Tag Archive: CBS

Feb 16

Guilty Pleasure: Person of Interest has Captured Mine

WHAT’S PLAYING: Erykah Badu “Vibrate On”

Thursday night 9PM EST is officially my favorite time of the day. That’s when I get to throw on a pair of sweats, wrap up in my royal blue Snuggie, and watch Person of Interest on CBS.

Mr. Finch (Michael Emerson) is a mysterious billionaire who developed a computer program for the government that predicts terrorist threats in New York City. Then he discovers that “the machine” can also predict non-terrorist acts of violence. Realizing that these “irrelevant” alerts are just as important as the terror driven ones, he builds a back door into the machine and hires John Reese (Jim Caviezel) – a former CIA agent and Green Beret who is presumed dead, to stop the crimes from taking place.

Intrigued yet? It gets better.

The machine can’t tell them when or where the crime will take place, or even if the person involved will be the victim, perpetrator, or witness. All it gives them is a Social Security number. The rest is up to Mr. Finch and Mr. Reese.

That little twist alone would be enough to keep me glued to the screen. Throw in the superb Taraji P. Henson as the no-nonsense homicide detective who goes from chasing Reese to helping him, and you have yourself a winner.

Of course, it doesn’t hurt that Jim Caviezel is – not to put too fine a point on it – yummy. Seriously, the only way this man could be sexier is if you dipped him in chocolate.

See what I mean?

So to sum up, we have a fantastic script, a stellar cast, and an intriguing concept that engages the 9/11 paranoia in all of us.

And one happy Jacqui every Thursday night.

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