Herd of nerds save the day
By Demi Braque
Brilliant misfits solve mind-boggling national threats starting tonight at 9pm and every Tuesday thereafter (‘til season ends) as Scorpion premieres today, Sept 23, on RTL CBS Entertainment channels. The pilot episode, directed by Justin Lin of ‘The Fast and the Furious” movie series, airs within 24 hours of its US broadcast.
The high-octane drama is about Walter O’Brien (Elyes Gabel of ‘Game of Thrones’) and his team of down-on-their-luck brilliant misfits but who comprise the last line of defense against complex, high-tech threats of the modern age. Diner waitress Paige Dineen (Katharine McPhee of ‘American Idol’) who has a young, gifted son translates the world that confounds this socially awkward group that’s only comfortable with each other’s humor and quirks.
As Homeland Security’s new think tank, O’Brien’s Scorpion team includes Toby Curtis (Eddie Kaye Thomas), an expert behaviorist who can read anyone; Happy Quinn (Jaclyn Wong), a mechanical prodigy; and Sylvester Dodd (Ari Stidham), a statistics guru. Pooling their extensive technological knowledge to solve mind-boggling predicaments amazes federal agent Cabe Gallo (Robert Patrick), who shares a harrowing history with O’Brien.
At last, these nerdy masterminds have found the perfect job: a place where they can apply their exceptional brainpower to solve the nation’s crises, while also helping each other learn how to fit in.
Catch Scorpion Tuesday nights on SKYcable channels 53 (SD) and 196 (HD), on Destiny channel 53, and Cablelink channel 224, as well as other provincial operators nationwide.
RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network is a venture formed in August 2013 bringing together two of the world’s largest content producers: RTL Group, the leading European entertainment network, and CBS Studios Int’l, the leading supplier of programming to the international market place. Its two new channels RTL CBS Entertainment HD and RTL CBS Extreme HD are distributed in more than 20 Asian markets.