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Person of Interest: Season 1
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on December 28, 2011
I had pretty much abandoned TV, with all it's banal sit-coms and reality shows cluttering up prime time.

But I watched the POI pilot on the off chance that CBS might actually have something to offer with this scripted drama. That, and the fact that JJ Abrams was involved in its creation led me to turn to the "idiot box" again.

Wow! Was I glad I did! This show is terrific! It may be fiction, but the series premise is not so far from our reality (just google "Public Surveillance Cameras" !)

As for the story line, the two main characters, portrayed admirably by Caviezal and Emerson, form an intriguing combo...in the beginning evidencing a wary acceptance of each others skills, then over several episodes moving into mutual respect, and now seemingly morphing into a caring partnership. Writers niggardly reveal their backgrounds; every week viewers are given just a smidgen of their personal information...just enough to whet the appetite for more.

If you prefer procedural shows like CSI, Law & Order, or Bones, and consider time developing characters as a waste of film, then you may not appreciate POI. It is a scripted drama that weekly offers an interesting puzzle but concentrates on characterizations, both in the recurring roles and new ones brought into the plots.

So well done CBS! I know that you only approved a full 22 episodes because of it's "surprisingly" high ratings...but kudos for at least giving this show a chance to shine.

EDITED: Not only did CBS add another episode to Season 1, for a total now of 23...the show was among the first to receive the order for a second season. (Of course with some 14-15 million viewers for each episode CBS knew that it had a blockbuster winner in their stable!)
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35 of 41 people found the following review helpful
on October 8, 2011
THIS IS A SHOW THAT KEEPS YOUR INTEREST FROM BEGINNING TO END. I FORGET TO CHANNEL SURF WHEN WATCHING THIS SHOW.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on March 19, 2012
"Person Of Interest" is by far one of the best shows I have ever seen! The acting is superb, the stories are top notch, and future only looks bright for this show.....in an age where crap reality TV seems to dominate the scene, it is great to see such a terrific show as this on TV and see it do well! Keep watching folks, we want to keep this show on TV for a long, long time to come!!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
"The Government has a secret system that spies on you every minute of every day"

Meet John Reese, a seemingly innocent homeless man. But John has a secret, he's actually a burned Government agent who was thought to be dead.

John meets Harold Finch a brilliant and wealthy computer engineer. In 2002 Harold started working on a machine, this Machine was a unique artificial intelligence that sifted through E-mail, phone calls and CCTV camera footage crunching the data looking for the next 9/11. The Machine worked better than they could have hoped, supplying data in the form of Social Security numbers on suspected terrorists. But it also saw evidence of upcoming acts of violence and warned of that as well.

Years pass and Harold has changed. He seeks out Reese and gives him a new mission, to seek out the numbers and help whosoever's number comes up.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on November 28, 2011
Superb new mystery and action series. Great writing, acting, directing. Great work by producer J. J. Abrams and writer Jonathan Nolan (brother of writer/director Christopher Nolan). Easily some of the best television currently on the air anywhere. The vast majority of television is dreck. Person of Interest so far isn't.

Several interesting themes: government monitoring of pretty much everyone and everything nearly everywhere. Computerized analysis of behavior, background, etc., i.e. automated profiling of people. Strong big brother theme which is perhaps within the realm of possibility. A wandering samurai in a big city in the form of a former CIA case officer / special forces solider, though it's not clear how much the CIA military types typically work on HUMINT (human intelligence) and develop spies, so that may be a little off.

I would classify this as science fiction / mystery / action / thriller. It manages to cover multiple genres well which is a rare thing indeed.

There's definitely a very strong action dimension since the hero finds the need to engage in armed and unarmed combat pretty frequently. It's well-presented, super-violent and at the same time not really glorified, which again is unusual. The presentation of instantaneous force is perhaps most like the samurai genre in a definite Eastern zen-like feel, but with hands and modern weapons instead of swords.

The premise and plotting are unusually strong. I'll leave it to other reviews to describe those. I'm definitely interesting in buying these on DVD.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on September 12, 2012
By Jim Clark, publisher, Lee County Courier, Tupelo, Miss.

Person of Interest is a great series for conspiracy pundits, like myself. It's based on the concept that all of us are being watched.
"The government has a secret system: a machine that spies on you every hour of every day. I know because I built it." said Mr. Finch.
Finch, a reclusive billionaire who has a way with computers, goes on to explain that his original intent was to detect terrorists after 9/11. But he found his program also located ordinary citizens, in trouble, who the government considered irrelevant. He decided since the bureaucracy had no interest in these people, that he would act, but he needed a partner.
That's when we meet John Reese (Jim Caviezel), a former Green Beret and CIA field officer. John has lost someone he loved, and taken to living the streets of New York as a derelict.
He's on the subway when confronted by a local gang. He takes them out, is captured on close-circuit camera and taken into the police station for questioning. Homicide Detective Joss Carter (Taraji P. Henson) knows there is more to this drifter than meets the eye, but before she can throughly question him, he gets out on bail.
He's freed by Mr. Finch, who explains his background and the unlikely partnership he wants to form.
John initially refuses, but realizes he may still have something to offer to society.
Person of Interest won Favorite New TV Drama at the 2012 People's Choice Awards. This is a series you must see.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on June 23, 2012
I have to say this is one of the most well done shows I have come across in a very long time. It's believable but yet wrapped in mystery and just a touch of sci-fi, a perfect combination of action and surprise plots, sadness balanced with humor... I would completely recommend this show to anyone and hope it continues on for a long time to come. I personally love the humor and the way that whenever there are bumps and bruises that come with life, they don't gloss over it the way nearly all shows do and the characters are walking around with bandages or whatever, whichever suits LOL I can be very critical of Hollywood trained actors who can't do martial arts to save their life but J.C. makes it easy to buy into, and Finch's technology is scarily accurate or will be shortly... I just really can't think of anything bad with this show! I will be buying both the discs and on Amazon, first chance I get and have watched this season over and over. Buy and enjoy!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on July 16, 2012
Definitely the best show that came out for the whole season. Edge of your seat suspense! Can't wait for the next season. Hurry up already!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on May 18, 2012
This is the best new series in YEARS. My whole family eagerly await every week for Thursday nights! I cannot wait for the DVD to come out. The stories are fantastic and the characters are compelling. Thick plot lines with lots of twists and turns that keep you guessing. And yes...amazing chemistry with Finch, Reese and Fosco. It's Sci-fi, cop drama, action, conspiracy thriller all in one.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on January 8, 2012
When I first saw the trailer for Person of Interest last summer, I couldn't wait for the first episode. I had a gut feeling this show was going to be very special. And it is...so very special. First, anything produced by J.J. Abrams is something that must be watched. Then the actors. Jim Caviezel is mesmerizing as Reese. He may not say much at times, but he can express more in his face and eyes than most actors can in words. When he spoke to the serial rapist at the end of one episode, it was gut wrenching. Then you have Michael Emerson the emmy winning actor from Lost. He is just a thrill to watch. He has inhabited his character, Harold Finch, so well that you want to grab him and say "OK. Tell me your secrets." And then you have Taraji Henson. She's not just a cop. She's a strong, interesting woman who has had to make some tough decisions in a man's world. And last but not least is Kevin Chapman, Det. Fusco, or "fiasco" as one character called him. The perfect name for a very imperfect, corrupt cop who will turn on Reese if he can get away with it. But he certainly has major problems of his own. All of these characters are so well written, amazingly complex, and wonderfully acted. This is the finest new show that has come to television in a number of years. And I'm so happy to be around to not only watch it and thoroughly enjoy it every week, but to express to everyone associated with it, congratulations!
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