While it had an intriguing pilot episode, I wondered where the series could actually go and if it would wear out its welcome with lines like "3 days, 2 hours, 21 minutes...", and in effect - if it would be a one-trick pony - the show that could have, but didn't - and in the wrong hands it had the potential to be cancelled before you could say "1 pilot, 1 episode".
As the series has gone on though, I've kept on being surprised with the great writing and cast, keen touches to detail, cameos, and the growing relationship between Chuck and Olive, Chuck and Ned and Olive, and how the knitting Private Eye seems to keep it all together.
The only real question I have is this: If Chuck and Ned can kiss between cellophane plastic, can't they use some Trojan rubber to get a little closer too?
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