Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Sometimes Bad Guys Make The Best Good Guys

LEVERAGE!! It is only in it's second season (which is almost over) and it is not as popular as I would hope, possibly due to it only being on TNT, at least when I ask if people have seen it the answer is usually no, but I absolutely LOVE this TV show!!! It's about a group of thieves who get together and use their skills to help people, while, of course, stealing and conning the bad guys. A bit like Robin Hood. It is really fun!

In the picture, it is Eliot, Sophie, Nate, Parker, Hardison.

The characters are all absolutely fabulous! There is Nate, who is the Mastermind. He finds the cons and makes all the plans. Sophie is a Grifter, or in other words, a thief who uses aliases to gain the trust of people. She also really wants to be an actress but is absolutely terrible at it, which is funny since she pretty much acts for a living as a grifter. Eliot is the Hitter, he pretty much beats people up. He is really cool! Hardison is the Hacker. He runs all of the technology sort of things and he's really fun! And last, but certainly not least, is my favorite! Her name is Parker. Parker is actually her last name, no one knows her first name. She is a Theif. She is very talented. She once stole the Hope diamond and then put it back because she was bored. She loves stealing (and occasionally does so without meaning to). She loves money but doesn't spend it, she just loves having it. She is terrible with men and even when she has to try to do a bit of grifting, like Sophie, it often ends with her stabbing the guy. It's so great! She is super funny and kind of spacy and crazy. I LOVE her!! I think I might name one of my daughters after her!!

So, Leverage is a fabulous show and I highly suggest watching it! It is my favorite show, only second to The Office, and just barely! It's great!! It's fun to see how the cons work out and most of the episodes have a bit of surprise ending. It's really cool!

Here are some of my favorite quotes, most, if not all, will be from or about Parker.

"Parker.. you have Parker?"
Dubenich: "Is there someone better?" Nathan: "No.. but Parker is insane?!"
Parker: I put all that money in a Swiss bank account.
Eliot: Millions of dollars, you didn't buy anything?
Parker: I don't like stuff, I like money.

Parker: 42 seconds - Hardison: What? Parker: - to rob this bank. One security guard who never fired his gun before, two closed circuit camera's outside, one inside, and an glenn-reader safe built in the 1950's whose default combination is the birthday of the manager's wife. Get in and get out - 42 seconds. Hardison: Seriously?

Parker (to Sophie): Wait, you did the lift? Why wasn’t I involved?
Hardison: Because somebody decided to jeopardize the mission when a certain somebody shish kabobbed a certain mark.
Parker (smiles): Yeah, that was me.

Cindy: You don’t think it makes me look fat?
Sophie (shakes head no): Uh uh.
Parker: Oh, definitely. I mean, why do you think I had to let out the waist, to make you look less skinny?

Parker: (after making Cindy cry:) What do you weigh anyway? A buck 50?

Parker pretending to be a flight attendant:
"In the event of a water landing, your seat cushion can be used as a flotation device. But let’s face it, if this thing goes down in the water, more than likely the impact will kill you. Please take a moment to locate the nearest emergency exits; if this plane’s on fire, you’re gonna want to get out quick. Jet fuel burns at over 1,000 degrees — that’s hot, folks.”

Sophie: We're going to do a little role play. We're going to start with persuasion techniques. So Eliot has an apple Parker has an orange.
Eliot: I love apples. Apples are my favorite fruit.
Parker: Good for you Sparky.
Eliot: (looks to Sophie) I don't have to sit here and take this, do I?
Sophie: Just do it for me.
Eliot: You have an orange, now convince me that I want the orange not the apple. I'm going to take a bite.
Eliot: Are you serious?
Parker: Maybe. But do you know what doesn't have a razor blade in it? This orange! Don't you want it?
Sophie: You fell for that?

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