BLOGS

Going Through Channels

Wednesday, January 20, 2010: Human Target

by Zach Oat January 20, 2010 10:44 am
Wednesday, January 20, 2010: <i>Human Target</i>

Remember the old action adventure shows, where a new client would show up in every episode and ask the hero for help? And nobody ever seemed to get paid? Well, in these troubled times, every hero needs to earn a paycheck, and Mark Valley is that hero. After the fun Keen Eddie and a nice run as a hallucination on Fringe, Valley is back on television playing man of action Christopher Chance, a bodyguard/bullet-proof vest who will keep you safe for a fee. The nostalgia he generates for 1980s TV programs? That's on the house.

But seriously, Human Target has a lot of promise. Not only does he have a great supporting cast, with Chi McBride as his money man and Jackie Earle Haley as his tech guy, Chance himself is a bit of a mystery, who won't tell anyone his real name (because his new name is a million times more awesome). His mysterious past is referenced in tonight's episode (the "season premiere," but technically the second to air), and we find out that McBride's character got him out of his old life, in which he may or may not have been a hitman. The bullet train of the pilot has been traded in for a passenger jet, but we can only assume that after the shock and awe of the early episodes is over, Chance will have some adventures that don't involve vehicles full of passengers. Although, given its American Idol lead-in, I wouldn't mind seeing a bus full of singing competition contestants heading towards a cliff.

Human Target airs tonight at 9/8C on Fox. And if you're curious about the character's comic book roots, a new Human Target mini-series is starting up in February!

Comments

SHARE THE SNARK

X

Get the most of your experience.
Share the Snark!

See content relevant to you based on what your friends are reading and watching.

Share your activity with your friends to Facebook's News Feed, Timeline and Ticker.

Stay in Control: Delete any item from your activity that you choose not to share.

MOST RECENT POSTS

BLOG ARCHIVES

Going Through Channels

March 2014

25 ENTRIES

February 2014

25 ENTRIES

January 2014

27 ENTRIES

December 2013

25 ENTRIES

November 2013

24 ENTRIES

October 2013

25 ENTRIES

September 2013

25 ENTRIES

August 2013

26 ENTRIES

July 2013

26 ENTRIES

June 2013

25 ENTRIES

May 2013

27 ENTRIES

April 2013

26 ENTRIES

March 2013

26 ENTRIES

February 2013

25 ENTRIES

January 2013

27 ENTRIES

December 2012

26 ENTRIES

November 2012

26 ENTRIES

October 2012

27 ENTRIES

September 2012

25 ENTRIES

August 2012

27 ENTRIES

July 2012

27 ENTRIES

June 2012

25 ENTRIES

May 2012

27 ENTRIES

April 2012

26 ENTRIES

March 2012

26 ENTRIES

February 2012

26 ENTRIES

January 2012

27 ENTRIES

The Latest Activity On TwOP