After canceling Hap and Leonard – one of the absolute best shows on TV – SundanceTV has announced its partnership with Tele München Group (TMG) and Sundance Now on the limited series The Name of the Rose.
Based on Umberto Eco’s highly acclaimed novel, the series follows Franciscan monk William of Baskerville (Turturro) and his novice Adso von Melk (Hardung) as they arrive at a secluded monastery in the Alps – where they become witnesses to a series of mysterious murders.
The Name of the Rose stars John Turturro, Michael Emerson and Rupert Everett and will launch in 2019.
When Person of Interest (CBS, Mondays/Tuesdays, 10/9C) concluded its fourth season, Samaritan had won and The Machine had been seemingly destroyed. Harold finch had compressed the codes that created his artificial intelligence into a single unit and his team appeared to be finished.
Season five opens with Harold, Reese and Root on the run and dodging Samaritan operatives – while Fusco is facing Internal Affairs over the deaths of Elias and Dominic.
At the end of the third season of Person of Interest, we found ourselves watching a declaration of war between two artificial intelligences – The Machine and Samaritan – and the leads of the series becoming what might be the only patch of resistance to Greer (who so reminds me of The X-Files’ Cancer Man) and Samaritan’s taking over North America (and, maybe, the world).
Season Four finds Team Machine mostly utilizing aliases that take advantage of a bit backdoor software identity protection that was slipped into Samaritan – but overall, the season is a few different kinds of warfare – AI vs. AI; Team Machine/Finch vs. Team Samaritan/Greer; Greer vs. Control, and the Brotherhood vs. Elias. It’s the most complex season yet and watching the entirety of it back-to-back is a delight – even if the wars on so many levels lead to casualties.
Season Four of Person of Interest found Harold, John, Root and Shaw on the run – aided by The Machine as much as possible – as Samaritan came fully online. It was a season of desperate measures and dire acts – with devastating consequences.
It may have been the series’ finest season.
On August 11th, Warner Home Video will be releasing Person of Interest: The Complete Fourth Season on Blu-Ray and DVD. You can learn all about it after the jump – but be careful! You never know who, or what, may be watching!
NYPD officer Lionel Fusco is a bad cop turned good. Despite a rocky relationship with John Reese at the beginning, he continued to be an important informant in Harold Finch’s mission against crime. Season 3 sees the demise of his partner Josh Carter. However, POI fans were treated to a surprise in the season 4 premiere–his new partner is John Reese! Fusco may not be targeted by Samaritan, but he is still dodging danger.The talented Kevin Chapman took time to chat with about this current season of “Person Of Interest.”
Billionaire software genius Harold Finch has a mission of preventing crime in New York City using social security numbers generated from The Machine. However, he barely escapes with his own life in Season 3. This season, he assumes a new identity as he tries to avoid the ever watchful eye of Samaritan. Emmy award winner and Golden Globe nominee Michael Emerson took time to chat with me about his character and this current season of “Person Of Interest.”Continue reading Michael Emerson chats about Person Of Interest→
CBS’ Person of Interest took a wicked left turn at the season of season three. At the Person of Interest panel at Comic-Con 2014, one of the highlights was a trailer that captured highlights of the third season – along with some intriguing new footage from season four.
Check it out after the jump. Person of Interest premieres on Tuesday, September 23rd.
Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns is one of those seminal works that along with Alan Moore’s Watchmen forever changed the face of comics. These two works from the early – mid 80s transformed comics from camp that it became in the 70s to what it is today. Warner Home Video’s DC Animation group has lovingly brought this epic to life in a fashion that every comic book fan should love. Last year’s part one was one of my favorite films of 2012 and I was scared part 2 would be screwed up.
The Contingency, the second season premiere of Person of Interest (CBS, Thursdays, 9/8C) finds the mysterious Root keeping Harold Finch close by unusual means and Reese trying to keep an Asian-American accountant from being killed by his employers – the money laundering, corporate operation of a white supremacist group – while trying to rescue Finch.
Person of Interest [Thursdays, 10/9C] is produced by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot [Alias, Lost, Fringe] and created by Jonathan Nolan [Memento, The Dark Knight]. What could possibly go wrong? As it turns out, very little.