Adding a completely gratuitous tough talking female worked really well for “Dark Blue”. (Oh wait, no it didn’t.) Now that “Human Target” has gotten a new showrunner in Matt Miller (formerly of “Chuck”), they’ve decided to add not just one, but two tough talking female regulars. One can only hope the show doesn’t suffer “Dark Blue’s” fate as a result. Hey, I’m not saying there’s a corrolation, but I am saying when you voluntarily change up a show’s foundation so drastically in season two, you’re taking your life in your hands.
The show returns tonight for its Season 2 premiere, and apparently from the reviews I’ve read, that whole Season 1 cliffhanger gets resolved pretty fast, leading to the introduction of new castmember Indira Varma as Ilsa Pucci, a client who eventually becomes the team’s “benefactor”. I don’t get it. I kind of liked all those episodes where Chi McBride’s Winston is always worrying about paying the bills — now they won’t have to? Um, okay.
Janet Montgomery will also join the cast as a young thief named Ames. Apparently she’s supposed to be the female equivalent of Jackie Earle Haley’s Guerrero, only, you know, with breasts and no groovy mustache.
I’ll be honest with you, if Ames and Pucci become super annoying really fast, I’m tuning out of this show even faster.
Here are three previews for tonight’s premiere of “Human Target” Season 2: