MINORITY REPORT Series Premiere, A Review of Sorts (But Should We Bother?)

MINORITY REPORT Series Premiere, A Review

In this review, I might sound a bit meh about this new show. Don't worry, I am!

The series premiere of the TV series, Minority Report, started out showing us how the precogs came to be and what happened to them after the initial movie from 2002. We jump to Washington DC, 2065, 10 to 11 years after events in the film.

The precogs are all grown up and one of them is still trying to help from his part of the fragmented visions he gets. He seems to only get parts of the vision, so it's a struggle to see the whole scene.

Then we meet the team of cops we'll be following, and the story telling seems to all fall apart.

We watch the cops bitch and whine and compete for the solve. We blindly jump to some scene where they corner the bad guy and our primary cop somehow shows up getting the drop on the perp. We never see how she sneaks up on a man in the middle of an open warehouse, but poof, there she is.

To be honest this jumping around with quickie scenes seems a little fragmented at best as they try to introduce characters while trying to pack a story into the first episode between character discoveries. To me, that's always been a warning sign.

Stark Sands plays the precog, Meagan Good, the cop. The other cop who she butts heads with is Wilmer Valderrama, who contributed very little to his character in this episode, except to look arrogant.

There was The actress who plays the lead cop that befriends our pre-cog seems to be trying way too hard to convey emotions. For the amount of acting experience she has, I'm surprised how elementary she comes across. I swear, it looked like every emotion she tried to convey caused her more pain than what it was she was projecting. She reminded me of how Tracy Spiridakos acted in Revolution.

While the precog acted like he had the social skills of a five-year-old. If they were being quirky to be cute, IT FAILED.

There was one cast member from the 2002 film that showed up in the series, that being  Daniel London reprising his role of Wally, the caretaker.

Guys:  Everything Meagan Good does, she does in a tightly wrapped up push-up ensemble and the camera work makes sure to pan through around and over her cleavage at very close range.

What I did like about the show is it reminded me of the tech that was used in the 2002 film and how predictive that film was.  Today, while it is 10 years later in this world, things seem to have not evolved much in their world, but I loved how the movie portrayed the aggressive nature of advertising in their society and how it reflected today's world, back then.

At the end of the series premiere of Minority Report, we get a chunk of a preview of the upcoming season, which leads us to believe that things will be going very wrong for our grown up pre-cogs as the show evolves. If it evolves.

I'm probably going to give it one more try, but I'm not too enthusiastic about it. I have too many shows to watch already, so this one might just get the ax early if it does not impress by the second episode.

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