Minority Report

TV review by
Kari Croop, Common Sense Media
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Unlikely partners prevent grisly crimes using psychic power.

Parents say

age 12+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 12+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

Though it's set in the future, Minority Report shows us a society that's still plagued by many of today's problems -- particularly murder and corruption. And even as Dash and Vega stop violent crimes from happening, they can't prevent death altogether.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Modern-day "minorities" hold positions of power in this futuristic society, where Dash and Vega combine their mental and physical prowess for the shared goal of saving innocent lives. They also work well together in spite of their differences and often learn from each other on the job.

Violence

Dash's violent visions are disjointed and disturbing, with flashes of blood, vomit, shootings, stabbings, and the like. Characters also use a variety of weapons.

Sex

There's a hint of romance brewing between the two main characters, but it's generally platonic; some crimes have sexual components.

Language

Audible language includes words such as "bitch" and "ass."

Consumerism

Pop-culture references to Tinder and The Simpsons.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Social drinking and drug use in the context of crimes; the precogs are the children of drug addicts.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Minority Report is loosely based on the futuristic sci-fi thriller of the same name but is set 11 years after the events of the film, in a world where detectives can no longer use the principles of "pre-crime" prevention to stop a murder from happening. You'll see some grisly sights associated with violent crime, including shootings and stabbings with considerable blood and characters using a variety of weapons. You'll also hear language such as "bitch" and "ass" along with seeing social drinking and light sexual tension between the main characters.

User Reviews

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Adult Written byChrisD 2 September 22, 2015

Outstanding show but watch content

Ok so I watched the premeire of this show and thought it was a wonderful fast paced fun action humor packed good time however for smaller kids and Tweens ya may... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byPipeCine July 22, 2016

Minority Report (Series)

This "Minority Report" Review contains spoilers. In the year 2040, the world is literally led by technology. But interestingly, it has evidenced the... Continue reading

What's the story?

Set 11 years after the events of the 2002 Tom Cruise film of the same name, MINORITY REPORT follows the efforts of Dash (Stark Sands) -- one of three psychic siblings (aka "precogs") who formed the basis of the government's now-defunct pre-crime program -- to stop innocent people from being murdered by sharing what he sees with detective Lara Vega (Meaghan Good). All the while, he must keep powerful forces from guessing his true identity.

Is it any good?

You can’t really call Minority Report an adaptation of Steven Spielberg's 2002 sci-fi crime thriller because the truth is, it's more of a sequel -- and that, in itself, is smart and refreshing. But the concept of fast-forwarding the film by more than a decade to explore what happened to the precogs once pre-crime was abolished is largely where the pleasant surprises stop and the familiar crime-drama formulas set in. The result is a series that, while imaginative in some ways, isn't always impressive.

What’s nice about Minority Report is its forward-thinking take on racial diversity some 50 years from now (perhaps a nod to the show's title?) and the fact that women and men are shown working as equals in a variety of ways. The show's visual effects are pretty stunning, too, giving this average crime show an edge in a crowd of competitors that feel frighteningly similar.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the pros and cons of Minority Report's "pre-crime" program. Would society be better off if all violent crimes could be prevented? If you had the power to stop a murder, would you do it? What would the repercussions be?

  • How does Minority Report the TV show compare to Minority Report the movie? (And how does the movie differ from the Philip K. Dick short story that spawned it?) What changes did the TV show's creators make to the story so it would work better for the small screen?

  • How do today's racial minorities factor into Minority Report's fictional society, and how does the show's casting reflect that? What will the world of 2065 really look like, and do you think the show's predictions are accurate?

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