'Human Target' Season 1, Episode 1 First Thoughts: It Kicks Butt, And Then What? - Featured

The folks at Fox have given a lot of promotion for their newest action series, Human Target. Last night's premiere aired before 24's return. In a week the show will sit comfortably beside American Idol.

Weeks before, there've been quite a number of promos across the schedule. And, after watching last night's episode--they call it a "preview" but it's the pilot episode anyway--I'm left here wondering, "what makes it so special?"

The series, like we've mentioned before, is about Christopher Chance, a private security contractor with a unique way of protecting his clients: immerse himself in their lives until he spots the threat and eliminates it. More or less, he's the guy who gets himself a bit too involved with his conveniently female clients, like last night's guest, Battlestar Galactica's Tricia Helfer. On his side is his business partner Winston, and their pretty creepy third man Guerrero. Well, creepy in a good way, but there's got to be a mysterious character in any show, right?

All those points have been covered in the pilot. Winston's the straight guy who'll argue and jostle with his friend Chance, out for the thrill of it. We also see Winston trying to discourage Chance from enlisting Guerrero's help, because of his attitude--although, turns out, his research is needed in taking down the threat Chance is looking for. Oh, and of course, the fight scenes, inside California's first bullet train, running out of control and on the verge of derailing. That, I get. And then what?

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Jan 18, 2010 6:45PM EST

it was ok but i like to find out why he does what he does and i think the pilot should have been just that all about why he does the job he does i will stick with it though cos i think it could be good

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Jan 18, 2010 9:26PM EST

I thought it was decent, I feel like you could do a whole show just on Guerrero and it would be awesome.

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