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Old 24-07-2012, 23:27
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Starts Tuesday 14th August at 10pm on C5 (HD). Here's the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLuSfJR8mA0

What the critics say...
"The show can simultaneously unsettle, comfort, excite, and amuse its viewers--something for everyone, if you, like Mr. Finch, like to watch." Entertainment Weekly

"Any show in that seen-it-all-before genre that can intrigue, involve and even fool you in its first hour, while leaving you curious to see where it heads in the next, is a show that has accomplished something. Consider it proof that in the right hands, even a seemingly played-out format can produce a fresh twist." USA Today

"This is the rare crime drama that revels in actual mystery, its dark, paranoid tone embodied by two damaged heroes." TV Guide

"Both Emerson and Caviezel are compelling and the way Nolan and Abrams have constructed the look (lots of nourish far-away shots in crowded streets, a sense of contained doom in an urban city) bodes well. That alone is worth the investment." The Hollywood Reporter

IMDB Score: 8.3 / 10
Metacritic: 79% / 100%
In the US, it was the highest rated new show of the season with 14.3m viewers for CBS. It has been renewed for a 23 episode second season.

This thread is for discussion at UK pace, so no spoilers please. Thank you.
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Old 24-07-2012, 23:34
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Happy to give it a try for a couple of episodes but won't worry about dumping it if I don't like it
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Old 24-07-2012, 23:38
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Happy to give it a try for a couple of episodes but won't worry about dumping it if I don't like it
I'm told it's one of those that gets better with time so may not immediately grab you but definitely worth giving a few episodes. Certainly in the US the ratings went up through the season I think.
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Old 24-07-2012, 23:43
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C5 will probably pull it, like they keep doing to Zack and Miri...
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Old 24-07-2012, 23:45
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C5 will probably pull it, like they keep doing to Zack and Miri...
Doubt it. It's from a reliable source. They don't normally pull series premieres as these things are normally decided months in advance. Films can be pulled due to rights issues etc.
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Old 25-07-2012, 00:03
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Doubt it. It's from a reliable source. They don't normally pull series premieres as these things are normally decided months in advance. Films can be pulled due to rights issues etc.
No they definitely have the rights (they have a deal for the majority of Sony Pictures content), they've been advertising it in press releases since the beginning of the month, they're just screwing around..
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Old 25-07-2012, 00:39
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Seen half of the first season already. Really enjoyed it - will be glad to see it all again, and to finish it off.
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Old 25-07-2012, 02:32
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It's very similar in tone to The Dark Knight trilogy but then it does share the same writer Jonathan Nolan. Channel 5 must have real confident slotting in the CSI slot usually held by CSI: Miami.
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Old 25-07-2012, 03:05
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C5 will probably pull it, like they keep doing to Zack and Miri...
What's the Zack and Miri issue here?
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Old 25-07-2012, 11:02
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It's very similar in tone to The Dark Knight trilogy but then it does share the same writer Jonathan Nolan. Channel 5 must have real confident slotting in the CSI slot usually held by CSI: Miami.
Person of Interest also took over CSI's slot on CBS. Not too surprised the same has happened with Miami on five now that one has been axed and the other is coming back. Better to get off to a consistent start with POI, IMO.
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Old 25-07-2012, 11:29
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Looking forward to this. Love Michael Emerson and it's been getting great reviews over in the States. Plus it's already got a Season 2 on the way. I hate getting into a show only for it to be axed after the first season.
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Old 25-07-2012, 11:49
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I'm told it's one of those that gets better with time so may not immediately grab you but definitely worth giving a few episodes. Certainly in the US the ratings went up through the season I think.
That's very true. My interest dipped mid series as it seemed very samey, but it finished quite strongly, and I'll definately be back for season two
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Old 25-07-2012, 12:15
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I stuck with this despite finding the dialogue between the 2 central characters a bit odd at first, was hooked by ep 10 and watched the 2nd half of the season in 3 days. Can't wait for S2
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Old 25-07-2012, 23:43
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Doubt it. It's from a reliable source. They don't normally pull series premieres as these things are normally decided months in advance. Films can be pulled due to rights issues etc.
Actually they're not. Most schedules (certainly terrestrial ones) are only finalised two weeks in advance.

What's the Zack and Miri issue here?
Based on the "Film Premiers" thread I think it's been scheduled then pulled at least two, maybe three times already.

They were also supposed to start showing the second half of S1 of "The Lying Game" last week but I understand that even that's been put back to September now Then no-one will watch it and they'll wonder why
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Old 26-07-2012, 00:05
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Based on the "Film Premiers" thread I think it's been scheduled then pulled at least two, maybe three times already.
Yes, my comment was saying that Channel 5's press info isn't entirely reliable as Zack and Miri was promoted as airing during July, but despite several attempts it's been pulled at least twice and pushed back to next month. Although it's possible to confirm it looking at how long they have left on CSI as it's been given that timeslot...
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Old 26-07-2012, 06:19
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Saw a few episodes whilst in US earlier this year, I have to say I found it a little tacky and rushed.
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Old 26-07-2012, 06:34
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Cheers for the heads up Dancc.
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Old 26-07-2012, 12:11
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The first half of season 1 is a slow burner...good, but not outstanding.

But, as other posters have said here, the second half of the season is terrific! Stick with it...its well worth it.
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Old 26-07-2012, 18:58
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I liked the entire series from the get go. Like any new series, POI has to go through its new born stages. The episodes are good and you can see the potential in it. As the series moves along it just gets better and stronger. It really does find its footing. I'm looking forward to Season two.
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Old 26-07-2012, 21:39
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I'm a "from the get go" too but didn't get any sense of the season dipping or at any point slowing down. I find the 2 main actors just fascinating to watch in their roles and have recently rewatch the whole season, and will most likely do so again
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Old 27-07-2012, 01:01
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That trailer was really cool. Channel 5 have really upped their game with graphics, etc.
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Old 27-07-2012, 01:18
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Watched CBS's extended trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xAK3ueOJxE, looks quite good. Is it a procedural, or is it a serial drama? (or perhaps a cross between the two)
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Old 27-07-2012, 07:46
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^defn cross between the two - like playing catch with an onion, but after each game you peal off another layer of skin (from the onion, not from yourself)
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Old 27-07-2012, 08:59
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^defn cross between the two - like playing catch with an onion, but after each game you peal off another layer of skin (from the onion, not from yourself)
Different case every week but with a growing story arc or connection between cases, that leads to a gigantic showdown between the baddies and the goodies...
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Old 27-07-2012, 10:16
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Different case every week but with a growing story arc or connection between cases, that leads to a gigantic showdown between the baddies and the goodies...
^so exactly like peeling an onion then.
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