Person of Interest (2011–2016)
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When the social security number of a young prosecutor comes up, Reese and Finch work together to figure out if their person of interest is the victim or perpetrator.

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After a scrape with a few hot-heads on the subway, homeless man and former government agent John Reese is offered a job by the somewhat secretive Mr. Finch. After 9/11, Finch developed a computer program that would sift enormous amounts of information, looking for patterns of behavior or activity that would predict another attack. It also provided information about individuals who could be in danger. Finch wants to do something about those people. The first on his list is Diane Hanson, an Assistant District Attorney currently working on a major prosecution. Reese agrees to help out and begins by watching her. It all leads to an unexpected conclusion. Written by garykmcd

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Goofs

While at her office in Midtown, shown near the Empire State Building, Diane Hanson is told to meet her goons in Canarsie (far East end of Brooklyn) in 20 minutes - a typical 45 minute trip, more likely 1 hour in mid-day traffic. See more »

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Harold Finch: This recording is three years old. A woman murdered in this room by her husband. For the insurance. You were too late for her. Just like you were too late for your friend Jessica. You were halfway around the world when she was killed.
John Reese: What the hell do you know about it?
Harold Finch: It's the truth. You left the government because they lied to you... I never will. I think all you ever wanted to do was protect people.
John Reese: [Looks tape recorder] NSA or FISA. Government. But you're not government.
Harold Finch: No, I'm not. I ...
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The title card "Person of Interest" appears only at 12 minutes into the 44-minute episode. See more »

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Angel
Written by Robert "3D" Del Naja, Grant "Daddy G" Marshall, Andy "Mushroom" Vowles, Horace Andy
Performed by Massive Attack
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Well Casted and Acted
12 March 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I always rate shows as they arrive on TV, I rated Cold Case and Seinfeld as some of my best TV shows, but Person Of Interest has beaten them with casting, acting and the idea of the show.

The casting is superb along with the idea, and I hope the show doesn't move from the format or what you call the 'plot'.

Some TV shows end when the producers/writers try to add or change to improve, but as we have seen from many first up programs that have good ratings, if you try to change, add or be 'cocky', they fail slowly.

It is going to be hard to come up with scripts that suit the show for a lengthy time, but if the writers are smart, this show will be around for a few years hopefully.

We must remember, this is not real but make believe like many shows like this.

The show is perfectly casted and acted, and the actors probably didn't expect the show to do so well.

Its the only show on TV at the moment that I cant miss, and will do anything to watch or record if I cant watch, and normally I don't watch too much TV.

It has violence, but it seems to be logical violence, people like it when violence ends up with revenge, it has an element of corruption along with sentimentality and heroism.

No doubt there will be a movie of this, I hope so.


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