Person of interest TV review – Lack of interest and plot!

Update to episode 12 – season 1

I love how people get passionate about their shows,I have received a stonking review of my own blog and view, which if not popular was honest.

(Original post )  https://betterthanimbd.wordpress.com/2012/08/08/person-of-interest-review2012-would-have-made-1-good-moviebut-not-enough-for-a-series/

This show is has brought in 12 million viewers in America,does this make it a great show ? well the Xfactor,American idol must be fantastic shows as well because they rated higher than the Person with little interest.

Jim Caviezel is a fantastic actor,the highlights of his career to date being –

Frequency (2000)  and Deja Vu (2006),this said, if you show the average Joe a picture of Jim,he is worldly recognised as the man who played Jesus Christ,if you play Jesus,it’s gonna take a lot of forgetting.

I have been told by a lot of haters that this show is going to explode into something amazing,well I’m guessing this ”something amazing” must be right at the end because I am twelve episodes in and I am still to find little of interest.

As good as Jim is,he plays his character Reece like someone who suffers with a mental condition,he talks so slowly that you feel like slapping him in the face to wake him up!

The show is designed and created for people who enjoy not thinking too much,people talk about these amazing twist’s and story lines,all I see is a show ticking a lot of TV rating requirement’s.

As soon as the opening monologue starts, the credibility starts to run away ……

“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 will never find us. But victim or perpetrator, if your  number’s up, we’ll find you.”

See if you can see any similarities……

In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them….maybe you can hire The A-Team.

When the scales of justice become unbalanced;  only one man can set them straight. Edward Woodward is The Equalizer.

Add to this that Reece was an alcoholic bum,he met Finch,had a shave,was offered a job without no mention of what the pay would be,if I was homeless living on the street everyday,I might have asked how much I was gonna get paid.

Then you have the police force that is desperate to catch Reece, but rather than try to catch him,prefer to stand outside buildings flirting with him instead,oh and then the police become good friends with the twosome and forget about their police duties and instead just join forces with Reece and Finch,all other crime seem’s to disappear and the only cases they now work on,are the ones that Reece and Finch deem fit.

If Breaking bad and The Wire were never made this show wouldn’t stand out as being so average,but unfortunately for Person of Interest,these shows do exist and they only make your effort’s look amateurish at best.

As mentioned before if they gave this show a brain they would lose half their audience straight away,I like Jim Caviezel,I just hope he doesn’t sign up to any more series after the second,if he does, it will ruin his credibility in the future.

KO

5/10

2 thoughts on “Person of interest TV review – Lack of interest and plot!”

  1. Thank god, I sore threw this show straight away, you know it’s gonna go on for about 6 seasons. To much bullshit happens in 40mins and in every episode. It’s not original at all, run of the mill gap filler for when the good TV is off season. It will never be remembered.

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