Originally Posted by lax01
This show needs more Hero of Canton...
The man they call Jayne! Of course, Full Metal Jacket fans will demand more Animal Mother. Can the two demands be reconciled?!
I thought the pilot somewhat underdelivered, especially the first half hour. Once it got its feet there were genuinely good moments. No super great moments to take away just yet. I'm not ready to start comparing things to great Chuck moments.
I think Adam Baldwin's dry delivery rescued a lot of lines that were just mediocre. I think this character might just be Jayne Cobb only cleaned up and slightly toned down.
The tiny car vs SUV chase was superb. Slightly over-the-top finish, but that is the tone of the show. Drive might still be on the air if they had done anything close.
The shooting style was slightly annoying. I hate shows that do wobble cam (go back and check: Chuck is shot slightly wobbly, especially in the early shots in his sister's house) while using great lighting. Make an artistic choice!! If you want to shoot clean, then stabilize the camera. If you want to shoot rough, then sell all the lights and lens filters, buy crappy film and give the camera to a hyper child. I like both styles, but not when mixed.
It seems like this is a show that can grow as it figures itself out.
I'll have to see what I missed from CBS before I declare Chuck a keeper.