I watched the commercials for this show and it looked
interesting, I got more interested when I read an
article that said the stories are based on the life of
Walter O'Brien, the former "smartest man in the world"
with an IQ of 197. Walter (Elyes Gabel) and his team
of geniuses want to help companies solve high tech
problems . The team is very smart, but they don't know
how to relate to ordinary people and were misunderstood
in school . Walter is setting up a network for a
restaurant when he meets Paige (Katherine McPhee), a
waitress whose quiet 9-year-old-son Walter recognizes as
a fellow genius. The mom thinks he's "special" because
he doesn't talk much, and his teachers can't understand
Conveniently, each of Walter's friends has a
special genius trait. One is a great psychology (can
read people very well), one is an expert with
statistics, and one is a mechanical expert.
Homeland security asks Walter and his cohorts to stop an
airplane from crashing and save passangers on board.
The show is very fast-paced and keeps you on the edge of
your seat, which is good, but you have to sit and watch
it carefully. You can't get up too much because
the plot can be hard to follow at times. I enjoyed the
parts in the show where Walter made a connection with
Paige and her son. That is the heartwarming part
of the show, it reminded me of my favorite show, Monk,
because the parts I enjoyed the most were not the cases
he solved, but the emotional connections he made with
the people in his life.
Walter and his team work for a Homeland Security
official (played by the always-wonderful Robert
Patrick); he and Walter have a bad history.
The show has a large cast, and I found the plot a little
hard to follow, but I am going to watch it again, hoping
that it will get more clear and that they will be able
to add more heartwarming moments as the audience gets a
glimpse of what it is like to be a genius. I give this
show 3 out of 5 stars.
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