TV: Minority Report 1×01 – Pilot

Dash-Stark-Sands(I don’t currently have a title card for this show yet – so have a gif of Stark Sands instead)

Original air date: Sept. 21, 2015

I actually don’t have a lot to say about this show.  It wasn’t love at first sight, but it was interesting enough that I’ll stick around for a few more weeks.  It could have promise and I am not ready to give up quite yet… because who knows.

Set ten years after the events of the movie Minority Report, in which the Precrime unit has been disbanded and the Precogs are let to live the rest of their lives as normal people.  We meet Meagan Good, as detective Vega who dreamt of working with the Precrime unit, only to find it was disbanded before she had a chance to join the academy.  We also meet Dash, as played by Stark Sands, one of the Precog twins who just wants to save the people from his visions.  Dash isn’t able to see the entire picture, however.  He needs Arthur and Agatha to be able to put together a full picture.

There is just so much rehashing of the previous movie and so much more added… I almost think it might have saved time to just start fresh.  Anyway, together Dash and Detective Vega form a sort of partnership in which they save people.

Honestly, while I love shows about brothers… the movie was about Agatha’s story and she seems like she was sidelined in favor of brothers.  The tone of the show was an odd choice to me.  Complete with bouncy hero music and dramatic zoom … its very Saturday morning adventure show.

I think I just expected more.  The dialogue felt stilted, the writing seemed clunky and while I enjoy most of the cast… I have to be honest Stark Sands is the only saving grace.  Dash is a precious cinnamon roll that needs to be protected.

In conclusion: I foresee Selfie Drones in our near future and I also foresee them being a pain in the ass, I desperately want Detective Vega’s sunglasses and I look forward to some crime fighting shenanigans.

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