I love Leverage and can say it is one of my Top 5 must see shows but the episode "Tap-Out Job" was highly offensive and generalized to me. They way the people of Nebraska were portrayed not to mention the locations were completely inaccurate. As someone living in Nebraska I can tell you, Nebraska is not just full of a bunch of hicks.
We have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation. (And that is really saying something these days.)
Did you know the Nebraska is know as a state of wealth? We have more millionaires per capita than any other state. Yes, some of it does come from cattle and farming!
We have major corporations such as ConAgra, Mutual of Omaha, Gallup,eBay, PayPal, Google, Aflac, and Berkshire Hathaway just to name a few.
We are home to Warren Buffet
We have one of the Top 3 organ transplant units in the nation.
We rank 7th in the nation in education.
Want entertainment? Nope not a fighting ring like you saw on the show. We are home to the Largest Community Playhouse in the U.S. It was started by the Fonda's almost 100 years ago. Our Qwest Center is the 9th most active concert center in the WORLD. Our Holland performing arts center is host to our very own Opera and Ballet company as well as the award winning Omaha Symphony.
I wish shows would stop playing Cliche stereotypes and get real.
I have to tell you the show was a hot topic here on morning radio and evening news. It was slammed for the inaccurate portrayal.