The cool thing about Person of Interest is it has been allowed to grow over three seasons. Recurring characters come and go, others are gradually introduced to become beloved regulars, while the initial core of primary characters become more interesting and endearing as the show moves forward. That’s not to say the viewer will be totally lost if they haven’t seen the program from the beginning. One thing POI has done very well is make certain newcomers are never completely bewildered, mainly by balancing long-running plotlines with stories that are effectively wrapped-up in a single episode.
|"Why, yes...I do feel somewhat emasculated."
|The team argues over who has to take Bear outside
to do his business.
For season-long disc sets to be worth buying, they need to be binge-worthy, and after a few early episodes (which do double-duty of keeping continuing story arcs moving forward while bringing newbies up-to-speed), Person of Interest’s third season definitely qualifies. A long-term suspension of disbelief may be required on occasion, but in the end, these characters are fun and most of the stories (both ongoing & self-contained single episodes) are full of unpredictable surprises.
- Person of Interest: The Future of A.I.
- 2013 Comic-Con Panel
- Saying Goodbye to a Friend (creator & cast discuss the loss of a major character…obvious spoilers)
- Bear on Set (featurette about Boker the Dog)
- Digital Comic One-Shots
- Season finale audio commentary
- Gag Reel
- DVD & Digital HD
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