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Person of Interest: 1.01-1.06

To distract myself from the next hockey game (Pens up 3-2 in SCF! Could win the cup tomorrow!!!) I got a Netflix account for the first time in years. I had a whole list of stuff to watch and ended up starting with Person of Interest, which I'd never been super excited about based on on what I'd heard until I heard it had canon queer lady romance.

It turns out that happens way later, though - right now it's all a wealthy genius with unorthodox ideas about philanthropy and a special forces vet teaming up to stop murders via a post-9/11 flavor of Minority Report. Also it turns out the former is Michael Emerson and the latter is Jim Caviezel, which I had somehow failed to realize. Actually it turns out that I can't recognize Caviezel at all when he's not Jesus, not even a little.

So far I'm enjoying it! The dude to lady ratio is awfully high, unfortunately, but the cases are fun and the ongoing arc is fairly low key currently, which helps me keep watching. And Caviezel does a great job making Reese really creepy. Like, I would not want to talk to that man on the street - even on TV he rings ALL the alarm bells. And Michael Emerson, whom I didn't really appreciate on LOST (I was 100% about the good guys on that show), is just a joy to watch.

Haven't had a lot of strong feelings about specific eps so far, but I just watched 1.06, which has the fixer Zoe Morgan in it, and I LOVE HER. She is so great. There's all this mutual respect between her and Reese, which is my kryptonite, and she's so competent, and I like that she's a tidge older than I'd expect, somehow. And it sounds like we might even see her again! (Don't tell me if we do. NO SPOILERS.)

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cafedemonde
Jun. 12th, 2016 03:41 am (UTC)
Yes! This is one of the best shows. I was hooked by the first episode! Super excited for you
snickfic
Jun. 12th, 2016 04:08 am (UTC)
Hah, thank you! I haven't tried a new TV show in so long!
morbane
Jun. 12th, 2016 03:49 am (UTC)
I will not tell you if Zoe Morgan recurs. :D But I can tell you that she is not the only character with the characteristics you mention on the show. I can't promote the show on its ratio of female to male characters with interesting motives, powers and competencies, and chances to make meaningful decisions. But I can promote the show based on the existence of plenty of characters of both genders that fit that bill.

I watched it with a group of friends, starting last year, from the first episodes, and we just BARELY caught up to the last season before the new season started.
snickfic
Jun. 12th, 2016 04:09 am (UTC)
Hooray! I'm told the ratio improves as the show goes on. And hooray for competence and complex motivations.
kwritten
Jun. 14th, 2016 06:25 pm (UTC)
I was waffling about picking this up once I finish my blaze-though of the good wife and am glad that you like it because that helps seal my decision to give it a chance.


whom I didn't really appreciate on LOST (I was 100% about the good guys on that show)
....
*whispers*
THERE WERE "GOOD GUYS" ON THAT SHOW???



(also yay to the Pens. I did a lot of dancing and teasing of my sharks-fan friend. I predict you did as well)
snickfic
Jun. 25th, 2016 03:42 am (UTC)
Weeeeell, the show framed the original group as being good guys, for the most part, with occasional additions like Juliet. (JULIET MY HEART. <3) And I think I didn't stick around long enough to really get into the complexities of the others.

YAY Pens. <33333
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