New Show: Human Target!!

27 01 2010

Channel Fox

Synopsis: The series follows the life of Christopher Chance, a unique private contractor, bodyguard and security expert hired to protect his clients. He protects his clients by completely integrating himself into the lives of the client, to become the human target. Chance is accompanied by his business partner Winston and hired gun Guerrero. He puts himself on the line to find the truth behind the mission. Even his own business partner Winston doesn’t know what drove him towards this life – becoming the human target.

Review in 5…..4……..3…….2……..1…….meh. Yes my review is meh. As you’ve probably read from my earlier post, I’m interested in the actors first before I get into the show. So let’s get to the actors. The stars are Mark Valley, Chi McBride, and Jackie Earle Haley as the team that helps their clients in one action packed jamboree.

Mark Valley had a short-lived show on FOX (curse you FOX) by the name of Keen Eddie. I didn’t watch it when it premiered in the summer of 2003, I caught it 3 years later when I was surfing the web for something to bludgeon the boredom one rainy day (don’t know if it was rainy. put in for dramatic effect). I liked the show. Mark Valley was charismatic as the titular Eddie. If Fox hadn’t cut the legs from underneath it by having the show premiere in the summer time (Wikipedia) then I believe I would’ve been tuning into its 3rd season. And Mark isn’t that hard to look at. Dreamy comes to mind…

Chi McBride…There’s game my sisters and I play called Mr/Mrs. Keep a Job. This game is used to describe actor/actress you see pop up everywhere rather it be on a TV or a movie. He is Mr Keep a Job. In the last 10 years you’ve seen him in 3 series (including this one), numerous guess spots and few movies. He was on one of my fav shows Boston Public as the hard-nosed, over worked principal. Just recently he starred on the wonderfully whimsical Pushing Daisies. Funny thing is that show just got cancelled and already he’s on another one. He’s great as leading man even better as the supporting player.

Finally there’s Jackie Earle Haley……he’s Rorschach…… an awesome wig…..nuff’ said.

………………Okay Human Target, you got me so far. I’ve only watched the first episode. Understandingly, this is the pilot episode so everything is gonna be heightened. They need to hook you by giving you so much action and maybe some skin,. Hopefully it’ll mature past its Jason Statham phrase but it being on FOX..FOX -the killer of all good shows..I have my doubts. Not only do I love my actors but I love my characters. I found none. I did find one of the best claustrophobic fight scenes I have ever seen. But again this is the first episode. I try to give every show at least five episodes to grow on me. Five.

I’ll be tuning next week and I’ll continue to update you on my thoughts on this show…..