Hippogriff's Aerie

Apparitions of Imagination

TV Shows: Person Of Interest


In 2013 Person of Interest rivaled Revenge and Grimm as my favorite new TV show. Created by Jonathan Nolan, who co-wrote the screenplay for The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises with brother Christopher Nolan, Person of Interest follows the tale of Harold Finch (Michael Emerson) and John Reese (Jim Caviezel) . Finch is a software engineer who helped design a computer system capable of tracking down terrorist activity. Unknown to the government, Finch built in a backdoor to the system; curiously, the system develops some sort of artificial intelligence, and spits out numbers to Finch. These numbers turn out to be social security numbers of people who the system predicts will be involved in a crime. Finch hires troubled ex-CIA man Reese to help thwart the crime before it happens. You can kind of get an idea of how Nolan’s work with Batman has influenced the series, with Reese as Batman’s muscle and Finch as the Batcave/Robin. A couple of cops, detectives Carter ( Taraji Henson) and Fusco (Kevin Chapman), play the role of Commisioner Gordon, helping the heroes from inside the police station.

The first season was incredible due to 4 (!) arcing plot lines, sandwiched around flashbacks that provided insight into Finch’s and Reese’s past. Sadly, those features were lacking in the second season. A new character added to the show during the second season is an adorable attack dog named Bear.

January 6, 2013 - Posted by | tv shows

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: