Creator: Jonathan Nolan
Cast: Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman
You are being watched. The government has a secret system; a machine that spies on you every hour of every day. I know because I built it. I designed the machine to detect acts of terror, but it sees everything. Violent crimes involving ordinary people. People like you. Crimes the government considered irrelevant. They wouldn’t act… so I decided I would. But I needed a partner. Someone with the skills to intervene. Hunted by the authorities, we work in secret. You will never find us. But, victim or perpetrator, if your number’s up, we’ll find you.
The mastermind behind the secret government surveillance tech is wealthy recluse Harold Finch (Michael Emerson), and his machine doesn’t just see everything, it has predictive capabilities too. His partner is John Reese (Jim Caviezel), a highly skilled CIA field agent who, despite his best attempts, has a difficult time uncovering information about his new boss, Mr. Finch. Finch monitors the machine and analyzes its data feeds, you see the machine though in a number and a crime is about to commit the number is the social security of someone who might be in trouble and he or she needs help. Reese handles the heavy lifting, relying on his training and expertise to get the job done. Their efforts attract the attention of the New York City police — detectives single mother Joss Carter (Taraji P. Henson) and Finch’s man-inside-the-NYPD, Lionel Fusco (Kevin Chapman) — a potential threat Finch and Reese use to their advantage.
Here is a cool little series kind set in today where Finch has the machine that can predict when a crime is gone to be committed. The series takes off just fine. Caviezel who plays Reese here is enigmatic and has a tortured soul. Person of interest is a break out series here as original as it gets. It is an intelligent action-packed audience pleaser. I was hooked on it for 5 years and that is a good run for a series plus later in the years to come there will be different characters that is going to pop in and out. U fortunately it ended this years on a note of 16 episode only.