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 Post subject: Person of Interest
PostPosted: February, 17, 2011 - 8:24am 
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Jonah Nolan (brother of Christopher Nolan and co-writer of Memento, The Prestige, Batman Begins and The Dark Knight) created this show which is a crime drama centered on an ex-CIA agent, presumed dead, who teams up with a mysterious billionaire to prevent violent crimes in New York City. The pilot will be directed by Heroes' David Semel. It will be produced by JJ Abrams and his Bad Robot production company.

And the big news is that one of the lead characters, the mysterious billionaire, will be played by Michael Emerson.
The bad news is the project with Emerson and Terry O'Quinn has been put on the back burner for now.

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 Post subject: Re: Person of Interest (Nolan/Abrams collaboration)
PostPosted: February, 17, 2011 - 9:51am 
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Nice. I await this show. Is this Fall 11 I guess?


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 Post subject: Re: Person of Interest (Nolan/Abrams collaboration)
PostPosted: February, 17, 2011 - 11:22am 
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aww that is good news and bad news. i will watch.

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 Post subject: Re: Person of Interest (Nolan/Abrams collaboration)
PostPosted: February, 17, 2011 - 12:54pm 
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any idea which network? if it is NBC, then I am not even going to get hooked on it. they cancel everything.


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 Post subject: Re: Person of Interest (Nolan/Abrams collaboration)
PostPosted: February, 17, 2011 - 12:57pm 
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CBS, no start date yet. Maybe Fall 2011.

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 Post subject: Re: Person of Interest (Nolan/Abrams collaboration)
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 Post subject: Re: Person of Interest (Nolan/Abrams collaboration)
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ok, i have more hope if it is CBS


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 Post subject: Re: Person of Interest (Nolan/Abrams collaboration)
PostPosted: February, 28, 2011 - 7:17am 
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JJ Abrams and All the Networks Now!

ABC - Alias, LOST
Fox - Fringe
NBC - Undercovers
CBS - This new show
CW (Formerly WB) - Felicity


He needs to do some shit for Cable now!

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 Post subject: Re: Person of Interest (Nolan/Abrams collaboration)
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Is Alias any good?

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 Post subject: Re: Person of Interest (Nolan/Abrams collaboration)
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I watched a few of them. It was decent at the time.

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 Post subject: Re: Person of Interest (Nolan/Abrams collaboration)
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Big T OTW wrote:
I watched a few of them. It was decent at the time.


My wife loves that fucking show. I bought her the whole series on DVD years ago. It's ok, i guess. The show gets worse and worse the farther in you get. Killing off characters and bringing them back and shit. And the last season is just terrible.

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 Post subject: Re: Person of Interest (Nolan/Abrams collaboration)
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I liked alias, it was pretty solid. But like all of his stuff, it unravels at the end and just starts getting ridiculous and overly complicated for now reason.


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 Post subject: Re: Person of Interest (Nolan/Abrams collaboration)
PostPosted: May, 19, 2011 - 7:23am 
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This one doesn't really look that good.


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 Post subject: Re: Person of Interest (Nolan/Abrams collaboration)
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Eh yeah I don't know. I like the names attached to it but it's just whatever looking.


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 Post subject: Re: Person of Interest (Nolan/Abrams collaboration)
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Phil wrote:
Eh yeah I don't know. I like the names attached to it but it's just whatever looking.


I think the concept of the show is whatever, but It looks promising.


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 Post subject: Re: Person of Interest (Nolan/Abrams collaboration)
PostPosted: July, 18, 2011 - 8:07am 
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I dont know if this is the same video I posted before because that other one got removed.


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 Post subject: Re: Person of Interest
PostPosted: July, 22, 2011 - 7:50am 
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An early review of the pilot.

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What if Batman was a former CIA operative who had the ability to predict crimes before they happened, and had no qualms about kneecapping baddies? That’s the basic premise of Person of Interest, the new Jonathan Nolan and J.J. Abrams written/produced CBS series that will be hitting this fall.

After getting an early glimpse of the pilot last night at Comic-Con, I’m pleased to say that the show more than lives up to our lofty expectations.

Jim Caviezel stars as said former CIA operative, John Reese. At the beginning of the pilot, he’s wracked with guilt and is trying to drink himself to death after losing the woman he loves. After an encounter with thugs in the subway (while sporting what I like to call the “bum Jesus look”), Reese is eventually recruited by an eccentric billionaire, Dr. Finch (Lost’s Michael Emerson), who has developed computer software that can predict crimes before they happen. Taraji P. Henson is also in the fold as a police officer who seems keen on Reese’s background, and will likely serve as as the Commissioner Gordon role to Reese’s Batman.
The series is set in New York City and makes great use of on-location shooting (just like Alcatraz does with San Francisco). NYC is also an interesting setting because Person of Interest is heavily steeped in post-9/11 wish fulfillment. In the pilot Finch explains that before 9/11, he was just concerned with making as much money as possible. Afterwards, he wanted to dedicate his resources and technical expertise towards stopping similar attacks in the future. He developed a technology that can predict when future attacks would happen, based on a massive amount of surveillance data it has access to.

Finch uses the same technology to track smaller crimes in New York City — something he initially had the program ignore in his quest to prevent another 9/11. But eventually, he realized that he could make a difference by stopping smaller crimes as well. (Cue the Knight Rider opening, “One man can make a difference…”) Finch has access to unprecedented surveillance capabilities — in the pilot, he shows off how he can track someone using their smartphone, as well as easily listen in on calls. He also has plenty of other surveillance devices on hand, which makes the series seem like a modern spin on Francis Ford Coppola’s The Conversation.

Person of Interest’s many Batman parallels are readily apparent — not too surprising coming from Nolan – but it does offer up some notable differences. Reese, for instance, is heavily proficient with firearms and isn’t afraid to show it. The pilot features a handful of well-executed action set-pieces that instantly position Caviezel’s Reese as the spiritual successor to 24‘s Jack Bauer.

The show seems more well-suited to being a Law and Order-style episodic series, instead of something with a driving serial storyline like Lost. Even Alcatraz, the other new J.J. Abrams-produced series on the horizon (check out my pilot review here), appears to have a better balance of serial and episodic elements.

While the pilot was successful at setting up the basic premise of the series, it moved too quickly for us to get a decent sense of Finch and Reese’s ultimate goals. Reese seems to easily jump into crime fighting role, and he quickly becomes a one-man army who somehow seems to slip under most NYC cops’ radars. Finch seems a bit too similar to Lost’s Ben Linus — though I’m sure that was done on purpose.

CBS has high hopes for the series: Person of Interest will start airing on the network on Thursdays this fall at 9 — a coveted prime time spot that CSI held for 10 years.

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 Post subject: Re: Person of Interest
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 Post subject: Re: Person of Interest
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Jesus and his #2!

I'm giving this show a thumb up for pumping me up.

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 Post subject: Re: Person of Interest
PostPosted: September, 22, 2011 - 7:39am 
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Probably won't have time to watch this tonight but it is set on my DVR so I am still giving it a chance.
Its just Thursday's are packed already with Community, The Office and Its Always Sunny.

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 Post subject: Re: Person of Interest
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Oh wow didn't realize this started tonight. Maybe I'll DVR it and wait to see what you guys think.

Also, somehow I missed that Ben Linus magazine cover, hahahhahahaha.


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 Post subject: Re: Person of Interest
PostPosted: September, 26, 2011 - 7:50am 
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It wasn't that great. Ridiculous how they just jump right into the story.
This bum and Michael Emerson just team up instantly. Of course they try to get you with some twists and turns but I wasn't feeling it.
If its just a new case each week with no real big over arching story then I'm out. But I will watch it this week too to see how they get a 2nd episode going after the origin episode.

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 Post subject: Re: Person of Interest
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im assuming they are going to do more character exposition along the way. i didn't mind the jumping right into it, however i wasn't too thrilled the plot of that particular episode. im hoping they shape it up a bit better. the idea definitely has potential..but the execution wasn't great.


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 Post subject: Re: Person of Interest
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I hope this show turns into another Fringe-type. The first few episodes of Fringe didn't show much overarching, but it molded into a fine show since.

I'll give it another go this week.

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