Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Chuck - It's Personal

It's good to see Chuck back in fine form after last week's dip in quality. Having Gary Cole as guest star is always good for an automatic boost. Cole played Sarah's con man father (alias Jack Burton ala BTiLC,) setting the episode up for a tribute to the heist genre, and for those who watched the season premiere of TNT's Leverage the night prior, the feeling of deja vu was hard to ignore.

From the David Holmes-like score (Ocean's Eleven) to a subtle nod to Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, all that's missing is a more believable victim (not that we watch Chuck for it's realism). Supergrass' "Diamond Hoo Ha Man" works well as the action music, keying on the line "got to get you in my suitcase!"

Besides the heist, though, the theme was one of transition to adulthood, which is also the theme of the Blitzen Trapper track "Furr," the song utilized so well near the episode's end. FULL POST ON Film.com.

Playlist: Chuck - Episode 2.10
1. "My Party" - Plastina Mosh
2. "Oh Yeah" - Yello
3. "Diamond Hoo Ha Man" - Supergrass
4. "Furr" - Blitzen Trapper

Previously: Not Quite Awesome (Episode 2.09)

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