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Old 12-01-10, 05:28 AM
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Human Target -- "Taking Ames" -- 12/01/10

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When Ames is pulled back into her old criminal life, Chance goes undercover as part of a gang attempting to stage a daring diamond heist to help protect her.


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Old 12-01-10, 12:29 PM
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Re: Human Target -- "Taking Ames" -- 12/01/10

Nice picture
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Re: Human Target -- "Taking Ames" -- 12/01/10

I am so not digging the direction this show is taking.
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Re: Human Target -- "Taking Ames" -- 12/01/10

This episode sucked.
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Re: Human Target -- "Taking Ames" -- 12/01/10

Well, at least Guerrero was back to normal.

Other than that, I don't get how they call it cutting costs to ditch the original composer and then pay for shitty licensed music. The boss is beyond annoying. The thief still can't act (though her friend was much worse). Dubaku was totally wasted. And the "romance" between Chance and the shrew boss is beyond forced.

Hopefully the return of
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Old 12-01-10, 09:41 PM
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Re: Human Target -- "Taking Ames" -- 12/01/10

Ames delivered the bra and panties shot this week but the hottie of the week is sorely missed. Not real happy that they messed with the formula for season 1.
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Re: Human Target -- "Taking Ames" -- 12/01/10

I wouldn't of said this last season, but it's not going to bother me anymore if this gets canned due to low ratings.
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Re: Human Target -- "Taking Ames" -- 12/01/10

I know last season didn't get the numbers they'd hoped for, but I'd like to think that the following they did develop was a loyal one that would stick with them and try to help generate some more interest.

But then they went and fucked it up by taking away THOTW and adding the bitch boss and the kid for Guerrero (the team) to watch.

It's still a pretty good show, but the plot lines (and individual (Pucci) moments) are horrible and dragging the show down; can they really afford to bank on this bringing in new viewers when they're alienating old ones by messing with the formula from the first season?
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Re: Human Target -- "Taking Ames" -- 12/01/10

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I know last season didn't get the numbers they'd hoped for
yeah but you sort of have to try to boost the numbers with something new.. If you give a show a whole season and get lower than expected numbers more of the same results in, more of the same level of numbers...

I don't really mind the new cast and angle of the show.. Plus they can go right back to the "save of the week" formula any time they want too. Right now they sort of have to set up the background of the new team members.. No big deal..

This ep was pretty good.. The fight in the office and the steam were really well done, they threw in a few explosions and of course, "Strip down, oil up" for the exploitation of the newest hot female cast member.. That was some classic "Welcome to hollywood" action right there..

but I don't know what else people expect from the show...
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Re: Human Target -- "Taking Ames" -- 12/01/10

oh hell yea, Ames!

I really, really, really hate that G6 song that played during the air vent scene. That song is pure garbage.

I enjoy heist plots, so I liked this episode.
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Re: Human Target -- "Taking Ames" -- 12/01/10

Originally Posted by DeadLamb View Post

This ep was pretty good.. The fight in the office and the steam were really well done, they threw in a few explosions and of course, "Strip down, oil up" for the exploitation of the newest hot female cast member.. That was some classic "Welcome to hollywood" action right there..
The wind finally cooperated and I got to watch an episode, the first I've seen in season 2. I'm antenna-only and on windy days my Fox network is unwatchable. Hopefully they'll rerun the first two episodes at some point. I enjoyed the show, but was a little confused by the new cast members and the new office situation. The new boss lady seems utterly superfluous. I laughed at the "strip-down, oil up" comment too. Earlier when they asked the girl her waist size to determine if she'd fit in the air vent, wouldn't it have made more sense to ask her hip or bust size since they clearly exceeded her waist. Anyway, the action and tongue-in-cheek humor in the show make it worthwhile for me.
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Re: Human Target -- "Taking Ames" -- 12/01/10

The show being as it is now, I wouldn't mind if it got canceled. However, this show is better than the other crap on 95-99% of TV.
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Re: Human Target -- "Taking Ames" -- 12/01/10

Does anyone happen to know the song used in the beginning when Chance is chasing Ames? for some reason it's driving me nut that I can't find the name of this song...
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Re: Human Target -- "Taking Ames" -- 12/01/10

^^ Club Foot by Kasabian

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Re: Human Target -- "Taking Ames" -- 12/01/10

Originally Posted by Dr. DVD View Post
However, this show is better than the other crap on 95-99% of TV.
Jesus Christ!

What the fuck are you watching if you feel that's true!?
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Re: Human Target -- "Taking Ames" -- 12/01/10

Thank you much. been tryin to find that song for about 2 years lol
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Re: Human Target -- "Taking Ames" -- 12/01/10

I liked this episode. The girl is tolerable but Pucci is completely unlikeable and killing the show.
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Re: Human Target -- "Taking Ames" -- 12/01/10

Guererro was great as always. Loved the idea of letting the double crossed cleaner have the bad guy as opposed to giving him to the cops. Ep. wasn't bad, but not a step in the right direction. I don't see how a series about three rogues, each a bad ass in their own way, could be helped by adding a bitchy boss and and whiny girl who constantly needs supervision.
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Re: Human Target -- "Taking Ames" -- 12/01/10

I agree about the women. Even tho Ames can't act, she is tolerable as a recurring guest star. Pucci just doesn't fit in at all. Adding a woman boss is the same thing they did to Dark Blue and it completely threw off the dynamics of the show.
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Re: Human Target -- "Taking Ames" -- 12/01/10

Originally Posted by Mysteryfan View Post
I agree about the women. Even tho Ames can't act, she is tolerable as a recurring guest star.
This is the best description. She's tolerable because her character brings something to the table whereas Pucci adds nothing and in fact detracts from the show.
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Re: Human Target -- "Taking Ames" -- 12/01/10

Pucci needs to go
the money saved on ditching that actress can allow for the original theme to be paid for
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Re: Human Target -- "Taking Ames" -- 12/01/10

Originally Posted by mikehunt View Post
Pucci needs to go
the money saved on ditching that actress can allow for the original theme to be paid for
Unfortunately, I think the only way she will get ditched is if the show gets a third season. Haven't the 13 eps. for this one already been shot? By then it might be too late, as I can see people departing quickly if the current direction maintains.
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Re: Human Target -- "Taking Ames" -- 12/01/10



Terrible episode. This didn't even feel like an episode of Human Target. It felt like a lazy/half assed episode of Leverage (and I love Leverage) Ames was so fucking annoying and whiny in this episode. I actually thought Ilsa was tolerable since his screentime was minimal.

The only I somewhat liked was the fight scene in the office with Guerrero's bad ass moves against "Chicago"

If Human Target doesn't get a 3rd season, which is a distinct possibility, Matt Miller will be known as the fucker who ruined this show. And I hope no studio/network gives him another showrunning job after this.

Next week does look promising though with:

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Re: Human Target -- "Taking Ames" -- 12/01/10

another thought
she calls the cops, there is a ton of crashing and fighting noises in the background that I'm sure the 911 operator heard and then says she'll call back

that would definitely get cops dispatched to the location but the show ignored it
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Re: Human Target -- "Taking Ames" -- 12/01/10

There is no way I can take anything on this show seriously anymore with one of the characters names being Poochy, that's just too stupid to be real.

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