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You Should Watch Person of Interest

Submitted by on January 18, 2012 – 9:20 amOne Comment

… and not just because it won Favorite New Drama at this year’s People’s Choice Awards.

Person of Interest is actually engaging, from beginning to end, and each episode plays out like a movie. The characters are gripping, the surveillance graphics give the show an interesting look and feel, and most importantly, it has an original premise.

The show’s premise is crime prevention, instead of crime solving as per usual. It may sound a bit like Minority Report, but let’s examine things a bit further. A billionaire software tycoon creates a system designed for analyzing everyone on surveillance cameras after all, they are everywhere and thus pinpointing terrorists based on behavioral patterns, phone conversations, and levels of aggression among other factors. It turns out that the system works too well, and instead of just finding terrorists can also pinpoint every single violent crime that is about to be committed before it happens.

Sounds pretty good, right? That’s not all. The system only uses Social Security numbers to identify those who plan to commit a crime, and thus protects the users of the system from the government.

Of course, regardless of the premise, there’s got to be a good cast to pull the whole thing off, and this show certainly has that. Michael Emerson plays Mr. Finch, the billionaire who invented the surveillance system. He hires John Reese (played by Jim Caviezel, also known as Jesus in The Passion of the Christ) to actually carry out the vigilante justice in each case. Detective Carter, played by Taraji P. Henson, plays the detective who often finds herself on Reese’s trail as he pulls off his kills to prevent the crimes his victims prepare to commit.

The trailer speaks for itself. You know you want to watch this!

Tune in to CBS to catch Person of Interest Thursdays at 9 PM Eastern time.

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