I really miss Leverage and the cast.
9. Leverage (TNT)
Considering that this one just happened, I can’t put it higher up on the list since I don’t know if I’ll still be upset about this months or years from now. But I am one of the folks mourning the sudden loss of Leverage, one of the original series that helped put TNT on the map in that department. While it wasn’t quite as great as it used to be, there was still plenty of life left in this caper show, most of it due to the perfect ensemble cast. Each of the actors were spot-on in their particular roles; I can’t imagine another Nate, Sophie, Eliot, Hardison or Parker. They were simply all great – and their wonderful chemistry together was what made Leverage always worth watching.
What makes Leverage appear on this list is that it went out so quickly you might have missed it. After spending its previous season on Sundays, the show shifted to Tuesdays for its last run. The announcement of its cancellation came so abruptly that its series finale – which happened to land on Christmas Day – broadcast with bugs in the corner that said ‘season finale.’ The positive here is that the creative team had already decided to go with the series finale they’d always planned, just in case Leverage didn’t come back, so at least audiences weren’t left wondering. But it’s a rare thing to get a cast that fits together as well as these five actors did, and they shall all be missed.
Beth’s new web series ‘Caper’ premiered today. Geek&Sundry released the first two episodes. You can watch them below and I also added HD screencaptures to the gallery.
Amy Berg, Abby Miller, Beth Riesgraf, Harry Shum Jr. and Hartley Sawyer talk about Geek & Sundry’s upcoming web series Caper, with IGN’s Eric Goldman moderating.
Caper is the upcoming scripted superhero show from Geek & Sundry coming on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014!
Can we not call it a heist? It’s a CAPER! Last week, Geeky & Sundry hosted a special trailer screening with Caper creator Amy Berg and cast members Abby Miller (Justified), Beth Riesgraf (Leverage, Criminal Minds), Hartley Sawyer (Glory Daze, Young & the Restless), and Harry Shum Jr. (Glee.) While there is no shortage of superhero movies in the world, Caper promises to offer something new—a focus on the alter egos. Let’s learn more about the superheroes from the actors who play them!
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