I don't know if anyone is watching Person of Interest but I do and I think it may be my favorite new show. Starring Michael Emerson ( Lost) and Jim Caviezel (The Prisoner) remake, it is set in NYC and created by Jonathan Nolan (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight Rises) and JJ Abrams (Lost).
A computer genius named Finch (Emerson) developed a machine for the government that is used to detect information leading to acts of terrorism before they happen. The machine separates the information gathered into two categories: relevant and irrelevant. Finch, however, discovered that the irrelevant information often led to other acts of violent crime. So, he, before going underground, developed a back door into the system which only spits out the social security number of a central person involved in the crime. Supposedly dead in the authority's eyes, Finch hires John Reese (Caviezel), an ex-CIA special operations agent, who, too, dropped out of life after his girlfriend was killed the result of a professional incident, and as he was dissatisfied with the government's handling of the situation. Like Finch, Reese is officially listed as dead. Finch convinces Reese that in working for him to prevent the crime associated with the social security number, he can do what he was unable to do working on the inside. While the two go about this business, they are tracked by the New York City Police Department, who are trying to uncover who Reese specifically is
It is much better than that description and last week's show, Number Crunch was TERRIFIC. The fun of the show is the growing friendship between Finch and Reese and the joy of watching two good actors burrow into these characters. And this episode, was all about that friendship and at the end, I found myself holding my breath, tears in my eyes and totally grateful that I had invested in this show and these characters.
CBS has full episodes available on line at their website and some cable and satellite companies have it On Demand.
It's definitely worth checking out!
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