Dear, Mr. Fedak Josh Schwartz and Warner Brothers,
Re: Stop ignoring Chuck fans, and give us what we want.
First, I would like to begin by saying thank you for creating and running a great television show. Sites like this one still write about show even though the show has been off the air for over two years now. The characters were amazing, and the journey even better. The journey from start to finish was great compelling story telling, and not to mention the music selection was epic. Everyone I know who has watched the show also has bought the songs and now follow the bands that were chosen. My personal favorite song of the series was Austin Harley’s My Sleep
Now that the pleasantries are over, This letter is more as a voice from the fans than anything else. It is very simple. WE WANT MORE CHUCK. I will say it again, We want more Chuck. This is not my sentiment only, but one of every Chuck fan across the entire world. Don’t believe me look at all the blog sites, social media posts, youtube videos made by fans. The fans want more Chuck and Sarah moments. The most important reason we want is a better ending. While there are fans that enjoyed the ending the way it was, most fans like myself don’t. I will explain my reasoning.
We spent five years watching a relationship grow from being just two people from two very different worlds meeting, and falling in love. The ups and downs from dating other people to misunderstandings and even self implosions that sent each other spiraling. This was such a great experience to watch, and it to be ruined at the end was a selfish act on your part.
It is not the job of the viewer to wonder if they stayed together. Not after watching them get married a season ago. This is a memory to look back on.
The final scene would be more Ideal if there was a new season to follow, but not when the series was coming to an end. Not after the two most important characters of the entire series didn’t get to accomplish what they set out . Chuck and Sarah’s romance was the show, and anyone that said differently was not paying attention. Zachary Levi and Yvonne Strahovski deserve better, they were the ones that brought the two characters alive and into our homes via DVD or Netflix.
The ratings of a show are important. I am not naive to think not, but its not because of the fans. Your decision to put the show on Fridays was a colossal error. Nobody is usually home to watch on fridays unless your a die hard fan. Mondays was ideal because people are home on that day. However, you chose to air it during Monday Night Football and Monday Night Raw. Two strong male and female episodic shows. Grant it Raw is a special case, but it still has an attraction during that time frame.
Today’s viewer preference of streaming has become popular because of advertisements. Nobody wants to be bombarded with ads that people mostly can’t afford. I understand you need sponsors in order to fund the show, but 4 minutes of commercials in between scenes seems to less the story your trying to tell I prefered watching Chuck through Netflix because it continuous, and in half the time I can view an entire season. Speaking of Netflix, the show’s popularity has increased because of the free streaming giant. The show has reached a large following and its no secret why, so why ignore it?
All over Twitter I read posts from fans, begging pleading for a movie or 6th season, and realistically a 6th season seems less likely, but a movie is not so far fetched. I know you see the numbers and I also know you have researchers watching social media and seeing if there is still a following. So, if that is the case why are you ignoring the demand.
You will have a positive return in your investment. If its because you don’t have any stories to tell. I can help you or even the fan fiction writers could give you ideas. Here is one from me, how about we dive into Operation Omaha and the back story on Langston Graham. This could be a movie worth watching. Another question I have always pondered was what was the need to kill off Orion.
Sometimes part time characters become just as important to a story then the main character. Orion’s role as the creator of the Intersect and father of both Sarah and Chuck. Orion could of helped solve Sarah’s memory loss. The funny thing is you brought back Bryce and Shaw from the dead, why not Orion too? Shaw took a shot in the same spot as of Orion. See more story lines to consider.
It is time to give the fans what we want. We will not sit back and watch all these shows that are getting reboots and movies and do nothing about Chuck. The Chuck fan base is starving for more Chuck moments, and its your fault if it does not happen. The cast as all said they are willing to do it. The fans are willing to go see it. You are the ones that are not producing. A series the fans want but can’t have is really sad on all ends
In the end, it is your decision to go through with it or not, but if you don’t listen to the very fans that fought for the show when it was airing on NBC then you are not paying attention or just don’t care. Whatever the case may be, the fans are still going to voice, stomp our feet and fight for something that we all are passionate about.
Chuck means a lot more to us than just some show. It has created a community of fans that help and support each other. We stand shoulder to shoulder in everything about Chuck. Don’t believe me, most of us supported Zachary Levi’s Nerd HQ campaign and given more time, we would of reached one million dollars. We support the cast in they do, like watch Yvonne on 24 or go see Tangled. We include the cast in our family of Chuckaholics and most importantly we demand action from you.
We demand some sort of reasoning why we are being ignore by those that create and control Chuck. Once Again, WE WANT MORE CHUCK, STOP IGNORING US AND GRANT US THE SHOW WE WANT BUT CAN’T HAVE.