Oh, lord is it ever, Anon. Do yourself a favor and WATCH CHUCK! It is seriously the spy show you never knew you needed and you will fall in love at least ten thousand times, guaranteed.
Chuck is a ridiculously nerdy nerd who laughs at his own dumb jokes and loves everything pop culture and also his sister and his best friend and you know how in like ALL spy/superhero stuff the regular joe gets some kind of power or insight and then BAM! three seconds later he’s super competent super spy/hero with no learning curve at all? NOT CHUCK. Sure, he gets more proficient but he never gets any less endearingly hopeless at generally being a person who has to interact with other people. Ever.
And Sarah. SARAH! She is not only a complete fucking badass who will not hesitate to kick anyone’s ass; she’s also the smartest one in the room 84% of the time and she is not gonna let anyone tell her any different. She’s brains and beauty and you will find yourself head over heels in love with her like five seconds in going “HOW CAN I MARRY A FICTIONAL CHARACTER THO?!”
Then there’s Morgan - he’s Chuck’s best friend - and he’s that friend we all have, the one that we sometimes look at and go “why are we even friends what is wrong with u?” But, then like it’s three in the morning and you show up drunk on his porch crying about how angry it makes you that people think Link is actually Zelda since he’s the protagonist in the games and he’s just like “hey, buddy, come on in and let’s get u some coffee and talk about what’s really bothering u.”
And John Casey is actually the biggest teddy bear on the planet but don’t tell him I said so bc he likes for people to think he’s mean GRRRRR. And like okay, he can be mean and also ruthless and brutally efficient, but honestly he’s just a grumpy and gun-obsessed teddy bear. Trust me on this.
Remember how I mentioned how much Chuck loves his sister? She’s Ellie and she is amazing. She and her boyfriend - Captain Awesome (*not his real name) - start out as these sort of one-dimensional caricatures of character types but you just have to give them a minute because the writers obviously realized their mistake and were like “THESE ARE GOOD CHARACTERS AND THEY DESERVE TO BE FULLY FLESHED OUT” and so it was.
But, anyway, I was telling you about Ellie. She’s a super cute doctor and she’s brilliant and all that, sure, but she’s also fierce af and she will protect her brother with her last breath just the same way he’d protect her. tbh it’s a pretty damned accurate sibling portrayal bc they may bicker and grump but they love one another so much, too, and they have these nerdy little things between them like siblings do, u know.
And Awesome is, well.. awesome. You’ll see. At first you may be like “ugh, what a frat boy” but trust me when I say that if you just give him a minute, you’ll love him as much as Ellie does. Which is a lot.
The show itself strikes a really great balance between action and story and it really makes you care about these assholes so much it’s unfair. It’s hilarious and the pop culture references tend to be sort of timeless so they really stand up (like you know how sometimes those things seem dated? not so much in Chuck) and also it will make you cry like a six month old with colic so be prepared to have your heart shattered into a billion tiny shards at least five times; sorry I don’t make the rules.
In closing: you should absolutely watch Chuck, Anon. You will not regret it.