This year CBS launched a new drama called Scorpion. Its wasn't originally on my radar. I must have missed the promotionals somewhere or another. It ended up that my cousin introduced it to me. (We have a tendency to trade tv and movie suggestions.)
Borrowing the description from IMDb, "An eccentric genius forms an international network of super-geniuses to act as the last line of defense against the complicated threats of the modern world." Basically the show is about a team of eccentric geniuses who tackle various intense problems.
Its actually based on a true story which makes it even more cool!
I personally love science-y, tech-y, and genius-y type stuff so this show perked my interested from the start.
Now I think this show has a lot of potential. But it has had some bumps along the way.
To start, they have a lot of really great ideas but sometimes they don't come across as well as they could have. The dialog is lacking in areas. But I will agree that the basic idea behind the show is really good. And they have done a fairly decent job explaining each of the character's back story. I think the writing did get a lot better as it went along though. And a lot of the story plots were really original!
The directing and acting in Scorpion started out a bit rough. That really is not surprising though since for most of the actors this was their first big role. But towards the end of the season I could see a large improvement. Particularly with the main character. There were a few scenes in the last couple of episodes that I was really impressed by. I don't know who directs the episodes but that always tends to have a big impact on how well of a performance the actor gives. (In case you didn't know its better to watch new movies by who directs them than by who acts in them. For example David Nolan directs The Dark Knight trilogy and Interstellar. Both are amazing.) I think as the actors became more comfortable with their roles it got a lot better.
(This show is also, except for like maybe one episode, pretty clean; which is always nice.)
So if you're ever bored and you're out of things to watch, try looking up Scorpion!
(They just wrapped up season one and should be back with a second season in the Fall!) (And don't you just love borrowing pictures off the internet? Thanks Pinterest!) :D