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"Scorpion" review by Eva
Airs Mondays at 9/8c on CBS

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 him.

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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