Person of Interest: Season 1 [Blu-ray]
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Jim Caviezel (The Thin Red Line), Michael Emerson (Lost) and Taraji P. Henson (Hustle & Flow) team up in this thought-provoking crime action drama from The Dark Knight's Jonathan Nolan and J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions (Fringe, Lost, Alias). Set in New York City, this procedural centers on an ex-CIA agent, presumed dead, who partners with a mysterious billionaire to prevent violent crimes. Using data siphoned off the U.S. intelligence agencies' threat matrix -- information not related to terrorism, but rather violent crimes of a personal nature -- during each episode, the former CIA agent and his enigmatic partner identify a "person of interest" and set about solving the mystery of the impending crime. Tapping into the world's Big Brother-like surveillance network, the shadowy duo knows that something bad is going to happen; it's their mission to discover what that event will be ... and somehow prevent it.]]>
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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.
Then comes "Person of Interest", a refreshing show in which the actors actually have storyline to flesh out, and what a storyline it is. The tension gets ratcheted up with every episode and none more so than the season finale. I can't remember when I've seen a season finale with more engrossing tension, with barely a pause until the end. It's been a long time since I've enjoyed such a well crafted show. Kudos to the show writers, producers and directors for striking a great balance of involvement between the main characters, as well as introducing additional characters who enhance the already great acting and storyline. There is so much packed into each episode I often wonder how this show will last beyond a single season. It just seems sometimes as if all the plot twists and character discoveries will be used up before the show has a lasting run, but to their credit the creativity of the writers and producers keeps surprising. All this not to mention the skillful acting of Michael Emerson, Jim Caviezel, Taraji Henson and Kevin Chapman who make it entirely believable. Well done.
It is one of the best drama series I have watched on TV for a very long time (Breaking Bad excluded though!!).
The concept of the series is very good and innovative. I love the acting of the guy who played John Reese (Jim Caviezel) and Harold Finch (Michael Emerson). The supporting cast particularly Joslyn Carter (played by Taraji P. Henson) and Lionel Fusco (played by Kevin Chapman) have also done a commendable job. My favorite though is the duo of Reese and Finch !!!!
The best thing about this is it has a new story line in every episode. And yet there is an overall story developing over the episodes. In a way, you get the best of both the worlds. The premise of getting a SSN number from "The Machine" and using it to save an innocent life seems to be interesting.
Another interesting thing about this series is the way they show parts of the past life of all the characters which makes sense in the bigger picture and helps the viewer understand the overall story.
I am so hooked to this drama series that I gave a pass to Game of Thrones (Season 5, Episode 5) last week to watch the second season of Person of Interest.
The only bad thing: its not free on any of the services like Amazon Instant video, Netflix, CBS etc. !!!!
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