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Leverage - The Fab Five in their final season - for now
on June 21, 2013
Leverage fans will already have DVR'd or purchased from Amazon each episode, and have watched them multiple times. Why do we need a boxed DVD set? Let me count the reasons:
1. To show Loyalty to our gang and let TNT know we're willing to spend for our team
2. So we can take the box with us on vacation or anywhere to share
3. The outtakes, gag reel, deleted scenes, are all eagerly awaited
4. AND THE COMMENTARIES!! Every episode of Leverage has a commentary with John Rogers and others. Who does that?
Leverage ran for five seasons with the team of modern day Robin Hoods living in Chicago, Boston and Portland (finally). The first season was filmed in Chicago (exteriors, pilot) and sound stages in L.A. The next four seasons were filmed in Portland, which doubled as every other location in the world, including Boston where the team was based seasons 2-4. Finally Portland played Portland in Season 5 when the team had to flee Boston. They relocated their headquarters in The Bridgetown Brew Pub, using a sound stage for interiors, but the real pub of that name for the exteriors.
Only 15 episodes make up season 5. When TNT did not renew "on time" in the summer while filming, the creators / producers / writers Dean Devlin, John Rogers & Chris Downey decided to give fans an ending they deserved. Many loopholes were left for the team to reunite as usual or with different twists should they be renewed for a sixth season. While I could spoil away here, I will wait. For awhile. We'll see.
Leverage is a fun ride with excellent writing. No gratuitous sex, swearing and the violence isn't of a permanent nature (they don't kill people). The cast members are all extremely attractive people, and have proven to be kind and generous as well, interacting with fans online and in person. There was, and still is, a movement to have a Leverage movie or to return for future seasons. Commenting, reviewing and watching Leverage on repeats, as well as buying the set, will show TNT that this show deserves to be back on the air.