Published: Sunday, November 27, 2011, 11:00 AM Updated: Sunday, November 27, 2011, 11:51 AM
As if this weren’t enough, Sunday night also brings the return of “Leverage,” the TNT cable series that got the whole shooting-in-Portland ball rolling when it moved its production here in 2009. Unlike “Portlandia” and “Grimm,” though, which make liberal use of Portland-specific references and locations, “Leverage” is supposedly set in Boston.
But we won’t hold that against it. Sunday night’s episode, “The Experimental Job,” marks the midseason return of the TNT cable caper series, kicking off a run of eight new episodes. The crooks-turned-good-guys are up to their usual tricks, trying to right a wrong perpetrated by the well-off and ethics-challenged. Along the way, Hardison (Aldis Hodge) pretends to be a college student. From the looks of it, Reed College is the actual location (note the “Eliot Hall” inscription above one of the buildings on campus). But this show’s tricky, so things are seldom what they seem.
“Leverage”: Speaking of Nate (Timothy Hutton), Sophie (Gina Bellman), Eliot (Christian Kane), Parker (Beth Riesgraf) and Hardison … When a group of upper-class college men in a secret fraternity start doing experiments on homeless men, you know this is a job for our gang. And keep an eye out for a surprise kiss shared by … well, I don’t want to spoil it. See for yourself. (9 p.m., TNT)
source: Oregon Live