You Wish You Could Hack Like This

You Wish You Could Hack Like This

This Sunday, Network Ten will be broadcasting a new hit TV show: Scorpion. It’s about hackers and geniuses and hacking and the genius hacks that they hack. Which means, of course, that even in the first ever episode, there’s a particularly brilliant moment in computer science.

According to CBS, Scorpion “is an American drama television series based on the life of self-proclaimed genius and computer expert Walter O’Brien. In the series, O’Brien recruits other geniuses to help solve complex, global problems.” (O’Brien isn’t a real person, we should clarify. He’s a fictional figure.)

It sounds like standard fare, garden variety prime-time filler in the vein of CSI and The Mentalist. But honestly, if you’re interested in NCIS or any other shows of its ilk, you just might like Scorpion. I’ll reserve my judgment until I can see a complete episode or three. You can find a quick first look at the show here, or watch the official trailer on YouTube.

But wait. Wait until you watch this clip on io9 to make your decision. I wish I could embed it here, but trust me, clicking through and making the effort to load that video is so worth your time. I don’t want to spoil it for you.

Suspend your disbelief, leave your preconceptions at the door, and prepare to be wowed. [io9 / Ten]