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Old 10-08-07, 05:27 AM
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Chuck -- "Chuck Versus The Tango" -- 10/08/07

"Chuck Versus the Tango"
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Chuck is finding it difficult to live his double life. Meanwhile, Sarah and John assign Chuck his first real undercover spy mission.

First Aired: Monday October 8, 2007
Old 10-08-07, 09:07 AM
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I'll be taping it. Gotta watch DWTS tonight.
Old 10-08-07, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by JB7
I'll be taping it. Gotta watch DWTS tonight.
OK, I'll bite. What's DWTS?
Old 10-08-07, 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by madcougar
OK, I'll bite. What's DWTS?

Dancing With The Stars maybe?
Old 10-08-07, 01:48 PM
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TV Guide says this is the best episode of the series thus far. I've really enjoyed the series and I'm glad it's doing relatively well at the 8pm timeslot.
Old 10-08-07, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by sjrab16
Dancing With The Stars maybe?
Correct. DWTS doesn't take much attention to detail. Like Heroes & Chuck do. If I miss something on DWTS, no biggie. Multi tasker I am. LOL Plus only 1 Recorder...
Old 10-08-07, 09:04 PM
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This was a really solid episode.
Old 10-08-07, 10:18 PM
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A really good episode. Thoroughly enjoyed the opening credits.

I found the pace of this one to be very well done. All the elements are coming together. Still not liking Morgan very much, but I am enjoying Big Mike.

Nice to see Casey not being such a pain to Chuck, seems like he almost liked Chuck.

Chuck having to be led in the Tango - very funny.

Still don't know how much "legs" this show has, but I am certainly enjoyed this episode.

Doug
Old 10-08-07, 10:23 PM
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Morgan is the singular worst aspect of this show. Well, that, and the fact that Chuck continues to be one of the more whiny characters on television.

In some instances, he's a very affable, charasmatic individual. However, in others, he tends to seemingly cry over everything that's happening in his life. (Well, that, and his obsession with Sarah...)

I think I'll stick around for a few more episodes.
Old 10-09-07, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by invisiblegt
In some instances, he's a very affable, charasmatic individual. However, in others, he tends to seemingly cry over everything that's happening in his life. (Well, that, and his obsession with Sarah...)
Really? He does whine a bit, but I haven't found it to be too much. It seems to hold with the mood of the character.

The sister plot thread is groan inducing. It's played true to life (if one has a supportive sister), but it doesn't make for good tv. The weekly "C'mon, Chuck! You can do it! Up and at 'em" talks are boooooooooooooooring. Captain Awesome is great though.

Did anyone else think La Ciudad would make a kick ass wonder woman? She looks like Linda Carter's, younger deliciously ethnic sister.
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Captain Awesome is great though.


This show makes me laugh. I think my wife is starting to enjoy it, too.
Old 10-09-07, 09:17 AM
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My wife loves Morgan. She cracks up after everything he says. I find him moderately inocuous, but I grin when my wife is laughing.
Old 10-09-07, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by boredsilly
The sister plot thread is groan inducing. It's played true to life (if one has a supportive sister), but it doesn't make for good tv. The weekly "C'mon, Chuck! You can do it! Up and at 'em" talks are boooooooooooooooring. Captain Awesome is great though.
The conversation Chuck and his sis had on the couch actually seemed to have some substance to it, so perhaps future episodes will continue to build on that. After all, Captain Awesome finally had something to do, so I'm sure that GS Girl will follow suit.

Oh, and one of the thugs that came after Chuck was the same guy who played Little Chino on the first two episodes of Dexter this season.

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Originally Posted by boredsilly
Did anyone else think La Ciudad would make a kick ass wonder woman? She looks like Linda Carter's, younger deliciously ethnic sister.
Lorena Bernal is her name. She was Miss Spain 1999, 26 years old, and 5'8" tall. Another couple of inches taller (or surround her with shorter folks and a good dialogue coach), she's be a pretty decent candidate for WW.
Old 10-09-07, 09:34 AM
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I really liked tonight's episode.



This is my 2nd favorite new show behind pushing daisies.
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I'm still not sure how they're going to work past the "Get Smart" type of story arc, but I'm loving this show so far.
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So far, the silly premise is still working, and the writing is entertaining. I'm liking this show a lot more than I expected I would. Based on the majority of comments here, I'm almost ashamed to admit it, but Morgan cracks me up. Sidekick characters usually irritate me but he's too much like a puppy to not like.
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I thought Morgan looked familiar. He is the brother of Rick Gomez who played Dave Greco on "What About Brian?".
Old 10-09-07, 01:03 PM
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I enjoyed this episode. I didn't think it was especially better than past episodes, but then I liked them too.

I don't mind Morgan, but I think his jokes are very hit and miss, mostly miss.
Old 10-09-07, 01:27 PM
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Now we know Chuck was kicked out of Stanford when his roomie ratted him out for cheating (though the story still seems kinda foggy).
Finally all 3 spies are on the same team. That alone made this episode much more watchable than the first 2.
Good balance of geek Chuck vs. spy Chuck vs. brother Chuck
The rooftop 'chick fight' was nicely done.
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Morgan is like a poor man's version of Seth Green.
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It was another fun episode. Chuck going on an actual mission brought a few laughs for me as well. I really like the developing chemistry between Chuck and Sarah and I think Adam Baldwin is a fucking great!

The scenes between Chuck and his sister don't bother me at all. I think it's good that he has a supportive sister and there interactions seem very real to me.
Old 10-09-07, 02:28 PM
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Wow - last week's episode seemed to get bagged on, but now it sounds like most people really like this show. I couldn't get into it this time because they lost me last week by being sucky... my gf said she thought it was alright.
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Chucks sister is effing hot. Thats all I got right now.
Old 10-09-07, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Patman
Morgan is like a poor man's version of Seth Green.
I think the same thing every time I see him

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