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Monday Night Television

I've been watching it. Three full hours on NBC, and I'm watching as it's broadcast.

I'm amazed that NBC has committed to a full night of sf tv, and rather happy about it. No thoughts about specific episodes here, but about the series in general.

Chuck

Chuck (the character) is adorable. Okay, Chuck the series is also adorable. It's insane, with overthetop characters and a completely unbelievable main gimmick, but who cares? It's meant to be that way, so it's succeeding, and it's fun to watch.

My only quibble is that if I were writing this, I'd make the unlikley romance between Sarah and Casey (Adam Baldwin - yum) instead of Sarah and Chuck. And, no, I don't think Chuck should settle down to happily ever after with either BFF Morgan or with Captain Awesome. He needs a sweet, adorable dork girl he can talk to. I just think that the Sarah/Casey sparks are there, and the Sarah/Chuck sparks are NOT.

Heroes

I'm watching and enjoying this season. I'm feeling a lot of deep emotions running through it - the episodes are intense and fascinating - except maybe those twins, but that's changed, too. Yay, Sylar!

My only real quibble - how can a man who expels a bullet get tattooed? Wouldn't his body reject the ink as well? He's clearly not doing it consciously, so I don't know if intent could make a difference. Of course, he does want the ink, and no one would want a bullet. I'm just confused.

Journeyman

Still not sure, but I'm getting drawn into it because of the way they've chosen to present it. I love that we're figuring out Dan's time traveling at the same time he is - even the old fianc&eacut;e isn't much help. Even more, I love how we're getting information about Dan's current past in bits and pieces as it comes up in the plot, not as lumps of exposition, and as the situation he's in changes his real life and relationships, as it should.

And as he deals with being unstuck in time while trying to maintain a marriage and take care of his son, and connect with his brother (I can't say how much I love that they cast Reed Diamond as his brother - both because hey, *cop* and because the actors look like brothers.) - it's more engrossing, I have to say than the weekly plots, which I see as things to get through. Which is a problem.

Comments

One thing I love about Chuck that I haven't seen anyone mention yet, we have a million shows and movies about ordinary people suddenly getting powers, or getting caught up in secret agent stuff, mainly because it is wish-fufillment fantasy, the average person getting to be a part of this cool, dangerous lifestyle. With Chuck, we get to see Casey and Sarah, the spies, having to adjust to working at Buy More and Wienerlicious, the petty managers and mundane 9-5 world.

Oh, yes. Why Sarah had to change in the middle of a high speed chase so she wouldn't be fired.

And Chuck? Was much happier before his life was in danger.

Really a surprisingly good year for blue-collar scifi tv heroes, too. We've got Chuck, kicked out of college and working at a Buy More, Flash Gordon, who didn't go to college to take care of his mother while she had cancer, owns a garage. Heroes has the adjustment thing I mentioned with Mr Bennett now working at a copy shop, and now Monica.

how can a man who expels a bullet get tattooed?

He couldn't. At the end when they were kissing, the tattoo changed from the celtic one to the RNA symbol one and then disappeared completely.

Ahh. Because I didn't get to see that part, and none of the recaps have touched on that. I wonder why not - that's very cool (the changing, I mean. Weird, but cool.)

You can go here to see the ep.

I expected that, but I was hoping he'd be more like Jake Benetti, from Starman, whose tattoos stayed fresh and colorful for years due to his powers.

Ah, I see a fellow NBC Monday person! ;-D

My one quibble with Chuck is that he isn't learning fast enough. He isn't thinking on his feet. Any one of us might just pick up on things faster.

Other than that, it's fun!

I wouldn't mind if Chuck and Morgan got together. But honestly, I'd be just as happy if Morgan figured out he was gay and found himself a boy who actually loves him.

N and I watch Journeyman because it's on after Heroes and we are still sitting on the couch. My feelings about it are pretty much that it's entertaining while we watch it, and totally forgettable afterwards. Our favorite part is trying to figure out what year he's in just by the music that's playing.