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QuaranTV Check-In: The 100 & Prodigal Son

QuaranTV Check-In is a series where the television staff of ThePopBreak.com recommends shows for you to binge during this time of quarantine, social distancing, and shelter at home. In this columns we will be combining a brand new, but underrated psychological crime drama on FOX, and a YA-oriented sci-fi series heading into its final season on The CW Network. Enjoy. Stay Healthy. Stay Safe.

Prodigal Son
Photo Credit: Mark Seliger/ FOX

Prodigal Son (FOX 2019-Current)
Written by Rachel Freeman

Prodigal Son is a crime drama that airs on FOX (but can also be streamed on Hulu) created by Chris Fedak (Chuck) and Sam Sklaver (Deception).

The series follows criminal profiler, Malcolm Bright (Tom Payne, The Walking Dead) as he consults with the NYPD on cases involving serial killers. This is his unfortunate area of expertise due to his own father (Michael Sheen, Frost/Nixon) being an infamous serial killer known as, “The Surgeon.”

Like most crime dramas, it has a new case every week but what makes Prodigal Son stand out is its focus on killer psychology and the trauma/struggle of Malcolm’s entire family. Years after the initial events, they are still dealing with the repercussions of Malcolm’s father’s crimes.

As a crime/detective genre fan, I knew I’d like the show, but I absolutely fell in love with the characters. They all have great development and play important roles. It’s a show that hits all the marks: interesting new cases, great cast of characters, and a unique overarching plot that keeps you hooked from Episode 1.

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