Even before the "person of interest visits' the air, is facing a lot of pressure. This is a high-profile cast, Michael Emerson (" Lost ") and Jim Caviezel (" The Passion of the Christ "). Produces a JJ Abrams' production company Bad Robot. And if this were not enough, went straight to the Thursday time slot for a long time on "CSI."
It is therefore up to the challenge?
Before answering this, here is a brief summary of the show.
Mr. Finch (Emerson) plays a mysterious billionaire who was signed by the U.S. government to build a computer system to eradicate the terrorist attacks before they happened. But the program was not entirely accurate. In addition to finding terrorist activities, has found another violent crime plots, but on a smaller scale. Unfortunately, the federal government were not interested in such information. Therefore, these data are essentially eliminated seal fate of the victim.
Finch finally decided he could no longer stomach this contempt for human life. So he decided to do something. Which brings us to John Reese (Jim Caviezel).
Reese is a former Army Ranger who is now homeless, wandering the streets of New York and slowly drink until death. After his arrest, Reese Finch bail out of jail and offers him a job to help stop crime before it happens. Reese reluctantly agrees.
The rest of the episode follows the two in an attempt to prevent crime, an assistant DA and a number of corrupt NYPD cops. Reese and Finch finally stop crime in a lot of gun play, high-tech gadgets and fights straight out of the recent James Bond film.
So it's only the first episode, the show offers little to cling to. The characters are not very deep and the dialogue does not take advantage of Emerson and Caviezel acting chops. The show could easily fall into the routine of a procedural CDP midrange when it should be much more.
Thursday ', the time will "person of interest" for some time, but it needs to amp fast intrigue. Fox series "Human Target" was better, although keepers, version of what we are trying here. And lasted only 25 episodes.
Hoping "person of interest" becomes more interesting soon.