Scorpion, a new TV show on CBS, is in one of my least favorite genres of all: the action-IT genre. This is the genre where high speed car chases, explosions and the like feature prominently in the life of an IT person. As soon as I saw the trailer with the Ferrari under a flying airplane, I already knew this was going to be one of those shows.
The show is based loosely (and I mean very, very loosely) on the life of Walter O’Brien, a computer expert who helps the government solve complex issues. Walter is considered one of the five smartest people alive worldwide with an IQ of 197.