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rezzy 08-08-2011 02:53 PM

Debuts Thursday September 22, 9PM (from J.J. Abrams and J. Nolan). Could be the next big thing on network TV. It has two really excellent leads in Jim Caviezel (TPOC, Outlander) and Michael Emerson (LOST). Taraji P. Henson co-stars. The trailer below shows a bit of behind the scenes and a glimpse of shows' premise, which seems to borrow a bit from Minority Report:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68xN_BNYhc4

The two main leads are solid. Now I do like Henson, but hope she's doesn't become a distraction. I'm definitely on for the pilot. Will TV viewing audiences buy it (?), is the question.


Thursdays, on CBS 9/8c

jwebb1970 08-08-2011 03:01 PM

Just due to having "Ben Linus" in the lead will have me tuning in.

warbuckle 08-12-2011 01:37 AM

I got a copy of a pilot from someone who works on the show. It really isn't anything special and I'm surprised how dull it is. The two main guys are okay but the show has no drive and no supporting characters to make this show great. I honestly think it will get dropped after a season and the only reason cbs picked it up is because it has JJ Abrams on it.

Mentalist5.1 08-12-2011 02:58 AM

Jim Caviezel will have me tuning in for at least the first 4-5 episodes. Actually, like last year, I plan to record the pilot and first 2-3 episodes of every new broadcast series.

lexluthor 08-12-2011 07:01 AM

I'm tuning in. I'm a big fan of anything Nolan (either one of them).

Lone Wanderer 08-13-2011 06:42 AM

Hi I'm Benjamin Linus

I'm the guy from lost!

I have a lot of money and want to spend by saving people with my magic cameras, and with my security guy.

Watch my show!

archiguy 08-13-2011 07:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Lone Wanderer View Post

Hi I'm Benjamin Linus

I'm the guy from lost!

I have a lot of money and want to spend by saving people with my magic cameras, and with my security guy.

Watch my show!

I'll probably watch the premiere just because Michael Emerson is awesome, but this show has the stink of procedural all around it. Just a different way of giving the short-attention-span viewing public more of what it craves - 42 minutes of red-herrings leading to a satisfying conclusion with justice served and all the pieces neatly realigned on the board. Wash, rinse, and repeat every week. *sigh*

Distorted 08-14-2011 08:36 PM

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I'll probably watch the premiere just because Michael Emerson is awesome, but this show has the stink of procedural all around it. Just a different way of giving the short-attention-span viewing public more of what it craves - 42 minutes of red-herrings leading to a satisfying conclusion with justice served and all the pieces neatly realigned on the board. Wash, rinse, and repeat every week. *sigh*

You've convinced me ... I'm in. Are you a shill for the producers, Arch?

archiguy 08-15-2011 05:33 AM

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You've convinced me ... I'm in. Are you a shill for the producers, Arch?

If so, they'd better fire me, don't you think?

Distorted 08-15-2011 06:30 AM

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If so, they'd better fire me, don't you think?

Well, I don't know. You convinced me the show will be mindless diversion, which is right down my alley, so, I'm wondering if you are a plant. If you condemn the competitors in their time slot by telling us of their great cerebral and lasting qualities, then I will know I am on to something.

archiguy 08-15-2011 07:18 AM

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Well, I don't know. You convinced me the show will be mindless diversion, which is right down my alley, so, I'm wondering if you are a plant. If you condemn the competitors in their time slot by telling us of their great cerebral and lasting qualities, then I will know I am on to something.

Cop/doc procedurals are very popular and right down a lot of folks' alleys, as the Nielsen Company reminds us every week. Just not my thing. I'd hope for a more serialized plotline for a show featuring Michael Emerson - he was pretty good in the last one he did - but the description for this program doesn't seem to indicate it's anything more than an updating of The Equalizer with some spooky pseudo-sci-fi in a weekly procedural format. The cast makes it worth a look, however. Like the OP, I'll be there for the premiere.

Lone Wanderer 08-15-2011 09:09 AM

This is going to be a procedural. No overall story.


Roger Lococco 08-15-2011 09:21 AM

I was also thinking it's very similar in concept to The Equalizer (RIP Edward Woodward), judging by the clips, Caviezel won't be reluctant at all about administering beatings and shootings to deserving vermin, what's not to like about this show?

bpeacock22 09-06-2011 12:18 PM

Had no idea this show was coming out until I read an article about a person's most anticipated shows. The writer included this one on reputation alone, and I'll be watching for that very reason. JJ Abrams and Jonathan Nolan? Michael Emerson (Ben Linus from "Lost") and Jim Caviezel? How can this one go wrong?

VisionOn 09-06-2011 01:05 PM

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How can this one go wrong?



Just be another CBS procedural?

bpeacock22 09-06-2011 03:12 PM

There is very little about JJ Abrams' work--if ANY--that I could describe with the words "just another"....

VisionOn 09-07-2011 02:02 AM

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There is very little about JJ Abrams' work--if ANY--that I could describe with the words "just another"....

Undercovers, What About Brian, Six Degrees ... he's only an exec producer and there are plenty of signs this could be just another CBS crime show. The plot synopsis alone is full of cliches.
a crime thriller about a presumed dead former-CIA agent, Reese, who teams up with a mysterious billionaire, Finch, to prevent violent crimes by using their own brand of vigilante justice. Reese's special training in covert operations appeals to Finch, a software genius who invented a program that uses pattern recognition to identify people about to be involved in violent crimes. Using state-of-the-art surveillance technology, the two work outside of the law, using Reese's adept skills and Finch's unlimited wealth to unravel the mystery of the "person of interest" and stop the crime before it happens.
Michael Emerson is the sole draw for me here and I suspect without him a lot of other people wouldn't bother to check it out either.

Plus it's on CBS. A network that nearly always plays it safe and to the audiences expectations.

lexluthor 09-07-2011 07:14 AM

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Michael Emerson is the sole draw for me here and I suspect without him a lot of other people wouldn't bother to check it out either.

Jonathan Nolan as the writer is the draw for me.

I'll give it a shot and see how it goes.

Will2007 09-07-2011 11:45 AM

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Jonathan Nolan as the writer is the draw for me.
That would be the only draw for me as well, were I to watch it, but I won't.

"24" meets "The Millionaire" meets "Minority Report?" It sounds pretty formulaic to me. You might as well bring House in to diagnose the medical conditions of the principals.

ltownsend 09-07-2011 12:36 PM

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That would be the only draw for me as well, were I to watch it, but I won't.

"24" meets "The Millionaire" meets "Minority Report?" It sounds pretty formulaic to me. You might as well bring House in to diagnose the medical conditions of the principals.

One can only hope .....

rezzy 09-07-2011 02:31 PM

Ummm....I'm pretty sure I started a thread on this a month or so back; what in the world happened to it?

bpeacock22 09-07-2011 02:49 PM

I did a search before posting a new one, rezzy. Didn't find anything.

Sounds like those interested are in the same camp as the writer of the article I read and myself...drawn to this by reputation alone.

Yah, VisionOn, I would agree with you about Undercovers and 6 Degrees....the problem with those was they never got to the point. And you made me think and sure enough...there isn't one show I watch on CBS.

bobby94928 09-07-2011 03:31 PM

Here ya go!

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1352724

Stereodude 09-21-2011 03:29 PM

So after the complete and utter debacle that was LOST is anyone really going to give another J.J. Abrams show a chance?

I swore off his shows after LOST.

jwebb1970 09-21-2011 03:49 PM

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So after the complete and utter debacle that was LOST is anyone really going to give another J.J. Abrams show a chance?

I swore off his shows after LOST.

This looks to be more of a procedural show - no major mythology to pay that much attention to. Plus, LOST-ish types shows are not something CBS normally seems to go with.

Then again, I had no issue with LOST thru to the end. And love FRINGE...so guess I'm the wrong guy to comment.

RockyF 09-21-2011 04:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Stereodude View Post

So after the complete and utter debacle that was LOST is anyone really going to give another J.J. Abrams show a chance?

I swore off his shows after LOST.

Umm, Lost was a "complete and utter debacle?" Huh, I still think of it as one of the best tv series ever that just happened to have a somewhat disappointed close, but whatever. Anyhow, yeah, not only is Person of Interest one of my most anticipated shows of the fall, I am also already ready for Alcatraz at midseason (and Star Trek 2 whenever that comes out.) Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying JJ can do no wrong, Undercover was a disappointment. For that matter, I think of Person of Interest more as a Jonah Nolan show that just happens to be exec produced by JJ Abrams.

archiguy 09-21-2011 04:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Stereodude View Post

So after the complete and utter debacle that was LOST is anyone really going to give another J.J. Abrams show a chance?

I swore off his shows after LOST.

Actually JJ didn't have much to do with LOST after the pilot episode and a general outline of the series. Day to day exec producer and writing responsibilities were Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse. You can lay blame for the S-6 debacle on them. I know I do.

rezzy 09-22-2011 01:54 PM

I'll give it about 3 episodes to hook me; a lackluster premiere could spell its doom, though.

Ron Temple 09-22-2011 11:35 PM

I liked the pilot. There's enough mystery to develop with the main characters and who knows, maybe there will be an overall arc added. Caveizel was pretty badass.

jabbathespud 09-22-2011 11:43 PM

Much better than Unforgettable. Shooting everyone in the leg reminded me of Terminator 2. Definitely keeping the season pass for this show.


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