||[Jan. 19th, 2010|11:13 pm]
International Bon Vivant and Raconteur
As stupid action adventure TV series go, Human Target, based on a DC comic book, isn't that bad, at least judging from Sunday night's premiere (the series will continue on Wednesday nights, starting tomorrow). There's running and jumping and gunplay and banter and wisecracking and things going all explodey. Basically, it's exactly what you think it is.
Mark "I was on every television show ever" Valley plays Christopher Chance, a bodyguard for hire who apparently has some kind of superhuman brain, seeing as how he knows everything the plot requires him to know, such as how monorails work, how to speak fluent Japanese dialects, and how to make a parachute out of a tarp and a couple of cut off seat belts. Chi "Does anyone remember Boston Public?" McBride plays Winston, Chance's business manager, and Jackie Earle "That's Freddy Krueger to you" Haley plays Guerrero, a sneaky criminal who's now using his sneakiness for the good guys. Insert a threat, hit blend, and you have your weekly episode.
Which makes it all the more surprising, I guess, that I liked the premiere as much as I did. The cast is fun, and that's half the battle for a series like this. I think I'm going to stick with this one for a while and see how it goes.
The TV Nerd gives Human Target a tentative thumbs up.