It reminds me as well. However, Numb3rs worked, and I think the reason it worked is because the basic mathematical principles were sound. The little mini-lectures on the algorithms reminded me of college classes I took. The usage was generally exaggerated, solving complex crimes with a simple application of an algorithm, but the show had lots of normal plausible-looking FBI types to back it up. In Numb3rs, my mood would be an excited "yeah! I remember the knapsack problem!" whereas in Scorpion, it's "Come on dude, you know planes can land, right?" Basically, I can accept a TV show getting one thing 'kinda wrong'. It's hard to accept a TV show that gets everything completely wrong. Still have high hopes the series can be redeemed in the second episode.