Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Chuck

Captain's Log, Supplemental

I totally love the TV show Chuck. Captain Caffeine and I are completely hooked.
















I think it’s because the main character, Chuck, is such a geek. I love geek heroes. Maybe because I’m very happily married to one. I like the combination of smart and a little unsure.


(Okay, I also admit I think Adam Baldwin is terrific and will watch anything he’s in. He was hilarious in Firefly, and he's just as funny in Chuck.)














I like how Chuck, Super-geek, likes Sarah, kick-butt CIA agent. I’m rooting for the underdog to get the pretty girl. He deserves her! He’s sweet and smart and sensitive.

I just realized that I write a lot of geek heroes. I think Drake in book 3 of my Sushi series is the first truly Alpha male hero I’ve written yet. Even the hero in one of my old (unpublished) manuscripts, a romantic suspense, is a more withdrawn type rather than an aggressive Alpha male.


I love geeks! Geeks rule!

How about you? What kinds of heroes do you like in your stories? (If I like your ideas, I might ask to use them in a future story.)

10 comments :

  1. Have you watched "Pushing Daisies"? If you like kind of geeky heroes you might like that show. :) Lee Pace is HILARIOUS!

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  2. Camy, I love Chuck too. And the actor who plays the character of Chuck is a strong Christian, which makes him all the more cool.

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  3. Hmm, I guess I tend to write more sensitive men. I like geeks too, maybe because I was one in high school. Or was I considered a nerd because I was smart without the whole computer/science aspect? I guess I'll never know. :)

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  4. We love Chuck here, too. It's such a funny show. Great to here the actor playing Chuck is a Christan.

    I don't think I have a favorite type of hero. I like the geeks as well as the alpha males.

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  5. I love geeks! Love my geeky husband... and both of us get a bang out of Chuck. I like shows (and books!) that are a mixture of comedy and drama.

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  6. My friend just introduced me to Chuck and I love it as well. Geek heroes rule. =D

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  7. Chuck is the absolute fav here at my house too! I like the underdog, sensitive, hero myself.

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  8. Camy,
    I couldn't help myself! I just dropped by for a quick visit to your blog, and I saw Chuck and had to give my two cents. :) I adore Chuck! The show is such a riot, and like you love to see the geek get the girl. :) I confess that I started watching because the guy who plays Bryce Larkin was on another show I really enjoyed: Traveler. But Chuck (and Adam Baldwin's witty retorts) kept me coming back week after week, and I'm addicted now. Glad to know I'm not alone in loveing this great show! Hope you have a wonderful day!

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  9. Chuck, umhum. The best show to come out of Hollywood in a long time. Chuck is a combination of two guys I know. One looks like him, and the other (my nephew, Gabe) acts like him! I always look forward to Monday nights. As for your question? So far I've written about a former movie star, Who's love interest had a crush on him back in the day of his television series. I had Tom Selleck in mind for that one. I Love Magnum! TaTa, Pam

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  10. Ok, I'm a little late posting here and Chuck has yet to make it down under but I'll be looking out for it :)

    While I love a great alpha male I also love to see a different male hero. One that might not be a total babe, wealthy and perfect. Maddox in Splitting Harriet by Tamara Leigh is a great example and karen Ball managed to pull it off brilliantly in What Lies Within - Rafe is now one of my all time favourites. He is an alpha male in the sense he was in the Special Forces but he was injured and now walks with a cane and has become a coffee barista! Strength and vulnerablity - what more could you ask for - LOL!!!

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