Author has written 5 stories for Chuck.
Middle aged, (happily) married, father to three (wonderful) kids. In over thirty years of adulthood I don't think I've ever been a true "fanboy" of any fiction. I've enjoyed much fiction, some immensely, but only while in the moment of watching/reading/listening. None of it "stuck" with me. Then I watched the show "Chuck" mid-2018 and it seems to have rewired a small corner of my brain. A little thing can get me thinking about the show. I care about Chuck and Sarah in a way I never have as an adult for other fictional characters. I guess some bit of magic that is one part the writing of those characters' development and relationship over the course of the series and two parts the amazing work done by Zach Levi and Yvonne Strahovski to breathe life into the characters is responsible. Frankly, when I step back, it's all very strange to me.
By chance I stumbled on a blog post by atcDave (a member here) about "Chuck" fan fiction. Other than knowing what the term "fan fiction" meant, it was a foreign concept to me as I'd never read any or thought to seek any out. But his description of some of the "Chuck" stories intrigued me and I found myself at the FanFiction site. I've been truly impressed with the writing found here by people who seem to very much care about "Chuck," Chuck and Sarah. And I was inspired to dip my toe in and write a couple short stories of my own.
IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR MORE "CHUCK" GOODNESS:
As I've discovered, there is plenty of it here in the form of fan fiction (but you knew that already). Zettel, who has authored some of that, has also posted several very interesting essays about the show on his blog and has e-published a *free* book about "Chuck." Go to his FanFiction bio for details.
When "Chuck" aired, there was a podcast "Chuck vs. the Podcast" that covered it starting recording around the end of season one and ran until just after the series finale. 106(!) podcast episodes in all. You can find it at or by searching for it via Apple's Podcast app or on Youtube. 106 episodes is a lot of content, there may be more total minutes of the podcast than of the show. If you want to be selective, I recommend the episodes that have non-cast interviews. The interviews with the cast are generally fine, but not that illuminating. Do however listen to the interview with Bonita Friedericy, she's a delight. Tim Jones, who scored the show, is interviewed a couple times (in a very early episode and then in one of the last) and there is an interview early with director Norman Buckley and late with Robert Duncan McNeill, those are excellent interviews as a recall, as well as many of the interviews with writers and producers. Also the podcasts during the period when the effort was being made to get the show renewed for a season 3 are a fun glimpse at that time for the show.
There is another podcast "The Chuck Series Companion Podcast," which first began recording in 2015, plus related blog dedicated to the show. Can be found at as well as via Apple's Podcast app. The host is a huge "Chuck" fan and each podcast is part recap with a ton of audio clips, part liner notes (gives background, pointing out references made to other shows/movies, naming the songs used, added content in the form of interviews and promos that aired at the time of the episodes, etc), and part his fun reactions to the show. The podcast is very polished and a great way to relive the show in audio form because of the extent show audio. The blog is also worthwhile and includes links to old tv critic episode reviews and other material which are fun to read. (If you listen/read and enjoy, please drop the host and email to let him know, and please tell him that LetsGoRed sent you.) He has done podcasts for the first two seasons plus the beginning of season three.