Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Never Con a Conner

The entire time I was watching this week's episode of Chuck, I kept thinking that the Sarah and her criminal father story line was so familiar.  There was just something about a daughter working in law enforcement having a dad who has been in and out of prison and then returns and winds up helping his daughter on a huge federal case that just rang a few bells.  I was having deja vu so strongly, I could feel it in my Bones!  Yes, Sarah and her prodigal father was very reminiscent of Dr. Brennan and her father Max Keenan.  And yet, it was different enough that it still managed to surprise me, like, when her father took the money and ran (or rather, hid the money in Chuck's account or as he said, "placed a $1 million bet").  Never con a con-man.  And yet, I would have a hard time turning my father in the way Sarah did at the end (of course, her dad is a good con-man and managed to side-step the cops for now).  Not an easy thing to do, even if it is the right thing.

This show is just so darn clever!  It reminds me of Psych with its mix of unmatched clever-ness and silliness.  I LOVED the scene where Sarah and co. transformed that high-powered office into a fake headquarters for the fictional Lichtenstein Enterprises.  And, of course, the hilarious scene that followed with Chuck pretending to be German was classic!  In the end, Sarah's father pointed out the obvious: Chuck loves Sarah and would do anything for her.  Like Bones, everyone around the two characters can see it, but those in the middle cannot.  These two are perfect for each other just like Booth and Bones.  But, the charm of this show (like Bones) is in the chase and the (hopefully) endless question, "Will they or won't they?" Oh, I love this show.  And I'm so psyched for the Christmas episode next week!

If you missed this week's episode ("Chuck Versus the Delorean"), you can watch it for free at Hulu.com.

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