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SCORPION Recap: “Pilot” – Everybody Is a Genius

If CBS’ shows The Big Bang Theory and Hawaii Five-0 had a baby, and that baby popped Adderall and was fueled by premium octane, it would be named  Scorpion .  The new fall action-drama centers on a foursome of geniuses (and one down-to-Earth waitress) who are recruited by Homeland Security to help defend against modern-day threats.  Sounds great in theory, but the over-reliance on geek speak and the “Let’s talk so fast that no one will notice how dumb this is” tactic quickly wear thin and make this possible prodigy fall far short of its potential.  Hit the jump for my Scorpion recap. Read more... //collider.com/scorpion-premiere-recap/#wFX7Tm1JtWDK6wF3.99


CBS already has one "geek chic" hit in The Big Bang Theory, but now the network is tweaking the formula for a new procedural-drama, Scorpion, debuting Monday. Like Big Bang, Scorpion follows a group of eccentric super-geniuses. However, that's where the similarities end as Scorpion's proverbial nerd squad is tasked by the FBI to solve top-secret, high-tech crimes. The results are a bit of an odd duck, but one that has the potential to soar -- at least in the ratings. Read More... //www.ign.com/articles/2014/09/22/scorpion-pilot-review

Scorpion Brings the Stupidest, Most Batshit Insane Hacker Scene Ever

  So Scorpion debuted last night on CBS, bringing us the thrilling tale of "geniuses" who help DHS by setting up wifi access points in restaurants. Yes, that is a true plot point. It all leads to this scene, whose true meaning I will unfold for you so that you can appreciate the full amazing awfulness.   Read More...     //feeds.gawker.com/~r/io9/full/~3/hrl_u-PdQ7E/scorpion-brings-the-stupidest-most-batshit-insane-hack-1638333877

Scorpion Series Premiere Review: Not As Smart As It Seems

CBS's new hackers n' geniuses drama pairs brains and more brains for some ridiculous action and lots of nerdy talk.   Read More... //www.tv.com/shows/scorpion/community/post/scorpion-series-premiere-review-not-as-smart-as-it-seems-141082688831/

'Scorpion': TV Review

The real-life inspiration might be more interesting than the actual show, but it's only a pilot and this genius-and-misfits combination could end up being entertaining   Read More... //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/nmAHu6jBbhs/story01.htm

Series premiere talkback: 'Scorpion' - 'Pilot'

HitFix's Alan Sepinwall invites his readers to review "Scorpion," the new CBS drama about a team of geniuses recruited by the government to solve complicated problems.   Read More... //www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watching/series-premiere-talkback-scorpion-pilot

TV Review: If CBSs Scorpion Is About Geniuses, Why Is It So Dumb?

  That guy over there? He's a genius. You can tell he's a genius by the way he's constantly rude and dismissive to women. He pedantically and unceasingly lectures that woman he somehow was dating; he criticizes that waitress's nail polish because yeah, she's definitely doing that for his benefit and analysis. He's just such a genius, you see. It's impossible for him to relate to anyone who's not a genius, and obviously, at the genius club there is only room for one woman, so everyone else who's not a genius goats? Is that the opposite of a genius? Who can care? will simply have to step aside. Genius coming through. Watch out for the genius. Genius here.   Read More... //www.vulture.com/2014/09/tv-review-cbs-scorpion.html

Scorpion Review: CBS's Fast and the Geniuses Drama Should Never Slow Down

There isn't a lot of down time on the pilot episode for CBS's Scorpion, which ends up being a good thing. When it does slow down, then the clunky dialogue and the emotional confessionals gives you time to see the weaknesses in the drama. Based on a true story, Scorpion opens by introducing us to a young Walter O'Brien, a kid genius who attracts the attention of FBI agent Cabe Gallo ( Robert Patrick )when he hacks into NASA. Fast-forward two decades and Walter (Elyes Gabel) has put together a team of geniuses who are having a hard time paying the bills. Then to Walter's dismay, Agent Gallo re-enters the picture. Planes are going to start falling out of the sky over Los Angeles unless Walter and his team can find a way to overcome the corrupted software keeping the planes from communicating with ground control and each other.   Read More... //www.thewrap.com/scorpion-review-cbss-fast-and-the-geniuses-drama-should-never-slow-down/

Scorpion Season 1 Episode 1 Review: Pilot

Well, that was a ridiculously fast-paced premiere.  Scorpion Season 1 Episode 1  really didn't waste any time, did it? If someone wanted you to summarize Scorpion in one sentence it would be this:  The Big Bang Theory  meets typical, dramatic CBS procedural. There's geniuses who can't relate to normal people, a pretty girl who translates for the nerds, and oh yeah, a procedural element.  Read More... //www.tvfanatic.com/2014/09/scorpion-season-1-episode-1-review-pilot/

Scorpion Season 1 Review “Pilot”

The latest crime procedural from CBS,  “Scorpion”  sets itself apart from the pack via the conceit of having a team of super-geniuses, plus one erstwhile waitress to help smooth away the rough edges of the decidedly quirky and not exactly people-friendly other members of the team. (The waitress also happens to be the mother of a super-genius herself, to boot.) Inspired by true events, the show revolves around team leader Walter O’Brien (Elyes Gabel, “Game of Thrones”), an Irish native busted way back when for hacking his way into NASA as a young teenager. Going by the code name of Scorpion- hence the show’s title- he demands extradition and immunity for his crimes, which he gets, and is eventually recruited by agent Cabe Gallo (Robert Patrick, “True Blood”). Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2014/09/23/scorpion-season-1-review-pilot/