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Person of Interest: Season 3
Person of Interest: Season 3
DVD ~ Jim Caviezel
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5.0 out of 5 stars Arguably POI’s Best Season Yet!, April 21, 2015
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This review is from: Person of Interest: Season 3 (DVD)
[Spoiler’s included in this review] Having watched and enjoyed Person of Interest since it’s inception IMHO this is its finest season to date (not having seen any of Season 4 yet). The H.R. plotline comes to a finale and although our team of billionaire computer whiz Harold Finch (Michael Emerson), ex-CIA covert operator John Reese (Jim Caviezel) (aka “The Man in the Suit”), Bear the dog, and “The Machine” prevail it comes at great cost. NYPD detectives Jocelyn Carter (Taraji P. Henson) and Lionel Fusco (Kevin Chapman) over the prior 2 seasons have gone from hunting Reese to mission partners. Det. Carter is pivotal in the demise of the cops gone bad H.R. but is killed in the end of the story arc. Her last couple of episodes give the stoic Caviezel a chance to do some uncharacteristic emoting. He goes full vigilante after Carter’s death and seeks to avenge her killing and eventually leaves the team deciding their purpose of helping others is futile. However new threats large and small emerge and Reese rejoins the group. Season 3 wraps up with a bang and leaves the POI team scattered to the four winds hiding under assumed identities setting up an exciting Season 4.
Introducing a new character to a series is always a dicey proposition and risks altering the chemistry that exists between the established cast. Bringing former Marine, medical residency washout and ex-gov’t black operator Sameen Shaw into the mix definitely shook things up for Season 3. Sarah Shahi is Shaw and I was prepared to dislike her from day one. My only prior knowledge of this actress was from her fluffy cable series, “Fairly Legal” where she played a girly-girl sort of lawyer. I’ll give her credit, Shahi sells the Shaw persona convincingly. Too bad she gets killed off in Season 4 according to internet sources (due to Shahi having twins in real life). But for this season she’s a great addition to the crew.
One character I’m fatigued with is “Root” played by Amy Acker. She’s a computer guru like Finch and her origins are established in Season 1. The sociopathic Root comes and goes and until now is mostly a foe for our POI team but in Season 3 she becomes an unlikely ally. I keep waiting her to take a bullet but so far no luck.
There are some great single episodes in this season, in particular “4C” where Reese who’s quit working for Finch is on an overseas flight that has 2 US Marshal’s escorting a prisoner on board. It develops that “The Machine” didn’t get the memo on Reese’ resignation and has put him on the flight to intervene in potential mayhem. It’s as good or better as the recent Liam Neeson big-screen vehicle “Non-Stop”. Also “Most LikelyTo” finds Reese and Shaw sent to pose as alumni at a High School reunion event to help or apprehend another subject. Reese is repeatedly slapped by various women for the indiscretions of the alum he’s supposed to be. Shaw is incredulous at the unattractive student she’s filling in for despite Finch’s explanation that facial recognition software made the match. This show is good at breaking the tension of the longer running more serious plots with these lighter hearted episodes.
All’s not perfect; the overweight and out of shape Fusco has a couple of close quarter fights (including one with Reese) that will stretch your credibility. For some reason, computer nerd Root displays awesome small arms marksmanship skills that are hard to explain for someone with no law enforcement or military training. More often than not she’s engaging multiple targets with a pistol in each hand- very hard to do in real life with any degree of accuracy. They’ve had Shaw do it a couple of times too and she should know better; don’t think Reese has ever tried that stunt. Another thing a number of shows are guilty of is that apparently nobody ever sets the pin lock on their phones allowing easy access to our heroes. I’ll concede these are minor complaints.
It looks like POI is starting to slip a bit in the ratings but from what I’ve read a 5th season seems likely which is a good thing for entertainment starved viewers. This continues to be an excellent show with a strong, charismatic cast and a good writing team.


The Repo (Jack Merchant & Sarah Ballard Novels)
The Repo (Jack Merchant & Sarah Ballard Novels)
by Bill Eidson
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great first novel, March 28, 2015
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Enjoyed this first novel by Bill Eidson. Jack Merchant is an ex-DEA agent with a checkered past who teams up with Sarah Ballard who is the proprietor of a marine repo business. There's plenty of action and intrigue and the dialog rings true. I've ordered the second book in the series but I'm disappointed there don't appear to be any more. The second book is only available in hardcover and is several years old from publication which doesn't bode well for the series.


WKRP In Cincinnati: The Complete Series
WKRP In Cincinnati: The Complete Series
DVD ~ Gary Sandy
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5.0 out of 5 stars Retro entertainment for boomers and those who enjoy good scripting, March 28, 2015
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It is wonderful to be able to see all of the WKRP shows in their entirety with almost all of the original music. I was stationed overseas in Germany when the show ran in prime time and did not get to see all of it. It's still funny today (Season 1's Thanksgiving episode is a television classic) as it was back then. The cast is superb- Lonnie Anderson is amazing of course and everyone else is just as good. For boomers looking for a taste of TV before all this worthless "reality" TV trash you'll enjoy WKRP.


Cheers: The Complete Series
Cheers: The Complete Series
DVD ~ Ted Danson
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic TV comedy the way it used to be, March 28, 2015
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The writing for Cheers is first rate. All these many years later and this series holds up nicely. I sit here in my office chuckling away at the clever give and take between Sam and Diane. The supporting cast of characters is superb and more than hold their own. Though I haven't watched this show since it's initial airing in the 80's it's a pleasure to see every episode. Can't wait to start Frasier when I'm done with Cheers.


The Kennedy Wit
The Kennedy Wit
by Bill Adler
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars Light bon mots from the master, March 28, 2015
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Having grown up in the 60's and 70's JFK and RFK are icons for me. I routinely will offer quotes from JFK's inaugural when I do public speaking at officer retirement or promotion ceremonies. Kennedy's soaring rhetoric is indeed inspirational but his humor is also worth a study. This book is out of print and was an old hardcover copy but a fun read. If most of us spoke this well in real life we could all star in the next Aaron Sorkin show.


Elf: Music From The Major Motion Picture
Elf: Music From The Major Motion Picture
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun holiday tunes for your upbeat gatherings, March 28, 2015
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Ordered this soundtrack after viewing the movie which I only did at a colleagues party. I'm lukewarm about Will Ferrell's films but the movie hits a sweet spot for the holidays and the upbeat soundtrack adds much to the vibe. The CD does not disappoint.


Braun razor Replacement Foil & Cutter Cassette 32B Series 3 320 330 340 350CC black shaving heads
Braun razor Replacement Foil & Cutter Cassette 32B Series 3 320 330 340 350CC black shaving heads
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3.0 out of 5 stars Can be had for less $$$ elsewhere, March 28, 2015
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I'm giving this product 3-stars based on the pricing- Target in my area sells this same item for several dollars less. However, it's the real deal and there's no question that a new cutter block makes a huge difference in your shaving experience.


The Man From Berlin (A Gregor Reinhardt Novel)
The Man From Berlin (A Gregor Reinhardt Novel)
by Luke McCallin
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars WWII Crime Fiction hits the mark!, March 28, 2015
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If you are a fan of Martin Cruz Smith or Phillip Kerr then you will embrace this first of what I hope is a long series of novels about Abwehr Hauptmann Reinhardt as he investigates crimes against the Reich in the occupied Eastern territories. I'm a WWII history buff and find plausible fiction set in this time period to be quite interesting. Although I'm only halfway through this book I am comfortable in writing a positive review and have already ordered McCallin's follow on novel in the series. Enjoy!


5Pcs Rotate Mount Cable Clothing Clip Organizer for Beats Earphone - Clips onto your clothing to keep cord in place (BLACK)
5Pcs Rotate Mount Cable Clothing Clip Organizer for Beats Earphone - Clips onto your clothing to keep cord in place (BLACK)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Though fairly cheaply made these are actually better than the OEM clips that came with my buds, March 28, 2015
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I bought these to replace the clip that came with my Sony ear buds that fell off the wire. Though fairly cheaply made these are actually better than the OEM clips that came with my buds. A decent replacement option.


LifeSpan Fitness TR3000i Folding Treadmill
LifeSpan Fitness TR3000i Folding Treadmill
Price: $1,499.00
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5.0 out of 5 stars Compact, well build folding treadmill, March 28, 2015
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I purchased this Life Span treadmill after months of research. I'm a physical therapist and certified athletic trainer who's been in practice for nearly 32 years. We have a small fitness room in our home already occupied by a Precor elliptical machine and a 20+ year old Life Cycle that's still providing great service. The primary selling point for me was the short length of the bed and ability to fold it up to increase access to the room. For the money it works great, I can comfortably run a couple of miles on it a few times a week mixing in my bike and elliptical workouts. It's well made and solid (I am 5' 8.5" tall and about 155#) and seems to be a good deal for the money.


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