Well the premiere for Human Target has finally aired in all markets (it aired in Canada a few days early), and the ratings are strong (around a 3.0 share in 18-49, with about 10 million viewers), considering it had no real lead-in to speak of, save for the finale of 24 season 7. Overall, I thought the pilot was quite strong, bolstered by great performances all around by the cast. Mark Valley, as Christopher Chance, blended the roguish charm of Han Solo, James Bond, and Indiana Jones. Jackie Earle Haley seemed to channel part of his recent performance as Rorschach in his new role as Guerrero. Chi McBride rounds out the core cast as the down-to-earth (so far, at least) Winston. The action was quite good, with the fight scenes--in particular the melee on the train--rivaling some of the better film fight scenes in recent memory. While the plot was pretty basic, it served to introduce the basic premise of the show, and highlight the skills of the main cast members. To be honest, I'm not sure a show like this really needs complicate plots to engage the audience. Sometimes all you need is cool characters, fun dialogue, kick-ass action scenes, and great music. Speaking of music, the amazing Bear McCreary, of Battlestar fame (not to mention Sarah Connor Chronicles, Trauma, and Caprica, to name a few more) scores the show with his typical mastery. To say he was robbed of an Emmy this past year is an understatement. Human Target is one of the few shows on TV that is scored by a full orchestra week-to-week, and anyone familiar with Bear's work knows he puts 100% into each and every cue, theme, and motif. His blog ( http://www.bearmccreary.com/blog/ ) is reall well-done, and worth a visit. I'm looking forward to the rest of the season--here's hoping its ratings continue, and FOX gives it a Chance. This show seems "fun," and fun shows are few and far between these days (Chuck, of course, being one of the few).