Human Target

Human Target

  • TV-14
  • 2010
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.8  (17,338)

Human Target is the television series adaptation of a DC comics series which aired on the FOX television network. Human Target examines the life and career of protagonist Christopher Chance, a unique individual who markets himself as a bodyguard, private contractor and troubleshooter for potential clients. Rather than simply becoming a body double (like the DC version's modus operandi), Chance's services come in the form of making himself become a necessary part of the client's life. So ingratiated, Chance is able to literally be a human shield for his threatened clientele. Chance works for an organization which includes former San Francisco Police Department officer Winston, an insecure family man and hired gun/hacker named Guerrero, a former client and benefactor named Ilsa, and a veteran thief with excellent social skills named Ames. Each of these individuals works for the organization for different purposes, with Chance's reason given as simply seeking out the truth of his client's circumstances. Chance's backstory is that he is a former assassin who worked for "The Old Man" and handled cases for the downtrodden and needy. Rather than join the upper echelons of the assassination group, Chance escapes and restarts his life for this organization. The series ran for two seasons, starting as a mid-season replacement and totaling twenty-five episodes. The show has had several impressive and memorable encounters including a fight along a high-speed train in extreme close quarters, keeping calm when a plane is on fire with a blacked out pilot and flight computer (also the show's most-viewed episode with nearly 10.5 million viewers), sneaking religious artifacts out of a Quebec monastery, working as a prize fighter in Belgium, defending an abdicating British royal from being assassinated, and even Chance setting out to rescue his ally and partner Winston from the Old Man's secret organization.

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Marshall Pucci
13. Marshall Pucci
February 9, 2011
Chance delves deeper into Ilsa's late husband's past and uncovers deceit and lies that may tear the team apart forever.
The Trouble with Harry
12. The Trouble with Harry
February 2, 2011
Team members Chance and Harry are reunited after Chance is hired to protect the girlfriend of a rival security agency owner. Meanwhile, Ilsa goes on her first mission.
Kill Bob
11. Kill Bob
January 31, 2011
Chance is determined to protect a husband who believes his wife is a Russian spy whose mission is to kill him for classified defense secrets.
Cool Hand Guerrero
10. Cool Hand Guerrero
January 14, 2011
Guerrero gets a taste of southern hospitality when he's framed for the murder of a friend, forcing Chance to help break him out of prison.
Imbroglio
9. Imbroglio
January 14, 2011
Chance and Ilsa must protect her sister-in-law when a night at the opera turns into a hostage situation.
Communication Breakdown
8. Communication Breakdown
January 5, 2011
An incompetent private eye may have blown his last case unless Winston, Guerrero, and Ames can save him.
A Problem Like Maria
7. A Problem Like Maria
January 5, 2011
Ilsa and Chance get into a fight when his former girlfriend begs him to rescue a colleague who was kidnapped by a South American despot.
The Other Side of the Mall
6. The Other Side of the Mall
December 22, 2010
When a murder attempt is made on a seemingly harmless family, the team travels to suburbia. Chance and Guerrero go undercover at a boring corporate office, Winston joins a neighborhood book club and Ames chaperones a high-school party as they try to determine which family member is being targeted and why.
Dead Head
5. Dead Head
December 15, 2010
When Chance and the team assist a client suffering from retrograde amnesia remember who he is and why someone is out to kill him, Winston is forced to ask his ex-wife for help.
The Return of Baptiste
4. The Return of Baptiste
December 8, 2010
When Ilsa's friend is held hostage, Chance is forced to turn to his archenemy, Baptiste, for information to help rescue her.
Taking Ames
3. Taking Ames
December 1, 2010
When Ames is drawn into her old criminal life, Chance goes undercover as part of a gang attempting to stage a daring diamond heist in order to protect her.
The Wife's Tale
2. The Wife's Tale
November 24, 2010
Chance is hired to protect the wife of a man he killed seven years ago. Meanwhile, Ames hopes to find protection from Guerrero, and Ilsa is shocked at what she discovers about the business.
Ilsa Pucci
1. Ilsa Pucci
November 17, 2010
In the second season premiere, Chance and Guerrero race to rescue their kidnapped associate, Winston. Vowing to retire from the security business, Chance is persuaded back to work by billionaire philanthropist Ilsa Pucci, who needs his protection after the mysterious murder of her husband.
Human Target
Human Target

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Human Target is the television series adaptation of a DC comics series which aired on the FOX television network. Human Target examines the life and career of protagonist Christopher Chance, a unique individual who markets himself as a bodyguard, private contractor and troubleshooter for potential clients. Rather than simply becoming a body double (like the DC version's modus operandi), Chance's services come in the form of making himself become a necessary part of the client's life. So ingratiated, Chance is able to literally be a human shield for his threatened clientele.

Chance works for an organization which includes former San Francisco Police Department officer Winston, an insecure family man and hired gun/hacker named Guerrero, a former client and benefactor named Ilsa, and a veteran thief with excellent social skills named Ames. Each of these individuals works for the organization for different purposes, with Chance's reason given as simply seeking out the truth of his client's circumstances.

Chance's backstory is that he is a former assassin who worked for "The Old Man" and handled cases for the downtrodden and needy. Rather than join the upper echelons of the assassination group, Chance escapes and restarts his life for this organization.

The series ran for two seasons, starting as a mid-season replacement and totaling twenty-five episodes. The show has had several impressive and memorable encounters including a fight along a high-speed train in extreme close quarters, keeping calm when a plane is on fire with a blacked out pilot and flight computer (also the show's most-viewed episode with nearly 10.5 million viewers), sneaking religious artifacts out of a Quebec monastery, working as a prize fighter in Belgium, defending an abdicating British royal from being assassinated, and even Chance setting out to rescue his ally and partner Winston from the Old Man's secret organization.Human Target is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (25 episodes). The series first aired on January 17, 2010.

Human Target is available for streaming on the FOX website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Human Target on demand at Amazon, Vudu, DC Universe, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    January 17, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (17,338)