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Watch Newest Fox Series: Human Target Pilot Episode
Fox newest show will be airing its pilot episode this Sunday, January 17, 2010. It is an action series with a touch of the 80's and comedy from its leading actors namely Mark Valley, Chi McBride and Jackie Earle Haley. The following is a brief description of the said series from TV.com:
Adapted from a comic book for TV (this is the second time; Rick Springfield starred in the first attempt), Human Target follows Christopher Chance, a private bodyguard who impersonates people in danger in order to eliminate those trying to kill them. Mark Valley, last seen with see-through skin in the first season of Fringe and formerly of Boston Legal, admirably takes his first step toward stardom as Chance, and the always-awesome Chi McBride (Pushing Daisies) and Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen) round out the likable cast.
Each episode is set up as a case-of-the-week, with the only real overarching storyline delving into Chance's past. That's right, as far as I can tell after watching the first two episodes, we have a hunky leading man and no romantic storyline. The basic premise sees Chance hired by someone richer than you, convincing the real target that he's only trying to help, and identifying the hired assassin.
To make the show work, producers knew exactly what to do: Set the stakes higher than Cheech and Chong, include a ticking time bomb in each episode (impending train/plane crashes round out the first two eps), and include a few wisecracks along the way. Throw in a couple twists, a lot of punches, and weapons jury-rigged from wherever Chance happens to be throwing down, and you get the idea. It's the exact same formula that made the Die Hard and Lethal Weapon franchises work, and if you don't mind a few attempts to make things more white-knuckle at the expense of reality, it's worthy of a bowl of Bonbons.
The season premiere, which airs in a special time slot on Sunday night at 8pm, is better than the second episode, so make sure to check it out if you want to board this runaway train. Source: TV.com
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