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Person of Interest came to my attention when advertised over the summer. The ads were enough of a hook for me to watch more trailers on YouTube. Some of you are aware of my longstanding contempt for the stream of effluent that flows from Hollywood and may be shocked to learn that I actually like a new show. It does happen from time to time. Lie to Me was another favorite.

Person of Interest is quickly paced. Jim Caviezel (Whom I liked in The Count of Monte Cristo) plays Reese, a burned out government spook who got out of the game when someone he cared about was killed, the inference being that it was on 9/11. Michael Emerson (Lost) plays Finch, a self made billionaire software developer who has covert access to a small amount of data from a super computer system he built for the government. Using this information, the SSN of someone involved; they figure who is up to what and stop the criminal activity. The pilot episode spent most of its time developing these two characters and establishing the canon for the series. There are other characters who will probably return.

Did anyone else watch this? Post your opinion, rant or rave.
 

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It's on CBS, right? That's a deal-killer for me. They've only managed to put on one show worth watching in the last decade--The Unit--and I don't even waste my time giving them a look anymore, drama or sitcom.
 

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I saw it and was underwhelmed, Caviezel is a tough sell as a bad ass operator for me, but I'll give him some time to get his feet under him.

Natalie Zea is always a pleasant surprise in any role.
 

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I watch what entertains me regardless of the network. If they smother a show with politics or pass the script development to the B team I'll quit watching.
My opinion is that CBS's script people are hired from the ranks of those who failed to make the B teams at ABC, NBC, and Fox. :D:D:D
 

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I saw it and was sufficiently intrigued to be a regular viewer unless it really goes south.
I've read some complaints about Reese's character shooting the gundealers in the leg while doing a "Clint Eastwood" shtick (breathy "make my day" type talking). OK. Well, the point is not without merit, but most TV shows have some sour points to them these days. And even the old classics I like don't hesitate to show someone screwing a silencer on a .38 snubbie revolver.
I don't have any problem with Caviezel as a tough guy. If he could carry the cross on the way to Calvary he ought to be tough enough to handle this role!
 

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Anyone remember Threshold? It's the show that opened my eyes to just how horrible a network CBS had become:

Threshold (a Titles & Air Dates Guide)

IIRC, I predicted here that it would be cancelled by Thanksgiving, and I was right. (I'll see if I can find the thread). They never even aired the last 4 episodes, mercifully.

When I said The Unit was the only thing worth watching on CBS in the last decade, I'd forgotten about Jericho, which wasn't awful. Wasn't great, but wasn't awful.
 

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...I'd forgotten about Jericho, which wasn't awful. Wasn't great, but wasn't awful.
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Well, gee wizz, I thought Jericho was a pretty good show. So much so I bought the DVD set of both seasons.
Sure you haven't been imbibing your own venom, Snake45? :rolleyes:;)
 

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Sure you haven't been imbibing your own venom, Snake45? :rolleyes:;)
Quite sure. If I had, I might be brain-damaged enough to actually enjoy CBS programs. :cryinlaugh::cryinlaugh::cryinlaugh::cryinlaugh:
 

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Quite sure. If I had, I might be brain-damaged enough to actually enjoy CBS programs. :cryinlaugh::cryinlaugh::cryinlaugh::cryinlaugh:
Zinnnnggggg.
Dare I ask what you think of the newest incarnation of Hawaii Five-0 or should I run away?:bolt:
 

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Well, I used to like NCIS, but they have seriously jumped the shark in the last two seasons and the whole NCIS LA resigning and committing multiple murder and mayhem in Czech Republic? I went to bed. I haven't watched a sitcom in this century, dagnabbit!

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Zinnnnggggg.
Dare I ask what you think of the newest incarnation of Hawaii Five-0 or should I run away?:bolt:
Haven't seen it. It got good reviews last year and I would have given it a try except that it came on at the same time as two other shows I watch. Ah shucks oh well.
 

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Well, I used to like NCIS
I still like the original NCIS but the spinoff was Miami Vice set in LA without the cool cars. I quit watching after the third episode of the first season. The original NCIS is showing its age as the story arcs become increasingly improbable. When do you think NCIS jumped the shark?

Laugh tracks are patronizing and I won't watch shows that have them. If they want me to laugh they need to write funny jokes.
 

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Laugh tracks are patronizing and I won't watch shows that have them. If they want me to laugh they need to write funny jokes.
Agree with you there. The new, heavily-pimped NBC comedy Whitney has one, I discovered to my chagrin the other night (premiere). It made me realize how long it's been since I watched a sitcom that had one. Was it Seinfeld? Friends? I can't remember, but I do know that all the sitcoms I've watched in the last two or three or four years don't have 'em--Modern Family, The Office, 30 Rock, Parks & Rec, etc etc etc.
 

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I found it kind of flat, or at least Jim Caviezel to be too flat but I think it was his intention to play it that way. I'll give it another episode but my gut tells me i'll bail before too long.
 
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