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Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by phrelin, Dec 11, 2010.
Just a reminder that "Leverage" returns Sunday 12/12/2010.
But isn't it the season finale?
The first episode of the night is "The Ho, Ho, Ho Job" which is not a repeat according to Zap2It, TVGuide, TV.com and the TNT web site:
Sunday begins a run of new episodes.
I'm not sure how many new ones before the next break though.
As noted, they are also re-running another episode as part of a 2-hour block of Leverage... so make sure you set your DVR to catch the correct episode!
Looking forward to it!!
There's one new episode this week. There are two new episodes next week, which may record as a two hour block, and will be this 3rd season's finale.
The third season only has 3 episodes?
No, these are the 14th, 15th and 16th episodes of the 3rd season.
Oh, guess it's been so long I forgot the season wasn't over.
Thats one thing I don't care for with TNT/USA/FX is how they break the season apart and scatter it all over the calendar. I can see 1/2 & 1/2, but 4-5 eps here, break, 3-4 here, break, etc. Crazy.
I suspect that they could get better ratings on various series if they didn't mess with the schedules as much as they do.
Couldn't agree more!
Burn Notice is set to have a 2 hour season finale on Thursday and they only returned just prior to Thanksgiving.
I was rooting for it to stay on. Not the best show on TV and far from the worst, but other than a clinker ep here and there a pretty solid entertaining show. Ingenious writing, great characters.
But what breaks my heart is Parker. That's one of the most interesting characters on TV. A fish out of water, no social filter, a little kinky, and bat$#!+ crazy. Just the type that I always seem to end up with, actually.
Beth Riesgraf is not the best-looking actress in Hollywood (although still waaaaaaaay hotter than 99.9% of the rest of the human race) but her rubber-faced Parker character was super attractive, at least to me, basically due to her "what-will-she-do-next" unpredictability. I found that endlessly entertaining, which is probably why I am doomed to be drawn to oddballs like her in real life. It's a rough ride, but it sure is fun.
She is also not the best actress; there is a lot of "high-school-play" immaturity that comes through, but even that is endearing to me. She will be sorely missed, at least by me and my gigantic crush on her character. But in a way, her portrayal also had flashes of pure genius; I once saw Parker spontaneously break out into a very shy dance move in the far background of a wide shot in a scene totally about something else, for no apparent reason other than she just felt like it. Totally unscripted, and brilliant. It was obvious that this was Beth just naturally "being" Parker, and that it was not a calculated mugging just for the camera; the camera even nearly missed it. She has that natural wackiness without even trying, that someone like Zooey Deschanel only can dream about as she clumsily tries vainly to manufacture that with a continually-resounding flop in her own show. Just embarassing.
Beth's character of Parker, on the other hand, took your breath away; she could be capable and formidable while at the same time shy and sweet (and completely nuts). Not all that easy for an actress to pull off for 75 episodes. It just made you want to protect Parker and watch over her even though she could obviously take care of herself just fine. I honestly think TV doesn't get any more entertaining than that, when an actor can elicit that level of emotional response in a viewer just by creating an enigmatic captivating persona like this girl did. Kudos, Beth, and RIP, Parker.
All I can hope for is that her star turn as Parker will be enough of a visible resume for her to be cast in a successful sitcom; if anyone has those sort of raw, instinctive comedy chops, I think it might be her. It won't be Parker, but it will be the next best thing, which is all we can really hope for.
It certainly wasn't my #1 SL, but I enjoyed watching the show.
wow, nothing like letting us know at the last minute.
As for Beth Riesgraf, she's had a recurring part on Criminal Minds this year and it appears the character may have a bigger role coming up.
Seems to me like they had a Finale ready but TNT kinda pulled the plug really quick.
It was "decided today" (12/21) yet they had a finale ready? Something smells fishy.
Not fishy. Good planning is what I'd call it.
That would be what they want you to think. TNT wasn't dragging their heels for nothing... Someone was holding up negotiations somehow.
Enjoy(ed) the show, but Parker was very annoying.