I don't know how many of you watch Person of Interest, but we've
become somewhat addicted to it. The show is about a guy who invents a
computer system so smart that it can predict people who were likely to
get into life-threatening situations usually though no direct fault of
It was created by Jonathan Nolan - yes, of *that* Nolan dynasty! it
stars Jim Caviezel as the muscle, Taraji P. Henson as a kick-ass cop,
and Michael Emerson as the inventor of the machine.
The system was supposed to have been employed in prevention of
terrorist attacks, but it was so good that it could predict other
crimes, too. Once the inventor realized how powerful it was, he also
realized two other things: he had to get it out of hands of those who
might misuse it, and he had to find help in preventing the impending
murders which the machine foresaw.
The result is an interesting, funny, intriguing, scary, charming, and
exciting show which is worth a look if you havent; seen it, regardless
of what kind of show usually trips your trigger. "According to CBS,
Person of Interest received the highest test ratings of any drama
pilot in 15 years". What really takes it over the top in season 2 so
far, is ep 2x07 ("Critical" which features, prominently, a married
couple, both of whom are women.
Despite the obsessive-compulsive paranoia of the religious right, gay
and lesbian relationships are more and more being portrayed exactly as
they should be: as completely normal and as nothing of special
interest, just like any other relationship. It may be great, it may
be poor, it may be loving, it may have problems, but none of this has
anything to do with the homo- or hetero- sexuality of the
relationship, it has to do with the relationship, period.
Kudos to Person of Interest for showing this new reality exactly as it
is, with no embellishments, no fanfare, no big deal.