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Until a few years ago, my favourite non-Westeros or Harlan located TV show was TNT's Leverage. While everyone was debating about which network TV show was the "real" geek how, Leverage slipped under the radar for five seasons, but for my money wins the prize. It remains a personal disappointment to me that I let slip the opportunity to review Leverage on this site, if only to make a few more people were aware of it while it was on. Every episode was a mini Ocean's Eleven, packed with real humour, not hurtful stereotypes, an amazing array of guest stars and actual, knowledgeable geek references built into every single episode organically.

Producer and writer Dean Devlin (he who used to work with Roland Emmerich, and I suspect was both the reasonable and funny of the pair) now turns his attention to a new series, a spin off of his successful Librarian made-for-TV movies starring Noah Wyle. The series, called The Librarians, will star Rebecca Romijn, Christian Kane (sticking with Devlin from Leverage), Lindy Booth, John Kim and John Larroquette as a group of specialized agents tasked with hunting down ancient and mystical relics, and keeping them safe in a specialized housing facility disguised as a library.

If that sounds vaguely like Warehouse 13, its because that sounds a hell of a lot like Warehouse 13. But if this trailer is any indication, where they might overlap in terms of plot device and tone (and this trailer really plays up the comedy, which was Leverage's strongest suit), this series looks to diverge with a more liberal application of magic and mythology, and less with steam-punk pseudo-science. I haven't actually seen any of the three films that inspired this series, but this trailer is enough to get me on board. The series begins with a two hour premiere on Dec 7th, and will run for ten episodes, all of which will be reviewed on this site my me. So look forward to those.
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About MR. Clark

Adopting the descriptor of "successfully unpublished author", MR. Clark began writing things on the internet in 2012, which he believed to be an entirely reputable and civilized place to find and deliver information. He regrets much.