EPISODE 2, SEASON 1: "Mr. Nice Guy"
Last week, I discussed the pilot of "Minority Report," the new show based off of the 2002 movie of the same name. I called it a standard cop show with scientific fun, and that's pretty much what the second episode showcased as well. This looks to be just another cop show, a cop show with a psychic. The psychic and the detective get together, the psychic sees visions, the detective studies them and finds the perp, and they both save the day. It looks like "Minority Report" will be another "Freak of the Week" type of show, and I don't know if that is good or bad yet.
One thing that did make me happy was Daniel London showing up in this show again. If he becomes a series regular, then I will be excited. He was a great in the movie and I like his little scenes in the show. I wish he was less comic relief and more of a character like he was in the movie, but hopefully they can flesh out and even out his character a bit more in the upcoming weeks. I also liked that this episode did not make several nods to the movie. Because I thought that was way too gimmicky and silly. I hope the show does not revert back to that at all.
I think there are a couple threads that could make the show prosper, and they are threads that could make "Minority Report" much more different compared to the regular "Freak of the Week" show. Something that includes the Precog Agatha. Something involving Agatha and Dash revolving his new detective friend. I don't know what it is or what it could possibly be. But it looks like its going to be the big mystery of the first season. I hope this leads to something worthwhile, instead of something that just lasts until it gets old. So far, "Minority Report" is still just another cop show, now lets see if they can take the "just" out of that sentence.
What did everyone else think?