Minority Report: First Impressions

Hello everybody! For this week we have the beginning of our First Impressions series, where we will dive down and dirty while picking apart a TV show’s pilot. This week, we have Minority Report.

MINORITY REPORT

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CREATED BY: Max Borenstein

STARRING: Stark Sands, Meagan Good, Nick Zano, Daniel London, Laura Regan, Li Jun Li, Zhane Hall,Wilmer Valderrama

NO. OF EPISODES: 1 Episode

GENRE: Crime, Drama, Sci-fi

YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: United States

minority-report-trailer-fox-tv-seriesSet in 2065 Washington, D.C. (eleven years after the events of the 2002 film), the series follows Dash (Stark Sands), a Precog, who has the ability to predict crimes. The Precrime Unit was dismantled in 2054, forcing law enforcement to rely on newer methods to fight crime. Before it was dismantled, Dash, his twin brother Arthur (Nick Zano), and their foster sister Agatha (Laura Regan) were part of the program that gave them their unique gifts. Now, Dash is using his ability to assist Detective Lara Vega (Meagan Good) in preventing crimes, at the same time trying to keep his gift from being revealed, as there are those who want to obtain the precogs at any cost.

Alright, I actually stumbled upon this one by accident and I found myself thinking…why a Minority Report tv series? Then I actually watched it and…was sort of impressive. The setting and design of the world is fantastic, surpassing our current technology by light years and comes across as a passable futuristic Earth quite well. Also I want to give a shout out to the main and recurring casts as they were perfect for their roles. Whether its Stark Sands’s awkward yet endearing Oracle or Meagan Good’s passionate yet professional and tough as nails detective, they nestled into their characters quite well.

cc2bc848e5484e08ce5be64b5dd1444aI wasn’t a fan of the Minority Report film with Tom Cruise, so I was rather hesitant to come into this one. My BIGGEST PROBLEM IS IT IS BECOMING YET ANOTHER BUDDY COP SHOW (much like a futuristic version of Psych, also sorry for all of the caps). This show could have been amazing and gone in many different directions, but no not this time. Minority Report has already fallen into the pit of too many TV tropes to be able to be saved. Will the branding from the previous film save it? You tell me.

PROS:

  • Setting.
  • Technology.
  • Main/recurring cast performances.
  • Acting choices.

CONS:

  • Tired franchise.
  • Yet another Buddy Cop show.
  • Littered with TV Tropes.

SCORE: 6.5 / 10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fLl-DMzxrk

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Brandon Stuhr

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