Leverage: American Hustle
Posted May 6, 2012 @ 7:58 PM
Posted May 7, 2012 @ 7:01 PM
The aerial shots of Boston got me excited knowing this year they will be shots of Portland.
Posted May 10, 2012 @ 6:20 AM
Posted May 10, 2012 @ 1:28 PM
I'm pretty sure they used that exact same picture of the cast on the DVD cover in the original first season promo, before the show even premiered. It's a cool picture, but they seem to be reusing it a bit too much. Also, did anyone notice the description included "Behind the Scenes of "The Long Job Down""?
For some reason I really like "Their move" as a tagline with the chess motif. Yeah, chess is a little cliché these days, but it's pretty well-used in Leverage for the most part, and on the cover it's definitely cool.
Posted May 19, 2012 @ 6:54 PM
Dean Devlin just tweeted an article about the DVD release. Date set for July 17th.
Wow, that seems so late for the Season 4 DVD; don't they usually come out in May or early June?
I, too, am excited to see Season 5; early indications are it's going to be great.
I have to say I think this show has managed to put together four of the best seasons I've ever seen on a TV show. Yeah, there were a few clunkers, mostly in Season 2 in my view, but the worst of this show still measures up to the best of most any other show.
The writers have been doing sporadic podcasts available for free on I-Tunes while they are writing season 5. Check it out.
Posted May 20, 2012 @ 11:17 PM
Posted May 22, 2012 @ 12:24 AM
Actually I just realized I have yet to buy the season 3 DVDs; they'll be MUCH cheaper come July. I do miss the commentaries. Leverage is smart that way, because the commentaries on every ep are what make the DVDs a MUST buy.
Posted May 22, 2012 @ 9:38 PM
TWOP has a list of summer shows coming back and "Leverage" wasn't on it!
Posted May 24, 2012 @ 2:50 AM
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Posted May 25, 2012 @ 12:38 PM
This show, along with Necessary Roughness are two programmes I'm really looking forward to the next seasons of.
Posted May 25, 2012 @ 3:25 PM
Posted May 26, 2012 @ 12:49 PM
Edited by talea, May 26, 2012 @ 12:51 PM.
Posted May 31, 2012 @ 7:13 AM
These TNT people are trying to kill me.
I was thinking about Parker recently, about her change over the seasons, and something hit me about season 4 --about why some of it felt so off . . . something about the way it was handled seemed fake; it seemed like the writers were trying too hard. When I compare that moment to "Hardison, are you OK?" from "The Gone Fishing Job" there's no comparison. In some ways, that one sentence had a greater impact than an entire episode, because it was so subtle, so understated, not heavy-handed. I think the really small character points give a bit of realism to the show, to the people even though they live in a heightened "universe." When the character-moments (other than Nate's) are heavy-handed, it feels fake, like the characters and even the show has lost a bit of spirit (at least to me).
I also found Parker's freak out to be heavy handed in the Grave Danger Job. To me, it was too long, too ordinary, and the when she calls Hardison "Alec" in the big moment, I literally rolled my eyes, because I've seen that move before (although I can't remember exactly where, but I've seen it in more than one place) and because it just came off as super contrived and false. She knows "Hardison." She loves "Hardison." Would she really call him anything but that in the most emotional moment she's ever had with him which may be her last few moments on earth with him? A name he's never gone by, that he's shown no connection to? No one can convince me she would. That's pure contrivance right there.
But I think their writing in general on big emotional moments is heavy-handed and clunky. The Sam-Hospital scene is too much, the Maggie-Nate confrontation is too much. That last one was beautifully acted, but some of the dialogue and the whole set up (that Nate would have withheld from Maggie that IYS denied treatment) was contrived to me.
To me, they got big emotional moment the closest to right at the end of Radio Job, where Nate knows Jimmy's about to die and is trying to get him to leave the warehouse. It's powerful, because its urgent, and there's no big confessions - they just write some simple dialog and let the actor do the work via his intensity and urgency. It's not all, Dad I can't lose you. Dad, I love you. But even there, I'm not sure Jimmy Ford would have said "tell people how much Jimmy Ford loved his son." So while it's a great Nate emotional moment, I don't entirely buy that either.
So yeah, BIG emotional moments and BIG romantic moments are not my favorite on this show. It's way better, and exceeds a lot of its competition, when it's being funny and letting the character camaraderie/found family angle shine through.
Posted Jun 19, 2012 @ 12:01 PM
Posted Jul 1, 2012 @ 6:23 PM
Posted Jul 1, 2012 @ 8:09 PM
When did they say they were doing the Marathon? Next Saturday? Sunday?
Posted Jul 6, 2012 @ 10:31 AM
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Posted Jul 10, 2012 @ 8:41 AM
Posted Jul 15, 2012 @ 7:20 PM
(I don't have cable, so I'll be buying it on Amazon tomorrow.)
Posted Jul 15, 2012 @ 8:00 PM
Tim slipped Gina more than a little tongue during that kiss on the docks.
Cary Elwes is no Wesley anymore. Shame. I hope he was wearing a wetsuit in that crash-site scene. It was raining and you could see his breath. Yikes.