Scorpion

Scorpion

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Four seasons of action and drama as Walter O'Brien and his team of geniuses get recruited by Homeland Security to solve and stop some of the biggest disasters from happening. Expect lots of bomb defusing, computer hacking and general technical wizardry. Similar in style to Timeless or Limitless.

If you are looking for another great binge on Netflix then check out Scorpion. Originally aired in the US on CBS, there are four seasons to get stuck in to. The show is based on the life of Walter O'Brien, a high IQ genius of sorts. He leads a band of merry misfits, each with their own unique set of gifts. But without structure or the ability to keep everybody in check, things are not looking good for team Scorpion.

That is until two people enter the frame. Firstly there's Agent Cabe Gallo from Homeland Security. He and Walter go back a few years but haven't spoken in some time. Now, desperately needing his help, Gallo is back to recruit Walter and his team to solve some of the departments biggest challenges.

The second character to help the geniuses along is Paige Dineen, played by Katherine McPhee. A former waitress, she too has a gifted child who she struggles to communicate with. She is brought in to keep them on the straight and narrow and to intervene when they step out of bounds in everyday situations.

Walter, played by Elyes Gabel, Happy, Toby and Sylvester must pit their wits and expertise and stop major world-altering events from happening in each episode. It's essentially an action drama that has some funny and occasionally poignant moments thrown in. So expect to see plenty of bomb defusing, system hacking and hijinx as the team find themselves in increasingly dicey situations.

Scorpion is an easy watch. The characters are solid, the story development over the seasons is good but it does have some downsides. When a procedural show goes out to air on TV there's generally a week between each episode. However, when you binge watch the show on Netflix, it does get very repetitive very quickly. In almost every single episode they have about one hour to solve the problem and it ALWAYS comes down to about 10 seconds before the team run out of time.

And while the characters each contribute, some are more stunted than others. Sylvester is afraid of everything. And I mean everything. Whatever the plot of the episode you can guarantee that he won't like it. That gets old and a bit annoying. As does the almost continual mention of Walter's IQ. 197 anybody? We get it he's smart but I suspect at this stage they are contractually obligated to mention it at least fives times in every show!

All that said, it is a very easy watch. It's similar to Timeless or Limitless so if you like that genre of action/drama, this will be right up your street.

Good

  • Plenty to binge on
  • Easy watching
  • Solid action drama

Bad

  • Repetitive plot lines
  • IQ of 197
8.7

Great

3 Comments

  1. Is there another season, yet to be aired by CBSjustice? I’m sure we’ve only had three seasons so far but cannot find relevant info anywhere. It’s very disappointing to know the show has been cancelled. Should be re-thought by the network. Save Scorpion please.

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    • There are definitely 4 seasons on Netflix outside of the US and I imagine that after a period of time they will hit Netflix US. CBS definitely canceled it in May 2018, which is a shame.

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  2. #savescorpion

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