Monday, November 22, 2010

What I’m Watching: Human Target (Season Premiere)

Human Target: Season 2, Episode 1 “Ilsa Pucci” (B+)

It’s nice to have Christopher Chance back on the airwaves, and he’s often brought along a few friends. After the show was inexplicably delayed six weeks to make way for the boring “Lie to Me,” it’s finally back, and two new female characters have been added to balance out the dominance of testosterone formerly present on the show. While I enjoyed so many of the female guest stars from last season, including recurring actress Emmanuelle Vaugier, and would have been happy with any of them being promoted to series regular, I was pleasantly surprised to find that both new ladies are quite charming. Of course, this episode was only expository, so we’ll learn more about them in the coming weeks. It seems like Ilsa will be more of a supervisor to Chance, while Ames is likely going to be a thorn in the side of Winston while remaining terrified of Guerrero. I think that these new female characters will be entertaining, and I’m looking forward to more of their adventures since this was more of a rescue operation than an actual case. Guerrero seems to have a real penchant for shooting people in the hand which, as evidenced by Timothy Omundson’s acting, appears to be quite painful. I hadn’t expected him to be so pleased about Chance’s return, and it really turned out well for that guy in his trunk who was presumably bound for some unfortunate fate. It’s truly great to have the gang back together again, and with new windows, no less!

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