Monday, April 26, 2010

Chuck vs The Honeymooners: Handcuffed No More

One of the main complaints against Chuck has been that so much effort has been put into keeping Chuck and Sarah apart, which wouldn't be such a problem if they'd found a way to do it organically. But instead we get characters and scenarios that are constructs with the obvious purpose of keeping our heroes apart.

This season the series was handcuffed by Shaw (Brandon Routh), an obvious obstacle that we never really got to know at all before he flipped. Now that Shaw is gone and there are no more obstacles placed in front of the pair, the series feels suddenly lighter. In an ironic twist, Chuck and Sarah had to work together in actual handcuffs, making it a tool that keeps them together, for once, instead as an obstacle to keep them apart.

Playlist: Chuck - Episode 3.14
1. "Holiday" - Vampire Weekend
2. "Four by Four" - Shout Out Louds
3. "Leaving on a Jet Plane" - Jeffster unplugged
4. "Light & Day" - The Polyphonic Spree
5. "Feeling Good" - Nina Simone

Previously: Chuck vs the Other Guy (episode 3.13)

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