CBS premieres “SCORPION” Monday night, September 22nd, 2014 at 9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT. With “Madame Secretary” already on air and “Stalker” coming up, CBS may have a thread of successful smart dramas on their hands.
Inspired by a true story, “Scorpion” is about eccentric genius Walter O’Brien (Elyes Gabel) and his team of brilliant misfits who comprise the last line of defense against complex, high-tech threats of the modern age.
As Homeland Security’s new think tank, O’Brien’s “Scorpion” team includes Toby Curtis (Eddie Kaye Thomas), an expert behaviorist who can read anyone; Happy Quinn (Jadyn Wong), a mechanical prodigy; and Sylvester Dodd (Ari Stidham), a statistics guru. Pooling their extensive technological knowledge to solve mind-boggling predicaments amazes federal agent Cabe Gallo (Robert Patrick), who shares a harrowing history with O’Brien.
However, while this socially awkward group is comfortable with each other’s humor and quirks, life outside their circle confounds them, so they rely on Paige Dineen (Katharine McPhee), who has a young, gifted son, to translate the world for them. At last, these nerdy masterminds have found the perfect job: a place where they can apply their exceptional brainpower to solve the nation’s crises, while also helping each other learn how to fit in.
The series holds enough suspense and action that it could be a lasting series for CBS. What will keep the audience on the edge of their seats are the problems which must be solved each episode. There is great cast chemistry, especially between McPhee and Gabel’s characters. With so many different personalities written into the show, each character adds something special. Eddie Kay Thomas’ role provides comic relief, along with Jadyn Wong and Ari Stidham.
Check “Scorpion” out tonight and let us know what you think.