Monday, September 1, 2014

pterriblepterodactyls said: I was going to ask if you've seen Person of Interest, but you made a comment about that in someone else's answer, so I guess I'll ask your opinion of it

I really like Person of Interest, but I understand that it’s not for everyone. It’s written on a very mainstream American network TV model with clunky dialogue and a crime-of-the-week episode structure, but IMO the background worldbuilding and central character relationships are VERY strong. It’s also got some fantastic science fiction writing backing it up, but because it’s not billed as a sci-fi genre show, that tends to get overlooked.

The basic premise of PoI is that there’s a super-computer that collects surveillance data and informs the US government about terrorist threats. Essentially, this is PRISM. This Machine also spits out “irrelevent” details about civilian crimes, which the main characters in PoI fight as vigilantes. So the main over-arching plotline is about surveillance and police/government corruption, while the episodic plots are more like action/adventure stuff, with a touch of realistic cyberpunk surveillance stuff thrown in.

The first half of season 1 is incredibly cheesy but once the relationship between the main characters kicks in, it becomes INCREDIBLY compelling. Also, the show has done a really good job of cycling in new characters in later seasons, particularly Amy Acker and Sarah Shahi, who I’m hoping will become the main protagonists this season. The soundtrack is brilliant and the showrunner is Jonathan Nolan, who is similar to Christopher Nolan in many respects but is apparently way, WAY better at creating female characters.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

leupagus:

Man I forgot how much I adore these two murderesses

(Source: 5disilk)

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

pinstripesuit:

Rebuilt after the Spanish Civil War, the Torre Girona is a 19th century church that sits on the campus of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. The space was actually in use as a Catholic church until at least until 1960, but was since deconsecrated and used for more functional purposes until finally being inhabited in full by the supercomputer and its attendant offices. 

MareNostrum may not be the most powerful computer in the world any longer, but it will likely remain the most visually appealing for years to come. -Barcelona Supercomputing Center (Atlas Obscura)

I really hope this pops up on Person of Interest.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

magicb0x:

::Root&Shaw Moments::

requested by obsess-poi-newyork

ROOT/SHAW IS ENDGAME

close-1:

Root/Shaw Person of Interest 3x23 Deus Ex Machina

this is True Love

Saturday, April 19, 2014

pinstripesuit:

SO THIS HAPPENED

i don’t understand what’s going on here. does this even count as queerbaiting?? SURELY ROOT/SHAW IS GOING TO BE CANON SOON?? (i am a poor naiive fool, aren’t i…)

(Source: redfar)

SHAW/ROOT NEEDS TO BE CANON. THIS HAD BETTER BE GENUINE FORESHADOWING FOR THE NEXT SEASON, IS ALL I CAN SAY.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

KISS

(Source: pamelasswynford)

Friday, March 28, 2014

pinstripesuit:

I CAN’T GET OVER THEM

THIS NEEDS TO BE CANON.

(Source: tatiana-evelyne)