It's a Very Distinctive Fandom (Leverage)

Discussion in 'Fan Town' started by paladinkit, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. paladinkit

    paladinkit brave little paladin

    I just finally finished watching this show, and I am deeply emotionally damaged. Come yell about things with me here!

    How do you write an unreliable narrator episode where the narrator doesn't even appear as a possibly active character until halfway through HOW

    For the uninitiated: it's five seasons of one of the best anti-capitalist caper plot ensemble cast tv shows to... ever exist, honestly. Capers are one of my special interests, and I can say with no reservations that this is hands down. Just.

    I can't even.
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  2. blue

    blue hightown funk you up

    I LOVE LEVERAGE. i don't really have anything else to say atm, because it's been a little while since I watched it, but like. what a good show.
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  3. prismaticvoid

    prismaticvoid Too Too Abstract

    ahh this is reminding me that I need to actually finish the show but GOSH I am so attached to all of the characters
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  4. kmoss

    kmoss whoops





    (I have watched this show five times)
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  5. Choco

    Choco Duke of the Weepy Marshmallow Brigade


    me & my dad marathoned our way through it last year?? i think??

    i need to rewatch it but omg, such good found-family. parker is my sweet precious daughter and i love her to bits. also, we're all on board that hardison/elliot/parker is 100% canon yes? yes.
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  6. kmoss

    kmoss whoops

    yep yep this is law clearly
    I have read all of the AO3's on this and it is most excellent
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  7. Choco

    Choco Duke of the Weepy Marshmallow Brigade

    oh so i was peaking through my leverage tag real quick and



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  8. paladinkit

    paladinkit brave little paladin

    YOU NEED TO FINISH IT OMG - this is literally the only show I've ever seen end well, as in the ending being really genuinely well written. (Although. Hold onto your hats for that ending, my gods.)

    I'm going in for round 2 ASAP.

    so canon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    also: editing title to fix grievous misquoting error
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  9. Choco

    Choco Duke of the Weepy Marshmallow Brigade

    @Kit i just realized i totally reblogged that tweet from you XD
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  10. Meagen Image

    Meagen Image Well-Known Member

    I've started season 1 and I love it but each episode is 40 minutes of parsing spoken English, and scenes of people attempting deception and sometimes failing. All too often I just don't have the spoons for that.

    Parker is best everything. Love Hardison and Elliot, especially when they wind up together. Nate and Sophie... I love them separately, but every time they have a scene together I give a heavy sigh and watch the Legally Mandated Sexual Tension meter filling up, until it's at 100% and then we can get back to the interesting things.
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  11. Choco

    Choco Duke of the Weepy Marshmallow Brigade

    i started re-watching because this thread, i'm on season two now and i just want to SCREAM A LOT about my sweet precious angel baby parker and her perfect wonderful character development, i've forgotten just how much i friggin love her guys, and how much she grows!!! ahh this character development

    (also parker wearing suspenders is a gift from the gods, she is so hot how is this)

    also @Meagen Image would subtitles be easier for you to follow or not? i could see how parsing the english on this show could be especially draining, everyone speaks very fast and there's a lot of back and forth, it's hard for me to follow sometimes
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  12. Meagen Image

    Meagen Image Well-Known Member

    Subtitles would probably help but given I am watching episodes in "fell of the back of a truck" format (StealingTVIsWrong.gif) I'm not sure how I could make it add subtitles.
  13. kmoss

    kmoss whoops

    /brings thread back to life

    I have been rewatching this show (7th time) because it's very relevant to me right now, and just now rewatched the murder mystery house party episode (10 lil grifters, season 4 episode 2), and realized that the main bad guy is like the leverage show's version of trump

    Also, tagging @jumpingjacktrash in here because i'm pretty sure he is new to leverage??????????? I am excite for my dash to be eaten by leverage again

    ETA: @seebs also because leverage, & jesse's tag is not working for me but i am assuming it is intentional, anyway, leverage

    Edited further to add that I just now realized that jesse's tag is @jacktrash and now i feel like a dumb :D
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2016
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  14. prismaticvoid

    prismaticvoid Too Too Abstract

    He's @jacktrash on here :) also shit you reminded me that I really need to watch more of this show especially now.
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  15. kmoss

    kmoss whoops

    heee thanks, i realized a whole 3 seconds before you posted

    *head desk, but not actually hitting the desk, just kind of hovering for a second*

    it's been pretty helpful for my brain. i know, realistically, that it's highly unrealistic the crew exists irl, but that just means we can each try harder to be the leverage crew on our own self in this dumb world, and provide a little
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  16. paladinkit

    paladinkit brave little paladin

    It's a fantastic show :) I'm working through a rewatch while doing my store&christmas knitting... it's inspirational for our times, it's inspiration for my writing, it's just damn good.
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  17. blue

    blue hightown funk you up

    i should rewatch leverage.
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  18. paladinkit

    paladinkit brave little paladin

    We will always support this decision.
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  19. Choco

    Choco Duke of the Weepy Marshmallow Brigade

    okay guys this isn't technically leverage but i just finished marathoning the librarians on hulu & i need to scream abt it. it's by the same producer as leverage, it is essentially the lovechild of leverage & warehouse 13 but instead of nate you get a combo of the tenth & eleventh doctors, and eliot is there, playing essentially the same exact character

    if you need something to fill the leverage-shaped hole in your heart, i highly recommend
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  20. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    I have seen that recommended before, although the person who recommended it said it got too goofy for him.

    I sort of feel like we missed an opportunity. We should have had a thread for discussing sleazy ways to rip off the dirty poors, then stolen it.

    Jesse observed that it's like they have a hat full of nouns and the goal is to have Nate say "let's steal a/n [x]".
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