While season one of Chuck started as a bit of a one-trick-pony, the second season pushed the premise to the next level. Season 2 features a slew of guest appearances that fill in the holes of Chucks past. Jordana Brewster plays the ex-girlfriend from Stanford. Nerd-bate, Scott Bakula (Quantum Leap) takes the role of Chuck’s father/”Intersect” mastermind and Chevy Chase plays the industrialist mastermind behind it all. Also, funny man Tony Hale (Arrested Development) kicks off the season as the Buy More’s new manager. Also, in between getting caught in precarious situations while on missions, the “will they or won’t they” romance between Chuck and Sarah escalates to a very unexpected new level.
While there may not be enough action in the Chuck series to reason spending the extra dough for the Blu-Ray, the exclusive special features more than make up for it. The gag reel (one of the most important special features) is close to 8 minutes long and includes all the sorts of highlarious high-jinks you imagined happening on the set. The special features also include some real cheese featurettes like “A Real-Life Captain Awesome Tip for Being Awesome” and “John Casey Presents: So you Want to Be a Deadly Spy?.” A little campy for my taste but who’s to say you won’t enjoy them.
Season 2 ended with a game changer so you better get caught up fast as Season 3 has already started Monday nights on NBC.