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"Minority Report" review by Suzanne 9/9/15
Premieres Monday, 9/8c, September 21 on FOX

I saw this first episode, and I really liked it. It's more main stream, I think, and better written than the previous FOX scifi show "Almost Human." I liked that one, but I can sort of see why it wasn't too successful. This one is much better in a lot of ways.

I didn't see the movie it's based on, but they do a good job of explaining what happened in the movie. The series is a sort of a spin-off from the movie. It occurs after it.  The pre-cogs in the movie were children, and here they're adults and no longer being used to predict crimes for the police. However, one of them, Dash, still wants to help prevent crimes, so he tries to stop them on his own, but he fails. Instead he ends up working with a police detective named Lara to help stop crime. Sometimes he gets his brother, Arthur, to help as well. Arthur can see names and numbers more clearly, so he spends most of his time using his talents to get rich. Dash can see the murders and the faces in his mind, so he has less-defined premonitions.  They also have a foster sister, Agatha, who's also a precog, but we only see her briefly in the pilot. I get the impression that she's hiding out somewhere else.

Wilmer Valderrama (who played Fez on "That 70's Show") plays Lara's partner, a cocky cop who likes to take all of the credit for her work.  I assume he will turn out to be more of a bad guy in later episodes, but I'm not sure. They make it clear that he and she have some sort of history.

The show has a good, fast, plot, with crime, murder and intrigue. They show a lot of the near-future, and they have great special effects with many gadgets and technological wonders. I enjoyed the music in the background, too, which I assume is from the movie, but I don't know... anyway, it was very good. Don't miss it!

MORE INFORMATION:

It is with great pride and prognostication of excitement that we share with you, for review, the “Pilot” episode of our fast-paced, futuristic crime thriller MINORITY REPORT, premiering Monday, Sept. 21 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. 

We are humbled to be the first series adapted from the venerable catalogue of Steven Spielberg, who also serves as executive producer. Taking place ten years after the events of the film, our story follows precognitive DASH (Stark Sands) as he pairs with a brash, but shrewd homicide detective, LARA VEGA (Meagan Good) to stop horrific crimes before they happen. While Dash and Vega work together to save lives, they must also navigate the spectacular and often treacherous futuristic world of 2065.

Just as the film broke ground in its portrayal of an authentic future, introducing such technologies as gesture screens and targeted ads, we relied upon a research staff at the MIT Media Lab to imagine every detail of Washington, D.C., circa 2065 – a world as exhilarating and inspiring as it is daunting to our hero, Dash, who spent his formative years enslaved in a Pre-crime milk bath, along with his twin brother, ARTHUR (Nick Zano) and foster sister, AGATHA (Laura Regan). 

But all our attention to spectacle would mean exactly nothing without great, compelling characters and heartfelt drama. Each week, we set out to blend the urgency of life and death with sparks of wit and humor, following a set of singular, yet grounded characters we want to really root for. And we predict that you will, too.

So please sit back…and welcome to the future.


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