Leverage: Season 2
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Top Customer Reviews
Thank goodness for TNT - which produces some of the best dramas on television. With plenty of nail biting action, humor, great music soundtrack, and ripped from the headline stories, the momentum just keeps building. And the chemistry among the cast is first rate, seamlessly adding Jeri Ryan to the cast late in the season when Gina Bellman (Sophie) took a hiatus due to her pregnancy. One of my favorite scenes is in the first episode when hacker Hardison introduces himself and Parker as detectives Costigan and Costello - an homage to the outstanding film The Departed (Widescreen Edition). My only gripe? The seasons are much too short.
If you're looking for plot, then this is definitely a show to watch. Each one of these episodes is a "mini-movie" (according to show writer John Rogers) but there's also the major story arcs that flesh out each con. Sure, there's the formula that the episodes follow, but the majority of the time I have to squint to see it because I get so caught up with the brilliant acting and writing. With this show, it's so easy to forget that these are actors and the characters aren't real.
They handled Gina Bellman's pregnancy flawlessly (in the first viewing of the episodes where she's pregnant, I didn't notice the baby bump) and the temporary addition of Jeri Ryan was perfect. That's not to mention the episode sporting Wil Wheaton as a hacker.
The basic premise is a group of loners with well-honed skills - a grifter, a hacker, a "hitter," and a thief - are brought together to do one job, and one job only, by former insurance claims investigator Nate Ford, the inimitable Timothy Hutton. In the course of the con, these very separate and very eccentric people start to learn to work together to accomplish a goal other than to fill their own pockets or fulfill their own needs. Those in the group who were not previously "con" artists per se get completely hooked on the game. People who have been victims of the greedy and powerful start to hear about Nate's team and come in search of justice. Despite several attempts at, and forced separations, the team also starts to get hooked on working with each other, and they get hooked on doing good. Ultimately, they are compelled to keep coming back for more.
The writing is impeccable, obviously well researched, and some of the best on television today. Amidst a plethora of ridiculous and downright repulsive "reality" shows, Leverage is a real breath of fresh air. May it go on for many seasons to come. I will buy them all! Thank you, TNT!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The discs were in very good condition. Item came as described.Published 4 days ago by Lillie Trotter
We enjoy Tim Hutton! The show is entertaining and has a positive aim! Can watch Several episodes at a time and not feel overwhelmed!Published 7 days ago by Hallie
LOVE Leverage wish it ran more than 5 seasons!!!
very fun to watch have no trouble recommending this series to others
wish they would have gotten more of the actors in on... Read more
Leverage is a smart crime show that is family friendly. It's one of my all-time favorite tv series. I have seen every episode and look forward to watching them again.Published 2 months ago by KrisMV
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