Chucktoid: Rearranging

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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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Chucktoid: Ex Machina

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. Into what comic book/graphic novel does Chuck place the schematics to the Fulcrum Intersect at Roark Industries? Brian Vaughan’s Ex-Machina, subtly echoing Chuck’s desire to remove the Intersect from his brain and ...

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Chucktoid: Chuck’s First Flash

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. Baptismal imagery, ranging from plunges into swimming pools to being soaked by fire sprinklers, is used repeatedly throughout the series to signify fundamental changes within characters and relationships. The first of these ...

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Chucktoid: Sarah vs. the Alarm Clock

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. Sarah’s oversleeping, wearing an eye mask, & angrily knifing her clock the morning after choosing to stay in Burbank rather than leave to join Bryce is metaphorical. Not yet able to fully ...

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Chucktoid: “Mr. Roboto”

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. What song does Jeffster cover at Devon & Ellie’s wedding? “Mr. Roboto”, the lyrics of which pointedly accent the ongoing existential crisis of the Intersect, who Casey calls the “skin-covered robot”.

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Chucktoid: Frost the Deceiver

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. Similar to Orion, Frost, whose secret Operation Isis separates her from Chuck for years, is based on an ancient mythological figure. Both Frost & Isis share positions of high authority, an uncanny ...

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Chucktoid: Orion the Hunter

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. Orion was precisely named:  the ancient Greek hero hunted in the Underworld, while Chuck’s dad hunted for Frost from his secret underground base beneath the family home.  Similarly, while the original Orion ...

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Chucktoid: Chuck Is…Abraham?

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 displays subtle parallels to the book of Genesis’ Abraham. The series begins with him ‘shepherding’ a flock of misfits at the local Nerd Herd desk before being “chosen” to receive the ...

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Zachary Levi to Perform at Carnegie Hall Christmas Concert

Zachary Levi is bringing his musical talents back to the stage for a special holiday event. Zac will perform alongside Sarah McLachlan, Neil Sedaka, and Ioan Gruffudd in The American Christmas Carol at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Friday, December 4. Tim Janiss The American Christmas Carol celebrates its 10th year at Carnegie Hall. With full orchestra and a ...

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