HomeTVCouplingLeverage, The Best New Show of the Midseason Luke Kerr December 17, 2008 7 Comments If you aren’t watching TNT’s new show Leverage you should be. It’s like watching Ocean’s Eleven on a weekly basis. Much like Ocean’s Eleven, Leverage oozes with charm, smart dialogue and unexpected twists. (Watch the first two episodes of Leverage at TNT.tv) Check out a trailer after the jump! The basic premise of Leverage is a group of thieves come together to rob from the rich and guilty and give to those in need. Each thief has a speciality and prior to coming together would never work with another thief. Leverage also has a special treat for fans of British television, Gina Bellman. For those who may not know who she is, Gina Bellman was one of the stars of the Friends styled sex comedy Coupling, the awesome British comedy. She also starred in Jekyll opposite of James Nesbitt, one of Britain’s noted actors. There are a host of reasons to watch Leverage but if you enjoy TNT’s Saving Grace and The Closer you are going to want to check out Leverage. Oh, and in case you aren’t a British TV fan and I haven’t convinced you to watch Leverage yet, might having Oscar winning actor Timothy Hutton as the star convince you to tune in? Hopefully it will. 7 Responses ladyofthelake December 17, 2008 I tried watching two episodes, just couldn’t get into it. Good cast and all, but I guess it’s not my cup of tea. Log in to Reply J Bernard Jones December 17, 2008 Leverage is a great show! It’s also almost a direct ripoff of BBC’s “Hustle,” which starred Adrian Lester, Jaime Murray and Robert Vaughn, right down to the opening credits and the cheeky music. LOL I love Leverage, though. Gina Bellman is awesome!! Log in to Reply dmfj December 17, 2008 I like it too. Log in to Reply blackjack21 December 17, 2008 i’m watching and loving it!!! i can’t wait to see more background on the characters! last night’s episode had jaime ray newman, the actress who played kristina (alexis’ sister) on gh. Log in to Reply appleridge December 17, 2008 I love this show and a friend of mine actor, Jonathan Chase from Another Gay Movie and One On One will be guest staring on the episode airing December 23rd Log in to Reply bebopblues December 17, 2008 I’m watching right now. This is a fun show. Gonna have to set the DVR. Log in to Reply samrocks December 17, 2008 LOVE it. I didn’t think I would (I’m a *huge* Ocean’s Eleven fan), but I am hooked. Too bad it comes on too late for me to watch in real time, though. Yes, I go to bed at 10pm. When did I get so old – not even 30 yet. Sigh. ___________________________________________________ ***You are now dead to me. You know who you are.*** Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.