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Old 05-05-2012, 11:19 PM   #1
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Any one watching this show other than me? Ratings seem pretty good. This is probably my favorite procedural show on TV at this time. Jim Caviezel is perfect for the role and Michael Emerson is good, as usual.
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:33 AM   #2
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Yeah I like it a lot and I heard it was renewed for season 2.
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Old 05-06-2012, 12:22 PM   #3
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I'm watching even though I still can't stand Jim Caviezel's monotone voice. Michael Emerson is great as always.

This must be one of the easiest shows ever for an editor. Anything can be fixed in voice over.
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:09 PM   #4
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I'm still watching. I usually start watching a procedural and then give up like 10 episodes in. Like I really liked Hawaii 5-0, but got bored with it fast. PoI is still keeping me interested.
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:25 PM   #5
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I watched the first few episodes and lost interest. I quit when they introduced that organized crime boss. My biggest complaint was I couldn't believe the show. Also, Jim Caviezel's constantly putting his finger in his ear while to use his ear piece supposedly being a super spy who doens't draw attention to himself annoyed me.
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:28 PM   #6
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I like it well enough to keep watching.
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:21 PM   #7
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I'm liking PoI a lot.

On the last episode
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John is lucky that Raylan Givens wasn't assigned to that US Marshalls office...and now that I think it may have been a not-so-inside joke that Reese could take him.

I like that actress who is playing his ex-partner. Another refugee from The Pacific and Rubicon.
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Old 05-06-2012, 03:51 PM   #8
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:29 PM   #9
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There were too many plot holes. I gave up after only a few episodes.
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:34 PM   #10
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I'm still watching. I usually start watching a procedural and then give up like 10 episodes in. Like I really liked Hawaii 5-0, but got bored with it fast. PoI is still keeping me interested.
Would you really call PoI a procedural?
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:42 PM   #11
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I like it although I have to crank the audio half the time to hear what Jim Caviezel is saying.
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:05 PM   #12
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:18 PM   #13
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Would you really call PoI a procedural?
Yes. They get a new social security number every week and resolve it the same episode. The show does have a good amount of long running story too, but the SSN is the main part of each episode.
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There were too many plot holes. I gave up after only a few episodes.
There are a lot of premise/plotholes but it's nowhere near as bad as a Alcatraz. The writing is good and tends to stay away from hackneyed and cliches.

The main flaw is how Finch has unlimited bandwidth but the machine only gives him SSNs. Let's hope that it doesn't give a number where there's no public record.

There are still a bunch of long term plots left.
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  1. Elias is gone to jail (-1)
  2. Reese's sexy former partner is alive
  3. That female super hacker that got Finch is out there
  4. Finch's former partner's son is snooping around. Looks like we'll see that in the next new episode.
  5. The CIA wants Reese dead
  6. The FBI and Reese's old partner want the rogue CIA guys
  7. The two cops don't know they're both working with the PoI team

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Old 05-06-2012, 11:30 PM   #15
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Anyone notice "The Count of Monte Cristo" reunion in the last episode?
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:34 AM   #16
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The main flaw is how Finch has unlimited bandwidth but the machine only gives him SSNs.
That was addressed in the pilot, and it's not a question of bandwith. When Finch built the backdoor alerts into the machine (which is now physically and operationally in complete control of the government), he deliberately set it up to only send him SSNs because he felt that having the machine send anything more than that would unacceptably increase the risk of detection.
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:46 AM   #17
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I watch it every week within a day or two of air-date (which is pretty good for me for any show which my wife doesn't watch). It's not deep but I find it enjoyable. If people think this show has too many plot holes they must not be willing to watch much TV. The plot holes here (with the exception of the basic premise which is bizarre--at least what we know of it so far) are much less egregious than in most shows.
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There are still a bunch of long term plots left.
Spoiler:
  1. Elias is gone to jail (-1)
  2. Reese's sexy former partner is alive
  3. That female super hacker that got Finch is out there
  4. Finch's former partner's son is snooping around. Looks like we'll see that in the next new episode.
  5. The CIA wants Reese dead
  6. The FBI and Reeses old partner wants the rogue CIA guys
  7. The two cops don't know they're both working with the PoI team
There's another long term plot with Reese snooping around to get info on Finch. An interesting part of that is that the Machine has noticed, and considers Reese to be a possible threat to Finch, and one to be dealt with somehow.

During the transitions, where we see things from the Machine's point of view, we also sometimes see the Machine's thought processes, rendered as status messages on the screen. In one of those transitions a few episodes back, where Reese and his pet bad cop were talking about some of the info on Finch that got dug up, the status messages on the screen were something along the lines of "SYSADMIN COMPROMISED. ENGAGE PROTECTIVE PROTOCOLS."

So that could be interesting...
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:47 AM   #19
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I watch it every week within a day or two of air-date (which is pretty good for me for any show which my wife doesn't watch). It's not deep but I find it enjoyable. If people think this show has too many plot holes they must not be willing to watch much TV. The plot holes here (with the exception of the basic premise which is bizarre--at least what we know of it so far) are much less egregious than in most shows.
I disagree if you are saying the plot holes aren't that bad. For me, they made the show unwatchable. Many times I mentioned them in the threads for the episodes I made myself sit through. And not just the illogical, unreasonable premise. The fact that other shows have plot holes does not excuse them in this show. I abhor plot holes and won't watch any show that is ruined by them.
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:40 AM   #20
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I disagree if you are saying the plot holes aren't that bad. For me, they made the show unwatchable.
Those holes finally made "Fringe" unwatchable to me in spite of good acting.
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:21 AM   #21
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I still watch and still enjoy it.
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:50 AM   #22
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:14 PM   #23
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Also, Jim Caviezel's constantly putting his finger in his ear while to use his ear piece supposedly being a super spy who doens't draw attention to himself annoyed me.
Isn't him just activating his blue tooth headset? I don't see any problem with that. He's making a phone call.

They probably can't afford in-ear pieces like the ones in Leverage. :-)
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Old 05-07-2012, 06:36 PM   #24
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:25 PM   #25
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There's another long term plot with Reese snooping around to get info on Finch. An interesting part of that is that the Machine has noticed, and considers Reese to be a possible threat to Finch, and one to be dealt with somehow.

During the transitions, where we see things from the Machine's point of view, we also sometimes see the Machine's thought processes, rendered as status messages on the screen. In one of those transitions a few episodes back, where Reese and his pet bad cop were talking about some of the info on Finch that got dug up, the status messages on the screen were something along the lines of "SYSADMIN COMPROMISED. ENGAGE PROTECTIVE PROTOCOLS."

So that could be interesting...
We also had Reese thinking that's there's no machine at all - it's all from Finch.

Come to it, we haven't yet come across whatever sinister DHS agency that is running the machine.
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:13 PM   #26
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My wife and I both love this show although the idea that something like the machine could be possible creeps her out a little.

I really liked the episode on April 26 where
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his old CIA partner shows up at the end of a whole episode of interspersed flashbacks and lures Snow into a trap
. Having trouble not jumping straight to the next episode to find out what happens next.
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I see it as a modern day superhero show. Reese is basically Batman. Once I accepted that, the plot holes got a lot easier to accept.
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One of the few shows where I missed a bunch of episodes (I forget why -- conflicts maybe, and I might have a few on my Tivo drive that went bad), but I'm still keeping track of which ones I have seen to fill in the gaps later.

Not a great show, but an enjoyable "turn off your brain about the impossibility of it" show.
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I see it as a modern day superhero show. Reese is basically Batman. Once I accepted that, the plot holes got a lot easier to accept.
Recently, I was just thinking that Emily on "Revenge" is Batman.
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I'm watching it and enjoying it. It's one of those shows that I don't have to think too much about to enjoy. I do like the character interactions better than the mystery of the week.

There is enough long arc to keep me interested
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