Posts Tagged ‘CBS procedurals’

I don’t dislike Person of Interest. It’s a mildly engaging time-waster, good enough for CBS work, anyway. But it’s not Good TV.

It is, in fact, annoyingly pedestrian TV, despite the fact that the premise is that a complex surveillance machine tells former-hobo-Batman who to hurt or help every week. This should be a lot better than it is.

Here’s what’s wrong with it, and then we’ll talk about how to fix it.

Let’s go ahead and start with Jim Caviezel.

In a perfect world, Caviezel would not even be an actor. He would be a disembodied voice that argues gently with a disembodied Billy Crudup on a device I call “The Greatest White Noise Machine in History.”  (more…)