Monday, November 23, 2015

TV REVIEW: "Minority Report" (Season One, Episode Nine)




Okay, I have to be honest. I missed the last few minutes of this episode due to falling asleep. Yep, it happened, it really happened. I fell asleep. While I could have easily rewound the episode and watched what I missed, I decided against it. This is a show that I having extreme difficult in trying to watch each week. Every week the show is constantly making mistakes, not trying to be different and only playing things in the safest of safe ways. While I did feel aspects of this episode was different, it still ultimately felt the same. While I did fall asleep for part of the episode, I feel the ending that was presented in tonight's episode was not shocking and it landed just how I thought it would.

What did surprise me was regarding whether or not the PreCogs are in danger of being recruited against their will. The FBI has been thinking of getting the PreCogs for their new Hawkeye program. From the beginning of the show, Agatha has seen visions of herself, Arthur and Dash being taken in against their will to see  the future once more, and tonight Agatha was back. We saw more of her vision on tonight's episode, and in her vision of the future, the person who makes sure they go back to being PreCogs is...none other than Detective Vega. Wait, what? The detective who has befriended Dash and has worked with him to capture several bad guys? How is she going to bring the three of them against their will back to the milk baths? I don't know, it was the very last image of tonight's episode, so we will have to wait until next week to see how this unfolds.

The rest of the episode revolved around Vega and Dash uncovering this group called Memento Mori, a group that is trying to kill certain people connected to our government for...whatever reason. Again, I may have missed a few points according to my snoozing. But its fairly clear that this group could become a Big Bad by next season, if that next season happens. This first season was originally going to be thirteen episodes, then it got cut down to ten in early October. There is no evidence yet that this show is built to last, and how the show has been handled since the beginning, that didn't seem like a viable option. I would have rather seen Memento Mori from the very beginning, and I think the show could have played with ideas and done cool things with this mysterious group being around since the beginning. I am still puzzled why this show chose to be a gimmicky police show instead of being something completely different.

What did everyone else think?

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