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Old 12-22-10, 02:17 PM
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Human Target -- "The Other Side of the Mall" -- 12/22/10

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When a murder attempt is made on a seemingly innocuous family, the team travels to their version of hell during the holiday season: suburbia. Chance and Guerrero go undercover at a boring corporate office, Winston joins a neighborhood book club and Ames chaperones a high-school party as they try to figure out which family member is being targeted and why.


Episode 6 of 13

The show returns January 5th after tonight with 2 episodes

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Features some interviews with Miller and McBride
Old 12-22-10, 02:33 PM
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Re: Human Target -- "The Other Side of the Mall" -- 12/22/10

this show has become a tedious chore for me to watch over the last couple of episodes. it's a shame too, as I was really jazzed about this show coming back. Now I couldn't really care less if it gets cancelled.
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Re: Human Target -- "The Other Side of the Mall" -- 12/22/10

Originally Posted by TallGuyMe View Post
this show has become a tedious chore for me to watch over the last couple of episodes. it's a shame too, as I was really jazzed about this show coming back. Now I couldn't really care less if it gets cancelled.
I actually have to agree with you here. Out of the 6 episodes that have aired so far, I would say maybe 2-3 have been pretty good (mainly the Baptiste episode) and the others mediocre to bad.
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Re: Human Target -- "The Other Side of the Mall" -- 12/22/10

Why do shows always say suburbia is 'hell'? I remember they also did it on Angel. Guess I'm weird since I'd much rather live in the suberbs then in the city.
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Re: Human Target -- "The Other Side of the Mall" -- 12/22/10

I have commented on any of the episodes, but man this show totally sucks now. It is like they wanted to get a different audience (*cough* mainstream *cough*) and got away from why we all liked it.

However, I still like Valley, so I will stick with it to the end. But it might be difficult to do.
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Re: Human Target -- "The Other Side of the Mall" -- 12/22/10

I think Matt Miller, the new head writer/showrunner, never watched 1 episode of Human Target last season.

It's kind of funny that probably the best episode of the season "The Return of Baptiste" was written by Jonathan Steinberg, the creator of the show and last season's showrunner.

I mentioned this a few weeks ago, but they have totally blown off the story arc with Chance and Katherine Walters (Amy Acker) from last season's finale and who may have killed her.
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Re: Human Target -- "The Other Side of the Mall" -- 12/22/10

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
I think Matt Miller, the new head writer/showrunner, never watched 1 episode of Human Target last season.

It's kind of funny that probably the best episode of the season "The Return of Baptiste" was written by Jonathan Steinberg, the creator of the show and last season's showrunner.

I mentioned this a few weeks ago, but they have totally blown off the story arc with Chance and Katherine Walters (Amy Acker) from last season's finale and who may have killed her.
Or if she is really dead...

I wouldn't say the show sucks now, but it has fallen into a rut that tries to make it into a copy of Leverage (which also has been dropping in quality as it goes on). I think if they kept Poochie as a silent partner and the girl to a guest star role the show would go back up a notch.

I did like the premiere (B+) and the Baptiste episode (A-) the most with the rest falling either C & C+ in quality.
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Re: Human Target -- "The Other Side of the Mall" -- 12/22/10

I still like this show. No real complaints from me.
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Re: Human Target -- "The Other Side of the Mall" -- 12/22/10

the show has become low budget now too.

where did the shoot-out in the money launderer ep take place?
Last season they shot in much more wordly locations, this year in someone back alley fake motel.
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Re: Human Target -- "The Other Side of the Mall" -- 12/22/10

So... If there is a season 3, could they just totally ignore season 2 the way season 2 has ignored season 1? Has something like that ever happened before?

At least
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is coming back in the next episode. Hopefully it'll be as good as the Baptiste episode this season.
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Re: Human Target -- "The Other Side of the Mall" -- 12/22/10

It wasn't until last week that I finally made the connection between "Poochie" (from The Simpsons) and "Pucci" (from Human Target). I guess the writers do have a sense of humor after all.

And Janet Montgomery's real voice is too hot to not use!
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Re: Human Target -- "The Other Side of the Mall" -- 12/22/10

I've changed my opinion of this season. I hated the way they threw out the season 1 cliffhanger and moved onto something far less interesting. That said over the past 2 weeks I've just started watching the show for what it is and stopped comparing to season 1.

If this was a new show I'd probably watch it, not love it, but I would watch it and probably enjoy it. It is what it is, not Human Target of last season but a nice mindless procedural action show.
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Re: Human Target -- "The Other Side of the Mall" -- 12/22/10

Originally Posted by Rex Fenestrarum View Post
It wasn't until last week that I finally made the connection between "Poochie" (from The Simpsons) and "Pucci" (from Human Target). I guess the writers do have a sense of humor after all.

And Janet Montgomery's real voice is too hot to not use!
I think someone mEntioned this in the episode one topic.
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Re: Human Target -- "The Other Side of the Mall" -- 12/22/10

Loved the Winston fight scene in the kitchen and some of the humor. Was bored by everything else. This show is losing me.
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Re: Human Target -- "The Other Side of the Mall" -- 12/22/10

as an episode of Human Target = horrible

as an episode of Paul Blart Mall Cop = loved it. I actually liked that movie...haha

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Re: Human Target -- "The Other Side of the Mall" -- 12/22/10

OK, who was the girl that played the "girlfriend" of the son? Its driving me crazy trying to figure out where I've seen her before.
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Re: Human Target -- "The Other Side of the Mall" -- 12/22/10

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OK, who was the girl that played the "girlfriend" of the son? Its driving me crazy trying to figure out where I've seen her before.
Marie Avgeropoulos


http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2955595/
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Re: Human Target -- "The Other Side of the Mall" -- 12/22/10

Still a fan. I like the light-heartedness of this show. It has never taken itself seriously.

I wouldn't mind if it went back to it's season one roots, but this is good enough for me.
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Re: Human Target -- "The Other Side of the Mall" -- 12/22/10

Bring back Keen Eddie!
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Re: Human Target -- "The Other Side of the Mall" -- 12/22/10

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Re: Human Target -- "The Other Side of the Mall" -- 12/22/10

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Why do shows always say suburbia is 'hell'? I remember they also did it on Angel. Guess I'm weird since I'd much rather live in the suberbs then in the city.
did you see those lawn decorations?
I'd call that hell too and I'd never be one to live in the city proper
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Re: Human Target -- "The Other Side of the Mall" -- 12/22/10

lack of pucci equaled win
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Re: Human Target -- "The Other Side of the Mall" -- 12/22/10

So the Human Target is now dropped down to only be a baby sitter now.

Do they advertise, how did they know where to find them?
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Re: Human Target -- "The Other Side of the Mall" -- 12/22/10

Worst episode of the series to date.
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Re: Human Target -- "The Other Side of the Mall" -- 12/22/10

I was feeling sad for the characters in the show.
Chance taking a paycheck, I guess he isn't trying to keep his identity a secret anymore, and Chi joining a women's book club. jeez.

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