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If pedigree alone were enough to get a TV show greenlit, this next project would be a slam dunk: J.J. Abrams is currently shopping a crime-thriller series created by Jonah Nolan, brother and frequent collaborator of The Dark Knight/Inception auteur Christopher Nolan.

This would mark the first small-screen foray for Nolan, who not only co-wrote The Dark Knight and The Prestige but penned the short story on which Memento was based.
http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2010/09/...s-jonah-nolan/


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Crime-thriller series...



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Crime-thriller series...



Meh.
Yeah, aren't there enough of these shows already? And even the supernatural ones (Fringe, Haven, etc.) have to sport an attractive FBI agent. Tired of cops and agents and invenstigations....

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While I agree, with Abrams and Nolan involved I'm definitely going to check it out.

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While I agree, with Abrams and Nolan involved I'm definitely going to check it out.
Exactly, even though I didn't like Memento, The Prestige and Dark Knight were awesome. And let's face it Abrams knows his stuff.

I have a feeling this won't be as cut and dry like one of those generic cop shows.

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Exactly, even though I didn't like Memento, The Prestige and Dark Knight were awesome. And let's face it Abrams knows his stuff.

I have a feeling this won't be as cut and dry like one of those generic cop shows.
It will turn out the city they work in is actually a prison?

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It will turn out the city they work in is actually a prison?
LOL no the city they work for is all in their head. It's a psychiatric ward

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And even the supernatural ones (Fringe, Haven, etc.) have to sport an attractive FBI agent.
anna torv is alright but she's not that hot..

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I forgot about this thread and that this show is now Persons of Interest. POI looks a lot more interesting than when it was first announced.

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First time I'll be watching a CBS show since...the second season of Amazing Race or something, it's been a long time regardless

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Not that I'm all that interested in this show, but I tried to explain to a friend what this show is about and I can't.

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09-22-2011, 11:32 PM
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Quite a good pilot

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Yeah, I thought it was fun. A movie in an hour. Gonna be good.

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Errrm, yes she is.

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I really liked it.

Another role that Emerson is perfect for.

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Definitely going to give it a few episodes. Enjoyed the premier

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PVR'd this sucker last night but watched the Jays game instead... gonna enjoy this one today

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I didn't particularly like how they primarily focused on a random case in the pilot. I would have liked more time devoted to Caviezel and Emerson and their characters themselves, not their characters involved in that random criminal storyline. Also, the fact that it's apparently a procedural takes away some of the excitement. However, for a pilot it was solid. Action and excitement really went up a notch in the second half of the episode.

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I didn't particularly like how they primarily focused on a random case in the pilot. I would have liked more time devoted to Caviezel and Emerson and their characters themselves, not their characters involved in that random criminal storyline. Also, the fact that it's apparently a procedural takes away some of the excitement. However, for a pilot it was solid. Action and excitement really went up a notch in the second half of the episode.
It's a show that's going to start as a procedural, but that isn't automatically a show-stopper for me. It might not stay that way. And even if it does, if the individual episodes are awesome I won't mind. It'll just have a shorter lifespan, because in a pure procedural the good ideas run out pretty quickly.

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It's a show that's going to start as a procedural, but that isn't automatically a show-stopper for me. It might not stay that way. And even if it does, if the individual episodes are awesome I won't mind. It'll just have a shorter lifespan, because in a pure procedural the good ideas run out pretty quickly.
Gotta agree here. A very good pilot episode, but at some point soon they're going to have to throw a 'hook' in there somewhere. This could be the difference for the show to be become as good as something like Dexter or fizzling out like Human Target. I know those aren't the best examples to use but they're the ones that comes to mind and fits from the TV shows I've seen.

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100% agree - I had pretty much the same thought when the episode was over. It's a great concept that will get "old" quickly if twists and interesting side stories aren't thrown in.

BTW, I read something on io9 (I'll find the link) that said episode 2 was going to go deeper into Finch and the creation of the machine.

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Oh, JJ Abrams, you so silly!!





Check out the "from" section on those emails....those guys look familiar.....

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Awesome!

And hey, just watched the pilot. Caviezel grew on me as the episode went on, and what to say about Emerson? The show feels very X-Files-esque...minus the whole supernatural aspect (the shot of the government facility at the end made me feel this way).

I'll keep watching, though I get the feeling it's going to get cancelled. I know, it's only one episode, but shows I always end up liking at the start never end up lasting long.


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That episode was okay. I enjoyed the plot more than the crooked cops from the first though.

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Awesome!

And hey, just watched the pilot. Caviezel grew on me as the episode went on, and what to say about Emerson? The show feels very X-Files-esque...minus the whole supernatural aspect (the shot of the government facility at the end made me feel this way).
Not to mention the sexual tension

It was odd...I was only half watching and really couldn't figure out the main characters...they seemed like robots.

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