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Human Target 

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A unique bodyguard protects his clients by secretly infiltrating their lives in order to draw out and eliminate threats.
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2011   2010  
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Mark Valley ...  Christopher Chance 25 episodes, 2010-2011
Chi McBride ...  Winston 25 episodes, 2010-2011
Jackie Earle Haley ...  Guerrero 25 episodes, 2010-2011
Indira Varma ...  Ilsa Pucci 13 episodes, 2010-2011
Janet Montgomery ...  Ames 11 episodes, 2010-2011
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Christopher Chance is a highly discreet problem solver, specializing in desperate causes. He works with retired police detective Winston, who acts mainly as back-office, and Guerrero, a scary computer wizard and former gangster. Christopher is, and needs to be, a fearless unbeatable commando as well as handy and clever as MacGyver, assuming all kinds of identities, from bodyguard to monk and from lawyer to sports professional. Written by KGF Vissers

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Trivia

In the comics, the Human Target's modus operandi is to use realistic life masks to disguise himself as the target. This aspect of the character was not used in the show due to budget constraints. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Séries express: Episode #2.39 (2009) See more »

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My action fix
5 March 2010 | by Anionic_SurfactantSee all my reviews

I get the sense this show is made by smart people. It's not an intellectual show but it doesn't insult my intelligence like so many action movies. It is as advertised and as expected and as is made clear from the first ten seconds of every episode. The last one I watched had Mark Valley diving through the air within the first ten seconds of the show.

This show certainly doesn't leave me thinking about it afterwards. I watch it, it makes me feel good and I go do something else. It has a certain cheeseless charm. I feel when I start watching the show gives me a promise of giving me some good action, a little bit of information on the protagonist's past, some fun interaction between the three main characters and a few new characters. This never feels forced, it's the nature of the show. When I watch a Michael Bay movie I expect some romance, a kissing scene, some sexy scantily clad ladies, some car chase scenes and a lot of explosions but he's putting it in there because he feels like it. We expect it but we expect it because we know he's gonna force it in there regardless of the story.

I remember how people used to talk about every episode of The West Wing being like a small movie. The Human Target is the same but in the action genre. They came up with a good formula for a show, they had a great concept, they hired likable and talented stars, the direction is straightforward, the production values are extraordinarily high. Why even mention the flaws? A show is supposed to make you feel a certain way and give you a certain something. The Human Target delivers.

I imagine The Human Target's episode formula is gonna start to bore me eventually but I have trust in the people running this thing for some reason. I get a strong feeling watching it that the people in charge of this know what they're doing. Maybe I'm wrong.


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