‘Wisdom of the Crowd’ is an American drama television series that has been developed by Ted Humphrey. The show is based on the Israeli series which goes by the name created by Shira Hadad and Dror Mishani. ‘Wisdom of the Crowd’ airs on CBS and first premiered on October 1, 2017.
The show is basically about a tech inventor who comes up with a cutting edge crowdsourcing hub in order to solve the mystery of his daughter’s murder. However, in the process, he ends up revolutionizing crime solving in San Francisco. The concept of ‘Wisdom of the Crowd’ essentially rests on the fact that the opinion of a group of people collectively will take into consideration more viewpoints and thus be more nuanced and cover broader perspectives than an individual’s opinion. We often find ourselves relying on our social media hiveminds when we need opinions on things or help in finding something. While this collective opinion concept has been around for a long time, the information age pushed it into the spotlight with platforms like Wikipedia. This series just shows another side to this platform and its applicability in society.
However, critics have not been too pleased with the show, and have said, “Wisdom of the Crowd wastes a talented cast on a formulaic procedural crime drama that wavers between modest returns and unintentional laughs”.
Wisdom of the Crowd Cast: Who is in it?
The main cast of the show includes Jeremy Piven of ‘Entourage‘ fame as Jeffrey Tanner; Richard T. Jones of ‘Judging Amy’ fame as Detective Tommy Cavanaugh; Natalia Tena best known for playing Tonks in the ‘Harry Potter‘ movies and Osha on ‘Game of Thrones‘ is seen as Sara Morton; Blake Lee of ‘Parks and Recreation‘ fame is seen as Josh Novak; Monica Potter of ‘Con Air’ and ‘Boston Legal’ fame appears in the role of Alex Hale; Jake Matthews is seen in as Tariq Bakari.
The recurring cast members include Ramses Jimenez as Carlos Ochoa, Malachi Weir as Mike Leigh, Ion Overman as Elena Ruiz, Abigail Cowen as Mia Tanner. Together, they help build a solid environment for the show.
Wisdom of the Crowd Plot: What is it about?
The story of ‘Wisdom of the Crowd’ centers around the main character Jeffrey, who is obsessed with finding out everything about his daughter’s murder. The San Francisco Police has arrested and jailed Carlos Ochoa, an acquaintance of Mia, for the crime, but Jeffrey believes they have arrested the wrong guy. The SFPD’s Det. Cavanaugh (Richard T. Jones) also believes the same and has a gut feeling that the real killer of Mia is still free and out there on the loose. Jeffrey decides to build an app taking help from a tech conglomerate. He develops an online crowdsourcing app named SOPHE.