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The Pretender...

Did anyone watch this show??? If so, please explain the plot...

I really want to see the movie, "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen"

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drchase
Jul. 3rd, 2003 08:07 pm (UTC)
I want to see LXG but none of my friends want to go! They all think it's going to suck.

Well I think they all suck!

*stomps off*
natalie516
Jul. 3rd, 2003 10:58 pm (UTC)
SUCK??? How could it suck!!! It has Sean Connery...I wonder who he is supposed to be? They say that the members of the league are immortal...
caballero
Jul. 5th, 2003 02:58 pm (UTC)
The Pretender plot
The Pretender started out as a thriller/drama on NBC during the late 90's. The plot can best be described as a merging of The X-Files and Catch me if you Can.

The protagonist, Jarod, came to be raised by a covert group known as The Centre in Blue Cove, DE (I might be wrong about the location). They kept him isolated from society and continually fed him information. He was used by The Centre throughout his childhood for his incredible mind. Whenever the government needed to figure something out, they turned to Jarod.

There were other pretenders (super geniuses), but Jarod was clearly the most advanced. At one point, Jarod and a few other pretenders decide to break out. This is where the series comes in. After he breaks out of The Centre, Jarod travels the world looking for clues to his mysterious past (who are his parent's, how did he come to be at The Centre). With his vast knowledge, he manages to eluded his captors by impersonating various professions (think Catch me if you Can without the check fraud).

The Centre is not happy with his escape and assigns a trio to capture Jarod. Ms. Parker is an icy bitch and the most active of the three. Sydney is a wise old sage with whom Jarod maintains contact. Broots is a lesser character thrown in mainly for comic relief. His role is as the team's hacker.

There are twists and turns, additional characters and substories added throughout the series. After NBC stopped showing The Pretender TNT picked it up, eventually doing a made for TV movie. For any additional information, use Google.
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