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Our job is to find [Leverage]

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A group of criminals team up to become a modern day Robin Hood group, robbing from the rich and unjust corporations to get justice for the ones they have wronged.

Nate Ford (Timothy Hutton)
Fixer/Team Lead (Mastermind)
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Eliot Spencer (Christian Kane)
Street Sam (Hitter)
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Alec Hardison (Aldis Hodge)
Decker (Hacker)
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Parker (Beth Riesgraf)
Intrusion Specialist (Thief)
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Sophie Devereaux (Gina Bellman)
Face (Grifter)
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The pilot played tonight on TNT, and was pretty good. A few lines/scenes here and there that were a bit over the top, but the show seems like a good bit of fun. Going to be showing Tuesdays at 10 from this point forward, and TNT has ordered 13 total episodes for the first season.

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  • Captain UltraCaptain Ultra Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I missed the pilot, but the exec producer has a pretty good blog, that's he has written for years.

    He also wrote the Blue Beetle for DC.

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  • ShadowfireShadowfire Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I missed the pilot, but the exec producer has a pretty good blog, that's he has written for years.

    He also wrote the Blue Beetle for DC.

    Wait, what? He wrote for a D&D manual? Hah awesome.

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  • amateurhouramateurhour Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I watched the premiere, and aside from blending like every thief movie cliche in the book, it's pretty good. I'll watch it on Tuesdays, especially now that House and Fringe are on mid season break.

    Also, I twittered about it, using the keyword "Leverage", and immediately started getting followed by tntweknowdrama on twitter. I thought that was pretty funny, but also pretty good pr by whoever does their marketing.

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  • IkuzaIkuza Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    The OP mixed up Parker and Sophie. Parker is crazy thief and Sophie is the grifter. Also it's cool Lindsey from Angel turned one season of being a badass into another job as a badass.

  • ShadowfireShadowfire Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Ikuza wrote: »
    The OP mixed up Parker and Sophie. Parker is crazy thief and Sophie is the grifter. Also it's cool Lindsey from Angel turned one season of being a badass into another job as a badass.

    You're right, I did. Fixed.

    I thought the same about Lindsey. It took me a while to recognize him, but I finally did at the end of the show.

    Otherwise, a lot of relatively unknowns, but they did a pretty good job. Especially Alec, but I like smartasses.

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  • amateurhouramateurhour Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    upon further reflection, Parker is horrible. The character and the actress are both painful.

    However, Sophie makes up for it, so it's cool

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  • tallgeezetallgeeze Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I watched the pilot and I thought it was ok. The only fresh aspect of it was the perspective of the Hutton's character. I didn't know insurance people chased international theives and carried guns.

    I always think of some sort of police authority chasing these guys, but in this world I'm wrong.

  • AngelHedgieAngelHedgie Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    tallgeeze wrote: »
    I watched the pilot and I thought it was ok. The only fresh aspect of it was the perspective of the Hutton's character. I didn't know insurance people chased international theives and carried guns.

    I always think of some sort of police authority chasing these guys, but in this world I'm wrong.

    Well, they don't always want LE nosing in on what's going on.

    I'm kicking myself, mainly because I was wanting to catch this show. Anyone know if it's on Hulu?

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  • tallgeezetallgeeze Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    tallgeeze wrote: »
    I watched the pilot and I thought it was ok. The only fresh aspect of it was the perspective of the Hutton's character. I didn't know insurance people chased international theives and carried guns.

    I always think of some sort of police authority chasing these guys, but in this world I'm wrong.

    Well, they don't always want LE nosing in on what's going on.

    I'm kicking myself, mainly because I was wanting to catch this show. Anyone know if it's on Hulu?

    gonna have to fill me on what LE means.

    On the hulu front I have never seen a TNT show on there, but I'm pretty sure they have some sort of the video on thing on the actual TNT website. If they don't then they are way behind the times.

  • AngelHedgieAngelHedgie Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    tallgeeze wrote: »
    tallgeeze wrote: »
    I watched the pilot and I thought it was ok. The only fresh aspect of it was the perspective of the Hutton's character. I didn't know insurance people chased international theives and carried guns.

    I always think of some sort of police authority chasing these guys, but in this world I'm wrong.

    Well, they don't always want LE nosing in on what's going on.

    I'm kicking myself, mainly because I was wanting to catch this show. Anyone know if it's on Hulu?

    gonna have to fill me on what LE means.

    On the hulu front I have never seen a TNT show on there, but I'm pretty sure they have some sort of the video on thing on the actual TNT website. If they don't then they are way behind the times.

    Law Enforcement, a.k.a. the po-po. Depending on how sensitive the matter is, an insurer may not want to have the police involved, on account of them asking...uncomfortable questions.

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  • ShadowfireShadowfire Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Fucker has a tesla roadster? D:


    Second episode has sold me. I'm loving this show, with Alec easily leading the favorites list.
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  • AngelHedgieAngelHedgie Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Shadowfire wrote: »
    Fucker has a tesla roadster? D:


    Second episode has sold me. I'm loving this show, with Alec easily leading the favorites list.
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    Yeah, that Tesla is like pure sex on four wheels.

    And the dialogue is just awesome. But then again, the writing team is led by the guy who helped write the script for the Global Frequency pilot.

    Edit: I personally loved the reporter calling the story in at the end - "Tell him were leading with 'Crap'."

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  • PantsBPantsB Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    No love for the Leverage?

    The show does stray into formulaic Heist of the Week, but so far its been entertaining. The characters are interesting and the plots are just the right amount of convoluted

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  • ShadowfireShadowfire Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    PantsB wrote: »
    No love for the Leverage?

    The show does stray into formulaic Heist of the Week, but so far its been entertaining. The characters are interesting and the plots are just the right amount of convoluted

    Agreed. I love the show, but it seems to not get a lot of love. It's also extremely far-fetched, but I'm ok with that. Adds to the charm, I suppose.

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  • TylerM23TylerM23 Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    upon further reflection, Parker is horrible. The character and the actress are both painful.

    Take it back, take it back! :x:evil::v::(:cry:

  • AngelHedgieAngelHedgie Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
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  • PantsBPantsB Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Sweet. It seems like I'm the only one watching this show, and while its not as great as its pilot week to week, and the romance storyline is being shoved down our throats a bit, its a very good show overall

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  • ShadowfireShadowfire Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    PantsB wrote: »
    Sweet. It seems like I'm the only one watching this show, and while its not as great as its pilot week to week, and the romance storyline is being shoved down our throats a bit, its a very good show overall

    The pilot was by far the best episode. However, I find I'm liking just how far "out there" most of the episodes are. :)

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  • PantsBPantsB Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Season finale tonight.

    The team continues its fight against Mark Sheppard aka Romo Lampkin aka Badger aka the guy on just about every show I watch now.

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  • TylerM23TylerM23 Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    PantsB wrote: »
    Season finale tonight.

    The team continues its fight against Mark Sheppard aka Romo Lampkin aka Badger aka the guy on just about every show I watch now.

    Wow, guy does get around. He was even Manservant Neville!

  • HamHamJHamHamJ Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    New (Half) Season!

    This was a good premier I think. I think seeing how the team dynamic changes with the new member will be interesting.

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  • ShadowfireShadowfire Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Wait, what? I thought it started next week! D:

    Edit: Along with Burn Notice, 24, and White Collar.

    Edit 2: It's already on Netflix instant view. *whew*!

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  • HamHamJHamHamJ Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Shadowfire wrote: »
    Wait, what? I thought it started next week! D:

    Edit: Along with Burn Notice, 24, and White Collar.

    Nope, marathon yesterday a new episode.

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  • iguanacusiguanacus Desert PlanetRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Personally, I preferred it when Nate was an alchi.

    I dunno, I take you seriously on some topics and dick rider is your profession
  • SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I suppose that it was never a high interest show in DnD, but no one cares that it came back last week?

    And why 2 episodes a week on sunday of all days?

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  • QuidQuid The Fifth Horseman Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I missed it tonight. Makes me sad.

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  • CptHamiltonCptHamilton Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Spoit wrote: »
    I suppose that it was never a high interest show in DnD, but no one cares that it came back last week?

    And why 2 episodes a week on sunday of all days?

    I love this show and am excited about its return, though I don't know what's up with the schedule. Going up against True Blood at 9 seems like a poor idea, so maybe that's why they're doing the doubles?

    I like that they set up a new background arc in the first episode. And that it apparently involves other extra-legals rather than being the team vs. whatsisname the insurance guy-turned-interpol agent.

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    Jesus, people. This thread is like a running gunbattle with stupid bullets.
  • zagizagi Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Spoit wrote: »
    I suppose that it was never a high interest show in DnD, but no one cares that it came back last week?

    And why 2 episodes a week on sunday of all days?

    They'll go back one episode a week after this weekend. This Sunday is not new, but a mini-marathon of the new episodes which have aired to date. The ad mentioned "catching up", hence I'm assuming.

    The double episode schedule had something to do with locking in a new (programming) night for TNT - I read about it on John Rogers' blog (http://kfmonkey.blogspot.com/). He usually posts background info for the episode which aired that week, & also answers questions on his blog.

    I like it better on Sundays, since there's nothing else on anyway. When it was on Wednesdays last season, it killed me because I had to choose between Psych & Leverage. :cry:

    I ended up choosing Leverage because it's not on Hulu. >.<

  • PantsBPantsB Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    The Spanish villain was distractingly god-awful, and I'm not sure an overarcing plot is going to work great. But they still do a pretty decent job delivering a caper a week.

    Why they would do away with the original opening I don't understand though. The original "we provide..... leverage" was delivered much better and was the straw that made me give this show my attention after a pretty solid pilot

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  • SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Yeah, I'm a bit disappointed in how they're handling the overarching plot too. They mentioned doing hiests that would lead to helping with the big score, but other than this one episode where they call that person for help, they haven't seemed to mention it at all. Optimally, they would have handled it like burn notice, with a couple minutes each episode devoted to it, but at this point I'm kind of dreading a clipshow episode with liberal use of flashbacks showing how everything was "all according to keikaku*"

    *keikaku means plan

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  • ShadowfireShadowfire Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    zagi wrote: »
    Spoit wrote: »
    I suppose that it was never a high interest show in DnD, but no one cares that it came back last week?

    And why 2 episodes a week on sunday of all days?

    They'll go back one episode a week after this weekend. This Sunday is not new, but a mini-marathon of the new episodes which have aired to date. The ad mentioned "catching up", hence I'm assuming.

    The double episode schedule had something to do with locking in a new (programming) night for TNT - I read about it on John Rogers' blog (http://kfmonkey.blogspot.com/). He usually posts background info for the episode which aired that week, & also answers questions on his blog.

    I like it better on Sundays, since there's nothing else on anyway. When it was on Wednesdays last season, it killed me because I had to choose between Psych & Leverage. :cry:

    I ended up choosing Leverage because it's not on Hulu. >.<

    From what I hear, Sunday is a huge night for TV ratings, so the move makes sense for TNT.

    Also, YAY LEVERAGE!

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