At last, a British channel has had the good sense to buy the new US comedy-drama Chuck for broadcast next year. Alas, that channel is Virgin 1 and not available to backward types who don't have access to satellite, cable or digital TV yet. Sigh. It's more of a boys' show than, say, Ugly Betty [as this picture demonstrates] but is still a lot of fun.
The newly launched series proved enough of a hit in the US to get a full season order of 22 episodes, despite the ongoing writers' strike. Some 13 eps were made before the dispute closed down production, but only 11 have been broadcast across the Atlantic thus far. Anyway, I recommend Chuck if you like entertaining, popcorn television with a little bit of heart and a lot of wit.