Yvonne Strahovski, Zachary Levi Returning to TV…ish

Chuck vs. the Wedding Planner

Yvonne Strahovski and Zachary Levi both have new projects coming to television…sort of. They’ve each booked supporting roles on shows based on Margaret Atwood novels coming to Hulu and Netflix respectively. Per a press release from Hulu, Yvonne has joined the streaming service’s 10-episode adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale in the role of Serena Joy, wife of Commander Waterford (Joseph ...

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Watch Zachary Levi in ‘She Loves Me’ Livestreaming from Broadway!

She Loves Me

Broadway HD will livestream a performance of the hit Broadway musical She Loves Me to screens around the world on Thursday, June 30 at 8PM Eastern. The play stars Laura Benanti and our own Zachary Levi as Amalia and Georg, respectively. Both were nominated for Tony Awards for their performances, along with Jane Krakowski who plays a supporting role. The ...

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Yvonne Strahovski to Star in ‘He’s Out There’ Suspense Thriller

Yvonne Strahovski

Yvonne Strahovski is about to break out those “Phase Three” moves! Deadline announced last night that Yvonne will star in the upcoming suspense thriller He’s Out There, which is a terrifying title in and of itself. Per Deadline, Yvonne plays a mother who comes to visit a remote lake house – never a good idea in a “suspense thriller” – ...

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Chucktoid: Shaw Controlling Imagery

Shaw Lighter #1

This post is part of a series of mini insights into Chuck – Chucktoids, if you will – courtesy of G. Walter Bush, author of Unpacking Chuck and Unpacking Chuck 2.0. The first image of Shaw in the series (sitting on Beckman’s desk with his face outside the frame) and the first image of Shaw in Castle (with only his ...

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Chucktoid: Shadows

Shadow #1

This post is part of a series of mini insights into Chuck – Chucktoids, if you will – courtesy of G. Walter Bush, author of Unpacking Chuck and Unpacking Chuck 2.0. On multiple occasions, shadows are also used to imply false or double identities (though sometimes hard to see in the screen caps). The most vivid instance occurs while Sarah ...

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Zachary Levi Returns to Broadway in “She Loves Me”

ZacharyLevi_SheLovesMe_singing

Zachary Levi returns to Broadway this month in the revival of She Loves Me, the musical romantic comedy inspired by the same French play that produced the movies Shop Around the Corner and You’ve Got Mail. Set in 1930s Europe, the story follows Georg (Zachary Levi) and Amalia (Tony winner Laura Benanti), a pair of bickering perfumery employees who also ...

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Chucktoid: Brushing Off Objects

Brush Off #2

This post is part of a series of mini insights into Chuck – Chucktoids, if you will – courtesy of G. Walter Bush, author of Unpacking Chuck and Unpacking Chuck 2.0. Among the most subtle props used on the show is the action of brushing an object off a character’s person to imply that character’s difficulty in ridding himself of ...

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Chucktoid: Double Entendre

First Class #3

This post is part of a series of mini insights into Chuck – Chucktoids, if you will – courtesy of G. Walter Bush, author of Unpacking Chuck and Unpacking Chuck 2.0. Perhaps most of the series’ episode titles utilize double entendre, expressions that can be interpreted in more than one way. “First Class” serves as a typical example. Most obvious, ...

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Chucktoid: Rearranging

Rearrangement #1

This post is part of a series of mini insights into Chuck – Chucktoids, if you will – courtesy of G. Walter Bush, author of Unpacking Chuck and Unpacking Chuck 2.0. When characters in “Chuck” rearrange items, the action may well accent an interior, emotional rearrangement occurring simultaneously within that character. Near the start of “Santa Claus”, the camera focuses ...

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Chucktoid: What’s In a Name?

Names #1

This post is part of a series of mini insights into Chuck – Chucktoids, if you will – courtesy of G. Walter Bush, author of Unpacking Chuck and Unpacking Chuck 2.0. What’s in a name? In the case of “Chuck”, often more than you may think. Prior Chucktoids have linked Orion and Frost to the ancient mythological figures they parallel, ...

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Chucktoid: Long-Range Glasses

Long-Range Lenses #3

This post is part of a series of mini insights into Chuck – Chucktoids, if you will – courtesy of G. Walter Bush, author of Unpacking Chuck and Unpacking Chuck 2.0. To accent the perspective characters gain in particular episodes, long-range lenses are occasionally used as hand props. In one variation, Chuck, posing as assassin Rafe Gruber (“Fake Name”), uses ...

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Chucktoid: Reflections and Mirrors

Mirror #2

This post is part of a series of mini insights into Chuck – Chucktoids, if you will – courtesy of G. Walter Bush, author of Unpacking Chuck and Unpacking Chuck 2.0. A phantom reflection motif permeates the series, most often implying the double lives characters hide from others. In “Helicopter”, the lens focuses on Chuck’s image in the mirror as ...

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Chucktoid: Baggage

Baggage #7

Introducing a new series of mini insights into Chuck – Chucktoids, if you will – courtesy of G. Walter Bush, author of Unpacking Chuck and Unpacking Chuck 2.0. When Chuck famously responds to Sarah’s admission that she “may come with some baggage” by offering to be her “very own baggage handler”(Pilot), so begins a baggage motif to figure emotional turmoil ...

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Yvonne Strahovski Debuts as Batwoman in BATMAN: BAD BLOOD

Batwoman

Warner Bros. new animated feature Batman: Bad Blood premieres on Digital HD today, followed by the Blu-ray & DVD release on February 2. Why is this news? Because this is the movie that debuts our own Yvonne Strahovski as the voice of Batwoman! Official Synopsis: The mysterious disappearance of Batman (voice of Jason O’Mara), coupled with the emergence of powerful ...

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Chucktoid: Chuck as Interpersonal Intersect

Intersect #1

Introducing a new series of mini insights into Chuck – Chucktoids, if you will – courtesy of G. Walter Bush, author of Unpacking Chuck and Unpacking Chuck 2.0. Chuck’s identity as the Intersect goes beyond just his status as the central nexus of the U.S. government’s intelligence secrets. As the series develops, Chuck also metaphorically serves as a precious link ...

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