SPOILER ALERT! Don’t read any further if you’re not caught up on season three

Person of Interest Photo By: Giovanni Rufino/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Person of Interest Photo By: Giovanni Rufino/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

When Person of Interest premiered back in 2011, the stylish procedural hybrid about an all knowing machine that spits out the social security numbers of potential crime victims hooked me and viewers with its timely storyline, intriguing characters and cinematic tone. My only concern at the time was whether the show’s ‘number’ of the week convention would grow tiresome as the series progressed.

Now in season 3, it’s clear that fear was unfounded except for a random lackluster episode here or there. With each season, Person of Interest has grown more riveting, its characters continue to develop and reveal layers, and the backstory has unspooled at a steady and absorbing pace.

One of the show’s unexpected and greatest strengths has been the introduction of strong and compelling female characters. Taraji P. Henson as the dogged, no nonsense Detective Carter is an original cast member and since then she’s been joined by Amy Acker as tech genius, machine whisperer Root, Sarah Shahi as borderline sociopath, ex-government assassin Sameen Shaw and Paige Turco as recurring character Zoe Morgan, a fixer with connections in high places and smoking hot chemistry with John. Continue reading »

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