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Chuck: The Complete First Season (Warner Blu-ray)


Picture: B     Sound: B     Extras: B     Episodes: B-



Chuck returns with all the same action and laughs, but only a slight technical upgrade in its new Blu-ray format.


Acting as one of the most good and light hearted comedies in a while, Chuck has gained a solid following from its combination of light airy humor with a booming spy action backbone.  From techno-gadgetry too martial arts and comedy, Chuck has it all as the lovable cast propels the well thought out plot to the next level.  If you combined 24 with your favorite comedic sitcom, you would have Chuck.


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The technical features on this 3-Disc Blu-ray set are not very impressive, but I wouldn’t chuck them out the window either.  The picture is presented in a 1080p/VC-1 1.78 X 1 Widescreen that projects with bright colors, solid flesh tones, and deep blacks but in the end the image suffers from other issues that detract from the overall quality.  There is quite a bit of grain and artifacting throughout each and every episode and where as the colors as well as the blacks are solid, the issues that surround the crispness, sharpness, and texture of the series make for a bad Blu-ray presentation.  The series is a slight upgrade from DVD, but not by much.  The sound is the same 5.1 Dolby Digital track that Warner seems to be using on all of its TV on Blu-ray series.  Not that Chuck demands a great sound stage to project what is happening in each episode, but for a hit series this reviewer was expecting more; especially on Blu-ray.  The dialogue is crisp and clean, but other than that there are not many impressive qualities to the sound presentation.


The extras are the same as those found on the DVD release; as well as being presented in a simple standard definition.  It is sad that more effort is not being put into extras on these series, because in the end it gives fans no reason to upgrade to Blu-ray.


Chuck is a great series that will only get better; now if only Warner could work on those technical features…



-   Michael P. Dougherty II


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