Season Premiere review — Chuck, “Chuck Versus the Zoom”

Chuck is one of those series that has trouble with season premieres, or at least it has been recently. Because the seasons two and three finales have suggested big changes for characters and for the narrative as a whole, the subsequent S3 and S4 premiere have been forced to deal with those changes. And because … Continue reading Season Premiere review — Chuck, “Chuck Versus the Zoom”

Season Premiere — Burn Notice, “Company Man”

Season four of Burn Notice was not up to snuff but the last two episodes were very, very good. More importantly, after four years of moving the chains and delaying any resolution, the series finally pulled the trigger on bringing Michael in from the cold. Because of this (as I tweeted today), I'm very optimistic … Continue reading Season Premiere — Burn Notice, “Company Man”

Season Premiere — Covert Affairs, “Begin the Begin”

Although they are known for their lightweight, summery nature, I like basically all of USA's series. I guess I'd have to like them a lot to write my entire MA thesis about them. But even though I'll watch almost anything USA Network puts on the air, there is certainly a clear distinction between what I … Continue reading Season Premiere — Covert Affairs, “Begin the Begin”

Season Premiere — Chuck, “Chuck Versus the Anniversary”

Watching the Chuck season four premiere felt odd. After wanting that third season so badly and then having to wait until January to get it, the season three premiere felt much bigger and more anticipated. Having the series back so soon with relatively little fanfare (nearly every other series on Monday, returning or new, seemed … Continue reading Season Premiere — Chuck, “Chuck Versus the Anniversary”

Season finale — Covert Affairs, “I Can’t Quit You, Baby” and “When the Levee Breaks”

I've intentionally stayed away from writing up my thoughts on Covert Affairs in recent weeks after the Auggie episode, but even if I did write each week, it'd feel like I was banging the same, boring drum every time. You know, kind of how the series has done to us over the summer. That said, … Continue reading Season finale — Covert Affairs, “I Can’t Quit You, Baby” and “When the Levee Breaks”