With a toddler and a baby at home, finding the time to watch television often eludes me these days. However, I’ve been hooked on TNT’s Leverage since last summer and I am certainly not missing the 3rd season! And, like any busy mom, the fact that TNT provides full episodes online to view at my discretion is fantastic!
If you have watched Leverage before, you know that the Season 2 finale was quite the cliff-hanger! Nate was left to choose between letting his team going to prison or taking the fall himself. I couldn’t believe I had to wait a few months to find out what was to happen next! If you haven’t seen Leverage before, now is the time to catch up. You can watch full episodes online or on demand. Essentially, the show is is a band of people who use their somewhat questionable talents to help those in need. It has a Robin Hood-steal-from-the-rich sort of premise; however, it’s a bit more involved than that.
When Season 3 begins, the team must decide if they should help break Nate out of jail or continue providing their clients with the same standard of “Leverage” without their leader. Nate is incarcerated in a private prison and finds himself smack in the middle of some people in need of his unique skill set. The team sets upon the task of taking down a dirty warden and prison guards while helping some relatively innocent inmates. I wasn’t sure how the writers would deal with Nate being in prison, but they did not disappoint!
LEVERAGE returns with Academy Award winner Timothy Hutton (Ordinary People) as the head of a team of con artists who exact revenge against those who use power and wealth to victimize people. His highly skilled team includes Sophie Devereaux (Gina Bellman – Coupling), a grifter who uses her acting skills to corner her marks; Eliot Spencer (Christian Kane – TNT’s Into the West), a “retrieval specialist” with bone-crunching fighting skills; Alec Hardison (Aldis Hodge – Friday Night Lights), a gadget and technology wizard who keeps the team connected and informed; and Parker (Beth Riesgraf – Alvin and the Chipmunks), a slightly off-center thief adept at repelling off buildings or squeezing into tight places. Together, the team puts their energy, quick minds and keen intellects toward securing justice for society’s underdogs.
LEVERAGE returns to TNT on Sunday, June 20th at 9pm (ET/PT). You can also watch full episodes on the TNT website at: http://www.tnt.tv/series/leverage/