I feel like this video encapsulates the reason we're seeing so many "macho-Chuck" stories lately, which isn't something I'm going to actually talk about here, so I don't know why I just typed that except it's kind of true. Technically, the video is a well-edited project (save for a couple of WTFrea?! moments that I won't get into here because I'm not mean), well-timed to the music picked, but damn if it doesn't show the one thing that brings me back to this show again and again: the heart. The show is called Chuck, not The Intersect. This video flirts with giving new viewers a background about the show, but fails because it doesn't really give us a sense of the core cast (no Ellie, no Morgan, very little Buy More, doesn't explain Shaw at ALL (granted, that one's a puzzler to begin with, as Shaw is just hard to explain without multiple facepalms and a bottle of Jack)), and it has none of those fun emotions and hang-ups and day-to-day minutiae that make Chuck stand apart from any other show about a guy who becomes a cyborg/enhanced. If I'd watched that with no prior knowledge, I would have just been like, "Um, okay?"
I mean, if I were going to send a video out to friends of mine that don't watch Chuck, I would definitely not be sending that one. This one that Aardie linked on his blog a couple of weeks back? Oh yeah.
It's a much closer rendition of the series' character and ethos and pathos and all of those fun speech class words I haven't gotten to use in a few years. (okay, maaaaybe I would like it quite a lot more if Chuck used punctuation, but it's a cute video nonetheless) If I sent a friend Darth Razorback's video without following it up with, like, an entire playlist of Crystal's videos, I would feel guilty of deceiving them with what Chuck is really about. I mean, the video is all about "yay! cool technology!" when the show gives us things like shooting a rocket launcher between somebody's legs with a straight face (not that that moment wasn't funny, but the point stands).
Oh, and SERIOUSLY, SARAH JUST WON A TUBEY!!! Or more!!!!
Anyway, sorry, I got really, really excited there.
And just to celebrate how awesome Sarah is, I'll post this video here, too:
And if you check my twitter today, I'll be posting random quotes from Bank Job and Fates. While the mxpw's away (sleeping), the Frea will play (and get in trouble for it later).