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  • Leverage: Redemption with Christian Kane

    I'm curious, is anyone watching Leverage: Redemption on IMDbTV in the US and CTV Drama in Canada.

    It's a sequel of the 2008 - 2012 TV series Leverage which featured a group of crooks and con artists (hitter, hacker, grifter, thief, mastermind -- to quote the billing in the opening credits) turning their talents to good. They go after the rich and corrupt to punish the guilty and to help fund their victims. There's a bit of Angel's old "help the helpless" and quite a lot of Robin Hood's "rob from the rich and give to the poor".

    Christian Kane is the "hitter" of the team -- Elliot Spencer also calls himself a "retrieval specialist". He's skilled in a variety of martial arts and in weapons, although he has a notable aversion to guns. He's also a master chef. In the years between the original and the sequel, they've branched out internationally with the branches running their operations out of Elliot's successful food truck business.

    The lead "mastermind" of the original series Nate Ford didn't return as actor Timothy Hutton has some legal troubles that would make any such appearance ... complicated at best. And Aldis Hodge, the team's hacker, has a successful movie and TV career now and has been downgraded to a recurring character. They introduce his young foster sister as the team's replacement hacker. (Hodge's character Hardison is handling global crises now. As Kane's character puts it "the head chef can't spend his time chopping lettuce".) Noah Wylie who appeared in The Librarians movies by the same producers appears as ... well, if not the new mastermind, a new character -- a lawyer on a quest for redemption.

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    I watched the first episode. I haven't watched the previous series. It was a bit too formulaic for me and the writing just isn't funny or clever enough to raise it above the ordinary. Also I couldn't help thinking how ironic it is that this is being shown on a network owned by Amazon and Bezos is one of the richest men on earth. (This being the story of a group of plucky underdogs robbing the evil rich to help the most deserving poor) If the writing had been better, I probably wouldn't have had those thoughts.

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    • Stoney
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      What channel did you see it on Pricey?

  • #3
    I'm sure I saw pictures of this show, Christian Kane and JM sat together when JM was guest starring. No doubt from them being shared on here. I really liked Lindsey in AtS so I'd quite like to see CK in something else. I had a quick Google search and can't see anything about a UK air date for Leverage though, so I don't think I'll be able to catch it.

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    • Priceless
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      I watched it on the internet. A friend in the US is a big fan and wanted me to watch it. She loves it, so it is quite popular.

  • #4
    Just to give a taste

    Leverage Season 1 (original series) recap: [you'll see fellow Wolfram & Hart alum Holland Manners among those conned]
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZcqzcVt3MU

    Leverage Redemption trailer:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpPH4mzVCu8

    Christian Kane's character Elliot Spencer as a tough guy and why he doesn't like guns:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nwJr8pxU14

    Elliot as chef (performing a con at the wedding of a Mafia princess)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcYR0EEkGmI

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    • GoSpuffy
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      What channel/streaming service are you seeing this on in Canada?

  • #5
    GoSpuffy Amazon Prime Video has the first two seasons of the original Leverage. CTV Drama is showing the sequel series Leverage: Redemption. I can see it on the CTV Drama channel that’s part of my normal Rogers cable package. As CTV Drama is actually owned by Bell, I’m sure it’s available if you have Bell. (Last time I checked Channel 100 had the CTV Drama option which had four or five episodes loaded up. Not sure if they’ll take the older episodes off at some point. I think it might be free on the web too with commercials)

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    • GoSpuffy
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      Darn it, I just canceled prime

  • #6
    I really enjoyed part 1. Looking forward to 2nd half!

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    • Priceless
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      Talking of my friend in the US who loves this show

  • #7
    Having just been on Prime to see if Queen's Gambit was available (it wasn't ) I rechecked for Leverage and saw S1-5 are on Prime, even though Leverage: Redemption isn't yet. I might try the original series and see what it's like.

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    • HowiMetdaSlayer
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      it's free on IMDB TV

    • Stoney
      Stoney commented
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      Oh, okay, thanks.

  • #8
    I have seen a bunch of the original series, but wasn't ever a serious follower. I find it interesting that they are reviving old shows with many/most of their original cast (CSI TOS, is coming back too, though they now call it CSI Las Vegas or something). I am not sure how i feel about it, but I think I like it better than those 're-imaginings' that re-cast old shows with younger, edgier, more fashionable and usually much prettier people than the originals. Eg: Macgyver and H50

    I found the original a bit contrived, but also kind of satisfying to see them beat the bad guys... it was popcorn, but fun. I might catch the new version if i don't have to pay extra. That it has JM doesn't hurt at all. I like Christian Kane. I never thought he was that great an actor... but he is fun.

    My favorite show that uses the old, original actors is the Cobra Kai show that has the two original antagonists from the Karate Kid movies as well as a few other supporting cast. They have actually created a completely new universe updated by decades without killing off the old one. It's very intelligently written.

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    • #9
      Part 2 is out!

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