Chad (aka Darth Aqueous, Dark Lord of the Fish) is a geeky high school English teacher. He primarily writes about geek music, with a focus on the fandom-y (it’s totally a word!) elements of the lyrics. He also produces a weekly podcast with interviews of geeky musicians. He currently lives in Gainesville, FL, with his wife and three cats, Parker (named after the character on Leverage), Anya (from Buffy), and Zoe (from Firefly).
To take down the corrupt brother of an African president, Hardison goes undercover as a violin virtuoso. It's pretty typical for Leverage to start really strong and then coast for a few episodes. This episode probably marks that transition. Read More
Scott Sigler has proven yet again why he is such a successful author, hitting the New York Times Bestseller list on the strength of giving away his work. Thriller novels are not my usual genre, but this one definitely kept me on the edge of my seat. Read More
Nate gets a call from Archie Leach, the greatest thief of them all, and learns that Parker is trying to take on a Steranko security system by herself and is trapped. It's adaptive and even Hardison can't crack it, so Sophie and Hardison pose as auditors Read More
To track protestors, the Iranian government is using a computer program created by computer mogul Larry Duberman. To hack the program and help their client, the Leverage team must infiltrate Duberman's high school reunion. Read More
Nate's in jail, having taken the fall for the rest of the team. And he doesn't want them to bust him out. Until, of course, he meets a truly innocent man, Billy Epping, serving an excessive sentence for a minor offense. That's right, Nate manages to Read More
A food company whistleblower discovers that frozen dinners were shipped out with salmonella because the VP decided it would cost less to pay out on lawsuits than to recall the entire shipment. She hires the Leverage team to get the evidence and give her Read More
Monica Hunter, a TV pundit, uses her “investigative” techniques to destroy the reputation and self-esteem of a bus driver accused of causing an accident. The driver's daughter hires the Leverage team to restore his reputation, with Sophie taking charge. Read More
American Terror is one of those stories that starts in the middle (or possibly the end — I'm still not quite sure on that) and fills in as it goes along. Some stories can pull this off, others can't. Fortunately, American Terror is one of the former. Read More
A financial advisor named Fowler was running a Ponzi scheme on his stepson's entire private school. He's now under house arrest and can only leave for family events, so the Leverage team "steals" the school to get Fowler out of the house so they can get Read More
In this episode, no one actually hires the Leverage team. They are already on the tail of a Bernie Madoff-type (though smaller-time) who is slapped on the wrist because he's been helping the police with a bigger case. After discovering that Eddie (the Read More
In honor of the upcoming musical episodes of Fringe, House, Bones, The Simpsons, and The Family Guy, I have compiled a list of the top ten best genre musicals. By "genre" I mean science fiction (defined very broadly), fantasy, and horror. Read More
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