DVD Review: Person of Interest: Season Two
Created by Jonathan Nolan (yes, brother to Christopher “Dark Knight” Nolan, and contributor to many of his films) Person of Interest isn’t, by a long shot, original. Philip K Dick came up with an idea to prevent crimes before they happened way back in the 1950’s, and Tom Cruise bought the concept to life in the film adaptation, Minority Report. But what Nolan does with Person of Interest is make it into compelling television, by mixing in several other elements. Shadowy elements, government conspiracy, cover ups, spies and of course, crooked New York cops.
Whilst the show is episodic, with crimes and stories being wrapped up every episode, there is a much more compelling web of story arcs going on. From organised crime through to black operatives and the unknown history and motives of one of the shows key characters, the man who created the program that the show is centered on, it’s a many layered story that sucks you in and keeps you watching.
Season Two continues on from the cliffhanger ending to the first season, and introduces a new character that will continue to pop up and cause her own brand of mayhem. The pace is kept high through a series of revelations and some quite major surprises that almost make it feel like the producers are trying to wrap the whole thing up in this second season (don’t worry, they’re not).
And then there’s the addition of a cool as dog.
Police dramas slash conspiracy TV doesn’t come any better than this, and the season warps up with another cliffhanger that comes after the show takes some surprising directions that you never see coming.
Rating: M Violence.
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