Every time my job required me to watch Grey's Anatomy last season, I was consoled by only one thing: the presence of Kevin McKidd, whom I loved so much on all 13 of episodes of Journeyman. The show was like Quantum Leap 2.0, with McKidd Desmond-ing around in time, righting wrongs and saving lives with Moon Bloodgood, who was fresh off of the also short-lived Daybreak (or "Groundhog Taye," as we call it in my house.) The show was engrossing and effective light sci fi, but I really loved it because it was just so exquisitely sappy in the most perfect way, just like Leap was.
There's something about the new Fox series Human Target that makes us feel like kids again. Why does this man-of-action adventure drama, starring Mark Valley as more-than-a-bodyguard Christopher Chance, suddenly take us back to the 1980s? Could it be that the show reminds us of a bunch of adventure series that were on the air back then? The first Human Target TV show failed back in 1992 because it had missed the 1980s action-adventure boat, but maybe now nostalgia-seeking TV viewers will give it a "chance" (sorry). We compared the new Human Target to some of our favorite '80s action shows and found that they had a lot in common -- although Target still has some tricks it can learn from them.