TV Review: CHUCK – Season 4 – “Vs. The Family Volkoff”

Zachary Levi and Yvonne Strahovski in CHUCK - Season 4 - "Vs. The Family Volkoff" | ©2011 NBC Universal/Michael Yarish

Stars: Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Adam Baldwin, Joshua Gomez, Vic Sahay, Scott Krinsky, Sarah Lancaster, Ryan McPartlin, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Bonita Friedericy Writers: Amanda Kate Shuman, Nicholas Wootton Director: Robert Duncan McNeill Network: NBC, airs Monday nights Original Telecast: April 11, 2011 Season four of CHUCK has been filled with so many double crosses and “are they bad or are they not bad” scenarios that “Vs. The Family Volkoff” is the final straw. Just be rehashing these familiar themes, it comes off as incredibly annoying as it runs this familiar back and forth into the ground. In the last first […]Read On »

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TV Review: CHUCK – Season 4 – “Vs. The Muuurder”

Zachary Levi in CHUCK - Season 4 - "Vs. The Cubic Z" | ©2011 NBC/Greg Gayne

Stars: Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Adam Baldwin, Joshua Gomez, Vic Sahay, Scott Krinsky, Sarah Lancaster, Ryan McPartlin, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Bonita Friedericy Writers: Alex Katsnelson, Kristin Newman Director: Allan Kroeker Network: NBC, airs Monday nights Original Telecast: March 21, 2011 With last week’s plans for the Gretas to become the next generation of Intersect Agents, this week on CHUCK, Chuck (Zachary Levi) is put in charge of finding more agents like him (namely geeky and emotional) to have the Intersect put inside their head. In “Vs. The Muuurder” there are four potential candidates, but someone wants them all dead and […]Read On »

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TV Review: CHUCK – Season 4 – “Vs. The A-Team”

Adam Baldwin in CHUCK - Season 4 - "Vs. The Couch Lock" | ©2010 NBC/Michael Ansell

Stars: Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Adam Baldwin, Joshua Gomez, Vic Sahay, Scott Krinsky, Sarah Lancaster, Ryan McPartlin, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Bonita Friedericy Writers: Phil Klemmer Director:  Kevin Mock Network: NBC, airs Monday nights Original Telecast: March 14, 2011 Even though CHUCK has been primarily focused on the search for Chuck’s mom (which he found) and villainous Volkoff (Timothy Dalton), Season 4 also set up a rather strange series of guest spots this year with various CIA agents working at the Buy More named Greta. Summer Glau, Stacy Kiebler and Isaiah Mustafa have all played Greta at some point. And with […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Ryan McPartlin is Awesome on CHUCK

Ryan McPartlin in CHUCK - Season 2 - "Vs. The Sensei" | ©NBC/Greg Gayne

On NBC’s CHUCK, now in its fourth season on Mondays at 8 PM, Zachary Levi may play the title spy with Intersect-given superpowers, but it’s Chuck’s brother-in-law Devon Woodcomb, played by Ryan McPartlin, who is nicknamed – without irony – Captain Awesome. There’s good reason for this: Devon is the perfect doctor, friend, boyfriend-turned-husband and now dad to baby Clara (Chuck’s niece). He’s also pretty awesome in appearance, which the other characters remark upon with regularity. Chicago native McPartlin seems to take everything in stride as easily as Devon does, sounding happy and relaxed as he talks about the character […]Read On »

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TV Review: CHUCK – Season 4 – “Vs. The First Bank of Evil”

Lauren Cohan in CHUCK - Season 4 - "Vs. The First Bank of Evil" | ©2011 NBC/Greg Gayne

Stars: Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Adam Baldwin, Joshua Gomez, Vic Sahay, Scott Krinsky, Sarah Lancaster, Ryan McPartlin, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Bonita Friedericy Writers: Henry Alonso Myers, Craig DiGregorio Director: Frederick E.O. Toye Network: NBC, airs Monday nights Original Telecast: February 28, 2011 Is Vivian Volkoff (Lauren Cohan) good or evil? That’s the big question CHUCK offers up in “Vs. The First Bank of Evil.” While Chuck (Zachary Levi) spent the first four seasons looking for his mom and dad, it thankfully didn’t send him over the deep end – it just made him a spy. However, after the events of […]Read On »

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TV Review: CHUCK – Season 4 – “Vs. The Masquerade”

Zachary Levi and Lauren Cohan in CHUCK - Season 4 - "Vs. The Masquerade" | ©2011 NBC/Byron Cohen

Stars: Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Adam Baldwin, Joshua Gomez, Vic Sahay, Scott Krinsky, Sarah Lancaster, Ryan McPartlin, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Bonita Friedericy Writers: Rafe Judkins, Lauren LeFranc Director: Patrick Norris Network: NBC, airs Monday nights Original Telecast: February 21, 2011 First off, it’s nice that CHUCK hasn’t completely abandoned the Alexei Volkoff (Timothy Dalton) Big Bad storyline that wrapped up with “The Push Mix” a few weeks ago. Given there is still half a season to go, to send off Volkoff to prison without a fight (or some other kind of twist) would be unfair to say the least. With […]Read On »

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TV Review: CHUCK – Season 4 – “Vs. The Cat Squad”

Lou Diamond Phillips and Yvonne Strahovski in CHUCK - Season 4 - "Vs. The Cat Squad" | ©2011 NBC/Adam Rose

Stars: Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Adam Baldwin, Joshua Gomez, Vic Sahay, Scott Krinsky, Sarah Lancaster, Ryan McPartlin, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Bonita Friedericy Writers: Nicholas Wootton Director: Paul Marks Network: NBC, airs Monday nights Original Telecast: February 14, 2011 I’m pretty sure I have a new favorite episode from Season 4 of CHUCK and that’s “Vs. The Cat Squad.” The set-up is a simple – Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) doesn’t have anyone she can invite to her and Chuck’s (Zachary Levi) engagement party, so he does a little digging and finds out she was part of a CIA super-group of sexy spies […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: CHUCK star Yvonne Strahovski plays spy games

Yvonne Strahovski in CHUCK - Season 4 - "Vs. The Masquerade" | ©2010 NBC/Byron Cohen

On CHUCK, the spy comedy/adventure/romance series now in its fourth season on NBC (and airing Monday nights), Zachary Levi’s title character, a relatively novice secret agent who still works at the Buy More, has finally proposed to his dream woman/spy mentor/partner Sarah Walker, played by Australian actress Yvonne Strahovski. As Chuck has been pining for Sarah since Season One, and they’ve gotten together and broken apart a number of times, what does this new turn of events mean for the couple? Strahovski gives us her views on this and other developments. ASSIGNMENT X: Chuck and Sarah are now engaged, but […]Read On »

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TV Review: CHUCK – Season 4 – “Vs. The Seduction Impossible”

John Larroquette in CHUCK - Season 4 - "Vs. the Seduction Impossible" | ©2011 NBC

Stars: Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Adam Baldwin, Joshua Gomez, Vic Sahay, Scott Krinsky, Sarah Lancaster, Ryan McPartlin, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Bonita Friedericy Writers: Chris Fedak & Kristin Newman Director: Patrick Norris Network: NBC, airs Monday nights Original Telecast: February 7, 2011 When domestic issues at home become too overwhelming for Chuck (Zachary Levi), Casey (Adam Baldwin) and Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski), they realize they “need a bad guy” and a “mission” in “Vs. The Seduction Impossible” episode of CHUCK. Consider this a nice little treat for die-hard CHUCK fans. After a first half of the season showcasing the Big Bad villain […]Read On »

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TV Review: CHUCK – Season 4 – “Vs. The Push Mix”

Zachary Levi in CHUCK - Season 4 - "Vs. The Push Mix" | ©2011 NBC/Jordin Althaus

It’s no surprise to CHUCK fans that “Vs. The Push Mix” would have served as some sort of series finale if the show didn’t get picked up for its back nine episodes for Season Four.

Of course, the show did get its full season pick-up, so now “Vs. The Push Mix” serves as an excellent half season finale – wrapping up tons of subplots and setting the stage for the second part of this season which looks like it might be about, “we need a Big Bad.”

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