Person of Interest

Person of Interest

The Complete First Season

DVD - 2012
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Using data siphoned off the U.S. intelligence agencies' threat matrix, 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 knows that something bad is going to happen; it's their mission to discover what that event will be.
Published: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2012.
ISBN: 9780780696488
0780696484
Branch Call Number: DVD F PER SEASON 1
Characteristics: 6 videodiscs (17 hr.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.

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xaipe May 08, 2016

Anemic high-concept procedural with heavy bloody violence. Definitely not for young kids or sensitive viewers. The concept is a "critique" of our surveillance society which quickly devolves into formulaic nonsense. It never occurs to anyone that it's possible to solve problems without bloody slaughter.

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Saint_Mirin
Oct 30, 2014

Agree with previous reviewer. This show is worth a look. The pacing and overall vibe is more in line with a BBC production so it requires more of an investment as a viewer. If it tunes you out, give it another chance. It reminds me a lot of The Blacklist - wealthy, all-knowing or seeing entity plucks our hero from obscurity to do good deeds and prevent bad. It could use a little more oomph of some kind - sarcasm, sex, humor, something.

harrybrowne Mar 09, 2014

The best TV drama series since Prison Break. Intelligent, clever, with much philosophical and moral depth – and ever so timely. Produced after the Manning / Assange revelations, it definitely takes the right position. And considering the more recent Snowden revelations, it is more relevant than ever.
Imaginative plots and subplots with typical characters: corrupt politicians, cops, FBI, CIA, and so on. True to life for sure. Nothing new here but they are gutsy to present it so explicitly.
Often strains credulity but it is TV. Main character, Reese, is played coldly and robotically which is perfect. After all, these groups have been trained to kill, and kill they do. .Most other characters are played well; one exception is Carter (the “honest” cop). That voice is like chalk on a blackboard. Lots of blood and violence as expected but does not detract from the story.
Soundtrack is eclectic and perfectly suited to the drama. For example, Nina Simone ‘s version of Sinnerman and David Bowie singing I Hate Americans. How much better can you get?
A must-see series, especially for those who still believe that the government and its paid killers are here to help you.

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ANNE MALCOLM
Aug 18, 2013

This show just gets better and better. Jim Caviezel is so wonderful to watch. A good cop show.

ravenheart Aug 05, 2013

Pretty well written and originally themed stories. I'm not real big on watching cop shows, but this has a different twist that makes it pretty entertaining. Worth checking out.

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zlboj
Feb 04, 2013

A friend suggested this unknown show. After the first episode we were hooked. Surprisingly fresh stories and fine acting make this a standout among network action/suspense shows. Well done!

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maria57
Feb 01, 2013

Excellent cyber-spying, Big Brother, action adventure show. One of the best that network TV has to offer right now. The characters are interesting and the stories are well-written.

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