LISTEN UP YA’LL! MINORITY REPORT ON FOX DESERVES A SHOT!
We have another lead black woman in a kick ass show, with a pretty badass plot AND a STRONG POC supporting cast of an Beautiful Asian woman and Fine Latino Man. What is this show you may ask???
Minority Report on FOX starring Meagan Good, Stark Sands, Wilmer Valderrama, and Li Jun Li is a media diamond in the rough with not only an fresh yet familiar main cast but a well written scifi plot-line that features a creative foreseeable future of what could be our world 50 years plus.
I’ve just finished watching the first 4 episodes on HULU and I have to admit, I’m impressed. Being someone who definitely believed it would be fox’s off-brand version of Sleepy Hollow, I have to stick my foot in my mouth and say this show (minus its ties to the 2002 movie) is quite original. It has it’s own storyline, diverse characters, time appropriate humor, and a great potential to be another fox night hit.
Sure the show may have some things to work on… the whole pre-crime back story is a bit flawed, but we’ll never know if we don’t TUNE IN NOW!!! They’ve already cut down the episode order for the season from 13 to 10, PLEASE DON’T LET IT DIE IN ONE FELL SWOOP!
I CAN’T HANDLE SEEING MEAGAN GOOD STARING IN A MAIN NETWORK SHOW AND IT GETTING CANCELLED BEFORE HER RIGHTFUL CHANCE TO WOW THE WORLD FULLY WITH HER ACTING FINESSE!!!
(YES…Im still salty about Deception…)
Minority Report (which gets little to no media coverage btw) comes on Mondays @9pm and does not compete air time with Sleepy Hollow, Scandal, The Flash, and The Vampire Diaries: all shows with leading black women and/or strong POC casts.
Keep in mind however: this show isn’t Sleepy Hollow: The Future Version. It is it’s own show in it’s own right. Lara Vega (Meagan Good) is not Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie) and not only is that ok, it is VERY GOOD. I love me some Abbie Mills (who doesn’t) so to say I’d be insulted if FOX gave us an off brand version of her in another show is an understatement.
It’s more than that though, I want to see Lara Vega! There isn’t just one version of a BAMF Black Woman in charge. And though some people like to compare Vega to Mills in what she ISN’T doing like Abbie, I find her character even more appealing and interesting specifically because she isn’t.
I want to watch two separate shows, not the BC and AD version of one.
So…in closing. Let’s support this show and give it a chance to see what it’s got!