#GreatNews S1, Ep. 3-4 "Chuck Is Blind"/"War is Hell" Recap/Review
"Chuck Pierce is Blind."
When Chuck announces that he's taking a day off from The Breakdown due to an award he's getting, the Katie and Greg celebrate until Greg is reminded the promises he made with everyone.
"Chuck Pierce is Blind" is probably one of the funniest episodes of the show so far. Mostly it's coming from John Michael Higgins' performance as Chuck, who announces that he's taking one day off due to an award he's getting but tells Carol that he's getting eye surgery.
With Katie and Greg are happy that they get a Chuck Free Day, Greg takes everyone from the crew to put their two cents into the show from Portia'sversion, Justin's kick ass into to even Beth the weather lady given her climate rant (which was hilarious!).
Greg couldn't take it anymore, and when seeing what the show looks like, he and Katie call Chuck to get him back and after telling him someone will fill in for him which gets him back to the studio even though his condition isn't good for him to see.
When Chuck comes back, and the program begins, everyone notices Chuck's eyes and also how he's reading Portia's lines as well thanks to Carol reading him the script to him. It was one hell of a scene that I was crying while laughing.
This episode was anon stop laughing machine of an episode. Higgins steals the episode hands down. Even watching Adam Campbell and Nicole Richie shines in this episode too. I thought the writing was outstanding. Overall, I give this episode a 9.5/10.
"War Is Hell"
When Katie's boyfriend returns, she thinks that Carol is doing her judging of the boyfriends again.
When Katie's boyfriend, Trip, returns from covering a story in Syria, Carol finds out that they are a secret couple. Katie tries to get her mother to stop judging her boyfriend like the other ones she has had in the past. That was until Katie finds out that Trip is gorgeous and finds that he isn't attractive like he calls himself Trippy.
Meanwhile, with Trip returning, Chuck goes off on how he use to cover the dangers of war in other countries. But when Greg and Justin find out why Chuck doesn't go, Chuck proves to them that he can. And also sends all three to HR for one of the most awkward and hilarious HR meetings so far.
"War is Hell" was an excellent episode. I thought that Martin and Heelan were fantastic once again in this episode.Also, Higgins stills the episode again. The writing was excellent, not as much as the previous episode but it was still good. Overall, I give this episode an 8/10.
You can catch Great News Tuesday nights at 9/8c on NBC.