Nerdtastic Shows Like Chuck

Sunday, December 23 by Gregory Wakeman

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“Chuck” told the tale of an average kid who has a message from the CIA embedded into his brain. While it was very well received critically, it never managed to attract a solid audience and ultimately, despite fan’s efforts, was canceled with the final shows airing in early 2012. While you won't be able to get your nerd fix from new episodes of "Chuck" here are some other nerdtastic series that you can devour.

 

“The Big Bang Theory”

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Chuck Lorre’s take on this loveable group of L.A nerds and scientists has become one of the most popular shows in America. And it’s not just because of Kaley Cuoco, even though she is a pretty big reason for it. “The Big Bang Theory” is filled to the brim with comic book and pop culture references and is a guilty pleasure, if ever there was one.

 

“Futurama”

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Matt Groening’s attempts to broaden his horizons and move away from the world of Homer, Marge, Maggie, Bart and Lisa, took him 1000 years into the future. But unfortunately it didn’t manage to connect with audiences like his previous work, even though it was still funny as hell. Despite being set so far into the future, the show still manages to make modern comments about the culture and society of the noughties.

 

“The Simpsons”

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The ridiculously talented writers at the most popular TV show of all time have now been dictating what we need to think about nerdy things for the last two decades. And, yes, even though it might not be as funny as it was in its prime. It’s still funnier than most things on the idiot box.

 

“The IT Crowd”

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Graham Linehan’s IT-based comedy finally made shy geeks seem loveable. That’s mostly because of Chris O’Dowd and Richard Ayoade, who just can’t manage to mingle with the masses because of their love for computers.  

 

“Spaced”

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Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg’s comedic masterpiece was pitched as a cross between "The Simpsons," "The X-Files," and "Northern Exposure," and was dense with references to pop culture, mostly to science fiction and video games. It rocked and is still missed to this day. 

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