Season one of Human Target is nearly a perfect intro to a great show. In this season, the lead character, Christopher Chance, takes on other identities to get the job done. Each identity demands specific skills, one even required him to be fluent in Japanese. The show also prides itself on fresh action sequences and inventive fight scenes, such as a big brawl in the upper duct of an airplane. Imagine trying to throw some hay-makers in a 3 foot crawl space. Very fun stuff. Plus, you get some sweet cameos, including the oh so cool, Lee Majors.
Season 2 completely changed this fresh format to just the main character doing rescue missions with very little "assuming someone's identity" to achieve his goal, so for me, season to is a pass!
The real winner for season one is the dynamic between the three main characters. Three dudes who all see things a little differently, but still have respect for one another, often to help save each other's skin. If you've never seen this show, pick up season one and treat yourself. If you're already a fan, then what are you waiting for. Season one on blu ray...with bonus features...can't go wrong. There's a great documentary on what it was like trying to make "a full on action movie" each week on a tight budget.
The lead actor, Mark Valley, is terrific. This show really fits his personality. He tends to get on all these legal dramas, so I was really hoping to see this show last 5 or 6 seasons, but for some reason, the ratings just weren't there. It had a very similar vibe to USA Network's "Burn Notice" which is still going strong. Perhaps they should have moved "Human Target" to USA...where GOOD characters are welcome :-)