Leverage (2008–2012)

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A crew of high-tech crooks attempt to steal from wealthy criminals and corrupt businessmen.

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Former insurance claims investigator Nathan Ford heads a team of former top-criminals. They handle 'unorthodox' cases of people unlikely to get their dues through regular channels and legal procedures. That often involves stinging or otherwise scamming criminals. Nate's team is altered at times, and his professional as well as personal past repeatedly seems to catch up. Written by KGF Vissers

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There are several references throughout the show to Doctor Who (2005). In "The Bank Shot Job," Hardison expresses his frustration at the amount of time it took him to torrent the latest episode of Doctor Who. In "The Mile High Job," the aliases given are all references to Doctor Who; Nate's aliases are Peter Davison, Sylvester McCoy and Tom Baker who are actors that all portrayed the Doctor. Sophie's alias is Sarah Jane Baker, a reference to Sarah Jane Smith who was one of the Doctor's companions in the classic series. In "The 12-Step Job", Nate again uses the alias Tom Baker, while Parker uses Rose, the name of another one of the Doctor's companions. In "The Three-Card Monty Job," Hardison and Eliot assume the aliases Detective Moffat and Detective Davies. Steven Moffat and Russell T Davies are two of the executive producers and head writers of the rebooted Doctor Who series. In "The Radio Job," when Parker is theorizing about how Nate's dad went back in time to 1963, a version of the 1960s Doctor Who theme plays in the cutaway scene; 1963 is the year that the original Doctor Who series began. Just after the cutaway scene in the same episode, Parker points to Hardison's bow tie and asks what he's wearing. Hardison answers, "It's a bow tie, bow ties are cool," which is a catch phrase of the 11th incarnation of the Doctor. In the second part of the season 5 summer finale, "The Frame Up Job," Sophie and Jim Sterling go by the aliases "Agent Tennant" and "Agent Smith" which are references to actors David Tennant and Matt Smith who play the 10th and 11th incarnations of the Doctor respectively. Sophie also says "Spoilers!" which is a catchphrase of Doctor Who character River Song. In "The White Rabbit Job," Sophie refers to herself as Sally Sparrow, a character featured in the Doctor Who episode "Blink." In the season five finale and overall series finale, Parker uses the alias Detective Tennant, again a reference to actor David Tennant, the 10th incarnation of the Doctor. See more »

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Nathan Ford: Did you just kill a guy with an appetizer?
Eliot Spencer: [shrugs] I dunno. Maybe.
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Ocean's 11 meets the A-Team
10 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Finally there is a show that combines all the charm and intelligence of the Ocean's 11 franchise with the uniquely memorable personalities of the A-Team. Watching the pilot episode of Leverage was really a treat. It's been a long time since I've seen a show at the end of which I found myself truly satisfied.

There is a depth to Nathan Ford's plans that constantly leaves you guessing what will come next which makes every episode so much more than just the two-dimensional plot-lines that we have come to expect with even the "deepest" of today's shows. And the individual members of his team are every bit as interesting. The combination of an arrogant, sociopath of a combat expert, a psychopathic thief, a brilliant improv actress and a savvy tech genius come together to give us a TV family that we can actually get behind.

The concept of a Robin Hood-esquire plot-line seems almost to be grossly overdone in today's culture, but by accomplishing it through the use of some truly colorful anti-heroes, who truly are in it just for the money, we end up with some great House-Like characters. It's never the client who is truly important, they're just the justification.

In short, Leverage is a truly refreshing experience that should attract fans of a number of different prior franchises. The acting is superb, as is the writing. All these factors combine to make a show that is truly original and a joy to watch.


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