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14 September 2010 @ 09:52 pm
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.The Show:
It's an American drama tv series which right now has 3 complete seasons (13-15 episodes each), the 4th season starts in December. It's a wonderfully entertaining tv show with great characters (by far my favorite thing about the show!) and gripping storylines. If you're looking for action, fun, hilarious and witty dialogue, brilliant character interaction and intriguing plots, this tv show is for you.

.The Story:
Leverage follows a five-person team of professional thieves, computer experts and con artists, headed up by former insurance investigator, Nathan Ford, who use their skills to right corporate and governmental injustices inflicted on common citizens.

.The Characters:
There are five main characters, each different from the others but fitting the group perfectly. Watching these individuals interact, have fun together, teach each other what they know, bicker and spend time together is so much joy. Every character is wonderful in their own special way and watching the process of them learning to trust each other and becoming a family is pretty damn awesome.

Nate; the mastermind
Nate is a former insurance fraud investigator, whose life changes dramatically when his son becomes fatally ill and Nate's company refuses to pay for the procedure. Nate is troubled and flawed but he is also a brilliant leader who brings the team together, chooses clients and plans the cons.

Sophie; the grifter
Sophie is a talented grifter, who usually makes direct contact with marks to draw them into the con. She's got many aliases and she's really good at what she does. Her passion is acting, at which she is comically horrible. She's got a complicated past with Nate (who chased her for years while being an insurance fraud investigator) and she is the heart of the team. She is understanding, trustworthy and caring.

Parker; the thief
My faaaaaavorite, hands down. Parker is an expert thief, cat-burglar, pickpocket and safe-cracker. She spent her childhood in foster homes, and this is mostly why now she's got big troubles with social interaction. She is quirky, adrenaline-seeking and socially awkward but at the same time UTTERLY ADORABLE and hilarious and kind of amazing. Her character development is the strongest part of the show, in my opinion. Love her.

Hardison; the hacker
Second favorite :) Hardison is a computer specialist, responsible for the teams' electronics. He is geeky, witty, easy-going and confident. He is also super funny and goofy and I love his humour and his relationship with Parker and Eliot. He doesn't have much experience at real conning (he mostly spends them in front of the computer and out of the others' way) so every time he takes an active part at them you can be sure things will get interesting :)

Eliot; the hitter
Highly skilled martial artist, weapons expert and self-described "retrieval expert". Eliot is dangerous and reserved and often hides his emotions but it's clear he feels part of the team and learns to get along with the others, especially Parker and Hardison. They're one great OT3.

.The Visuals

.Parker and Hardison, also known as the cutest OTP which you'll fall in love with after approximately 3 seconds

.The Quotes

Parker: There's no way Hardison's gonna be able to break into that vault.
Hardison: Then what is Hardison gonna do?
Nate: Hardison's gonna pretend to break into the vault.
Eliot: Yeah well, hopefully the Russians will only pretend to kill him.


Eliot: That will give us enough time to find the bomb.
Hardison: Oh yeah, plenty of time. Meanwhile I will be here, in the van, as far away from the mine as possible, my dude, go with god.


Parker: We have to convince them that they need us. It will be tough, and they might shoot you a little.


Nate: Guys, I committed a crime, I got caught and now I am going to serve my time.
Sophie: Nate, what kind of world would it be if everyone who committed a silly little crime went to jail? Complete madness!


Nate: Now if you'll excuse me, I am gonna go call a professional killer who tried to murder me and arrange to meet him in an isolated location.


Hardison: Where are you going?
Parker: Let's see how hard you look.


NOW GO WATCH THE PILOT AND THEN THE REST OF THE EPISODES BECAUSE I'M SURE YOU'RE GOING TO LOVE IT. And we'll need to talk about how much you love it and how awesome everyone on this show is! :D
feeling: dorkydorky
listening to: hurts; wonderful life
Christina: movie- veronika- smoke screenfly_meaway on September 14th, 2010 07:58 pm (UTC)
What a lovely post! The picspam looks gorgeous and I love that you talked a bit about the characters and show. I won't lie; this definetly got me interested in the show. I doubt I'll watch it anytime soon though as I hardly have the time to keep up with just a few shows, but I'll definetly put it on my to-watch list and high up there too as it sounds like something I might enjoy. I actually even thought I saw a cheap DVD for it the other day so maybe I'll buy that one day.

Either way; awesome post and you definetly have me convinced :D
Ola: | vd; candice - bright starlovebit on September 14th, 2010 08:17 pm (UTC)
Yay, I'm so glad to hear this, Christina! This show is a perfect mix of action, drama and comedy, it's fun and relaxing and entertaining - so if you ever have time d/l the pilot and you'll see if you like it :)
.fantastic: [a2a] alex drakelizzy_maxia on September 14th, 2010 08:16 pm (UTC)
Amazing show & amazing picspam! You found HQ caps, I think?
Ola: [inception] rotatelovebit on September 14th, 2010 08:18 pm (UTC)
It really is great, I'm all caught up now and I loved it to pieces <3 I did find some HQ caps but also finally d/led VLC and made my own caps :)
captain bj hunnicut (aka: paris slugette)beeeeej on September 14th, 2010 08:22 pm (UTC)
If I wasn't already in love and addicted to this show, this would make me want to watch it. ♥
Ola: | chuck; nothing can stop uslovebit on September 14th, 2010 09:08 pm (UTC)
Heee, good to know! I get the feeling not many people watches this show and it's SO MUCH FUN.
Ami: bones || hide his faceat_midnight on September 14th, 2010 09:01 pm (UTC)
I have only tried one episode but I'm not to impressed. It's not the pilot though. Well, thanks for the pimp. I'll think about this :)
Ola: | community; jeff - charming bastardlovebit on September 14th, 2010 09:10 pm (UTC)
Try watching the pilot, I personally think it captures the atmosphere and dynamics or the entire show really well, plus it focuses strongly on the characters and it's good to learn their individual stories. If you still don't like it I won't push but I personally find it really fun and entertaining :)
RWP: JST Raylanrhymeswithpork on September 14th, 2010 09:02 pm (UTC)
It is so cute how fast you caught up on Leverage. I'm really glad you like it, it's always nice to have someone new to talk about the shows with smallish fandoms!
Ola: .jgl; stop and starelovebit on September 14th, 2010 09:13 pm (UTC)
What can I say, I'm a dork ;) Also, 13-episode seasons helped to watch it this quickly, I really wanted to know how every season ends haha
Anyway. I adore the show and the characters, Parker/Hardison/Eliot steal the show for me!
RWP: BONES always with the yellingrhymeswithpork on September 14th, 2010 09:23 pm (UTC)
Parker/Hardison/Eliot steal the show for me!

Me too! And because I know it will never happen (and I have a soft spot for Christian Kane), I'm rooting for a Parker/Eliot hook up.
Elena: [LV] A - Teamelena_hepburn on September 14th, 2010 09:26 pm (UTC)
YAYAYAYAYAY!!! Okay, first of all, thanks for adding me so we can talk about how AWESOME this show is! I must admit I mostly talk about it on tumblr, but yeah, it's Leverage, I' can talk about it in hell! :p
And second of all, this post is awesomecakes and If I wouldn't watch the show already, I'd start watching it after reading this. I love the caps you used and Parker and Hardison having a little section on their own? CUTE!!! I ship it like burning, Ola! I think Matt/Julie was the last pairing that gave me this happy feeling of total high in every little scene, they're so PERFECT!!! And Eliot/Parker/Hardison, BEST OT3 EVER!!!! I don't even have words to express how much I love them together, but really, I just adore all of them, (Nate and Sophie are perfection!!) this show is just sooo good with the characters and the relationships! I'm so glad we can talk about it now! :D
Ola: | leverage; parker/hardisonlovebit on September 14th, 2010 09:45 pm (UTC)
Hahaha omg you icon is perfect, simply looking at those makes me laugh out loud. Their costumes/aliases are always too funny for words. And 3x11 was THE BEST at showing how each one of the characters saw the others cons at the museum, with the weird accents and trying too much and outsmarting each other, brilliant.

Parker/Hardison are my newest obsession, I ship them so much. I just LOVE that he understands and accepts her and waits for her to let him in her comfort zone and how she slowly trusts him more and more and opens up and shows him she cares.
There was this small scene in 3x04 when they were in the bar and Hardison learnt Nate hypnotized him and then left upset and she followed him outside. Old Parker wouldn't even notice he got upset but the new Parker felt like she had to support him somehow and be there for him. lol okay sorry for this rambling, I just like them a lot haha
But yeah, Eliot has got great dynamics with them both, especially with Hardison. Like, at first even the sight of Hardison annoyed him and now they are all buddy-buddy and enjoying each others company, awesome.

Sophie is super adorable with her horrid acting, romantic nature and accent. I still need to warm up to Nate but I do appreciate his scenes with Sophie.

Elena: [LV] Hardison & Parkerelena_hepburn on September 14th, 2010 10:18 pm (UTC)
LOL, the costumes and aliases are so ridiculous, I love that not even the show takes itself too seriously sometimes!
OMG, 3x11 WAS THE BEST THING EVER!!!! I could watch that episode a thousand times and I'm sure everytime would get better! LOL, the weird accents and how in Parker's version it was just a mumbling? LOL forever! And the ending of that episode was adorable and perfect and sdjfhksjhfkjs everything about this episode is so much quality! :D

And yeaaaaah, that final scene in 3x04 with Parker following him was PERFECTION!! I absolutely adore how subtle and natural their development (and Parker's) is :D

Ooh, I think loving Nate takes time.. I used to have some issues with him, too, mostly in Season 1 (with the whole "considering himself better than them" thing) but after the Season 2 finale, when he finally embraced who he is and embraced THEM, I love him, he's not perfect but at least now he accepts it and is working to earn Sophie's trust, and he really cares about them, in his...weird, special way, you know? :p So yes, right now I'm in a wonderful relationship with this show, I love every single character, every single relationship and basically everything they choose to be :p
z.: [lvg] tarazirkau on September 14th, 2010 09:28 pm (UTC)
Boy, I love this show! ♥
And the cast, crew, writers, producers, fandoms. Everything is so smalll and cute and *in love*
z.: [spn] poutszirkau on September 14th, 2010 09:30 pm (UTC)
i said fandoms? xD
Ola: . ryan/rachel; it still isn't overlovebit on September 14th, 2010 09:32 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the previous comment, fixed it :)

Leverage makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside and it makes me laugh a lot and the characters are just wonderful. So glad I finally decided to watch it!
z.: [lvg] tarazirkau on September 14th, 2010 09:46 pm (UTC)
Seriously, right now it's my happy show. I love others shows, but Leverage? No matter what I know I'll always laugh watching it.
They are such a beautiful disfunctional family. ♥

Pst: Parker stole my heart, too.
P2: And this OT3 is made of so much win!
P3: rewrote the comment because i'm a paranoid ^^
i-like-blue-boxes: Parker so cutelyly_hameron on September 15th, 2010 02:50 am (UTC)
OMG! I saw this on tumblr and had to watch it myself :D!
You describe it sooooo... soo... ASHGAJDGAJDG! ^-^
I looove this show with all my heart.. love it. ♥
Carla: [actors] pinto; making the girls go wilddenrito on September 15th, 2010 05:52 am (UTC)
You're so passionate about your TV shows, it's cute! lol

Good that you mentioned that it starts back in December. That means I can devote the month of October to watching it. I already have too many shows to catch up with in September.

But I can't wait! Parker/Hardison do look like an awesome pair :D
Ola: [inception] haunt my dreamslovebit on September 16th, 2010 04:38 pm (UTC)
I know, it's embarrassing lol But this is a really fun show! And you know how awesome it is when you can talk to others about shows you like :)

Sweet, I do hope you'll like it. Parker and Hardison are super cute!
L.: leverage: hardison/parker: diversionsummerstorm on September 15th, 2010 05:43 pm (UTC)
I hope this gets a lot of people into the show. *g* It's definitely reminded me why I love it and why I should catch up on the last few episodes as soon as I'm done with The Vampire Diaries. Only one question remains: how did you like Tara?