Person of Interest > Person of Interest Review: Taxi Driver > Comments Page 2
Aren't we all becoming a tad spoiled? Last week, I was one of the ones griping about that week's show but, on reflection, I agree with mrmike that a not-so-good episode (paraphrasing here) of POI is way better than the "best" episodes of the stuff served up on other prime time shows. One thing that has always bothered me, though, is why do they do it? I mean Finch spends fortunes in righting wrongs, like this week when he showed upo with a briefcase full of cash that was twice the asking price for the laptop. And both he and Reese put themselves in serious harm's way each week. But why? In a way, it seems like the super-hero motivation....fighting evil just because it's there. Still very enjoyable and the best show on the box, bar none!
It was the twists that the episode lacked. And not much happened. I'm really happy that what I consider a pretty mediocre episode of POI was (by standard standards?) very good and had the whole Fusco thing going on...
I agree with the review. The episode didn't have the tension its known for - it was not up to its usual standard. The script was a little thin. I thought the cab driver component of the story was light for POI. However, the Fusco story was gripping. He's in a world of trouble and is trapped. I wish Reese/Finch valued him more - at least Carter treats him with some respect. I hope they get back to their normal level of greatness next week.
I agree with you that last weeks episode was horrendous. But I thought this one was almost as bad, if not worse. Sure, last week's episode had the most moronic plot ever, but at least it was acted well and there wasn't all kinds of stupid stuff going on. This week, a secret service representative met with this guy and blew her cover completely. It's these kinds of things that ruin good shows.
In the close captioning on this episode, when Bear was given a command, the caption stated it was done in Germain. Am I misremembering or when he was introduced (and in prior episode CCs) wasn't it stated that he responded to Dutch not Germain commands?
jeff at December 7th, 2012 4:42 PM asked
"forgive me for a "duh" moment but what does H.R. stand for?"
I do not think it was ever mentioned. It was only referred to as HR.
I agree with the reviewer. not a stellar P.O.I. I'm still looking forward to the rest of the season. Nice to see some of the focus on Fusco. I like his character.
forgive me for a "duh" moment but what does H.R. stand for?
Not every episode can be a perfect 5. Just because P.O.I. has virtually delivered a "5" almost every week an occasional 4.5 is still great. You're [we're] all spoiled with virtual perfection every week. It's still until further notice the best hour of television week in and out.
Fearful that it's being set up for Reese to "have no way out" but Fusco throws himself on his sword, so to speak, thereby saving Reese, leaving his family to mourn a hero, not a loser. Not happy because I've grown to love Lionel. Have nothing to back this up other than (quoting Reese here, ironic, yes?) as a writer, that's what *I* would do. Set Fusco up in a lose/lose situation so that his sacrifice creates a win.
I agree with General Rapunzel that Fusco has become an endearing character that viewers look forward to seeing each week. He's as much a part of the team as Carter.He gets no respect, though, from HR or from Reese/Finch.
Anyway, I liked this episode, because, really, a mediocre episode of POI is more interesting than a 'great' episode of nearly any other show. I hope that we will see the end of HR without the death of Fusco, who deserves a break.
I loved that the family of the cabbie finally found their way back to him, and what made it even sweeter was Bear dropping a ball for some father-son pitching time.
hey do you guys know what motorcycle he was riding the whole time.
Es war geil Det. Terney noch einmal zu sehen!
OMG! - I loved this episode - I love POI, but last week's show just didn't do it for me. It was well written, just didn't excite me. Yes, the taxi driver sitting in the alley and allowing himself to get blocked in was questionable. However, I am glad that the storyline had a happy ending.
@ Colonel Rapunzel - I thought I was the only one that likes Fusco. I feel sorry for the guy. Evidently, he got caught up in something that he badly wants to escape from. The HR storyline is a thriller and I always love Elias'involvement in the plots.
Love the hang up on Finch when he asked Carter about her date - lol. Can't wait for next week.
Could not disagree more with this review. I thought C.O.D. was a great episode. Unlike last week's dreadful episode, which I only watched once for too many reasons to list here, I think I'm on my fourth or fifth trip through C.O.D. This was a believable story about a guy down on his luck who isn't feeling sorry for himself, but is trying to fix his life. I also liked the way Carter and the Secret Service agent were allowed to cooperate and work together. A lot of times these relationships between women are portrayed as hostile. And finally, I'm a baseball fanatic and that endeared the episode to me even more.
I completely and totally agree with you. I didn't love last weeks episode either, but this was the worst one thus far. There was no big payoff at the end the way I was expecting. And the writing was really horrendous at parts. See below for examples (under spoilers). So I'm hoping for a better episode next week, but with my second favorite writer and what looks like an interest plot, I'm thinking it will be.
1. When the cab driver goes into the alley and is threatened by the woman he drove over there, she says on the phone, "Clean this up." Now, the cabbie (who we later learned speaks a bit of Russian) doesn't think this is suspicious and stays in the alley for another 20 seconds or so. And when the guys wielding the guns trap them in, nobody even gets a good enough shot to break a window.
2. For example, when Finch has just purchased the laptop and is greeted by the Estonian woman, four armed Estonian mobsters enter the bar. Nobody at the bar thinks this is a
I think that ' C.O.D. ' was a great episode of Person of Interest, which imho, remains by far the bast show on television. This episode, like so many others moved along like a F1 Ferrari.
I am a little confused as to the Fusco storyline these last few episodes. If Finch is listening in on Carter's date (hilarious) surely he could dig up Fusco's phone logs and find out what he's up to...
I was wrong about burn my shadow being mislabeled. but I'd still like to know about tonights song.
The case interested me, but not as much as the Fusco-HR storyline. Can we give props to Kevin Chapman for his portrayal of Fusco? He makes Fusco so endearing; from the spineless toad in the pilot to a man who would love be one of the good guys? He's really grown into possibly my favourite character to watch. I want to tell Fusco to grow a pair and tell Reese what's going on, but I also want to slap Reese up alongside his head and tell him to stop treating Fusco like the gum on the bottom of his shoe.
I can't wait for it to come to a head. Hopefully Fusco can fully redeem himself and be part of the A Team.
Last note: yea for Bear!
The joke really was on HR during this episode. Not only is their overture to Elias rebuffed (rather violently!), Simmons is blackmailing Fusco with faulty information! Remember, Fusco wasn't actually the one who shot the bad cop; that was Reese, saving Fusco! Furthermore, Simmons tips off Carter - Carter, of all people! who actually works with Reese, too! All that needs to be done is to move the body. Then Simmons is pretty much left with an empty threat.
Anybody know who did the song @ the end ? It sounds like different version of "When Things Explode" by UNKLE.Which on this sight is mislabeled as Burn My Shadow"
I have to say...really disappointed at their display of Estonians. Though a totally different culture, language (not slavic AT ALL), accent...they decided to display them as Russians (the one's that occupied it for a couple of generations). It doesn't seem like a big deal to most people, but considering most people have never HEARD of the country, at least try to do a quasi-accurate depiction of the people...ugh...and off the soap box
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