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).
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
A man hires the team after his son is denied a chance to fight in the UFC because the owner of the small-time mixed martial arts league where he fights rigs his match. Nate and Sophie, playing a fight promoter and a producer and using Eliot as their Read More
A werewolf, a ghost, and a vampire share a flat together in Bristol, England. My initial reaction to the series's premise was probably the same as most: really, seriously? How is that not just a joke? But I figured I would give it a shot seeing as how I Read More
This episode continues right where last week's ended, with the Leverage team on the run and the FBI, Sterling, and the rest of Interpol right behind them. And it gets pretty crazy, pretty quickly. Once again, the season ends in a satisfying way that Read More
To seek justice on behalf on their cop friend, Pat Bonnano, the Leverage team tries to catch the corrupt mayor illegally using campaign funds by exploiting his love of baseball. Though not as strong as the last few episodes have been, this sets up the Read More
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