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    alwayshurdle

    [1]Dec 30, 2009
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    This sounds a lot like leverage. Probably not the first one to say this, but any opinions?
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    ltlukas

    [2]Jan 2, 2010
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    Erm.. well actually it's the other way round. Leverage is a lot like Hustle. Hustle has been around since 2004 - Leverage came into being in 2008. I like both in actual fact though they are different. Hustle is grittier and perhaps more realistic - but Leverage is more unambiguously positive in it's motivations. Hustle probably trumps in terms of script writing and acting quality - but Leverage is fun if you want to have a good time with plenty of action and aren't too interested in thinking too much as you watch.
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    caipirina

    [3]Jan 3, 2010
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    I came across Hustle after having watched the pilot of Leverage (and then reading how everyone compared it to Hustle). Persnally, i like Hustle better, it is based more on the characters, while Leverage is focusing more on the Robin Hood aspect and gadgets. Hustle also has the hotter ladies .. but you only get 6 eps per season ...
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    zanyzonk1

    [4]Jan 4, 2010
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    Yeah, I think Hustle is much better than Leverage - in terms of the script and acting quality. Also, I prefer the fact that they're not Robin Hood types. They con people for money, they don't pretend to be heros, yet they still have their own sort of ideology - in that they believe it's not all about the money, but living luxuriously outside of the system.
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    Paladax

    [5]Jan 20, 2010
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    The first few seasons of Hustle were sooo much better than Leverage. But now that they have those new crew I think Leverage is much better.
    Plus Leverage is more action packed whereas Hustle is more subtle about it all.
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    Paladax

    [6]Jan 20, 2010
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    The first few seasons of Hustle were sooo much better than Leverage. But now that they have those new crew I think Leverage is much better.
    Plus Leverage is more action packed whereas Hustle is more subtle about it all.
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    mimisc2009

    [7]Jan 20, 2010
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    Leverage is far better than hustle and I really like the characters in the show. I hope Sophie's also back.
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    GrantBirrell

    [8]Jan 20, 2010
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    leverage, hustle sucks.
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    xela34

    [9]Mar 16, 2011
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    Hustle is far better. Leverage is average at best. Watch the 'original'.

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    lordoracle

    [10]Mar 31, 2011
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    I refer to Leverage as the American version of Hustle (let's face it, a LOT of the popular US series seem to be taken from the BBC).

    I love both series.
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    arhudson

    [11]Apr 26, 2011
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    lordoracle wrote:
    I refer to Leverage as the American version of Hustle (let's face it, a LOT of the popular US series seem to be taken from the BBC).

    I love both series.


    I agree completely. And whilst they are very similar in many ways I think that they are written completely differently and focus on different aspects of each show. I love both but at the moment I have a think for Matt Di Angelo so Hustle is my fav for now, but not by far.
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    TomSender

    [12]May 30, 2011
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    Leverage is based on Hustle, not vice-verca.

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    obiwan6969

    [13]Aug 4, 2011
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    Only Hustle started years before Leverage. It's not unusual for the yanks to BORROW ideas from other countries for TV or Movies. I watch both, but I prefer Hustle.

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    warcho

    [14]Oct 7, 2011
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    Haha Leverage sounds like Huslte. Leverage is inspired by this series.. Not the other way around. I like both shows but hustle is 1 class more then leverage (my opinion)

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    ltcomstella

    [15]Feb 6, 2012
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    imo both shows have pros and cons no pun intended there !


    hustle is the original idea and thus superior though i feel it is a good time to end the show in it's current form.


    leverage is good but it suffers for being a typical american show, nate being a drunk the on / off are they will they stuff of nate and sophie.


    and finally they have got parker and hardison together, hustle for me is better because the lovey dovey stuff is not 'forced' litteraly non existant cept for one or two eps with an ex popping up.

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