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|March 27, 2017|
Sokolsky on the Arts and Entertainment
A weekly program focusing on the arts and entertainment
No, the series is not called "Mission Impossible" or "Ocean's 11." On the other hand, Arts and Entertainment Editor Bob Sokolsky says, it could be.
This one, however, is "Leverage," premiering Dec. 7 on TNT. And it spotlights Timothy Hutton as a good guy going over to the dark side when his employer does him wrong.
Hutton leads a team of five accomplices who rob the very rich (and very bad) and give to the middle class and the poor. During the course of this, they prove themselves to be weapons experts and cyber and computer geniuses.
Those activities will carry over for 13 weeks, Sokolsky says that may not be enough to guarantee a second season for a series whose story lines seem there just to fill the spaces between the show's colorful action scenes.
On the other hand, he adds, "there is something to be said for characters who can overcome devious computers and despicable bad folks in a single scene."
Episode Date: November 26, 2008