Minority Report

Mondays Fox 9pm

Based on the movie of the same name, the title refers  to what happens when one of the precogs glimpses into the future differs from that of the other two.  The conclusion of the movie  precrime was disbanded and the precogs (psychics ) have been sent to a secluded island. What happens to them  is the jumping point for the series.

The precog (precognitive) crime program started in 2040 and disbanded just a couple decades later, and the precogs were sent to a secluded island far from civilization.

Washington 2065 the precrime program is no longer used, and preventing crimes through precognition is illegal.  Officers of the law are now only able to solve cases the same way as those in our current 2015 are; through lots of footwork and research to find evidence and facts, and with their futuristic technology to do their duty.  In the opening scene there’s a cool train, and instead of ‘transferring and waiting for another (I guess), the cars of a train also come off and hook onto others to get where you are going (if only we could have that now).

Dash can feel the victims’ pain while Arthur gets the names and details, as for the sister Agatha (Laura Regan)  I think she is the grounding ‘vision’. The main vision to the brothers as she does see something in her visions about dash.

When Dash stumbles upon  homicide detective  Laura Vega played by Megan Good, while trying and failing to prevent a murder and try to keep the covert team up from Lara’s boss Will Blake played by (that 70s show’s) Wilmer Valderrama .

This future looks way too tech, but some of it is pretty cool, like that train. They she has a team of genius futurists from MIT to make the screens and gadgets as possibly believable as they can be.

Dash needs to develop people (social) skills while Arthur has been  part of society longer, and has developed a darker, more cynical side and will use his gift for selfish gain.

While watching the 2nd episode I found parts to be predictable and cliche. It’s like any other cop procedural, only a little more entertaining with future gizmo eye candy.  Dash’s brother’s ‘painting’  freaks me out a bit. Its like when you think you see something movie, but it really didn’t. Well I felt the same way but with this episode now I know I wasn’t going bonkers and seeing things, this are it ‘really’ moves. No puns intended.  (Though I’m sure its some sort of CG, wonder what the hell the budget is on this show)  Like painting, tattoos are like animated .gifs as well.

This is one to record on the DVR to watch after you watched the better new shows or returning ones.

This one I need a couple more episodes before I can fairly assess. Check back here occasionally for any further notes.

Minority report on IMDB

 

 

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