But I'm also tired period. Not hating blogging but sometimes thinking, "Hey, maybe a week off?" And a lot of time I start thinking about when the Iraq War really ends. Barack pisses me off when he tells Rolling Stone it's over.
If it was over, we'd be living in Hawaii. I'm not joking. As soon as it's over (or as soon as the site's go dark), we move to Hawaii, Elaine and I. That's our plan. We've had it for awhile now. And staying at C.I.'s place in Hawaii last year only made it more so.
Anyway. Chuck. Airs on NBC on Mondays and the link goes to Hulu. Two episodes this year so far. Or this season. I covered the first episode in "Chuck, Fringe" Friday but I want to add something. It was one thing in the first episode for the General to hit a button that sent Chuck falling from the Buy More to the spy headquarters underneath it. But when you have an extra who didn't even appear on the second episode do the same thing to Morgan moments later, it weakens things.
And I'm really afraid we're going to see stuff like that this year. In some ways, episode two was good, in other ways, it was awful.
What worked? Chuck and Sarah. And don't forget Casey. Casey's his own little world and John Casey's never had a bad moment on the show in all the time I've been watching (since it came on).
Is this year another way to sideline women on the show?
The absence of Anna Wu is still felt.
And now they've got Ellie pregnant. If they'd left it alone, with Ellie and Chuck, it would have been fine. Instead we had to have Devie Pooh, Captain Awesome, yammering away about what everyone was going to do. It would be so nice if Devin could shut up just once and not think he knows everything.
So there was Morgan and Devin with all the lines and Sarah in the room with little to do and Elllie the 'poor weak' pregnant woman (13 weeks) and Chuck.
It did not reassure me that this would be a better year. Especially since we're still going to be stuck with the awful Jeff & Lester.
The show has too many men.
It needs to bring on some new female characters. And not weak ones. We need strong women on this show.
Chris Frates at Politico reports:
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"