When Human Target started airing on Fox television in January 2010, I was hooked. The series, loosely based on the DC Comics comic book of the same name, pits a problem solver - Christopher Chance (Mark Valley, Fringe) - against various threats and situations where he literally gets his clients out of harms way and cleans up after himself. The writing and acting manages to balance an intriguing backstory with fun action and humor without going overboard.
Starting with the pilot episode, we're introduced a little at a time to the strange little security business that Chance and his buddy Winston (Chi McBride) have going. California's new bullet train has a jealous husband and it's Chance's job to stop him. Of course, it doesn't hurt to have Tricia Helfer on board as your first damsel in distress either. Though Chance and Winston are the main operators of their security firm, they do call Guerrero (Jackie Earle Haley) when his particular "skill set" is needed, though Winston would rather avoid it if possible.
Each episode, Chance, Winston, and Guerrero fight the good fight, helping people in need stay alive to stop whatever the current threat may be. It's a common formula that kept the A-Team going for five seasons in the mid-1980s, so the "threat of the week" seems to work. And with the sarcasm found in every episode, it's hard to go wrong.
Now, I do have to say that early on in the season some of the green screen work and enhanced action scenes are a bit cheesy. For example, there's no way a motorcycle could leap quite as far as it did in the "Embassy Row" episode. However, that didn't stop me from enjoying every episode throughout the season.
A few of my favorites were "Rewind" where Chance rolls a passenger jet so it's flying upside down for a while, "Embassy Row" which pitted Chance against the beautiful Emma Barnes (Emmanuelle Vaugier), and the season finale "Christopher Chance" featuring one of my other TV heroes from my childhood - Lee Majors (The Six Million Dollar Man).