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Do you watch Person of Interest?

Postby Bmat » Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:03 am

I've just started watching it. I don't know if there are even new episodes being made, but I like the plots and some of the characters.
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Re: Do you watch Person of Interest?

Postby Talon Sinnah » Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:43 pm

Not watched any of it. What's it supposed to be about?
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Re: Do you watch Person of Interest?

Postby Bmat » Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:56 am

I don't know if you remember Colossus: The Forbin Project. This is similar in that a man invented software that he calls The Machine that keeps track of people through cellphones, surveillance cams, etc, and the guy and his team aim to help people. At one point a bad guy (somehow) arranged for another computer (system) (AI) called Samaritan, which from what I can tell is working against the Machine. It appears that the Machine isn't all benevolent.

Science Fiction crime drama. And I like the characters.

Oh, and by the way, I see it has been picked up for a 6th season.

Here is the season 1 intro (I found on wiki)



"You are being watched. The government has a secret system: a machine that spies on you every hour of every day. I know, because I built it. I designed the machine to detect acts of terror, but it sees everything. Violent crimes involving ordinary people; people like you. Crimes the government considered 'irrelevant'. They wouldn't act, so I decided I would. But I needed a partner, someone with the skills to intervene. Hunted by the authorities, we work in secret. You'll never find us, but victim or perpetrator, if your number's up... we'll find you".
Season one opening voice-over by Harold Finch
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Re: Do you watch Person of Interest?

Postby Talon Sinnah » Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:09 am

I didn't think it was sci fi from the previews. I may have to check it out. Is it on Netflix?

I don't remember Colossus lol. When was it on TV?
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Re: Do you watch Person of Interest?

Postby Bmat » Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:07 am

CBS Tuesdays 9PM eastern

I've been watching old episodes on ION.

I just saw that it has officially been cancelled after season 5. The finale is June 21.

Colossus the Forbin Project was a movie based on the book Colossus. Pretty interesting SF that discussed a number of questions such as how much freedom should we give up for the sake of security.
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Re: Do you watch Person of Interest?

Postby Talon Sinnah » Wed Apr 13, 2016 1:06 am

Sounds like Colossus should be mandatory reading in school these days
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Re: Do you watch Person of Interest?

Postby Bmat » Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:25 am

Yes it should be. It is a classic question, how much power should an AI have over humans even if it can stop crime and injustice.
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Re: Do you watch Person of Interest?

Postby BurtonBee » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:19 am

For what started out as a somewhat standard procedural with a slight sci-fi premise, Person of Interest showed a remarkable ability to adapt and change over the course of its first four seasons. Although it still incorporated the mandatory crime-of-the-week format to help get it through its 22 episode per season obligation, the series began a slow shift away from revisiting the same premise over and over again to gradually focus on a larger more serialized storyline, incorporating new, compelling characters who could change and evolve along with the overarching narrative. That ability to change and to refocus its priorities gave the show a dedicated following, but may have also led to it being granted a truncated fifth and final season, as the longer the show went on, the more impenetrable its storyline became to new viewers.
But at the start of season 5, Person of Interest doesn’t show any signs that its storyline will be left wanting when all is said and done. Season 4 ended with the team of Harold Finch (Michael Emerson), John Reese (Jim Caviezel), and Root (Amy Acker) on the run from the Samaritan group, carrying a severely compressed version of Finch’s original Machine in a high-tech briefcase. May be (link removed. no outside links permitted by new members) also start this but the parting shot was ominous yet thrilling in a Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid sort of way, with everyone moving towards the enemy, guns blazing (well, not Finch). It could have been the end of the show, albeit an incredibly ambiguous one that, over time, might have leaned more towards a bad ending for the heroes and an even worse one for the world they left behind.
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