After having just watched the pilot episode of Minority Report, Fox’s new sci-fi drama staring Meagan Good, I think I can safely say the actress has finally found her sweet spot.
Meagan is no stranger to leading lady status, having helmed NBC’s Deception back in 2013. However, if you watched that show, then you know that while Meagan was billed as the star, she was often cast aside in the storyline, which led to disgruntled fans, low ratings and eventual cancelation.
Fast forward a year and you’ll also remember Meagan teaming up with NBC again, this time to star in their zombie drama Babylon Fields. That show, however, never made it out of pilot status and was eventually canned.
Which leads us to where we are today.
Fox has finally gotten it right.
Watching the pilot, all I could think is this is Meagan’s show. Yeah, Minority Report is a television remake of the big screen film starring Tom Cruise, but this isn’t your parents’ Minority Report.
Meagan is front and center and the show revolves around her, not her male co-star, and not the show’s solo white female.
Anyone expecting to tune in and watch Meagan play backup to Stark Sands’ character of Dash, will be sorely disappointed. He’s Meagan’s sidekick, not vise versa.
Having recently started watching Elementary on Hulu, this makes me happy. I like the show, but as usual, when the female lead is a woman of color, they are often more sidekick than lead- anyone whose watched Sleepy Hollow knows this to be true.
Because of that, my excitement for Meagan is slightly tempered. We have twelve more episodes to sit through. Like Sleepy Hollow, the writers might eventually pull a bait and switch on us.
But as of now, Minority Report is worth your time. Both Meagan and Sands are excellent, and I have no doubt a second season will be on tap.
Minority Report will premiere September 21 on Fox at 9pm.
By the way, someone on Twitter asked if I got any shipper feelings from Lara (Meagan) and Dash. The answer is NO. While Lara is sexy, and the show makes sure you never forget that with it’s many angles focused on Meagan’s many curves, Dash is so not into women… or men. Dude is sitting home at night watching SpongeBob. They’re definitely not trying to make him into any type of sexy leading man. He’s even more twitchy than Ichabod.