“The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places.”― Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms
From starting as a well made, clever Crime procedural to moving into new highs with Season Four, Person of Interest is by far the most innovative and game-changing TV show on at the moment. You can keep your Game of Thrones, Breaking Bads and Mad Men. This is where the best and brightest currently reside.
"It's way too smart to be mainstream and makes sense for its story of the secret war going under our nose." i09The story is the creation of a Machine that watches everyone, observing and analysing data to try identify potential threats to American National security. There is two lists: Relevant and Irrelevant. Harold Finch the creator of the Machine enlists troubled ex-CIA operative John Reece to help him save the "Irrelevant" people.
Quite a convoluted premise in my amateur sum-up but the show expands to such heights; that if I wrote a show half as well as this is written I'd be very happy.
Technically, it is a Science-Fiction but more and more the show stretches into "Science-Fact", with National Surveillance a very real topic for debate, with not just America and the UK, but soon potentially a very real way of life in Australia.
This brings up a whole bag of issues, with privacy, information and technologies influence on people.
Morals, humanity and "Relevance" being key themes within episodes and over arching character development. With strong Crime, and Film Noir aspects this show will definitely has something for everyone.
I will be discussing a lot of the newest season, so if you haven't watched stop reading!
Here be spoilers...