A most entertaining pile of crap…

09/17/2001

My second pilot of the day is Thieves, which was frankly the most entertaining pile of crap I’ve seen in months. The plot is totally ridiculous – two crack thieves – one male and one female – are foiled during an attempted hoist. There is continual sexual tension between them and – apparently for this reason – the government keeps them on to recover stolen items for the government. Complete hokum and glorious fun. Hart to Hart meets Nikita with a dash of Moonlighting thrown in for good measure. The copy I saw was clearly mid-production – a variety of special effects shots hadn’t been added yet, and the music was directly lifted in from ‘relevant’ movies as a placeholder (particular treats including bits of music from Out of Sight, American Beauty and Snatch). The end of the episode was a bit mid-budget / Baywatch Nights abandoned warehouse-style final confrontation cliché-of-the-week, but generally, everyone was pretty cool, pretty good and pretty damn pretty.