I’ve been watching the TV show Scorpion in which a group of nerds save the world and so-forth! The show evolves around Walter O’Brian for which the show is based on and he is played by Elyes Gabel, who’s acting skills are dodgy at times. I don’t know how much O’Brian is involved with the show, the storylines and concepts but a lot of times the character seems big-headed and there is a big tone of self-promotion!
In one episode a character from NCIS: Los Angeles popped up putting it in the same universe as NCIS and Hawaii Five-O programs. But even those shows are better than this one and it didn’t help the cause.
There seems to be a multitude of sins created in every episode, the first being is the heavy use of Windows 8 by one of the best hackers on the planet? (I highly suspect this is to do with an advertising agreement with Microsoft Corp.) I haven’t seen any use of any Linux systems which are far more secure than Windows. Even their programming skills are brought into question. For those who even dabble in coding who have worked with C++ or Basic might be a bit lost in the hacker talk on the show. Did they even ask for help from any expects? And why would you send a hacker with no basic training into the field up against people holding AK47s? The answer is, you wouldn’t, the whole team of Scorpion should of received some form of training before going into the field.
The last episode I watched this morning was “Once Bitten, Twice Die” seemed to stupid to comprehend. How can someone with 197 IQ not make a simple phone call of “We need an antidote for this snake poison!” Gabel’s performance was suspect yet again and the only actor I can give any credit too has to be Katharine McPhee who plays Paige Dineen. I like her because she is very attractive, but also because she has very good on-screen chemistry.
Never-the-less, is this geek TV gone too far?
It’s unusual that i have ever seen a bit of television with just one actress but Maisie Williams was brilliant. This one off show really hit home and is a real thinker.
Maisie’s character is just another teenage girl with her laptop and an internet connection. Using modern trends like Facebook, twitter and instergram, what appears to be innocent starts a chain reaction that starts the cyber bullies.
I felt that the range of emotions and content kept me hooked and you really feel for the character.
Now i will really need to think before i post comments in the future. I really recommend this to watch.
It could of been good, but no, it can’t be, a decent idea screwed over by terrible, un-plausible writing. The direction is all over the place. The director of this disaster is Dean Devlin or should I blame the creator John Rodgers? Whoever it is down too for such bad stories should be shot! I have managed to watch four episodes, but no more thank you.
If there are viewers out there that like the show? Then shoot me instead! I am sure people want to escape the reality of everyday life, but this show isn’t escapism, it isn’t grounded in any true reality and that fails The Librarians on so many levels. All the good acting, star quality can not save a show if you can’t write a decent storyline.
Even the trailer sucks. I really can’t see the show surviving past season one.
I am wondering how i managed to watch the second season, i am currently upto episode 8 and it really is a waste of time! The first season was good, but the acting at times by the supporting casts is terrible. The president of the US and the president to be, so much dodgy to bad acting.
I can’t take it anymore…
Have you watched the latest Doctor Who? Did you even understand what was going on? The plot was so thin and poorly delivered no amount of acting, scenes, settings can help if you don’t have a story to deliver. The only real good thing was the music, it did add to the show. But that still doesn’t save this episode. It took so long to get going and then… well nothing really happened.
For heavens sake BBC. get some decent writers!