Originally Posted by Spiky
Yeah, cause Heroes was the first show in TV history to have such a character.
These things go in phases, though. There are stretches where they think you can't have an attractive, young actress without turning off the female audience.
Also, we had a long stretch where non-traditional beauty was popular.
I think we're getting to a point where the feminist critique of TV has finally realized women can be attractive and men can be horny without any of that being treated as the end of the world.
Chuck's female handler is actually a pretty decent actress considering the fairly limited material she's working with. I suspect of all the folks involved with the show, she will probably walk away having gained the most.
With some time to digest Chuck vs other shows, I think it is probably going to lose my vote next week. I started watching How I Met Your Mother over the summer and loved it, and I'll probably go back to it if Chuck doesn't pick up.
Me too! Although Chuck must have been about 18 months old when he played Zork on his Trash-80.
I donno. I grew up po and had a lot of second-hand computers growing up and ended up playing a lot of older stuff.
I did feel retarded when I was the only person in the room laughing at the joke and then had to explain text-based gaming and how nerd-chic the joke was.