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Person of Interest

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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.
Starring
Jim CaviezelTaraji P. HensonKevin Chapman
Genres
SuspenseDramaAction
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Pilot
    September 21, 2011
    44min
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    In the series premiere, the social security number of a young prosecutor comes up. Now Reese and Finch must work together to figure out if their person of interest is the victim or perpetrator.
  2. 2. Ghosts
    September 28, 2011
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    When they are given the Social Security number of a teenager who was killed two years ago, Reese and Finch begin to question the infallibility of The Machine. Meanwhile, Finch flashes back to The Machine's origin and how it was developed.
  3. 3. Mission Creep
    October 5, 2011
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    When the Machine directs Reese and Finch to a former soldier with shady connections to a crime ring, Reese must infiltrate the gang, taking part in their heist. Meanwhile, Detective Carter's closer than ever to finding out who Reese is.
  4. 4. Cura Te Ipsum
    October 12, 2011
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    When the number comes up on a promising young doctor, Megan Tillman (guest star LINDA CARDELLINI), Reese and Finch must unravel the threat while she's on-call and after hours.
  5. 5. Judgement
    October 19, 2011
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    When the Machine produces the social security number of a judge renowned for his tough sentencing, Reese and Finch have the added challenge of investigating a person of interest who wants nothing to do with their brand of vigilante justice.
  6. 6. The Fix
    October 26, 2011
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    Reese finds himself captivated by their latest Person of Interest (guest star PAIGE TURCO), a beautiful, shrewd and remarkably resourceful woman adept at problem solving.
  7. 7. Witness
    November 2, 2011
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    The Machine identifies a school teacher who witnessed a mob hit as their next POI. Now, Reese and Finch protect the unfortunate soul who was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
  8. 8. Foe
    November 16, 2011
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    When Reese and Finch discover that their latest POI has connections to Cold War Soviet espionage circles, they quickly learn how covert ops were handled in a world before The Machine. ALAN DALE (Lost) guest stars as the person they're tracking.
  9. 9. Get Carter
    December 7, 2011
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    Reese and Finch's game of cat and mouse with Detective Carter becomes infinitely more complicated when The Machine declares that she is their latest Person of Interest.
  10. 10. Number Crunch
    December 14, 2011
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    As Detective Carter deals with the fallout from her recent encounter with Reese and Finch, the Machine ups the ante for the duo by giving them four Social Security numbers instead of one.
  11. 11. Super
    January 11, 2012
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    Reese works the computer while Finch does the legwork with their latest target, a building superintendant who keeps too close an eye on his tenants.
  12. 12. Legacy
    January 18, 2012
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    It's decision time for Detective Carter. When Carter finally comes face-to-face with Reese, he urges her to join forces to help with their latest POI, a scrappy young woman from the wrong side of the tracks who turned her life around and became a lawyer.
  13. 13. Root Cause
    February 1, 2012
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    Reese and Finch's latest Person of Interest is a down-on-his-luck man (guest star MYK WATFORD) who may have reached his breaking point.
  14. 14. Wolf and Cub
    February 8, 2012
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    The Machine identifies Darren (guest star ASTRO), a teenager whose brother was just murdered, as the next POI. Now, Reese must struggle to protect the teen, who's hell bent on avenging his brother's death.
  15. 15. Blue Code
    February 15, 2012
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    Reese discovers there's more to the story after he infiltrates a smuggling ring to get close to his latest Person of Interest...who may be hiding a secret identity.
  16. 16. Risk
    February 22, 2012
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    Even white collar crimes have a body count. The Machine leads Reese and Finch to Wall Street when a sharp young trader at a major investment bank becomes embroiled in a multi-million dollar financial scam.
  17. 17. Baby Blue
    March 7, 2012
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    When The Machine spits out the number of a six-month-old baby, Reese and Finch turn into "overly protective parents" -- with an arsenal at their disposal. Meanwhile, Carter begins to question her new allegiance to Reese and Finch when Elias resurfaces.
  18. 18. Identity Crisis
    March 28, 2012
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    The Machine's latest number presents a unique challenge for Reese and Finch since the person has virtually no digital footprint and appears to be leading a double life.
  19. 19. Flesh and Blood
    April 4, 2012
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    When The Machine spits out five numbers, naming the Don of each of New York's crime families, Reese and Finch suspect Elias is planning to eliminate his competition. As Elias takes aim, someone close to Carter may pay the price.
  20. 20. Matsya Nyaya
    April 25, 2012
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    The Machine's latest number places Reese undercover with an armored truck crew, a case that brings back memories of his last CIA mission and painful decisions he was forced to make.
  21. 21. Many Happy Returns
    May 2, 2012
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    It's Reese's birthday, and Finch gives him a day off - especially when he realizes that The Machine's latest number is certain to revive painful memories.
  22. 22. No Good Deed
    May 9, 2012
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    The latest POI finds himself at the center of a dark government conspiracy - one that Finch is all too familiar with. Meanwhile, Reese uncovers something about Finch's past.
  23. 23. Fire Wall
    May 16, 2012
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    In the season finale, a psychologist becomes the target of one of her patients, and Reese must protect her while eluding capture by the FBI, who are closing in fast.

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Directors
Chris FisherRichard J. LewisFrederick E.O. ToyeJeffrey G. HuntStephen SurjikStephen WilliamsKenneth FinkHelen ShaverCharles BeesonKevin Bray
Supporting actors
Michael Emerson
Producers
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Season year
2012
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Jo AnnReviewed in the United States on June 24, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
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Best season content of all the seasons. Love Caviezel's articulation, Paige Turco is beautiful as is Carter and Shaw and love their strength. -good to see women portrayed as they should be, smart, principled, able vs old days as victims. Emerson's variety of abilities and overcoming personal obstacles is inspirational. Bear of course is outstanding. Would have preferred the elimination of Decima and Samaritan and evil gray hair villain and focus on machine working on irrelevants. This had the potential of being dynamic crime fighting series with the variety of personality turns. The Violance for the most part was not gruesome as TV shows are evolving these days. Reese's skills are well done, get the job done and creative. Background on characters would have been nice to know on how they evolved-stingy on information that might have enhanced the episodes. Congrats to actors if they did their own stunts -hard on bodies and health. Take care.
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Mike PowersReviewed in the United States on April 20, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
"Person of Interest" Season 1 engages, compels.
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"Person of Interest" is a tense, taut crime/technological thriller that immediately engages and compels viewers with its highly innovative stories and superb acting from a first-rate cast that includes Michael Emerson, Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman, Amy Acker, and many others.

All 23 episodes of "Person of Interest's" first season very quickly established this as a series very different from every other drama on network TV. The show's main characters are Harold Finch (Emerson) and John Reese (Caviezel), two men who live in the shadows. Finch is a multi-billionaire computer designer and software developer who created a super-computer for the government; Reese is a former CIA agent and Special Forces soldier, now working for Finch as a "fixer" and enforcer.

Finch's super-computer, which he calls "The Machine," can sift through trillions of megabytes of data and then predict terrorist crimes against the United States. But Finch's "machine" not only can predict all future terrorist threats; it can also foretell every other future crime as well - felonies the government considers "too insignificant" to do anything about.

Finch, suffering from a severe permanent physical injury, feels honor-bound to do something to help stop those "insignificant" crimes before they happen. He enlists the assistance of a down-and-out, homeless, alcoholic Reese, who reluctantly agrees to be Finch's agent in the field.

Complicating matters for both Finch and Reese is the fact that Reese is being hunted by both the CIA and the FBI, who consider him a major threat to national security; and by the NYPD, who suspects him of committing a series of unsolved murders.

"Person of Interest" is a terrific show on many levels. The acting is superb. Emerson and Caviezel maintain a quiet, reserved demeanor, a characteristic that adds tremendous credibility to each character's persona. Supporting actors, especially Taraji P. Henson who plays NYPD Detective Carter, and Kevin Chapman, who plays Detective Fusco, are equally good in their roles.

But what sets "Person of Interest" apart from other new shows (most of which try to bring something "fresh" and "different" to their story lines) is that this show actually does that. Each episode creates a chilling, almost paranoid atmosphere from beginning to end.

All of this adds up to a show that quietly and poses a question we all must grapple with: is vigilante justice ever an acceptable means of preventing or solving crimes? It's a question the show's creators and producers have wisely left unanswered, for even though viewers can see the positive results of Reese's and Finch's efforts, they should carefully consider the means used to achieve their desired ends. Highly recommended.
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YoungnstudlyReviewed in the United States on January 16, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
My new favorite series.
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I've only seen reruns of Person of Interest randomly on TV, and honestly I wasn't terribly into it at first due to the fact I have never seen it from the beginning. The plot is thick and well thought out, but if you don't follow it in sequence, it can be confusing. Well, once I started watching it from the first episode forward, everything made much more sense! Now I'm hooked, as I was with Burn Notice, NCIS, and so many other TV series. It can be serious and light hearted at the same time, and I like the subtle humor thrown into each storyline. Now I'm waiting to get the next season when I can afford it.
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RandyReviewed in the United States on May 12, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Interesting concept, great acting, amazing storyline !!!!
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"Person of Interest": its as interesting as it gets !!!

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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Marsha Lynn FraindReviewed in the United States on January 13, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love this show
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A high-concept show that isn't afraid to get down and dirty, this latest exercise in paranoid worldbuilding from producer J.J. Abrams provides an addictive combination of action and future tech. Series creator Jonathan Nolan (brother of Christopher) lays out the premise at a furious clip: an eccentric tech genius (Lost's Michael Emerson) enlists a shadowy soldier-of-fortune (Jim Caviezel) to help with his pet project--a machine with seemingly endless surveillance capabilities. Utilizing the device's ability to identify threats before they happen, they set out to right future wrongs, attracting the attention of a dogged New York cop (Taraji P. Henson) in the process. Were Person of Interest content to remain at the level of weekly procedural, it would be a very good one, with every installment boasting well-choreographed fight scenes, Emerson's impeccably weird comedy timing, and a thorny morality that keeps the methods of the protagonists edging into the black. (A standout early episode, featuring Linda Cardinelli as a doctor with a hidden past, boasts an open-ended resolution that would do Elmore Leonard proud.) Thankfully, however, Nolan and co. also show an ability to play the long game, cannily inserting flashbacks that hint at a bigger mystery, introducing a strangely empathetic recurring supervillain, and laying out minor plot elements that pay off big further down the line. The show's impressive planning also extends to the supporting cast, with Henson given a character arc that many leading characters would envy. (Kudos as well to Kevin Chapman, as a former dirty cop whose slowly growing conscience provides many of the best moments.) The best element of the show, however, may well be The Machine itself, an initially implausible gimmick that quickly becomes a character in its own right; an omnipresent asset that--pay close attention to the evolving graphics overlays--may not be quite as passive an observer as its creator insists. By the time the final cliffhanger episode of the season rolls around, it's apparent that the show's mythology still has plenty of unexplored depths to delve. Extras include a lengthier cut of the pilot, a fascinating/scary look at the current state of surveillance tech, and a brief gag reel showcasing Caviezel's ability to do a killer Christopher Walken.
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TonyReviewed in the United States on January 13, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent quality blu-ray for an excellent show
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I bought the blu-ray/DVD combo pack, and it was worth every penny. The visual quality of the blu-rays looks great on my HDTV through my PS3. Everything looks very crisp, the colors look vibrant and cool when they're supposed to. Everything you'd expect in a high quality blu-ray. The audio is excellent, too. Jim Caviezel was kind of hard to hear sometimes when I was watching the program on air since he speaks in a low voice a lot, but the audio is clearer on the blu-ray, imo. I have not experienced any hiccups or artifacting anywhere, so rest assured that you'll be getting great playback.

This may seem silly, but the menus are very intuitive and easy to navigate. I love how while I'm watching an episode, I can press the UP button on my PS3 controller to pull up the menus, see which episode I'm on, etc. all while being non-intrusive on the episode. I haven't tried this on a regular blu-ray, but it works well if you are playing your disc through a PS3. The menus are also broken down into tiers, so submenus pop up as a line right above the main menus, which I prefer instead of clicking a menu and going to a whole other screen.

The show doesn't have a ton of extras on these discs, but at least there are some. There are some commentary extras and such. Not too many behind the scenes. I think there is an extended pilot, which I have yet to watch, but all in all, I'm happy with what they put on the discs. If you were looking forward to a ton of extras content, then you may be disappointed in this department, but I found it to be satisfactory.

The packaging is pretty nice. It comes in a well constructed slip cover, and then all the discs are housed in a booklet format. Blu-rays, then the DVD discs. There is also a paper for anyone who wants UltraViolet copies (I personally hate UV from prior experiences, but that's just me). It's hard to explain, but I'm sure most people have had packaging where the discs are difficult to get out. When you push down on the middle section to release the disc, and sometimes there isn't a good place to grip the edge of the disc or the mid-section just won't let go--this is not the case with this package. All the discs are secure, while also being easy to take out for quick disc swapping. It just goes to show that whoever made the packaging put some thought and care into it, and that this is a quality product.

Lastly, I typically focus on the product itself since people buying a season/film already know all about it, but I just wanted to write a brief blurb about my opinions on the show. I watched this series from day one because I am a huge fan of the Nolan brothers' work (Jonathan is the brother of Christopher Nolan who co-wrote and directed the recent Batman trilogy, Inception, The Prestige). If you enjoy their films, then it is extremely likely that you will enjoy this show. The protagonist, John Reese, is an ex-military agent who specialized in counter-terrorist hit jobs, living off the radar. He is a mysterious and dark anti-hero, much in the vein of Batman. His partner, Harold Finch, is a reclusive billionaire and computer genius who built a machine for the government to basically spy on the entire country through 24/7 wiretaps, surveillance camera footage, etc. It is built to detect and prevent acts of terror, but it ignores other premeditated acts of crime. Finch finds John and they become partners in trying to stop violent crimes. Early on, John recruits a dirty cop, Fusco, who, as the show progresses, reveals himself to be a respectable man who actually cares about helping people. Another detective, Carter, chases "the man in a suit," what the police say when referring to John. Carter is a straight cop who does not put up with corruption, or vigilantism.

All of these characters, along with many minor and recurring characters build a suspenseful, character-rich, and intricate storyline with multiple sub-plots. In my summary, it becomes pretty clear that there are many connections between this show and the Batman trilogy, so if you want a complex crime drama (I'd say this show is most closely akin to The Dark Knight), then this show will surely not disappoint. The acting is superb, too, with a great cast. Many of the actors are immediately recognizable (Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson, Michael Kelly) and all the rest play their parts very well. It's an intelligently written and directed series that will always have you wanting more, as each episode ends with a question, cliff-hanger, or a satisfying character engagement that leaves the audience wanting to explore their world even more.

Basically: I highly recommend this series, and this blu-ray copy of it. Both top notch!!
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MightymouseReviewed in the United States on January 22, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Don't be fooled by Blu-ray
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Five stars for the series for sure! *****Awesome series with very complex multiple plots, on-going subplots and graphics that require your undivided attention. A real thinking person's drama! Images and dialog go by so fast you can miss alot of details if you can't stop and replay scenes and graphics from time to time. My husband and I felt it was well worth the price to buy the whole season's CD collection to rewatch the episodes very carefully to finally get all the details you missed in the actual airings. Pay close attention to "the Machine" 's graphics as it is constantly evaluating the situation and giving you information about characters you may not have understood very well just watching the drama unfold. The whole set was of excellent quality picture and sound but..
As for marketing the actual product... We had one "pro and one "con" The Pro was that Amazon continues to offer the very best prices for anything digital or electronic you could ever want. Our local mega video store had the same 1st season series in "regular" dvd for $60! And since it is a very popular item, it was kept in the locked cabinet section of the video sales section! What a ripoff! Amazon saved us $40 bucks over that listed price.We did spend a little bit more by ordering it for 3day delivery so we could watch an all-day marathon over christmas vacation. That was worth it and it did show up on the exact date you said it would despite tons of Christmas deliveries clogging the system. The "con" was that there was no difference in the two types of sets offered. This is not Amazon's issue as we know you have no control over the product. It was the deception of the dvd manufacturer. We thought we were buying an upgraded product by buying Blu-ray but surprisingly this was a misconception and cost us a few extra bucks we could have saved for the higher shipping cost. The Blu-ray set contains a "regular" DVD set and a "Blu-ray set" 2 separate disc sets in one package. Stupid waste really...10 discs altogether that we could not see any difference in picture quality. The Blu-ray set was condensed into 4 discs including the "special features" videos while the regular DVD was in 6. We played them both on our Blu-ray player but couldn't see any difference at all. Blu-ray technology when it first came out was supposed to be the new HD digital state of the art. However, that was several years ago. Now that ALL broadcasting is digital, plus all video content sold today is burned in digital format plus we all have big screen HD TVs, the "regular" DVD is of the same excellent quality as the original Blu-ray. So don't be fooled into buying one format over the other or in our case,both. (We didn't know we were getting both sets) Regular digital is excellent in color, HD and sound.
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Scot Merideth PeirsonReviewed in the United States on November 22, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Person Of Interest, Season 1--The Ground Rules Regarding The Machine...
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I was...a huge fan of "The Equalizer", the mid-1980s CBS series with Edward Woodward playing the jaded former CIA operative Robert McCall, who had settled in New York and used his skill set to help people in trouble.
In many ways, "Person Of Interest" could be called "The Equalizer Updated". Jonathan Nolan and J.J. Abrams have mixed a look at the world post-9/11--the world of security versus privacy--with a little old-fashioned cop drama, and come up with something fascinating. Plus, the casting of the series was first rate.
I've been a long-time admirer of Jim Caviezel's work. From "The Thin Red Line" to "Angel Eyes", Caviezel has always brought those wide and expressive eyes and some magnificent understatement to his acting. Many actors who have played Jesus on film have fallen into bad luck finding work after those performances. Caviezel--the lead in 2004's "The Last Temptation Of The Christ"--really never had that happen. He became Number Six in 2009's remake of "The Prisoner", and in 2011 became the lead character in this series, the former Army Special Forces operator and CIA operative named John Reese. Reese is the classic TV action hero--a tall man who can shoot, fight and think; posessed of a dry humor and a big heart. But what flips the series...is Michael Emerson.
Emerson is ANYTHING but the typical hero. Anyone who ever watched "Lost" can never forget Emerson--as the magnificent villain Ben Linus--eulogizing John Locke. Emerson is a bug-eyed, buzz-cut wonder; and how he embodies the reclusive software billionaire Harold Finch--injured, limping, unable to turn without turning his whole body; but deeply committed to using The Machine to stop crime before it happens...it's magnificent work. Emerson fits with Caviezel in two fascinating roles--both Reese and Finch have had to give up much, but they do all they can to stop evil from befalling others; Reese bringing the physical and Finch bringing the computer/hacking.
I was surprised that Taraji P. Henson came back to television. I don't know why, but I was. I can only assume that Nolan and Abrams blew her off her feet with their vision of Joss Carter, the NYPD detective looking to bring "The Man In The Suit" (TMITS) to justice initially...only to end up working with him. TPH has always been a high-quality, high-energy actress; and she gets helped here by the backstory that Jon and J.J. develop for Carter.
Kevin Chapman's development and evolvement as Lionel Fusco is first-rate. He plays Fusco as a lifelong New Yorker--originally, a dirty cop who gets beaten/cajoled/teased into "enlightenment" by Reese--who is cynical and big hearted, increasingly so in both arenas, as the season develops.
It would be remiss to not mention The Machine. In many ways it is the biggest star of the show. It's never really seen except in it's development stages, but because it is producing the Social Security numbers that identify the POI--whether the person is victim or perpetrator--The Machine and it's backdoor sits as a huge, unseen presence.
Season 1--as most television series are present day--sets the stories and the players. We meet Reese, and see his backstory through flashbacks; we meet Finch; and start getting his backstory through flashbacks. We see how the relationship between Reese and Finch develops--Reese wanting to know more about Finch, but Finch being reclusive within the library he bought from NYC. We watch John and Harold turn Carter and Fusco into partners, but neither Joss or Lionel know the other is working for "Wonderboy", as Fusco calls him. We meet the beautiful "fixer", Zoe Morgan. Paige Turco is aging incredibly well, and she has a wonderful chemistry with Caviezel in their scenes. Of course, we also meet the antagonists--the group of corrupt police officers known as HR; and embodied with considerable menace by Robert John Burke. Enrico Colantoni's Charlie Burton--a number The Machine produces in the first half of the season--turns out to be Carl Elias, the illegitimate son of a New York Mob boss who has the goal of bringing the Five Families back to prominence under his rule. Michael Kelly's Mark Snow, Reese's former CIA handler who wants to bring Reese back to Washington--feet first. Annie Parisse's Kara Stanton, Reese's partner in The Company who seems a little too fatalistic in her devotion to the job. Finally, there's Amy Acker. Again, introduced as a "number" named Samantha Groves, Acker's character is revealed to be the dangerously unstable hacker named Root, who is looking for The Machine.
Overall, "Person Of Interest" establishes a look--one that is not very comfortable--at the way modern society handles the threat matrix, and how some may take advantage of access...for either good or evil. Season One was a fascinating opener--watching Caviezel bring Reese back into the game and back to life, watching Finch slowly let his guard down around Reese; how Carter and Fusco evolve from pursuing TMITS into working/supporting him; and the battle lines the group develops against HR, Elias's power grab, and Root. It's a very good show enhanced by quality work from a great group of actors.
Highly recommended.
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