The video is framed at the widescreen aspect of 1.78:1 and has been enhanced for widescreen televisions. The images are very sharp, interior scenes appear very warm, color saturation levels are very deep, flesh tones are rendered well, and black tones are extremely good. The Dolby Digital 5.1 audio track features well recorded dialogue which is located in the center channel. The music transfers are very consistent within the surround sound envelopment.
The extras include audio commentaries for every episode of the season. There are four deleted scenes and a gag reel that is just under six minutes long. Other items include “On the Set with Michael Colton & John Aboud: The New Writers of Leverage”, “What Does a Producer Do?”, “Inside the Leverage Writers’ Room”, and a featurette in which director Marc Roskin and special effects coordinator Mal Franco discuss two sequences which required special effects.
On watching season one, I became an instant fan and since I continue to look forward to each new season. The show is very likable with a cast that is a superb mix of characters. If you are looking for something deep, or a revolutionary new show, Leverage is not it, this instead, is pure entertainment. There are times that it moves quite fast, almost feeling like they are trying to get too much in, but they do tie up all the loose ends by the end making it feel complete. I highly recommend this series.