Self-Initiated Projects

Momentary Bliss: Person Of Interest

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"If-Then-Else" -- Samaritan launches a cyber-attack on the stock exchange, leaving the team with no choice but to embark on a possible suicide mission in a desperate attempt to stop a global economic catastrophe, on PERSON OF INTEREST, Tuesday, Jan. 6 (10:01-11:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured left to right: Amy Acker and Sarah Shahi Photo: JoJo Whilden/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. © 2014 WBEI. All rights reserved.

The show is over and I don’t have to worry about spoilers anymore. I can finally talk about my favorite parts of the show and how I became a fan of Person of Interest.

It’s been an amazing journey! Three years ago, I stumbled upon the show and wasn’t sure if it would be any good. But it exceeded my expectations. While the first season was okay, I really started to appreciate what the creators were trying to convey in season two. And from then on, every season, especially season three, four, and five, made me fall in love with the show more and more with each episode.

The show’s technology was very relevant to our time, and they portrayed it in a plausible way that made the show credible and captivating. Watching Harold develop different versions of the machine made it come to life, and the machine itself became a character to the viewers.

When the Snowden files were released, the show gained a new level of importance. It showed the good and evil that can be done with AI, depending on how it is used and how it interacts with society. It portrayed an important point of view for years to come.

The characters were diverse, yet believable, and even though the show didn’t seem to focus on making you love them, you ended up loving them anyway. John was an early favorite, and they did him justice until the very end. Harold got what he deserved from the start.

Sameen made me cry during the final episode, and I was happy to see Root not only voice the machine but also personify her in the end. Fusco, who started as a corrupt cop, managed to find a place in my heart. After all he was put through, I just wanted the guy to have some peace.

The final season was a rollercoaster ride. While there were many directions the show could have gone, every episode kept me guessing on what was about to happen next, and I was surprised at every turn. All the main characters were treated with respect and given their own final goodbye to the audience in their own way.