In Pariah, the Mayor of San Diego appoints a rogue academic with no law enforcement background to run a task force using Freakonomics-inspired alternative methods of policing. This causes an uproar within the police department as the morally conflicted, conspiracy-minded academic solves crimes by conducting his controversial experiments on citizens of the city.
This idea is so weird that it could be awesome. Next up? A legal drama based on the concepts of Malcolm Gladwell’s “The Tipping Point.”
As a resident of San Diego, I’ll just say that the only way this could be any better is if it happened in real life.
Also, is the mayor’s name Filner or DeMaio?