Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this action-driven comedy makes espionage look exciting and fun. But even when Chuck is involved in life-or-death missions, the danger seems unrealistic. In the beginning, Chuck doesn't use weapons, but the people trying to help or hinder him do (and as the series develops, Chuck goes to "spy school" and learns how properly defend himself). Some conflicts involve guns and shooting, although the violence is never really graphic. There's also some romantic tension between Chuck and his "handler" Sarah (who later becomes his girlfriend), as well as some social drinking.
Nothing graphic, though there's plenty of flirting and kissing, and some scenes show scantily clad women (who are ogled a fair amount). Some innuendo/discussion of sex, but it's generally light, with little shown. In one episode, Chuck has to access a porn website to disable a bomb (nothing graphic shown).
Frequent martial arts fistfights and stylized hand-to-hand combat featuring knives and other weapons, but there's little blood or gore. Other fights involve guns and are more graphic. The spies carry guns and sometimes use them, but Chuck typically handles conflicts without weapons. Some explosions, car chases, and the like during missions. Some dead bodies shown, but the camera doesn't linger, and there's not too much blood.
Fairly infrequent use of words like "damn," "hell," "crap," "oh my God," "idiot," etc.
Chuck is a reluctant spy who becomes a pawn in a turf battle between the CIA and the NSA. It's typical good guy/bad guy stuff, with some gray areas thrown in for good measure. He consistently prefers not to use weapons and is often motivated by his love of his friends and family members and desire to help them and keep them safe.
Some video games/platforms are mentioned by name, including Xbox and Call of Duty, and there's some blatant product placement from Subway. Chuck also works at an electronics superstore called "Buy More."
Drugs / Tobacco /
Some social drinking.