November 10, 2013

Person Of Interest

Lately, I’ve been overdosing on television shows. 
I used to be faithful to good old Criminal Minds, and flirt with Game of Thrones for a bit and then follow it up with Lie to Me, with a hint of Bones thrown in. 
Now I’m all over the place. 
Afraid to finish Criminal Minds and Bones, thinking what would happen once I got to the end, halfway through the first season of Elementary, waiting the endless wait for Season 3 of Sherlock while hoping for House of Cards to get their act together and bring back Kevin Spacey and the hot Robin Wright, disturbed by what was happening to Carrie in Homeland, in the middle of Alias (watching Jennifer Garner do stunts is truly hilarious), midway of The Newsroom and The Vampire Diaries with a tang of Anthony Bourdain’s ‘No Reservations‘ in the middle.
To add to all of that, I’ve also watched a couple of episode of the ancient Law & Order (I saw Mr. Big from SATC there and couldn’t resist!), Castle, Dexter and Mad Men as well. I’m still quite sure I’m missing a few and these were all nice, but I was in the middle of so much that I had to get myself to stop and decided to take it slow! 
And then I found the Jesus-like Jim Caviezel in the 2011 show called ‘Person of Interest’ and all my plans were uprooted. 
Jim Caviezel (Passion of the Christ), Michael Emerson (Lost)and their crew team up in this crime-action-drama from The Dark Knight‘s Jonathan Nolan and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions.
Set in New York City, the plot centres on an ex-CIA agent, who partners with a mysterious billionaire to prevent violent crimes. Using data siphoned off the a super machine created by the latter, which supplies them information not related to terrorism, but rather violent crimes of a personal nature – during each episode, the former CIA agent and his enigmatic partner identify a ‘person of interest’ and set about solving the mystery of the impending crime.
Tapping into the world’s Big Brother-like surveillance network, the shadowy duo know that something bad is going to happen; it’s their mission to discover what that event will be – and somehow prevent it.
It is very well written, and even though I admit that I miss the quotes from Criminal Minds and the music from Bones – I’m hooked! 
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