Human Target: Season 1 (2010)

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Human Target is frequently preposterous, but this slam-bang action series also offers a solid mix of comedy and thrills.

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Critic Ratings: 29

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User Ratings: 20

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Air date: Jan 17, 2010

In the series premiere, Chance is hired to protect the engineer of California's first bullet train as it makes its maiden voyage from Los Angeles to San Francisco.

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Air date: Jan 20, 2010

Chance and Winston encounter severe turbulance as they work together to protect a client they have never met from an assassin aboard a passenger plane. COURTNEY FORD (Dexter) and ALESSANDRO JULIANI (Smallville, Battlestar Galactica) guest star.

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Air date: Jan 26, 2010

Chance races against time and crashes a black-tie affair at the Russian Embassy to find a friend's killer. As he becomes embroiled in an international arms deal, he meets his match in a beautiful female counterpart. Guest star EMMANUELLE VAUGIER (Two and a Half Men, CSI: NY) appears as Emma Barnes.

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Air date: Feb 3, 2010

Chance needs a miracle to help protect a reformed thief from his vengeful former accomplices as they race to recover priceless religious artifacts hidden in a remote Canadian monastery. Guest star SAM HUNTINGTON (Superman Returns) appears as John Gray, SARAH SMYTH (Naked Josh, Durham County) appears as Emily and WILLIAM MAPOTHER (Lost) appears as Fisher.

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Air date: Feb 10, 2010

Chance is hired to protect a district attorney who is running from her family's past and marked for murder because of her investigation into an organized crime family. Guest star KRISTIN LEHMAN (Drive, Judging Amy) appears as Allyson.

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Air date: Feb 17, 2010

Chance must break in then break out of the maximum-security high-rise headquarters of a weapons manufacturer when he is hired to rescue a genius engineer who is held prisoner by his murderous employers. Guest star KEVIN WEISMAN (Alias) appears as Martin Gleeson; guest star MITCH PILEGGI (Grey's Anatomy, Sons of Anarchy, The X Files) appears as Leonard Kreese; guest star AUTUMN REESER (Entourage, The O.C.) appears as Layla; and guest star GARCELLE BEAUVAIS-NILON (NYPD Blue, The Jamie Foxx Show) appears as Vivian Cox.

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Air date: Mar 10, 2010

Chance reunites with a fiery former flame when he is called to South America to rescue an archeologist whose discovery of a lost treasure makes him the target of a deadly bounty hunter and a South American army. Guest stars include KRIS MARSHALL (My Family, Murder City) as Doug, KIM COATES (Sons of Anarchy, Prison Break, CSI: Miami) as Bertram and LEONOR VARELA (Cleopatra, Where God Left His Shoes, Innocent Voices) as Maria.

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Air date: Mar 17, 2010

Pieces of Chance's past come into focus when he recruits FBI Agent Emma Barnes (recurring guest star EMMANUELLE VAUGIER) to help him stop his former partner from assassinating a visiting foreign dignitary. Meanwhile, Guerrero tests out a familiar face as a new recruit to the team. Guest stars include AUTUMN REESER (Entourage, The O.C.) as Layla and LENNIE JAMES (Jericho, Snatch, 24 Hour Party People) as Baptiste.

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Air date: Mar 24, 2010

Chance is knocked out when he meets the beautiful daughter of a former heavyweight champ in Vienna and must jump in the ring to protect a prize fighter on the run from a ruthless businessman. Guest star GRACE PARK (Battlestar Galactica, The Cleaner, Edgemont) appears as Eva.

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Air date: Mar 31, 2010

Chance travels to a remote Alaskan island to find a missing doctor and expose an industrial giant's involvement in the death of a mining foreman. Guest star MOON BLOODGOOD (Terminator Salvation, Day Break, Journeyman) appears as Dr. Jessica Shaw.

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This action-packed drama stars Mark Valley as Christopher Chance, a mysterious agent for hire who assumes different identities, at times literally becoming a human target on behalf of his clients.

Cast

Mark Valley
as Christopher Chance
Chi McBride
as Winston
Emmanuelle Vaugier
as Emma Barnes
Lennie James
as Baptiste
Sean Maher
as Aaron Cooper
Moon Bloodgood
as Dr. Jessica Shaw
Christina Cole
as Princess Victoria
Kevin Weisman
as Martin Gleeson
Mitch Pileggi
as Leonard Kreese
Leonor Varela
as Maria Gellego
Ty Olsson
as John Duke
Dylan Neal
as Wes Gibson
Amy Acker
as Katherine
Kim Coates
as Bertram
Vincent Gale
as Det. Simms
Lee Majors
as Bodyguard/Christopher Chance
Sean Allan
as Lydecker
Aleks Paunovic
as Alexi Volkov
Chris Mulkey
as Det. Jenkins
William B. Davis
as Whitey Doyle
Timothy Omundson
as The Interrogator
Alex Fernandez
as Peter Blanchard
Luis Javier
as Alberto
Kenneth Welsh
as Belvilacqua
Tyler McClendon
as Danny Cooper
Gardiner Millar
as Frank Murphy
Hiro Kanagawa
as Lt. Peale
Peter Bryant
as Abbot Stevens
Serge Houde
as LeCavalier
Toshi Haraguchi
as Mr. Saito
Dan Payne
as Larouche
Ted Whittall
as A.D.A. Harris
Samantha Ferris
as Deputy Director Lynch
Robert Lawrenson
as Prince Walter
Ken Kirzinger
as Prentiss' Bodyguard
B.J. Harrison
as Judge Heard
Patricia Drake
as The Queen
Jason Diablo
as Francis
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Critic Reviews for Human Target Season 1

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (18)

Valley's Christopher Chance is hard to resist as a devil-may-care hero-for-hire who charms and disarms before moving on to another mission: improbable. Easy come, easy go, easily watched.

Jul 17, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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The actors, including Valley, are but cogs in the wheel of suspense. Someone needs to hold the guns and steer the barreling train.

Jan 17, 2010 | Full Review…

Happily, the producers honor the "comic" as well as the "book" parts of Chance's heritage, and at times "Human Target" seems equal parts comedy and drama.

Jan 17, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Valley has an easy, rugged masculine quality that feels in short supply these days from most leading men, and he's believable and likable as this talented, versatile, nutty vigilante.

Jan 17, 2010 | Full Review…

If this isn't a big hit, I'll turn in my critic credentials and join a Tibetan monastery.

Jan 17, 2010 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Top Critic

Human Target was a step above the ordinary action hour; it was engaging enough on its own terms, it had enough character seeds that there's something for future episodes to harvest .

Jul 13, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

It took us the entire first season to make connections with the characters, but alas true connections were made. This finale left us surprised and looking forward to the next season.

Jul 17, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Overall, this was an interesting [season finale] mostly because of the flashback scenes and the guest stars. Plus it ends with a bit of a cliffhanger.

Jul 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Due to the lack of any emotional connection with any of the characters, this premiere episode was just an action flick where we get to watch Christopher Chance and team do their work to get the job done.

Jul 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Every element of "Human Target", from its mission-of-the-week format to its incredibly-cheesy opening credits, will remind viewers of the right age of the kind of mindless escapism that was far-more-common in the '70s and '80s.

Jul 13, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Valley handles all this with self-aware amusement and likable decency. But the show, despite good stunt work, is clunkily overfamiliar.

Jul 13, 2018 | Full Review…

It's an ironic shame that the concept's very identity was sacrificed in order to make it to television.

Jul 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Human Target: Season 1

  • Aug 14, 2020
    The great cast makes this show a blast, when it fails to take itself seriously it is an absolute treat.
  • Dec 16, 2013
    A truly underrated show that had one of the most clever premises, memorable set of characters, and some of the funniest dialogue I've heard in a television show. Even if it was really far fetched. But I believe that was the idea.

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