November 7th, 2007

Tea or poison?

Chuck vs. That Other Twentysomething Slacker Given Great Responsibility

We humans are drawn to patterns. We like to see things in relation to other things, as this helps us form and comprehend a more cohesive reality. And thus, every television season, we cannot help but see strong similarities between some of the new crop of shows. For instance, could you really tell the difference between Invasion, Threshold, and Surface? This season, we had two shows about twentysomething slackers working in specialty stores who had new roles thrust upon them in a science-fiction-y or fantasy fashion. Those shows were Chuck and Reaper, and now, seven episodes into both shows, let us pit them against each other in various categories in order to determine which is better, because if there's another thing humans like, it's winning stuff.

Chuck vs. Reaper


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