Monday, November 2, 2015

TV REVIEW: Minority Report (Season One, Episode Seven)



Okay, even I couldn't resist the new episode of "Minority Report" this week.

All this time, I have declared "Minority Report" as a police show with a gimmick. By and large, it is still very much a police show with a gimmick. There have been pockets of hope laced around an episode, here and there. That is usually what I focus on with each new episode as I try to tune the rest of the episode out. Tonight was different though. As I explain what happened, it may sound like cliche and I will say now that what occurs isn't original per se. It just felt so out of left field that I couldn't help but appreciate it. This was a different type of episode, and I felt like I watched it through a very different filter.

As the episode opens, Vega and Dash are hot on a new pursuit of a murder. But the trail runs cold, even as Dash tries to contact his brother, Arthur. Still, Dash finds himself frustrated by a cold trail. He does some investigative work on his own, which leads him to be captured by the wife of the supposed deceased man. You will think that the wife wants to use Dash to cover up her murder of her husband, but that's not what happens. You would think that the wife wants to use Dash against his will to find her husband's killer, but that's not what happens. Nope, it seems that the wife's husband owed a crime lord some money, and somebody connected to Dash has the money. Dash will be held prisoner until the debt is paid in full. I bet you can guess who has the money. 

Like I said, not thoroughly original, but it at least felt original. For once, it felt like a completely different show, and in the best possible way. For one episode, the show felt revitalized. Just watching it play out was pure joy, even if I knew how everything would pan out. It doesn't pull any punches, but it did entertain this week, and you can't knock a show for that.

There was also a few flashbacks of how the triplets departed from each other on such poor terms before the show ended. It also shows a much different light on Arthur. We kind of find out why he can be heartless and egotistical at times. Again, its nothing inspirational or original, but at least the show is attempting something resembling character development. These relationships are the glue holding the show together, so having the opportunity to get to know these triplets was just what the doctor ordered and just what we needed.

If the show produces more episodes like this, my hope for this show may rise a bit. 

No more "Minority Report" for two weeks, but what did everyone think of tonight's episode?

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