Person of Interest

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  • TV-14
  • 2011
  • 5 Seasons
  • 8.5  (185,089)

Person of Interest is a thought-provoking and captivating crime drama that aired on CBS from 2011 to 2016. The show follows John Reese (Jim Caviezel), a former CIA agent, and Harold Finch (Michael Emerson), a reclusive billionaire tech genius, as they utilize a sophisticated machine to prevent violent crimes before they happen.

The show's primary antagonist is the enigmatic and sinister organization, known only as "The Machine," which initially designed to prevent terrorist attacks. Still, it starts to predict violent crimes committed by anyone since every day, everywhere, there are people dealing in darker corners of society or doing something illegal.

Reese and Finch's relationship is the show's core, and it develops throughout the series as they hunt down and take action against the various individuals involved in the crimes predicted by the machine. Reese is portrayed as a damaged and emotionally guarded character who is haunted by his past, while Finch is an ethical man struggling to come to terms with the machine's power and his role in its use.

The show features an incredible ensemble cast comprised of an eclectic mix of characters, each with their storylines serving to deepen the show's complexity. The supporting cast includes Detective Joss Carter (Taraji P. Henson), who slowly learns of Reese's and Finch's involvement with the crimes and becomes a pivotal ally, Sameen Shaw (Sarah Shahi), an elite assassin who joins the team, and Root (Amy Acker), a highly skilled hacker who has a mysterious connection with The Machine.

The show's early seasons focus on Reese and Finch's efforts to prevent crimes predicted by The Machine while keeping their involvement secret from the authorities. However, as the show progresses, the stakes get higher, and the team becomes more deeply embroiled in a shadowy war between numerous nefarious factions who seek to use The Machine for their own ends.

The series is notable for its high level of intelligent writing, well-constructed plots, and impressive action sequences. It takes the viewer on a roller coaster ride of intense action, emotional turmoil and features a series of intriguing, thought-provoking ethical dilemmas. The showrunner, Jonathan Nolan, the brother of Christopher Nolan of Batman fame, was instrumental in bringing the series to life, infusing it with exciting action sequences and a complex overarching narrative.

Overall, Person of Interest is an exciting, well-crafted drama that delivers high levels of energy, thrill, and intrigue. It is a show that is both dynamic and suspenseful, exploring the ideas and implications of AI and machine learning in subtle, multilayered ways. The characters are compelling, and the action is lively, making it worth binge-watching for those who love real crime dramas. Although the series may not be suitable for younger viewers due to the graphic content, it is a well-told story of redemption and fighting for what is right, at great personal cost, that is sure to remain in the hearts of its loyal viewers for years to come.

Person of Interest is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (103 episodes). The series first aired on September 22, 2011.

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13. Return 0
June 21, 2016
Finch, Reese, Fusco, and Shaw are on a quest to stop Samaritan from destroying The Machine and cementing its hold over mankind.
12. .exe
June 14, 2016
As Reese and Shaw attempt to catch Finch, he infiltrates a maximum-security government facility in a desperate mission which could ruin Samaritan and The Machine.
11. Synecdoche
June 7, 2016
The team must get to the heart of a conspiracy and stay one step ahead of the Secret Service when the President of the United States becomes their newest POI. Also, Finch isolates himself from the team and considers taking drastic action to combat Samaritan.
The Day The World Went Away
10. The Day The World Went Away
May 31, 2016
Finch's number comes up when a deadly error exposes his identity and sets off a series of escalating encounters with Samaritan's operatives.
Sotto Voce
9. Sotto Voce
May 30, 2016
The elusive criminal mastermind called "The Voice" returns and traps Reese and Fusco in their own district with multiple armed gang members and the latest POI. Meanwhile, Root makes an unexpected discovery.
8. Reassortment
May 24, 2016
Reese and Finch become trapped in a hospital that becomes ground zero for a deadly viral outbreak. Also, Samaritan's newest recruit begins to have doubts and Shaw struggles mentally.
7. QSO
May 24, 2016
Root goes undercover at a radio station to protect the host of a conspiracy theory show who stumbles upon information that could get him killed. Also, Samaritan’s agents try to convince a member of the team that their goals are noble.
A More Perfect Union
6. A More Perfect Union
May 23, 2016
The Machine sends Reese and Finch to a marriage ceremony to protect a couple of POIs prior to their nuptials. In addition, Fusco gets mad about being kept in the dark by the group and takes it upon himself to examine a string of missing person reports.
5. Shotseeker
May 17, 2016
Reese protects an NYPD analyst whose investigation into a software glitch alerted Samaritan. Also, Reese and Fusco get threatened.
4. 6,741
May 16, 2016
Sameen Shaw escapes her captors, but the team questions her mental state when her behavior becomes bizarre.
Truth Be Told
3. Truth Be Told
May 10, 2016
Reese's cover is threatened when he realizes the latest POI has connections to his old CIA colleague, Kara Stanton.
May 9, 2016
The Machine gets a glitch while rebooting, giving Reese and Fusco with the numbers of dozens of persons not actually involved in crimes, while also kicking Finch and Root out of the system after viewing them as threats based on past violent actions.
1. B.S.O.D.
May 3, 2016
In the fifth season premiere, Reese and Finch attempt to rescue the Machine's source code before it's too late.
Where to Watch Person of Interest
Person of Interest is available for streaming on the CBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Person of Interest on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 22, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    8.5  (185,089)