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"What makes you special is that you're not like every other spy. You're a good guy and you want to help people."
-Sarah Walker to Chuck Bartowski ("Chuck Versus the Gravitron" season 2, ep 8, quote via imdb)
When we think of a spy, we think of someone like James Bond: suave, a bit dangerous, with a lot of gadgets. Or maybe the empowered Sydney Bristow with her varying disguises from Alias. Don't get me wrong, I am a huge 007 fan, and Alias was a fun show, but I also love a dorky, earnest, ordinary hero. This is part of what drew me to a TV show that aired in the mid 2000s called Chuck.
**As always, a note before I move on: This post does contain spoilers for the first two seasons of the show. So if you want to remain entirely spoiler-free, watch the show and then come back and read** (The show is available to stream on Amazon Prime, FYI).