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Let's face it .. Casting has alot to do with this show. I wonder, among viewers that think this show is really Great, how many of them would have the same opinion, & still be watching the great show, if Everthing & everyone was the same, but Heather Matarazzo was initally cast as Sarah instead ...:

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Let's face it .. Casting has alot to do with this show. I wonder, among viewers that think this show is really Great, how many of them would have the same opinion, & still be watching the great show, if Everthing & everyone was the same, but Heather Martazzano was initally cast as Sarah instead ...:


I don't know what the odds are, but Heather Martazzano looks almost exactly like Heather Matarazzo!
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... and then there's Jeff and Lester

Jeff's life story seemed almost serious to me because t had just seen "The King of Kong" documentary a month before that episode aired. There was definitely some real life "where are they now" research in that episode and the Fast Times at Ridemont High references just showed how well they could throw all kinds of things into the show for fun.

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Let's face it .. Casting has alot to do with this show. I wonder, among viewers that think this show is really Great, how many of them would have the same opinion, & still be watching the great show, if Everthing & everyone was the same, but Heather Matarazzo was initally cast as Sarah instead ...:

Hey, I'll admit it: I started watching for the babes. But I stayed for the laughs.

And the babes.



There are lots of shows with eye candy that I've abandoned due to general crumminess over the years, though, so Chuck has more than just hotness going for it. Would I still watch if the replaced all the fairer cast members with random homely chicks? I don't know, because I don't believe in hypothetical situations. As a wise, wise man once said: "That's like lying to your brain."
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Hmm, I started since it was a geek-turned-spy comedy. Babes were just icing.

But on the original question, name a show that has ugly female actors. Unless that is the point, like The View.
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But on the original question, name a show that has ugly female actors. Unless that is the point, like The View.

The Shield.
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...But on the original question, name a show that has ugly female actors. Unless that is the point, like The View.

Sex in the City.

3 barely viewable women + 1 hideously grotesque alien life form known on Earth as SJP.
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Let's face it .. Casting has alot to do with this show. I wonder, among viewers that think this show is really Great, how many of them would have the same opinion, & still be watching the great show, if Everthing & everyone was the same, but Heather Matarazzo was initally cast as Sarah instead ...:


She (Heather Matarazzo) was ultra annoying in Hostel 2, I was actually happy when she got hers! I pray she never turns up on Chuck

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Sex in the City.

3 barely viewable women + 1 hideously grotesque alien life form known on Earth as SJP.

This was intentional. They got a huge female audience by casting average looking actresses (except for Kristin Davis) past their prime and casting a parade of good-looking men (both regulars and guests) who would fawn over them. This was the opposite of traditional television shows that have twenty year old guest star bimbos inexplicably throwing themselves at overweight middle-aged actors.

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They got a huge female audience by casting average looking actresses (except for Kristin Davis) past their prime and casting a parade of good-looking men (both regulars and guests) who would fawn over them.

Past their prime? They were the following ages when the series began...

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Based on my age all of them were well under their prime.
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Past their prime? They were the following ages when the series began...

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Based on my age all of them were well under their prime.

That's pretty old for Sarah Jessica Parker...particularly in dog years. WOOF!
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Past their prime?

Welcome to the sad world of television where women's acting careers peak in their mid-20's. I blame MTV!

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Welcome to the sad world of television where women's acting careers peak in their mid-20's. I blame MTV!

Does that explain why The Closer (age 43) and Saving Grace (age 50) are pretty much the top rated pay channels' scripted shows?
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Not to mention Mary McDonnell, Mary Louise Parker, Glenn Close, Kristin Chenoweth, Tricia Helfer (to appear on Chuck [face_happy_dance]) and Tina Fey...just to name a few.
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Chuck just keeps getting better every week. It's probably the second best show on tv.

Unleash the Casey.
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Chuck just keeps getting better every week. It's probably the second best show on tv.

Unleash the Casey.

That was an LOL out loud moment (obscure nod to a Monk episode).

Big Mike to the rescue was priceless.
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The Buy More stuff was pretty superfluous until the end message leading them there. Then I could see the Big Mike payoff instantly but it was well worth it. I'm glad they are doing more with him. The "unleash the Casey" got a laugh from me too.

There's a term to describe when seemingly unconnected storylines converge in the last act but I can't remember what it is to my great annoyance. Anyone?

At least they gave Jill some depth and didn't make her just a spy out to get Chuck. And Chuck got a hero moment at the end (just after the Toyota Matrix product placement spiel ) that I didn't see coming.

And those Alias references that got discussed previously? Check one off for next week as Carl Lumbly (aka Marcus Dixon from Alias) makes an appearance.


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OMG FIREFLY REFERENCE!

"You are damaging my calm"

I love this show...

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OMG FIREFLY REFERENCE!

"You are damaging my calm"

I love this show...

Ahh, I missed that and I deleted the episode now.

I bought Chuck S1 on Blu-Ray last week so I'm looking forward to watching that when the Fall season dies down, to pick-up on things I might have missed first time around.


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OMG FIREFLY REFERENCE!

"You are damaging my calm"

I love this show...

STOP IT!!

The only reason I watch TV is to take my mind off the horror that is....no more Firefly. So shut up.
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What model cars are the Nerd Herders?
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What model cars are the Nerd Herders?


I think they said they were Toyota Matrix. The handcuffs on the steering wheel are optional however, and available only with the "Bondage" package.
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There's a term to describe when seemingly unconnected storylines converge in the last act but I can't remember what it is to my great annoyance. Anyone?...

I would have thought convergence would be the word, but there is also climax. Or denouement?
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Am I the only one who thought this weeks episode seemed off? The timing and the wit just wasn't there. Not sure if it was a director issue or a writing one, but it seemed rushed and lacked the shiny. Hopefully it was just me (had a bad day) or an abberation for an otherwise great show.
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Am I the only one who thought this weeks episode seemed off? The timing and the wit just wasn't there. Not sure if it was a director issue or a writing one, but it seemed rushed and lacked the shiny. Hopefully it was just me (had a bad day) or an abberation for an otherwise great show.

I felt this too. It wasn't terrible, but the first half hour in particular wasn't too special. I think part of it was that Chuck had a couple cases of plot-induced stupidity; trusting Jill a few too many times. The last few weeks have been really, really good, though, so I'm not concerned.

I was bummed out we didn't get to Meet the Awesomes.

Have we seen the trap door from "the Castle" into the Buy More before?
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What model cars are the Nerd Herders?

Last year, Toyota Yaris.
This year, Toyota Matrix.

Next year? Whatever new car Toyota wants to pimp.
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Does that explain why The Closer (age 43) and Saving Grace (age 50) are pretty much the top rated pay channels' scripted shows?

Yes, it explains why they're on cable, just like Sex in the City was.

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Not to mention Mary McDonnell, Mary Louise Parker, Glenn Close, Kristin Chenoweth, Tricia Helfer (to appear on Chuck [face_happy_dance]) and Tina Fey...just to name a few.

Compare that list to Kaley Cuoco, Hayden Panettiere, Ali Larter, Yvonne Strahovski, Sarah Lancaster, Leighton Meester, Blake Lively, Taylor Momsen, Kristen Bell, Jessica Szohr, Nicole Fiscella, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Galeotti, and Sophia Bush.

Those are the twentysomething woman that television has casted just for their Monday shows.

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I was bummed out we didn't get to Meet the Awesomes.

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I was bummed out we didn't get to Meet the Awesomes.

Same here
Spoiler as to the identity of the Awesomes for those who just have to know (if you don't want to see who they are- don't follow the link! You have been duly notified ): http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2008/08/...ive-aweso.html

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Have we seen the trap door from "the Castle" into the Buy More before?

Don't think so, cause I was surprised to see where it to the HT room in the Buy More. In past episodes, I recall Chuck being trapped in the HT room- if the trapdoor existed at that time, it would made for a handy escape rout for him. Looks like it's a new development.

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