Monday, December 26, 2011


So it's Monday. We're at C.I.'s and relaxing. And it being Monday night, I kept feeling like I was forgetting something. Then it hit me: Chuck airs on Fridays now.

That really sucks, how NBC shoved it over to Fridays and pulled it off Hulu (and off NBC online). How they did all this the last year and destroyed the loyal following that Chuck had.

The Boston Herald argues Chuck should have ended last season:

Given the nature of “Chuck’s” precarious existence over the years, the producers have mapped out seasonlong arcs with some sort of finality. (They never knew whether NBC would find room on its schedule for it.) More and more, it seems the show should have ended last year; the natural conclusion is the nerd gets the girl.

The budget cuts to the show seem apparent onscreen. The stories this year for the most part have been disappointing. Chuck no longer has the Intersect. He and the gang have been working as freelance spies. Coming off the highs of last season - meeting Chuck’s mom and her crooked boyfriend (a devilish Timothy Dalton), seeing Chuck take the Intersect to mixed-martial arts levels - this season plays more like a show running out of gas instead of racing to its finish line.

No author listed for that, sorry. (The Boston Herald lists no author.)

I gotta agree with that. The way NBC has destroyed the show this season and the three episodes I caught really scream for the show to have ended last May.

That's a shame because it really was my favorite show on TV for years and years.

At POLITICO, Tim Mak has a story on Daniel Craig (James Bond):

Actor Daniel Craig put on a display of straight-talk that might have endeared him to voters had he been on the campaign trail, telling Men’s Journal that politicians are “sh**heads” who “stab you in the f**king back.”

“Politicians are sh*theads,” he said in an interview that appears in the January edition of the magazine, which is on newsstands now. “That’s how they become politicians, even the good ones. We’re actors, we’re artists, we’re very nice to each other. They’ll turn around and stab you in the f**cking back.”