I guess it’s time to come out from behind the curtain of anonymity that Twitter handles provide, and try to provide a little context to my comments. My history since 2007, when Chuck first came into being, is a mash of personal and professional change. I was never a TV addict, and there were very few shows that I considered “must watch TV”, especially since the advent of inane “reality TV”. My TV was there for some sports and as an intermittent escape. Shows I did enjoy were generally the ones that most people enjoyed…MASH, Cheers, Seinfeld, Friends and perhaps Frasier.
I am actually a hybrid Chuckaholic … I did watch some episodes of Chuck on network TV, but really got to know the show on Netflix. The first episode I remember was Chuck Vs. The Tango. I do remember the theme song, and I could tell you that Zac Levi, Josh Gomez and Adam Baldwin were in the show ….but that’s about it. I would think that I watched various episodes throughout the next 2 years, since I had a general idea of what was happening, but having missed the pilot, I don’t think I ever fully understood the relationship of TB. As have mentioned in the comments section, S3 E1 was the last episode I ever watched on network TV, and I remember very little past the first 10 minutes of that show. This winter was one of the most brutal we in Ontario, Canada have experienced in decades, so there was a lot of days where we cleaned out the driveway, walked the dog, and then had lots of free time. I came across Chuck, gave it a go….and watched the whole series in a few weeks. How I did not remember Yvonne Strahovski is beyond me !! LOL But being able to see the pilot allowed me to fill in the blanks from my previous intermittent episodes.
You see, in 2007 and 2008, I was having a lot of difficulty at work ( I was a dentist …. I was struggling with my vision and ended up dead tired at the end of the day). I had one son in University and one in High School ….and very active athletes as well. I was always very active, but I was really dragging ….so I decided to sell my dental practice. It sold in August of 2009 and I started working part time for the new buyer. As well, I started a new path for myself treating facial pain, so there was a lot of studying. A routine eye exam to get new glasses (I was doing LOTS of reading) showed i had something weird going on with my vision. But it wasn’t until October of 2010 that I actually pursued the reason I lost a bit of eyesight in my right eye. By December, I was in having a massive brain tumour removed ( as best they could). I underwent another procedure in November 2011 to try to remove even more, and even though they couldn’t get it all, I seem to be “fully recovered”. But I have lost memories, so every once in a while , I’d watch Chuck and remember only small parts of the show !!
Oddly now, I really don’t watch much TV still. If I watch something, I’d rather watch an episode of Chuck because it’s so darn enjoyable…except Season 3 !! But it’s fun discussing it with everyone, just to see what people are thinking…and feeling.