Needless to say, O’Brien is a little special. With an IQ higher than that of Einstein, he’s always had a different perspective on life. With a team of “special” people who have all sorts of crazy talents and knowledge. However, they all have another thing in common as well. Because of their insane intelligence, they have horrible social skills.
This is where the story starts, a team of extremely smart people… but then, we meet Paige, an average waitress with a son who she doesn’t understand. But, is he really challenged? Of course not, he’s like O’Brien. He’s special. During the pilot, Paige and her son, Ralph, are brought into this team of geniuses (called Scorpion), Paige to help with communication and Ralph to learn how to function as such an intelligent boy.
Whew, that was a longwinded explanation, huh? Anyway, the show premiered its third episode this week, and I have to say that I think it’s a smash hit.
With all-star cast members like Katherine McPhee and new faces like Elyes Gabel, the show has no shortage of talent. McPhee plays the perfect balance of curiosity, compassion, and ignorance in her role. On the other hand, Gabel is expertly awkward in the most attractive way. In fact, he is definitely my favorite character in the show. There’s something so endearing about him in my opinion. The two make the most unexpected, yet wonderful pair. I can’t wait for romantic sparks to fly.
Similar to NCIS, CSI, and Elementary, each episode of Scorpion contains a crime or problem that the Scorpion team has to solve. Still, characters continue develop throughout all episodes, and each situation brings out new mysteries and characteristics of the protagonists.
I understand that there are a bunch of crime shows out there that all seem to blend together. Honestly, I think that this show is different. There’s something so wonderful about learning to love yourself for who you are even though everyone else dismisses you as a weirdo.
So far, three episodes have premiered, and the show airs every Monday on CBS at 9 p.m. Even if you’re already “committed” to your favorite crime drama, I would suggest giving this one a shot. Happy kommenting :)