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post #871 of 2036
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Originally Posted by foxeng View Post

I used to have an ARPANet/DARPANet email address years ago. Before Google there was ARCHIE!

I had a CompuServe email address in like 1982. Used to have to pay about $25 per hour to log on to CIS at 300 baud. eek.gif
post #872 of 2036
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Originally Posted by WS65711 View Post

I had a CompuServe email address in like 1982. Used to have to pay about $25 per hour to log on to CIS at 300 baud. eek.gif
I still have my old Hayes Smartmodem somewhere....


Of course, even at 300 Baud, it didn't feel that slow since it was all text at that point. Dial-up in the late 90's sucked when web sites started getting more "pretty" than functional. I'd say my load speeds were about as quick at 300 baud back then as they were in 1996 at 56Kb/s when graphics started fattening up the web.

...not too mention the late 90's rang in dial-up services that were sold beyond capacity. I spent more tme reconnecting than downloading content.
Edited by NetworkTV - 1/5/13 at 4:30pm
post #873 of 2036
I used to be seriously POed because my phone line service was so bad that once modems reached 28K and later 56K I could barely operate at 19K because of the phone line noise and losses. After years I finally got Verizon to improve our connection, just in time to move.
post #874 of 2036
Poor Carter, bust out them burn notice skillz. Lol

Good episode.
post #875 of 2036
Looks like POI is in a little bit of a sophomore slump mid season. While I liked this weeks episode and the writers attempting to break into a different area (attempting to NOT be formula), and I do believe we did learn a little more about Finch. He inferred, as he has in the past with other computing "firsts" like creating social media for more information for the machine (season 1 episode), he was the Anonymous who released the info to keep the Internet open. But I agree with a critic I read on this episode that said having Reece out of the picture was a missed opportunity to explore more about Finch. That without Reese, POI becomes just another procedural and it doesn't stand up as well with Reece not there. And while I don't completely agree with this assessment, I do agree the show isn't as good without Reece. And yeah, Bear was missed. Bear is another asset of the show that hasn't been well used this season either IMHO. He made a big splash when introduced and then has basically slept on a cushion ever since expect for one time he took out a bad guy.

I do have to wonder how much day to day hands on JJ and his crew has on POI. They are pretty heavily involved with the new Star Trek movie right now and I wonder if that is why we have seen a slump? I know Jonathan Nolan pretty much runs the show and Bad Robot (Abrams and Brian Burke) is the "muscle" behind it, but I have never heard how much influence Abrams and Burke has within the show? That could be why we have so many operational loose ends this season.
post #876 of 2036
I don't know about everyone else, but I thought last night's episode was excellent. I have been wondering when the woman from Reese's past would show up to cause trouble.
post #877 of 2036
I was glad to see that FBI agent get what he deserved.
It's series as these that make network TV more valuable that cable TV.
post #878 of 2036
As vicious as Reese ex partner is, I'm not sure why she would leave Carter alive. Since she didn't kill her, it's not going to happen, but logically Annie wouldn't leave any loose ends behind once she bagged Reese.
post #879 of 2036
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Originally Posted by videobruce View Post

I was glad to see that FBI agent get what he deserved.
I agree but at a high cost....Reese and Carter's condition is currently unknown.....would have been nice if they had been able to somehow exit the car before the big crash smile.gif
Agree though, as long as we have shows like this I have no interest in pay TV biggrin.gif
Edited by jjeff - 1/11/13 at 10:55am
post #880 of 2036
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Originally Posted by jjeff View Post

I agree but at a high cost....Reese and Carter's condition is currently unknown.....would have been nice if they had been able to somehow exit the car before the big crash smile.gif
Agree though, as long as we have shows like this I have in interest in pay TV.
You have "an" interest or you have "no" interest. This show is on free TV, not pay TV. smile.gif
post #881 of 2036
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Originally Posted by MRM4 View Post

I don't know about everyone else, but I thought last night's episode was excellent. I have been wondering when the woman from Reese's past would show up to cause trouble.

Great episode to exit the slight slump. The only criticism was that some of the interview scenes dragged a bit...but not the one where John talked about his ex-gf.

Yes it was obvious that once Mr Feeb caught our heroic pair that the only solution was for him to die and with all the flashbacks, you knew just who was gonna do the killin'. Man, she's a stone bitch.
post #882 of 2036
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Originally Posted by BoilerJim View Post

You have "an" interest or you have "no" interest. This show is on free TV, not pay TV. smile.gif
No interest biggrin.gif I get behind on my Tivo the way it is, I could only imagine with 100s of channels eek.gif
post #883 of 2036
Excellent episode last night.

Particularly enjoyed the glimpse of Finch decked out in full assault gear ready to to break Reese out of Rikers.

Also, I found the scene at Reese's Wall Street office to be pretty funny. Does Reese actually go there or did Finch just put it all together and have everyone play the part perfectly?

I think that's the kind of stuff that sets this show apart. There's always a couple items of humor each show.
post #884 of 2036
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Originally Posted by Ron Temple View Post

As vicious as Reese ex partner is, I'm not sure why she would leave Carter alive. Since she didn't kill her, it's not going to happen, but logically Annie wouldn't leave any loose ends behind once she bagged Reese.
For what it's worth, we don't know if she will leave Carter alive or not. She injected Reece and headed toward the other side of the car right before the show ended.

What we can likely assume is that they won't kill off Carter. I won't rule it out, but it seems like they would set something up to provide a new aly for Reece if they were going that route. The two detectives provide two very different dynamics for different situations and that seems to work. Fusco doesn't have the soft touch that Carter can provide and Carter doesn't have the "in" on HR.
post #885 of 2036
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Originally Posted by NetworkTV View Post

For what it's worth, we don't know if she will leave Carter alive or not. She injected Reece and headed toward the other side of the car right before the show ended.

What we can likely assume is that they won't kill off Carter. I won't rule it out, but it seems like they would set something up to provide a new aly for Reece if they were going that route. The two detectives provide two very different dynamics for different situations and that seems to work. Fusco doesn't have the soft touch that Carter can provide and Carter doesn't have the "in" on HR.
Yeah, if they were going to kill her off, then it would have happened last night. It's also too soon in the show's run to kill off favored characters. So, somehow she escapes, is rescued or is of some use to assassin lady...leverage for John's cooperation maybe?
post #886 of 2036
Carter will again team up with Finch to rescue John once more... this is slowly becoming the "Saving John Reese" show..
post #887 of 2036
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Originally Posted by lexluthor View Post

Excellent episode last night.

Particularly enjoyed the glimpse of Finch decked out in full assault gear ready to to break Reese out of Rikers.
That was a great image!

post #888 of 2036
Think about it. Why aren't many of these Reese setbacks showing up on Finch's mega computer? rolleyes.gif
post #889 of 2036
Maybe Reese doesn't have a number.
post #890 of 2036
Maybe Reese doesn't have a number.
post #891 of 2036
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Originally Posted by NetworkTV View Post

For what it's worth, we don't know if she will leave Carter alive or not. She injected Reece and headed toward the other side of the car right before the show ended.

What we can likely assume is that they won't kill off Carter. I won't rule it out, but it seems like they would set something up to provide a new aly for Reece if they were going that route. The two detectives provide two very different dynamics for different situations and that seems to work. Fusco doesn't have the soft touch that Carter can provide and Carter doesn't have the "in" on HR.
Yeah, if they were going to kill her off, then it would have happened last night. It's also too soon in the show's run to kill off favored characters. So, somehow she escapes, is rescued or is of some use to assassin lady...leverage for John's cooperation maybe?

...And we won't know until the 31st. There are repeats the next two weeks! mad.gifmad.gif
post #892 of 2036
Great episode, but it really is silly how many times they have Reese meet someone (like Carter or Fusco) out in the open where they can be seen.

During that scene where they met up, all I kept thinking to myself is "Hello? Do you not think that maybe the FBI could have followed you here?"
post #893 of 2036
Not sure I am a big fan of this storyline with some unrealistic new twist each week. I would rather see what the show is about..helping people and John kicking some major ass.
post #894 of 2036
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Originally Posted by dave1216 View Post

Not sure I am a big fan of this storyline with some unrealistic new twist each week. I would rather see what the show is about..helping people and John kicking some major ass.
Plus 1 on this!
post #895 of 2036
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Originally Posted by dave1216 View Post

Not sure I am a big fan of this storyline with some unrealistic new twist each week. I would rather see what the show is about..helping people and John kicking some major ass.

I've enjoyed this plot excursion. Way too same old same old formulaic with the help the hoople of the week
post #896 of 2036
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Originally Posted by dave1216 View Post

Not sure I am a big fan of this storyline with some unrealistic new twist each week. I would rather see what the show is about..helping people and John kicking some major ass.
Then you need to watch old reruns "Walker,Texas Ranger "
I myself like both helping people with John kicking butt AND the plot arcs of the Machine's past , Johns past , Finches past , Carter past & the ghosts then come back from everyone's past to haunt them
post #897 of 2036
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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post

Then you need to watch old reruns "Walker,Texas Ranger "
We used to have a drinking game for that show: every time Chuck did a spin kick on someone, you'd take a drink. The booze started getting too expensive to keep doing it.

I kind of like that Chuck can poke fun at himself about that sort of thing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAbKV6lmvDM
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I myself like both helping people with John kicking butt AND the plot arcs of the Machine's past , Johns past , Finches past , Carter past & the ghosts then come back from everyone's past to haunt them
Agreed.

That makes the difference between a character you care about and a cardboard cutout.
Edited by NetworkTV - 1/13/13 at 6:47am
post #898 of 2036
Great episode. The Fusco fill-ins were hilarious, Finch in the swat gear was great. When the FBI agent caught up to Carter and Reese, like another poster said, it was inevitable that he was going to die. Felt kind of like a cheap way out but just WHO did it was a fun twist. Only way it would have all been better is if Zoe were back. Wish she were a regular cast member. I like the case of the week interjected with some of these backstory episodes. Keeps it from all being too formulaic.

Now, someone help me out with something. I remember the previous episode when Reese and his old partner were ordered to kill each other, but I don't think we knew the woman who gave them their orders (about getting the suitcase) at that point. Is she not the same woman who cornered Finch about the machine before Root killed her and captured Finch? I'm having a hard time recalling how she fit back into to the present story.
post #899 of 2036
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Originally Posted by jpillar View Post

Maybe Reese doesn't have a number.

Most everyone agrees "Reese" is not John's last name. It is also debatable if "John" is even his real first name. In either case, he is officially listed as "dead" by the government anyway and his "number" would be inactive at that point and I suspect the machine wouldn't pull numbers from a "dead" list. Of course the machine "could" know what his number is, but if it put his number out, there would be no way to trace it back to him with all the overrides the government and Finch have done to his records.
post #900 of 2036
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Originally Posted by bpeacock22 View Post

Great episode. The Fusco fill-ins were hilarious, Finch in the swat gear was great. When the FBI agent caught up to Carter and Reese, like another poster said, it was inevitable that he was going to die. Felt kind of like a cheap way out but just WHO did it was a fun twist. Only way it would have all been better is if Zoe were back. Wish she were a regular cast member. I like the case of the week interjected with some of these backstory episodes. Keeps it from all being too formulaic.

Now, someone help me out with something. I remember the previous episode when Reese and his old partner were ordered to kill each other, but I don't think we knew the woman who gave them their orders (about getting the suitcase) at that point. Is she not the same woman who cornered Finch about the machine before Root killed her and captured Finch? I'm having a hard time recalling how she fit back into to the present story.

Yes, that same now dead woman.
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