This Prodigal Son review contains no spoilers. The pilot is available to stream on YouTube through Sunday, September 15.
"There is no such thing as monsters," young Malcolm Bright is assured by his serial killer father early in the pilot of Fox's new twist on the police procedural Prodigal Son. This serves as the central dichotomy of the premise: being told by a monster they don't exist. Monsters don't want to get caught and they'll say anything to justify their continued freedom. Who could be better at catching these creatures than someone who was raised by one? Possibly no one, and probably anyone.
Malcolm, played by The Walking Dead's Tom Payne, grew up to be a psychologist, forensic profiler, and all around "acquired taste," according to NYPD Detective Gil Arroyo, played by Lou Diamond Phillips,