A couple working for the triad boss Tang decides to leave/flee the triad and Hong Kong. They meet again in Vancouver 1.5 years later fighting crime. She now has a fiance. The Tang triad comes to Vancouver to do weapons "business".
The Director assigns Mac to uncover why the Janczyk crime family has been venturing into uncharted hoodlum territory. While investigating, he discovers that the family is now being run by ... See full summary »
Leslie Nielsen parodies the methods and maneuverisms of Peter Graves (as well as his straight face) in this spoof of "Biography". It has such weeks as "Sinister Magnets Weeks" and tells the... See full summary »
Sherry Lee Hunter,
An anthology of urban legends (3 per episode), each presented with a different narrator and animation style. All stories begin and end with the line, "This is a true story happened to a ... See full summary »
Kevin Spencer is a sociopath addicted to cough syrup/booze and cigarettes. He is guided primarily by emotion and will go to any lengths to satisfy his needs with no worries about future ... See full summary »
Mac, LiAnn, and Vic are recruited by a top-secret government agency, working out of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. They have many (mis)adventures together, and soon, they are joined by Jackie Janczyk, a teenage mob boss.Written by
References to Samuel Beckett's work appear frequently in Once A Thief. Murphy and Camier are named for Beckett's book Mercier et Camier for example, and a subplot in which they are both made to wait for a fellow assassin beside a tree and they contemplate hanging him is a parody of Beckett's play Waiting For Godot. See more »
The short- lived and not very good show, that along with the downright awful movie: Vertical Limit, kept Nicholas Lea too busy to appear more on The X-files as my all time favorite villain: Alex Krycek. Now I dont blame Lea for taking more steady work, as Krycek was only a supporting character, appearing in two or three episodes of The X-files per year. But I would have loved to have seen more episodes with Krycek.
As for Once A Thief: its really dumb, the actionscenes (despite the show, being created by John Woo) comes off as cheap. No blood squibs , when someone is "hit"(this was back when tv shows were still innocent and bloodless. And lots of slow motion and things being shattered by bullets. And of course lots of badly choreographed fist fights with over the top punching sound effects.
Now I know all of this was fully intended, as its meant to be comedy, but it wasnt even funny. Its filled with weird annoying characters, played by mostly unknown canadian actors (not counting Lea's character) which for the most part hasnt been in anything else since.
I only watched the whole season, because of Lea. He is good in the show and his character is well written, but the character deserved a better show. Sandrine Holt and Ivan Sergej, were also good. Jennifer Dale was really good as the director. But the show was not.
I cant really recommend this show, except to fans of one or all three of the leads.
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