I was inspired to talk about what draws me into a story from a post on Steven Pressfield’s site by Callie Oettinger. All I know is that I like heroic stories and watching/reading about heroes, men and women, being tested to the max…
Last night I watched the opening episode for Scorpion. I really enjoyed it! These ensemble stories thrill me — people with divergent skills coming together to do good and important work. So, I like that collective element.
The IMDB blurb:
An eccentric genius forms an international network of super-geniuses to act as the last line of defense against the complicated threats of the modern world.
I also like how there’s men and women working together and that one of the women is a bad ass. Happy Quinn is a mechanical genius, and you get the sense that she’s super street-smart, too.
Then there’s the theme that the differently abled are just different, not wrong part. I like that too, as someone who is differently abled. And I love also how the mom, who is really the heart of the show, is the glue that holds the group together, to her unexpected delight.
It’s a fun story with heart and a certain lightness, while dealing with real-world threats. I don’t like stories that take themselves so seriously. I like a bit of humor, too.
I don’t want to reveal too much about the story. You’ll have to watch it for yourself and see if you like it.
Suffice it to say that I like this story of extraordinary people getting a chance to be useful and heroic under pressure.
** What draws you into stories?