'Scorpion' Review: A Procedural Drama with a Big (Bang) Twist!
By Leanne Aguilera
Every TV fan knows that Fall is the most overwhelming season of the year. Why? One very simple reason: Too many shows and too little time. So we at ETonline are reviewing each and every one of the new fall TV shows to bring you our reviews on the good, the bad, the adorable and the just plain horrible.
When It Airs: Mondays at 9 p.m. on CBS.
The Biggest Stars:Game of Thrones/Body of Proof star Eleys Gabel leads a team of super geniuses with Smash's big-voiced beauty, Katharine McPhee, and True Blood's Robert Patrick also adding to the dramedy's smart mix of characters.
Here's What You Need to Know: CBS has already created a mega huge hit with one "geek chic" ensemble cast, so why not try it again, but as a drama? The series, which is inspired by a true story, centers on Walter O'Brien (Gabel), one of the most brilliant minds that has ever graced this earth, and his team of smarter than smart (but socially misunderstood) friends: Mathematician Sylvester (Ari Stidham), mechanical prodigy Happy (Jadyn Wong), and behavioral expert Toby (Eddie Kaye Thomas).
Together these four geniuses are known by their team alias, Scorpion, and in the pilot they are recruited by federal agent Cabe Gallo (Patrick) to assist Homeland Security in solving a seemingly impossible life-or-death dilemma. While tackling the mission, Walter meets Paige Dineen (McPhee) a plain-Jane waitress who just so happens to have a brilliant, yet misunderstood son of her own. Together the cast shares a dynamic chemistry that is worthy of all the Big Bang Theory comparisons.
If You Like… The quirky brianiacs of The Big Bang Theory and the action-packed missions of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., then you will really enjoy the team on Scorpion.
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Bottom Line: It's as if The Big Bang Theory gang decided to put away their comic books and use their brilliant minds to solve crimes — and we love it! Scorpion is equal parts adrenaline-pumping drama and chuckle-worthy laughs, creating a fun twist on the traditional case-of-the-week procedural.
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