Leverage: hyper-geeky caper TV show

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  1. cvilla3 says:

    This series looks like it owes a nod to “Hustle” which airs on BBC1 for four seasons so far. I managed to see the pilot for this show and was impressed, just hope that the US TV “suits” don’t dumb it down to resemble most of what currently appears on US TV.

  2. Smurf says:

    “the Wachowski’s”. Ouch.

    Lose the apostrophe!
    You’re a writer.
    You should know better than that.

  3. Robbo says:

    I watched the pilot via bittorrent too and enjoyed it thoroughly. It was recommended to me by Jill Gollick:

    http://www.jillgolick.com/2008/06/leverage/

    I also saw the parallels with “Hustle” and with a little of “the A-Team” thrown in at the end – and while that might not sound like a good thing (Fool!) I suspect this show will have some very logn legs indeed.

    Cheers.

  4. Mindbleach says:

    I only know this because I’ve been replaying the game recently, but that zappy noise they use for transitions sounds almost exactly like the stun prod from Deus Ex. Is there a common sample source? I can’t imagine what makes that noise in real life.

  5. Carrie says:

    Just for Mac users information the link: http://www.tnt.tv/dramavision.jsp?eref=embedplayer&oid=40303
    will start a download of Flip4Mac. (Which I already have on my system.) The site does not ask, tell or otherwise let you know why it isn’t playing the video.
    Grrrr.
    -Carrie

  6. mbourgon says:

    I’ll agree on most parts. It does feel more like a movie in parts, the cast is good, the story was strong and it bears watching at least once or twice.

    My only fears:
    1) It will turn out like Eyes (mostly in the “cancelled before its prime”), which had certain similarities in the premise.
    2) They will show more of the one character fighting. I love the intercut with the bag falling, however I like the “less is more”. We know he’s a bad ass – show just enough to confirm the impression, but not enough so that we know exactly what he’s doing.

  7. william says:

    You can find a couple of sources for the pilot here:

    http://www.sidereel.com/Leverage

  8. caipirina says:

    Yes .. loved the ‘this is IT, have you tried to turn it off and on again’ bit … most probably a shout out …

    Good show (well .. good pilot) … which has to deal with a couple of potential pitfalls (either becoming the heist of the week thing, or painfully introducing character romance)

    we shall seee .. good start

  9. bklynchris says:

    Sooooorrryyyy…but can someone give me an Asian, puhleez?! I am very grateful for the black character (though from the trailer he seems to be obligatorily clumsy, cause we all know black geeks can’t jump), and used to be able to take what I could get. BUT, I am over that shit now.

    Give me some color w/ my tech(no). You want acrobatics and mathematics? Lucy Liu is a Stuy grad, although not sure she’s available to do a TNT show. Unless, of course, they Fu Manchu our asses later on , and make the arch enemy North Korean (played by a Chinese actor).

    The possibility of an embedded IT Crowd shout out might be worth dusting off my bit torrent download. Anyway, looks hopeful, we too, shall see.

  10. Bouncy Bouncy says:

    Wow, outrunning an explosion! Coo-ool! We can only hope the whole series is as original as that idea!

  11. themindfantastic says:

    I too am definitely looking forward to this show as well. A shame we have to wait until December before it airs.

  12. jeffjonez says:

    Thanks for the tip! The missus and I loved the pilot. A high-tech take on Hustle to be sure, but there’s nothing wrong with that!

  13. Piratecat says:

    I’ll recommend John’s website, http://kfmonkey.blogspot.com/. It’s got insightful show commentary about the writing process. Good fun.

  14. John Hudgens says:

    I saw the pilot of Leverage last week, and I enjoyed it – I thought the cast was excellent, and was caught by surprise with a few twists – and got a huge laugh from what (I hope) seemed to be a shout-out to “The IT Crowd”… I’ll definitely be watching the show this fall…

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