme song but every montage and slow mo scene is accentuated by the perfect tune. Just the Huey Lewis songs were enough to put a smile on my face.
The more I watch this show, the more I want to get a job at the Buy More, if only for the excuse to wear the ironically geeky uniform.
It was cool seeing how Casey tricked out his bungalow. I could really use one of those chemical showers for those really hot summer days.
One problem I had with last season was that there wasn't enough of the Buy More staff. Chuck's interview scene was so hilarious I couldn't choose who I thought was more damaged; Jeff, Julia or Lester.
I know Michael Clarke Duncan is supposed to be intimidating but I have a hard time buying it ever since I saw him on The Suite Life of Zach and Cody. I have a hard time believing that he could beat up the guy who has been one of my favorite tough guys since My Bodyguard.
I really liked the showdown on the rooftop, mainly because it illustrated how Chuck is no longer a "fish out of water." He has come into his own as an agent and while he might not have the training Sarah and Casey have, he's a very smart guy who can think on his feet.
As for the Intersect, I was fairly certain, there would be a problem but I really didn't see the explosion coming.