Leverage – S02E09 – The Lost Heir Job Review

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It was Leverage's time for a break as their summer season finale aired this past week with special guest star Jeri Ryan. Ryan played a lawyer named Tara working with a woman who ran a charity for adopted children. A wealthy man had died after promising a great deal of money and it looked like the guy's lawyer is going to end up with the estate. The Leverage team wasn't about to let that happen. Nate tried to get Sophie ... Read More

Leverage – S02E08 – The Ice Man Job Review

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With Sophie a no-show to the meet and greet with the client, Nate and the rest of the team went about their job without her, helping a man get his job with a security company back. The owner of a jewelry store hired someone to boost the shipment of his diamonds and intended to commit insurance fraud. Sophie's absence was felt throughout the episode. A piece of the Leverage puzzle was missing and the characters on the show had a tough ... Read More

Leverage – S02E07 – The Two Live Crew Job Review

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I knew early on in the season that Wil Wheaton was going to be involved in an episode which had the Leverage crew seeing double, but I had no idea whether or not this was going to work. Now that I've seen the episode, I can unequivocally say that it worked and it worked well. The Leverage crew was contacted by an elderly couple trying to find an old painting that was stolen by the Nazis in WWII. The painting made ... Read More

Leverage – S02E06 – The Top Hat Job Review

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It's not so hard to imagine that I fell behind on Leverage again. It's a busy, busy time now for me. I've got a lot of work to do and I haven't had time to keep up with my TV viewing. "The Top Hat Job" was another decent episode which involved the same old tricks we've all come to know and love. The episode dealt with a big food company which was acting irresponsibly by not recalling a large batch ... Read More

Leverage – S02E05 – The Three Days of the Hunter Job Review

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After a run of greedy conmen being the target of the Leverage team, it was a breath of fresh air for a despicable cable news woman to come into the crosshairs. Beth Broderick guest starred as the unflapable Monica Hunter, cable news program host known for throwing around mud, ruining the name of genuinely good people, all for the sake of ratings. It's hard to compare Monica Hunter to any one person in real life because she's really an exaggerated version of ... Read More

Leverage – S02E04 – The Fairy Godparents Job Review

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The previous episode featured an interesting plot that took Eliot by surprise, dealing with something that was near and dear to him and that theme continued this week with Sophie in the unusual position. We never really get to see the Leverage characters out on their own. We only get to see them when they are with one another, doing a job. In a big change to the format, Sophie was shown with her boyfriend. While it's sad that he ... Read More

Leverage – S02E03 – The Order 23 Job Review

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I'm admittedly really busy with all sorts of television this summer and frankly haven't been as hooked on Leverage as I was for the outstanding first season. That doesn't mean Leverage is something I wouldn't recommend, however. It's still a terrific show. In fact, I would have to say that Leverage continues to impress me with the complexity of some of the cons. The crew is having to think on their feet a bit more this year as the situations ... Read More

Leverage – S02E02 – The Tap Out Job Review

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Having TNT in HD this year makes Leverage all the more entertaining. I hated watching this show in 480i last season and the powers that be didn't make it any better in the off-season. Leverage only got a DVD release... where is the Blu-ray? That just isn't right. Leverage is a unique show, but it unique enough to go on forever. It's going to get repetitive and it has to some extent already, but for this week's episode, the ... Read More

Leverage – S02E01 – The Beantown Bailout Job Review

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Leverage is back! Leverage became a favorite of mine last season. The show's clever deception techniques are always a lot of fun to try and figure out. My biggest complaint with the first season was Nate Ford's drinking problem. I didn't care for it one bit. It wasn't necessary. Timothy Hutton as Nate Ford Thankfully, the writers took the drinking out of the equation for season two and Nate has kicked the bottle and is now living above a ... Read More

Leverage – S01E13 – The Second David Job Review

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Leverage wrapped up its first season Monday evening with the conclusion of their most daring heists yet. After getting caught by Sterling, Nate Ford and the rest of his team scattered to avoid being killed. It didn't take long for them to come back together. They didn't have any contact with one another after being found out, yet they all managed to show up at Blackpoole's gallery to scope it out. Their presence was detected, forcing them all to flee, ... Read More