Person of Interest is an American science-fiction crime drama television series created by Jonathan Nolan that premiered on September 22, 2011, on CBS.

It stars Jim Caviezel as John Reese, a presumed dead former CIA agent who is approached by a mysterious billionaire named Harold Finch (Michael Emerson) to prevent violent crimes before they happen by using an advanced surveillance system dubbed “The Machine”, which turns out to have evolved into a sentient AI. Their unique brand of vigilante justice attracts the attention of two NYPD officers, Joss Carter (Taraji P. Henson) and Lionel Fusco (Kevin Chapman), whom Reese uses to his advantage as he investigates persons of interest. Reese and Finch are later aided by Samantha “Root” Groves (Amy Acker), a highly intelligent computer hacker and contract killer who the Machine later identifies as its “analog interface” and Sameen Shaw (Sarah Shahi), a former ISA assassin who unknowingly dealt with the “relevant” numbers found by the Machine. From season 3, the series sees the advent of a new rival AI called “Samaritan” which is brought into existence by Decima Technologies. Much of season 4 is centered around the struggle between the two competing AIs and their human agents.

The series has received generally positive reception from critics, including an increase in acclaim when the series introduced more serialized storylines and its exploration of artificial intelligence.


This series is an amazing piece of writing. This series is the best translation of british scifi drama to american audience. It hits on so many levels. This series covers the following ideas: fate with regards to organized crime, fate with regards to people, fate with regards to machine, fate with regard to love, fate with regard to faith and hope. Its well worth a watch. Where star trek explored outer space this show explores inner space.

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