I have been enjoying Person Of Interest on CBS so far. It’s gritty, full of action, well acted not to mention it takes place in the Big Apple.
Lost’s Michael Emerson, plays Mr. Finch, a very rich recluse, who has developed a computer program that can identify the identity of persons that will be connected to violent crimes in the future. However, the program has its limitations; for example if the person will be either the victim or the person committing the crime itself.
Finch hires John Reese (Jim Caviezel), a former Green Beret and CIA field officer who is presumed dead, to help stop the crimes from taking place. He does this because he can’t do it alone.
The pilot episode explains that Finch originally built the machine for the government as a means to prevent mores 9/11-type disasters from taking place, but found that it was also foretelling many other crimes. Finch built a backdoor into the machine that, before erasing the “irrelevant data” each night, sends to Finch a list of Social Security numbers of those who will be involved in those crimes. Finch also establishes that the world thinks that Reese and he are dead.
The show is gripping and plays out very fast and furious each episode. I think that it should be a great hit for CBS. Time will tell. The show is Executive Produced by J.J. Abrams and Jonathan Nolan who also wrote the screenplay. Enjoy!