Thursday, July 02, 2009

Sneak Peek: 'Leverage' Season Premiere

When I met up with blog buddies RBennie and Becky recently, the timing was perfect. I know that Becky is a big fan of TNT's Leverage and I just received the screener copy of the season premiere. How could I not? I'm including a video bit about the show and Becky's review. Once the season starts, I'll create a blog discussion post for the show.



From Becky, Guest Reviewer and Leverage fan:
The "Beantown Bailout Job": Thrills, cons and the pursuit of justice are back as TNT's fast-paced drama series LEVERAGE returns on July 15 with the Grifter, the Hitter, the Hacker, the Thief and the Brains returning for another season.

In case you missed last season, Timothy Hutton stars as Nate Ford, a former insurance investigator determined to bring down the kind of corrupt bigwigs whose neglect led to the death of his son. His highly skilled team includes Sophie Deveareaux (Gina Bellman), a grifter who uses her acting skills to corner her marks; Eliot Spencer (Christian Kane), a "retrieval specialist" with bone-crunching fighting skills; Alec Hardison (Aldis Hodge), a gadget and technology wizard who keeps the team connected and informed; and Parker (Beth Riesgraft), a slightly off center thief adept at rappelling off buildings or squeezing into tight places.

During the first season, the team members put their energy, quick minds and keen intellects toward securing justice for society's underdogs. The five loners learn how to work as a team and to rely on each person's unique skills. They also developed a strong emotional bond.

After the destruction of their headquarters and the decision to go their separate ways at the end of the first season, the team now finds itself together again when Nate witnesses and attempted murder of a bank whistle-blower. Nate's new digs soon become the operational headquarters from which the team will conduct their activities.

When the group meets at a Sound of Music play starring Sophie, the not-so-good singer, they all profess that they enjoyed their six months away from each other. They then confess that Nate has "ruined" them for a life of selfish crime by making them one of the good guys. He has to be convinced to do "this one last job" to find justice for the bank employee. Some of their plans to vindicate the employee do not go as they thought they would, but they still overcome the obstacles for a delightful season opener.

10 comments:

sizzie said...

Yay Becky ! I haven't watched Leverage but may have to now..just to keep up with everyone.

Thank you Jackie...have you planned your summer around live feeds?

Jackie said...

My summers seem to all about live feeds. Either that or knee surgeries.
;-)

Delee said...

Never have seen Leverage, but after Becky's review I just may tune in...

Laurie said...

I'm with Delee, I may have to watch the show. My husband watched it last season and says I would enjoy it. Now the question is how to fit more tv in my life!

RBennie said...

Good job Becky! I think you've found a new calling. Maybe Jackie can take you on as an apprentice.

PDX Granny said...

I watched the clip, but I have to admit I did so with no sound. This season was filmed in my town and I wanted to see if I recognized any of the sights. Just quick flashes. : )

I've been recording some episodes from last season, but haven't had a chance to watch them yet. I'm with Laurie about wondering if I can fit in any more TV in my life. After all, with BB coming, that will be my life!!

Cindyd1000 said...

To PDX granny. The clip they showed is from season 1 BEFORE they filmed in Portland, so impossible to see "quick flashes" of Portland in THAT clip. You'll have to wait for Season 2!

CindyD said...

And BTW-Leverage is the best show on television. IMHO. So if you find the time to watch ANYTHING on TV, then find the time for Leverage!

PDX Granny said...

Cindyd1000, first thanks for the telling me about the clip. No wonder none of those quick flashes looked familiar. I thought it was just because they were too quick. : )

Second, are you and CindyD one and the same??

I have a couple of last season's Leverage that I've managed to find and record, but I haven't watched them yet. I guess I'll have to get on that!! Maybe tonight.

Anonymous said...

It sounds like most of the posts are paid for people. This WAS an awesome series, but last night's premiere was AWFUL, boring, no chemistry. If anyone in production is listening, where were the quick come backs, the dialogue? HELP, quick please fix it.