If ever there was a television show created specifically for me, Leverage is it. The TNT show is about a team of con artists, thieves, and one ex-insurance investigator who scam corporations and organizations who are up to no good. It’s fun, it’s got sharp writing, and it was written just for me, though I’ll let you enjoy it as well. I’m magnanimous like that.
See, when I was young, my dad had me watch The Sting, and I imprinted on it like goslings on boots. Ever since, I’ve loved movies and TV shows about cons. I have a copy of the Soderbergh remake of Ocean’s Eleven. I even watched Players back in the 1990s.
Even if you’re not quite as crazy about these kinds of shows as I am, you should still give Leverage a try. It’s way funny, as should be expected from a John Rogers show. I first found out about him when I saw the pilot for his version of Global Frequency, and I enjoyed his work on the Blue Beetle comic book, as I might have mentioned. He’s got an ear for funny dialog that’s not too contrived, and excels at tight plotting.
TNT’s got full episodes online, or you can get it through iTunes. Go see what you think.