Playeraffinty: Since it began, Leverage has been a fun show about a group of slick thieves planning and executing expertly crafted heists. It’s damn entertaining stuff, except there are always those victims weighing it down. Every episode begins with someone being hurt or robbed or even killed, so our group can later on help them out. It’s a fine concept, but those scenes with the victims are always done in such a serious, heavy-handed way that it seems like you’re watching a different show entirely. If I wanted to be taught “inspirational” lessons by my television shows, I’d be watching reruns of 7th Heaven, not a show about thieves and con artists.