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  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 17, 2010
  • Season #: 1 , 2
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70

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 75 Ratings

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  • Summary: The series adaptation of the graphic novel has Mark Valley as Christopher Chance, who takes the place of his clients while investigating who is behind the threats.
  • Genre(s): Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    100
    Target is pure, utter, ridiculous, over-the-top-into-the-ravine entertainment.
  2. In that way, he's not unlike the super-competent Michael Westen from "Burn Notice," and "Human Target" has the same fun, retro-chic vibe as that USA series. But because it's on a broadcast network, the show works on a broader scale.
  3. It's a somewhat old-fashioned and pretty kick-ass hour of TV, with great action sequences in the first two episodes and, probably more important, well-turned performances by its three regulars: Mark Valley, Chi McBride and Jackie Earle Haley.
  4. Whether Chance has any actual superpowers might be a point worth debating if watching Human Target weren’t so much fun.
  5. 70
    It's a slam-bang action adventure with comedy and a little bit of personal drama. And it doesn't aspire to be anything more than that.
  6. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    60
    The premise of this new series seems charmingly assembled from leftover "Magnum P.I." and "Spenser for Hire" polyforms kept in a storage bin somewhere.
  7. 30
    Even the flashy action is of a piece with all this conventional structuring, as Chance regularly takes a few minutes to run and jump or punch and shoot. Such predictability does Human Target no favors.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Feb 2, 2011
    10
    Extremely well written show, very well acted, great chemistry. One of the best shows on TV. All of the main actors are superb. Please keep renewing this show. Expand
  2. Oct 4, 2013
    9
    Awesome first season! Every episode feels a bit like a fun and fast paced action movie Unfortunately FOX wasn't too happy with the ratings and changed the whole concept. So in a short: Awesome first season but the second one didn't work for me. Expand
  3. Feb 16, 2011
    8
    TV needs more shows that provide some escapist entertainment. This is a great example, and it's well done. A few laughs and some action, and the occasional multi-episode arc. If you're not checking out Human Target, you're missing out. Expand
  4. Mar 6, 2011
    7
    As a matter of fact,those two actors as supporting role impress me more.I think this show is better than Burn Notice,especially the women roles are much prettier.HAHA~ Expand
  5. Sep 1, 2013
    1
    Somewhere in the second episode, I realized that *I* was the human target. I had been targeted by some company to watch this awful, sloppy mess of a program somebody had churned out. And it must've worked, because I gave it over half a season, mostly based on fan reviews.

    Bad acting, derivative plots, no chemistry between any character, bad special effects, and the MUSIC! Heh. The music! I think it's imported from James Bond action sequences in the 90s, and it's playing very LOUDLY the whole time.
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