Person of Interest (CBS) – New series
My cover of the upcoming Fall season for science fiction and fantasy fans continues with Person of Interest.
Extrapolate our current technology and apply significant funds to it and you could probably have something like what is used in this new show. It is not ‘real’ science fiction but rather csi-fi from those entertaining but mostly unrealistic crime lab shows. A software that uses pattern recognition to identify people about to be involved in violent crimes is not far beyond what we are able to do today.
Here Finch, a billionaire software-genius played by Michael Emerson (Lost) decides to do a Bruce Wayne but lack the physical talent so he recruits a presumed dead former CIA operative named Reese played by Jim Caviezel and together they work to stop crimes before they happens.
It looks like a mystery of week kind of thing that makes it easy to pick an episode here and there. Reese’s past is probably good for a background arc or two. How come he is presumed dead? The videos so far shows a lot of action but no female casts so I assume this is a testosterone feast – a mixture of Human Target first season and Enemy of the State?
Reese’s actions will catch the attention of the NYPD, including homicide detective Carter (Henson), and Fusco (Kevin Chapman), a cop who Reese uses to his advantage.
I find action without some love interest pretty boring so I hope there is some we haven’t seen yet. Maybe Reese have an old flame he pines over but can’t see because he has to stay presumed dead?
I will probably watch this expecting light entertainment, some spiffy state of the art surveillance technology and lots of action. CBS have a good track record for this kind of show and the trailer looks promising.
What do you think?
The “Person of Interest” cast includes Jim Caviezel, Emmy Award-winner Michael Emerson, Academy Award-nominee Taraji P. Henson and Kevin Chapman.
The “Person of Interest” TV show is produced by Warner Bros. Television. Emmy Award winners J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk (“Lost”), Academy Award-nominee Jonathan Nolan (“Memento”), David Semel (“Heroes”) and Greg Plageman (“Cold Case”) are the executive producers.