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Apparently, I should have started watching Leverage like 8.5 billion years ago. I am halfway through the first season and freaking out at how good it is and how it has some of my favorite actors ever and how I nevertheless managed to totally miss it when it came out. Seriously: Timothy Hutton, Aldis Hodge, Christian freaking Kane, and I have not been watching this show?

Okay, so I was finishing a BA/starting my MA and working full time, but that is no excuse.

It does make me wonder: why is there not a ton of Parker/Hardison fic? Because wow. (Also, I am not used to shipping sort of canonical--as in, not gay for each other because there aren't alternatives--pairings. It's rather refreshing.)

Does anyone else watch this? Are you also wowed by the awesome? Is there a fandom for it?

I am totally not watching this show to procrastinate on figuring out how to wrap up my remix fic. At all.

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Date: 2010-04-28 06:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vikki.livejournal.com
I love Leverage. I poked the fandom but decided I wasn't interested (all I really want is more heeeeeeists and more awkward!Parker and hilarious Hardison and Eliot and Hardison snarking at each other and Nate and Eliot having this weird understanding and Sophie being mommy and Parker blowing things up and stuff). But I watch it every time it comes out and I'm glad there's more to look forward to after this season of SPN is over. ♥

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Date: 2010-04-28 06:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xaara.livejournal.com
Is it not a plotty fandom? That's sort of what I thought might be the case--it's hard to plot heists, and a lot easier to just write relationship drama. But omg ♥ for serious, this show is so awesome. Does it ever develop a seasonal arc, or does it stay really episodic? (I suppose I'll find out, but I can barely wait!)

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Date: 2010-04-28 06:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vikki.livejournal.com
It does have a seasonal arc, but it's mostly kind of weak (the main plot of each episode is the heist): Mark Hammel (Crowley on SPN) plays Nate's nemesis, and he pops up from time to time, and there's a definite character arc for Nate (and Sophie), but otherwise, no, not so much. (For me this is nothing but good news!)

yeah, the fandom is mostly rife with Eliot/Hardison, Nate/Eliot, Eliot/Parker, Hardison/Parker, and Nate/Sophie, and while I could go for Hardison/Parker and Nate/Sophie, I can't really wrap my head around anything else (Eliot/OFC? GIVE IT TO ME BABY UH-HUH UH-HUH), and I think things are much more interesting with heist plots, of course! XD

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Date: 2010-04-28 06:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bm1893.livejournal.com
Season 1 was absolutely fantastic! But it got fairly stale after that, at least for me. I hope it's not the same way for you.. I do recommend, wholeheartedly, White Collar if you're enjoying Leverage.

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Date: 2010-04-29 10:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xaara.livejournal.com
I am getting a little leery of the flashback sequences--I like to be able to piece everything together in my head and be rewarded for it at the end, instead of having only some of the pieces and relying on a reveal to tell me how they fit together. And you're not the first person to recommend White Collar. It's next on my list!

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Date: 2010-04-28 10:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lassiterfics.livejournal.com
I watch Leverage sporadically. Eliot, Parker, and Hardison are such siblings. I'd watch a show with just them. Sophie's cool, but I am kind of meh about Nate. I don't ship anyone on the show though. I think Sophie and Bela need to have a run-in, then I might ship them.

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Date: 2010-04-29 10:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xaara.livejournal.com
Yeah, I can't really see dedicating myself to it for a long time, but the periodic marathon technique is so far agreeing with me.

Sophie and Bela would be awesome together. They could steal anything, like Carmen Sandiego.

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Date: 2010-04-29 11:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] essenceofmeanin.livejournal.com
i LOVE leverage. it's kind of clunky in that big-hearted way that supernatural is at it's best, and it's all about family. i think it's a wonderfully sly show. It's totally not a plotty fandom probably because the most endearing points of the show aren't the heists (and also because fandom in general is not full of criminal masterminds, in my experience.)

i go very OT3 in my shipping of the show because i love hardison/parker/eliot gen or in any combination. i have a couple of author and vid recs on my delicious (http://delicious.com/essenceofmeanin/leverage) if you're interested. :)

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Date: 2010-05-03 02:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xaara.livejournal.com
(Have finished the first season between this post and now. Am v. excited re: procurement of second.)

It really is all about family, isn't it? I love the sibling dynamic that Parker and Hardison and Eliot have; they get along and bicker and help each other out in the most believable ways.

And I am so totally jumping all over those recs--definitely let me know if you think of any more. Thanks for the link! :)



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