Sometimes bad guys make the best good guys.Leverage
(2008-2012) is a crime dramedy
which follows the exploits of Leverage Consulting & Associates, a team of heroic criminals led by a former insurance investigator. The team takes a modern-day Robin Hood approach
of finding people and corporations who have committed wrongs and attempting to restore justice as they see it
, using their skills to run elaborate Oceans Eleven
-style cons on their targets. Think of them as a modern-day version of Mission: Impossible
or The A-Team
The show has finished its fifth and final season after TNT opted not to renew it for a sixth. However, the franchise is being continued through tie-in novels
and role-playing games
One of the show creators is John Rogers
, better known on the Internet as Kung Fu Monkey
. If you see something about the show cited as Word of God
, it probably comes from somewhere on his blog.
This show has a work-in-progress character sheet
and Episode Recap
It's also so full of Shout Outs
it's practically Reference Overdosed
, so be sure to check out the Shout Out page.
It has an across-the-pond counterpart
. While the general concept is the same and at least one prominent guest star appeared on both shows, the two shows are unrelated.