Person of Interest stars Jim Caviezel, Emmy Award winner Michael Emerson and Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson in a crime thriller about a presumed dead former-CIA agent who teams up with a mysterious billionaire to prevent violent crimes by using their own brand of vigilante justice. Reese’s (Caviezel) special training in covert operations appeals to Finch (Emerson), a software genius who invented a program that uses pattern recognition to identify people about to be involved in violent crimes. Using state-of-the-art surveillance technology, the two work outside of the law using Reese’s adept skills and Finch’s unlimited wealth to unravel the mystery of the person of interest and stop the crime before it happens. Reese’s actions catch the attention of the NYPD, including homicide detective Carter (Henson), and Fusco (Kevin Chapman), a cop who Reese uses to his advantage. With infinite crimes to investigate, Reese and Finch find that the right person, with the right information, at the right time, can change everything. – CBS
85 out of 100
We have been enjoying Person of Interest on CBS, so far. It’s gritty, full of action, well acted… not to mention it takes place in the Big Apple.
Lost’s Michael Emerson, plays Mr. Finch, a very rich recluse who has developed a computer program that can identify the identity of persons that will be connected to violent crimes in the future. However, the program does have its limitations. For example it can’t distinguish between whether or not the person will be either the victim or the person committing the crime itself.
Finch hires John Reese (Jim Caviezel), a former Green Beret and CIA field officer who is presumed dead to help stop the crimes from taking place. He does this because he can’t do it alone.
The pilot episode explains that Finch originally built the machine for the government as a means to prevent mores 9/11-type disasters from taking place, but found that it was also foretelling many other crimes. Finch built a backdoor into the machine that, before erasing the “irrelevant data” each night, sends to Finch a list of Social Security numbers of those who will be involved in those crimes. Finch also establishes that the world thinks that Reese and he are dead.
The show is gripping and plays out very fast and furious each episode. I think that it should be a great hit for CBS. Time will tell. The show is Executive Produced by J.J. Abrams and Jonathan Nolan who also wrote the screenplay. Enjoy!
You can watch full episodes of Person of Interest, here.