mordicai caeli (mordicai) wrote,
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Age of the Geek, Baby.



You know, the showrunner for Leverage, John Rogers, is the guy who said: "There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs." I'm glad that I got into his show, so that I had something to put that into context with. The fact that he was in the TableTop "Fiasco" episode is just gravy. I mean, by then I knew he was a big old Dungeons & Dragons nerd. You can see it in the show-- all of the characters have their class description: Hitter, Hacker, Grifter, Thief, Mastermind. It was Jenny who got into it first, but watching it over her shoulder really dragged me into it. I'm sad to see it go! I've been a fan of Timothy Hutten ever since he played opposite a young Natalie Portman in Beautiful Girls-- seriously, if you haven't seen that, see it-- & Christian Kane I knew from Angel, obviously. Actually, Dave Gross just "dream cast" Kane as Radovan Virholt & that is really sticking with me. Aldis Hodge was in that football show everyone likes, but he was new to me; hey, I'm not in that good of shape, but thanks for having a huge nerd with big muscles, huh? Gina Bellman I've seen in Jekyll, but for me the real winner of the show is Beth Riesgraf, who played Parker, & who I have a teensy-tiny crush on. My point is-- I'll be watching to see where everyone lands. Rogers might not have Joss Whedon fame or klout, but I hope he is able to keep a similar bullpen of actors. Oh you know-- on the show itself-- I should mention that I think Season Four was the real climax. The action was intense, rising, climactic-- every episode was a pleasure. This Fifth Season has seemed like a passing of the torch, so I don't find the end surprising-- if anything, I find it fitting. I'm happy with it coming to a close, & found it satisfying along the way. & it was always Parker.
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