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post #31 of 185
With insurance guy being in the mix now I get the feeling the show may get a bit edgier.

The funny thing about on screen ads is that I probably wouldn't even think twice about them if it wasn't for this forum.
post #32 of 185
Thread Starter 
yea same thing with me about the on screen ads. Once people started talkin about them, i noticed them a lot more.
post #33 of 185
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Originally Posted by scarhead View Post

Did anyone else notice the editing mistake when the hacker and the blonde are in the van waiting for the british guy to arrive? As he is driving towards them, the car is clearly a BMW, you can see the distinct grill and the angel eyes....then the camera switches to the two people in the van ....the when they show the british guy turning into the parking space it is now a 300.....I Tivo'd it and after noticing the switch, I went back and slow mo'd it to verify my find....Try it!

You are right.... I just went and watched it again.
post #34 of 185
as i said earlier this show reminds me of the BBC series Hustle, i now give my sincere appoligies to the makers of hustle

this series is cheesey at best
i doubt it will be renewed
post #35 of 185
I liked tonight's show, loved it when our resident thief chastised the hacker for illegal downloading.
post #36 of 185
I have only seen the last two episodes of this show, but I will say the show has a decent setup. For the most part the writing is fine. I am not quite sure Timothy Hutton is cast correctly as the lead guy, but overall the cast works well together.
post #37 of 185
The British chick is not attractive, not ugly but strangely sexy....maybe its the accent.....I have a thing for accents ...The blonde chick is hot and I love her quirkiness and facial expressions. .....the fighter/tuff guy needs to cut that hair!!!!
post #38 of 185
On last week's show, I loved how the names they used for the fake FBI was "Elmore Leonard".
post #39 of 185
After the pilot I had better hopes for this series. It seems like it got toned from between the time the pilot was filmed and subsequent episodes. We only get glimpses of what could of been. Like the moment with the evil insurance investigator. I will watch the rest of the season but it is no longer priority with new seasons of Damages and Nip/Tuck starting this week.
post #40 of 185
Leverage is exciting but kind of dumb. Nevertheless, I have enjoyed it because of Timothy Hutton's charm and consistently terrific performances by Gina Bellman, as Sophie. The plots are ludicrous; fortunately, though, we always know that the Good Guys will win, thanks to a preposterous but exciting twist or two along the way.
post #41 of 185
I gave it four episodes and promptly dumped it. I liked the cast but the plot lines got weaker and less believable each week. In my humble opinion, each episode declined after the pilot. Too little of the blonde acrobat and way too much of the guy that should get a hair cut. Bye bye.
post #42 of 185
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Originally Posted by Leftcoastdave View Post

I gave it four episodes and promptly dumped it. I liked the cast but the plot lines got weaker and less believable each week. In my humble opinion, each episode declined after the pilot. Too little of the blonde acrobat and way too much of the guy that should get a hair cut. Bye bye.

Too bad, the blonde was the main character in the last episode, can't help you with the plot lines , but we got plenty of the blonde this week.
post #43 of 185
Thread Starter 
I have to say, my opinion of the show has decreased since it first came on, but I still like it. Im still going to go with it for awhile and see where it goes.
post #44 of 185
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Originally Posted by Leftcoastdave View Post

I gave it four episodes and promptly dumped it. I liked the cast but the plot lines got weaker and less believable each week. In my humble opinion, each episode declined after the pilot. Too little of the blonde acrobat and way too much of the guy that should get a hair cut. Bye bye.

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Originally Posted by rebkell View Post

Too bad, the blonde was the main character in the last episode, can't help you with the plot lines , but we got plenty of the blonde this week.

Indeed! It's a mistake to expect too much from this show. It's a routine comedy-drama, which is saved from unwatchability only by its outstanding ensemble cast. It is modest but it is kind of fun, too.
post #45 of 185
Why no HD on this weeks episode????!!!!!!
post #46 of 185
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Originally Posted by Kabuto View Post

Why no HD on this weeks episode????!!!!!!

I don't know, but that's about as pathetic as you can get, showing your own original HD programming in stretch-o-vision. 2.35:1 stretch
post #47 of 185
I hope this isn't the start of a new trend on TNT. I hope they just made a mistake this week and next week we'll get the show back the way it belongs.
post #48 of 185
Gone from my list. Waited for the repeat showing but it was the same oh well no big loss.
post #49 of 185
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Originally Posted by cocoon View Post

Gone from my list. Waited for the repeat showing but it was the same oh well no big loss.

I think they are showing another repeat of this ep on Saturday(not positive on the day), I've got it set to record, hoping it might show up in HD.
post #50 of 185
I must have not been paying attention (I thought the episode got off to a slow start, so that's very likely) because I didn't even notice it was stretched!

If I remember rightly, the first time I saw Leverage, a few weeks ago, it was stretched, then I skipped a week and was surprised that the next one wasn't stretched.
post #51 of 185
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Originally Posted by Jim Shaffer View Post

I must have not been paying attention (I thought the episode got off to a slow start, so that's very likely) because I didn't even notice it was stretched!

If I remember rightly, the first time I saw Leverage, a few weeks ago, it was stretched, then I skipped a week and was surprised that the next one wasn't stretched.

Last night was the first night I remember it being stretched, and I've seen all the episodes, so I'm pretty sure I would have noticed. I thought last night's episode was pretty good, except for the stretch-o-vision part.
post #52 of 185
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Originally Posted by rebkell View Post

I think they are showing another repeat of this ep on Saturday(not positive on the day), I've got it set to record, hoping it might show up in HD.

Saturday at 1PM ET.
post #53 of 185
I was disgusted by the SD, too. If next week's episode starts out that way, too, I won't watch and will cancel my season pass. Just when you think that TNT can't do anything any worse than they've done before, they do it. Sheesh!

TNT's butchery of Leverage is particularly disappointing to me because the show's cast is uniformly charming and many of the one liners the writers give them make me laugh out loud. Nevertheless . . .
post #54 of 185
It's a shame - I thought this was one of the better episodes. Some good humor in it too.
post #55 of 185
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

I was disgusted by the SD, too. If next week's episode starts out that way, too, I won't watch and will cancel my season pass. Just when you think that TNT can't do anything any worse than they've done before, they do it. Sheesh!

TNT's butchery of Leverage is particularly disappointing to me because the show's cast is uniformly charming and many of the one liners the writers give them make me laugh out loud. Nevertheless . . .

"It burns!" "Did you just kill a guy with appetizers?" Great show! And the blonde! And the chic from Coupling! And the guy who barked in Ordinary People! How can you go wrong?
post #56 of 185
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Originally Posted by petesimac View Post

"It burns!" "Did you just kill a guy with appetizers?" Great show! And the blonde! And the chic from Coupling! And the guy who barked in Ordinary People! How can you go wrong?

I never got into Coupling, but I thought she was good in Jekyll.
post #57 of 185
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Originally Posted by rebkell View Post

I think they are showing another repeat of this ep on Saturday(not positive on the day), I've got it set to record, hoping it might show up in HD.

Ok one more chance but that's it.
post #58 of 185
There's a post on Engadget HD, where the show's executive producer says that someone just fed in the wrong version...
post #59 of 185
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Originally Posted by cocoon View Post

Ok one more chance but that's it.

Looks like they fed it the right feed today, finally got it right, it's HD today.
post #60 of 185
It's dumb, predictable, has pilfered material from "The A-Team" to "McGyver" to whatever the hell the name of that show was with the old guy working solo who made things right for people and did I mention predictable?

But you know what? I love it! In fact, I enjoy it so much, the stretch-o-vision mistake didn't even bother me this week (and I did notice it). The cast is enjoyable, the women are smokin', the dialogue makes me laugh and it's an hour I can just sit back and enjoy.

I'm so glad that lighter serious fare like Leverage, Burn Notice and In Plain Sight is doing well. It's such a welcome relief from the twisted, frequently mind-numbing plotlines dominating other more "sophisticated" shows. COUGH - Lost - COUGH - BSG - COUGH - 24 - COUGH, COUGH, COUGH - Heroes. Not that I don't - or didn't - enjoy those other shows (aside from the woefully overrated BSG and the creative demise of Heroes) - just that it's nice having watchable alternatives.
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