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