Person of Interest (2011– )

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An ex-assassin and a wealthy programmer save lives via a surveillance AI that sends them the identities of civilians involved in impending crimes. However, the details of the crimes--including the civilians' roles--are left a mystery.

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 John Reese (80 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Lionel Fusco (80 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Harold Finch (80 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Joss Carter (54 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Root / ... (45 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 Sameen Shaw (39 episodes, 2013-2015)
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A billionaire software-genius named Harold Finch creates a Machine for the government that is designed to detect acts of terror before they can happen, by monitoring the entire world through every cell-phone, email and surveillance camera. Finch discovered that the machine sees everything, potential terrorist acts and violent crimes that involve ordinary people. When the government considered violent crimes between normal people "irrelevant", Finch built a back door into the system that gives him the social security number of a person involved in a future violent crime so he could act. Partnered with John Reese, an ex-CIA agent, the two work in secret to prevent violent crimes before they can happen. Eventually their activities lead to being hunted by the New York Police Department, CIA Agents in pursuit of Reese who was listed as dead, a computer hacker named Root who wants access to the Machine, and government officials who want to keep all knowledge of the Machine a complete secret. Written by Jones

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In season 1 episode 7, we see a copy of The Count of Monte Cristo on Will's floor. Jim Caviezel (John Reese) played the role of Edmond Dantes in the 2002 version of the film. See more »

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Mark Snow: [Repeated line] Don't forget, you're behind enemy lines.
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Great and promising show!
1 October 2011 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

I first heard of this show some months ago. I thought it sounded very good. Later on I found out that J.J. Abrams had something to do with it and Jonathan Nolan as well. Then I just couldn't wait to watch it. Then, last week I saw the first episode. And I wasn't disappointed. Not at all.

The pilot was very great and had a lot of good action in it. Emerson is great as always and the other actors did a great job as well.

Many have complained about the show copying its plot from "Minority Report" and they have also complained about the pilot not giving enough information about the characters background and other things. Now, I haven't seen "Minority Report" but people shouldn't begin to compare it yet. For instance, Fringe looked like X-files at first because of the plot but it took a completely different turn. About the information about the characters people should remember that this was the PILOT. Of course all the answers in the show aren't answered in a single episode. Deal with it.

All in all, I can only recommend this show. If you have seen Lost and Fringe, you know what you are in for. Watch it!!!


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