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Old 12-08-2008, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Last night was the premier of the new TNT show, Leverage, starring Timothy Hutton. It was shown without commercial interruption. Although it has elements of Mission Impossible as well as of other shows, I really liked it - the premise of ths show and the characters. It is all about payback and retribution. It will now air on Tuesday nights although the commercials will be back. I'm finding that more and more of the TNT original productions are far better than the network ones. Did anyone besides me watch it?
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Old 12-08-2008, 05:02 PM
 
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I caught it on the second showing last night, I'd forgotten to tune in earlier. I thought it was OK, but I'm not sure that I was a huge fan of "The Closer", "Burn Notice" or "In Plain Sight" on first viewing. I'm not sure if the second two are TNT or USA, they're always consecutive numbers on every cable service I've ever had.

I'll give it another look, not a big Hutton fan (I know he's done other films since "Ordinary People", but it doesn't seem like it) if for no other reason than the two women.

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Old 12-09-2008, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Sugar Grove, IL
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Haven't had a chance to watch it yet, but have it recorded. There is just something about Timothy Hutton, I will always watch something that he is in. I do think that USA and TNT have done a great job with dramas. plus, they seem to give the audience time to get into a show. maybe it helps because they show everything multiple times and that gives people better opportunity to check it out!...even if they don't have a dvr!
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Old 12-09-2008, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Northeast TN
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I watched it and I'll tune in again. I wasn't blown away, but it was interesting. I kept thinking Timothy Hutton looked so much like Tim Allen though. LOL
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Old 12-09-2008, 10:00 AM
 
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I'm going to take a look at this; offhand I can't remember anything Timothy Hutton has done besides Ordinary People (it's early here) but I find him appealing. Tim Allen though, not so much...

I wonder if this show replaced one about lawyers that I thought was awful- Lift the Bar- or something like that. The younger detective from NYPDBlue was in it and looked pretty shaggy.
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Old 12-09-2008, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Northeast TN
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I'm going to take a look at this; offhand I can't remember anything Timothy Hutton has done besides Ordinary People (it's early here) but I find him appealing. Tim Allen though, not so much..
It may have just been me. I have a miserable cold and I think I may have been hallucinating yesterday. Because aside from Timothy Hutton looking like Tim Allen to me, I saw a car dressed up like Rudolph, Santa swinging on a pole in the back of a truck and my Starbucks was served by a man in drag with a really interesting wig so perhaps take my observation with a grain of salt.
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Old 12-09-2008, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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It may have just been me. I have a miserable cold and I think I may have been hallucinating yesterday. Because aside from Timothy Hutton looking like Tim Allen to me, I saw a car dressed up like Rudolph, Santa swinging on a pole in the back of a truck and my Starbucks was served by a man in drag with a really interesting wig so perhaps take my observation with a grain of salt.
Can I have some of what you are taking????
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Old 12-09-2008, 05:01 PM
 
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MooksterL1,

I was not allowed to give you points but your reply above was great. Before I read domergurl's post I was going to say "sounds like great meds".
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Old 12-11-2008, 11:14 AM
 
Location: NW San Antonio
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Leverage was pretty good, the last bit of twist was very nice. can they keep the suspense up? The action and the special effects needs to be on the constant with this type of show. How long and with today's economy, can they afford it. Sponsored by Hyundai, thats going to be difficult.
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Old 12-12-2008, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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At least Damages was sponsored by Cadillac and Mad Men is sponsored by BMW ...
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