Prodigal Son

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Air Dates

Sep 23, 2019 - Present

Network

Fox

Genre

Drama / Crime

Cast

Malcolm - Tom PayneMartin - Michael SheenJessica - Bellamy YoungGil - Lou Diamond PhillipsDani - Aurora PerrineauJT - Frank HartsAinsley - Halston SageEdrisa - Keiko Agena

A crime drama following a criminal psychologist who assists the police in stopping killers.


Malcolm Bright is a criminal psychologist with a special gift. He knows how the minds of killers work. This is because in the 1990s, his dad was a notorious serial killer known as "The Surgeon."

He uses his ability to help the NYPD solve crimes and stop killers, all while dealing with his manipulative mother and homicidal father who is still looking to bond with his prodigal son.

Comments (29)

It's Just A Flesh Wound
07/06/20 at 01:19pm

Predictable, unimaginative drivel that people only enjoy because as far as regular TV goes, there's not much else on. Anyone who can actually state that they didn't see Ainsley doing what she did clearly didn't pay attention to the entire season. Just about every fan site predicted it. As far as the characters, yes, Tom Payne is bad. If you tell fans this though, they will retaliate with a quick, "but he's hot" as to why he's good in the role. It's embarrassingly superficial. Bellamy Young is also terrible and does not look remotely old enough to play the mother. Not even if they were to say she got knocked up in high school. Sheen is a good actor so nothing surprising there. Same with Lou Diamond Phillips. Sage is decent but Agena is horribly misused in this role. They make her so deeply immature that it's hard to watch. Fawning over Malcolm in such an unprofessional way just to get some cheap laughs is almost offensive. As far as the rest, they are pretty forgettable. I'm not surprised it got renewed though. As I said, there isn't much on that's even close to interesting anymore. People will find this story intriguing....no matter how many times it's been done.
Jackson
07/01/20 at 10:29am

I like this show but agree about Payne. He's terrible. It's mostly because of his odd facial expressions. It looks like he's trying to decide if he needs to use the bathroom. The lady who plays the mom is bad too. I like Phillips and the guy that plays the dad. They're the main reasons I watch. They really make the Asian lady look like a moron. Wish they'd do her character justice. As far as the finale, I was disappointed because the whole thing with Ainsley was so predictable. You could see it coming from a mile away. I might tune in for a second season if Payne can polish up his acting chops.
Braden
05/28/20 at 12:28pm

I finally finished watching this. I had it on my DVR. I had to take a break because I hate Malcolm so much. Not only is the guy who plays him not good actor, his character is so stupid for someone who is supposed to be smart. He's not the worst though. I give that honor to whoever that actress is who plays his mother. Jeez, where'd they find her? She's terrible. I agree with the person who said she'd do better on a soap opera. The overacting is strong with that one. I don't mind the rest of the cast. The only really good one though is the dad. I might tune in if they do another season. Not sure though.
Priscilla
05/28/20 at 12:22pm

I enjoyed this show for the most part but I have to agree with others. Tom Payne is not a good actor. He's not the worst I've ever seen but he is close. I detest the mom and sister but pretty much really like everyone else. The story line is interesting and I look forward to next season.
MICKEY
05/23/20 at 02:24pm

Agreed awesome show and unbelievable finale. They must bring back
Fran
05/01/20 at 01:49pm

OMG. Please bring this back for Season 2. The season 1 finale was incredible. Didn't see Ainsley doing what she did, but really started cheering as she did it!
ScifiGeek21
04/30/20 at 01:52pm

OMG Love this show! From Tom Payne to Lou Diamond Phillips and everyone in between.. great cast! My favorite is Keiko Ageno who plays the medical examiner, her characters infatuation with Malcolm is priceless. She brings the same quirkiness to this character that she did to Gilmore Girls' Lane. So Funny! And wow, what a season 1 ender, can't wait for season 2.
Denise
04/24/20 at 01:27pm

I just love this show, I love Tom payne as Malcolm his character is quirky the show is like a rollaways Costa of up and downs it keeps getting better.
Kareen
04/23/20 at 02:22pm

I love this show and I really hope it gets renewed but reading these comments I am not sure if I am watching the same show as these people. I love the character of Malcolm and his mom. Tom Payne plays it great. I love the wild & crazy look that he has like you are wondering if he is on crack. I think that someone with his issues would act just like this. It hurts me that people who want a recast may hurt another of my favourite shows. Which is why I try not to get invested in network tv shows.
Dr Spock
02/04/20 at 11:56am

So Malcolm is just a poor mans Spencer Reid and the whole show is basically a rip off of Hannibal but nowhere near as good. Don't get me wrong, I love Michael Sheen. I think he's a great actor but his talent is absolutely wasted in this garbage show. Tom Payne is bad. Real bad. The only people who think he has talent are people who think he's hot. That's it. Bellamy Young, with her godawful acting, is better suited for soap operas. She's so over the top that it's not even amusing. The daughter is drab and pretty much irrelevant so I'm not sure why she's even on there and Gil and crew are just your stereotypical TV detectives. A boring copycat with a less than mediocre cast (minus Sheen of course) and I'm surprised it even got a full season. Luckily streaming is an option and you can avoid drivel like this.

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