Human Target

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  1. Clipse

    Clipse New Member

    Dec 22, 2006
    Toronto
    Anyone watching this show? Fun full on high octane, balls to the wall action show. I'm enjoying it so far.
     
  2. TheSlipperyOne

    TheSlipperyOne Member+

    Feb 29, 2000
    Denver
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    It's nothing amazing, but it has good actors and crazy fun plots.

    Definitely digging it and I hope it sticks.
     
  3. royalstilton

    royalstilton New Member

    Aug 2, 2004
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    I dig FBI agents who wear red satin and can do karate. Too bad she wasn't a redhead in green satin...:)
     
  4. Clipse

    Clipse New Member

    Dec 22, 2006
    Toronto
    I dug Casper more ;)
     
  5. riverplate

    riverplate Member+

    Jan 1, 2003
    Corona, Queens
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    Totally unbelieveable plots and action... but I've been enjoying the ride.
     
  6. Smurfquake

    Smurfquake Moderator
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    Aug 8, 2000
    San Carlos, CA
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    First episode (on the train) was a lot of fun.

    Second episode (on the airplane) required too much suspension of disbelief.

    Haven't seen the third episode yet but it's on the Tivo.

    I wasn't sure if Mark Valley could hold up the lead -- all I know of him is based on his role as the straight man / butt of political jokes on Boston Legal -- but he's fun to watch. The supporting cast is fun too, especially the guy who played Rorschach.

    Overall, thumbs up so far.
     
  7. Foosinho

    Foosinho New Member

    Jan 11, 1999
    New Albany, OH
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    The cast is better than the show, so far, and there's always at least one moment that is so completely unbelievable that it really makes it hard to enjoy as much as I could.

    I'm watching, but I have to admit I'm on the fence. If I wasn't a fan of the three leads, I probably wouldn't have lasted this long.
     
  8. Dante

    Dante Moderator
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    Nov 19, 1998
    Binghamton, NY
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    I'm really enjoying the show, of course it's nothing like the comic book (which would be awesome but totally undoable). Valley is doing a great job.

    As for suspending belief, it's no different than watching Fringe, Lost or one of those other shows. Most of the good tv out there now requires you to do that.
     
  9. Foosinho

    Foosinho New Member

    Jan 11, 1999
    New Albany, OH
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    Oh, I get that. It's just that a few of those moments are so bad that I just can't skip by them. For example, from this week's episode the bike jump off the stairs looked bad, and then the Spetsnaz spraying sub-machineguns at Our Hero from 10 yards for something like 20 seconds and failing to register a single hit while he's dangling essentially motionless off of a wall... c'mon.

    Everything else I'm totally down with. JEH is friggin' rad in this show, too.
     
  10. Crimson Ace

    Crimson Ace Moderator
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    Apr 4, 2003
    McKinney, TX
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    I really like Jackie Earle Haley's character, Guerrero. JEH is such a tremendous character actor and this role of super geek genius without scruples is perfectly cast. His opening scene of the pilot (restaurant with hit-men) set a tremendous tone for the complexity of his past... and his unwavering bravado.

    He's come a long way since Breaking Away, and his upcoming roles as Freddie Krueger and Sinestro in Green Lantern have me very intrigued.
     
  11. spejic

    spejic Cautionary example

    Mar 1, 1999
    San Rafael, CA
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    The show is fun and I really like Mark Valley and the supporting cast. But I really agree with this:
    Yeah. My example of this was the parachute from the train. They didn't show it actually work, and they picked something that would take a day to sew and cobble together and did it in 60 seconds.

    Some reviewers call Burn Notice a throwback to older TV adventure show, but Human Target is way more related to the old-time A-Team/Knight Rider school of TV where you always find some sort of technomagical solution just in time and everyone knows kung-fu.
     
  12. Clipse

    Clipse New Member

    Dec 22, 2006
    Toronto
    Show is still going strong imo. Hope this show gets renewed. Niteowl from last episode was a cutie too.
     
  13. riverplate

    riverplate Member+

    Jan 1, 2003
    Corona, Queens
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    I hope it's renewed as well. I haven't seen it the last few weeks because I've been watching the Olympics instead. So, of course, now that the Games are over FOX has a bunch of baloney airing this week that I'm not interested in. Unbelieveable.
     
  14. Cweedchop

    Cweedchop Member+

    Mar 6, 2000
    Ellicott City, Md
    This show has really really grown on me.

    Then again, anything with Amy Acker in it is OK by me :D


    This show has really put together a number of good episodes and has started to answer the questions of Christopher Chance's elusive past.

    Well done and I hope this gets picked up again. Fox hasn't been doing too well in the drama department lately, but I think this show has a chance (no pun intended)...
     
  15. riverplate

    riverplate Member+

    Jan 1, 2003
    Corona, Queens
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    I was under the impression the show has been picked up again since they ended this season finale with a cliffhanger.
     
  16. zman31

    zman31 Member+

    May 5, 1999
    Columbus, OH
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    United States
    I hope so. Kind of cool to see the creation myth as the season finale.

    This show is exactly like the A-Team, Spencer for Hire, Macgyver, Knightrider type shows of the past.

    It's not great drama, it's just a good excuse to have some "ownage."

    Much better than 24 has been in years in that department. Chi McBride and JEH are both awesome. Hot chicks nearly every week too. I'm in.
     

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