Person of interest


Person of Interest ou Personne d’int茅r锚t au Qu茅bec est une s茅rie t茅l茅vis茅e am茅ricaine cr茅茅e par Jonathan Nolan et produite par J. J. Abrams.

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PERSON OF INTEREST est diffus茅e en simultan茅 depuis le 22 septembre 2011 sur CBS aux 脡tats-Unis et sur Citytv pour les deux premi猫res saisons, puis sur le r茅seau CTV au Canada.

En Belgique, la s茅rie est diffus茅e depuis le 28 ao没t 2012 sur La Une, cha卯ne du groupe de la RTBF, au Qu茅bec, depuis le 5 septembre 2012 sur le r茅seau V, en France, depuis le 6 mars 2013 sur TF1 et en Suisse, depuis le 30 juin 2013 sur RTS Un.

 

 

La s茅rie est aussi rediffus茅e dans le cadre d’une syndication sur la cha卯ne du c芒ble am茅ricaine WGN America et 茅galement sur Netflix 脡tats-Unis, depuis l’automne 2015.

Person of Interest 聽est souvent cit茅e comme 茅tant une des meilleures s茅ries diffus茅es sur une grande cha卯ne am茅ricaine.

Les critiques soulignent entre autres la capacit茅 que la s茅rie a 脿 s’am茅liorer saison apr猫s saison, ses personnages tr猫s travaill茅s ou encore son ambiance r茅aliste d’une Am茅rique post-11 septembre.

Si la s茅rie est parfois d茅sign茅e comme 茅tant 芦 la meilleure s茅rie de science-fiction actuellement diffus茅e 禄, Person of Interest s’inscrit dans une th茅matique bien r茅elle, notamment depuis les r茅v茅lations d’Edward Snowden sur la surveillance globale mise en place par les 脡tats-Unis, et soul猫ve de nombreuses questions quant au respect de la vie priv茅e. Elle a 茅t茅 nomm茅e pour un Primetime Emmy Awards en 201211,聽 2012, 2013,2014.

John Reese, un ex-agent paramilitaire de la CIA pr茅sum茅 mort, est engag茅 par le myst茅rieux milliardaire Harold Finch. Dans le pass茅, ce dernier a con莽u un syst猫me de surveillance de masse pour le gouvernement voulant 茅viter un nouveau 11 septembre. Le syst猫me est capable de pr茅dire les actes terroristes dans le monde, en s’appuyant sur de nombreuses donn茅es comme les enregistrements des cam茅ras de surveillance et des appels t茅l茅phoniques, ou les ant茅c茅dents judiciaires.

Cependant, la Machine rep猫re aussi les crimes entre citoyens ordinaires consid茅r茅s comme mineurs par le gouvernement. Les autorit茅s ayant d茅cid茅 de ne pas tenir compte de ces donn茅es, Finch s’est laiss茅 une porte de sortie et re莽oit chaque jour les num茅ros de s茅curit茅 sociale des personnes impliqu茅es 脿 New York ou dans ses environs. C’est avec l’aide de Reese qu’il va tenter de retrouver ces 芦 Persons of Interest 禄 (trad. litt. : 芦 Personnes d’int茅r锚t 禄) et de d茅couvrir si elles ont le r么le de victime ou de coupable dans l’affaire concern茅e.

Traqu茅s par le lieutenant de police Jocelyn 芦 Joss 禄 Carter, ils sont aid茅s par un autre lieutenant, anciennement v茅reux, Lionel Fusco, qui leur fournit des informations et garde un 艙il sur sa coll猫gue polici猫re. Mais l鈥檃rriv茅e dans New York de deux justiciers va 茅galement contrarier plusieurs organisations criminelles.

 

Acteurs principaux

Jim Caviezel: John Reese

Michael Emerson: Harold Finch

Kevin Chapman: le lieutenant Lionel Fusco

Amy Acker: Samantha 芦 Sam 禄 Groves alias 芦 Root 禄 (invit茅e saison 1, r茅currente saison 2, principale 脿 partir de la saison 3)

Sarah Shahi : Sameen Shaw (r茅currente saison 2 , principale 脿 partir de la saison 3)

 

 

Person of Interest is an American science fiction crime drama television series created by Jonathan Nolan that premiered on September 22, 2011, on CBS.

 

 

It is produced by Nolan, alongside J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, and Greg Plageman. It stars Jim Caviezel as John Reese, a former CIA agent who is presumed dead.

He is approached by a mysterious billionaire named Harold Finch (Michael Emerson) who is trying to prevent violent crimes before they happen by using an advanced surveillance system dubbed “The Machine”, which turns out to have evolved into a sentient AI.

Their unique brand of vigilante justice attracts the attention of two NYPD officers, Jocelyn “Joss” Carter (Taraji P. Henson) and Lionel Fusco (Kevin Chapman), whom Reese uses to his advantage as he investigates persons of interest.

 

 

Reese and Finch are later aided by Samantha “Root” Groves (Amy Acker), a highly intelligent computer hacker and contract killer whom the Machine later identifies as its “analog interface”, and Sameen Shaw (Sarah Shahi), a former ISA assassin who unknowingly dealt with the “relevant” numbers found by the Machine.

From season 3, the series sees the advent of a new rival AI called “Samaritan”, which is brought into existence by Decima Technologies. Much of season 4 is centered on the struggle between the two competing AIs and their human agents.

The series was renewed for a fifth season to debut mid-season during the 2015鈥16 television season.

The fifth season, which consists of 13 episodes, is expected to premiere in spring 2016.

CBS has yet to announce whether it is the final season or not, although the writers have written it as a final season.

The series has received generally positive reception from critics, including an increase in acclaim when the series introduced more serialized storylines and its exploration of artificial intelligence.

 

John Reese, a former Green Beret/Delta Force operator and CIA operative, is burnt out and living as a vagrant in New York City after the death of the woman he loved; he is presumed dead.

He is approached by Harold Finch, a reclusive billionaire software genius who is living under an assumed identity.

Finch explains that, after September 11, 2001, he built a computer system for the government that uses information gleaned from omnipresent surveillance to predict future terrorist attacks.

However, Finch discovered that the computer was predicting ordinary crimes as well.

The government is not interested in these results, but Finch is determined to stop the predicted crimes.

He hires Reese to conduct surveillance and intervene as needed, using the repertoire of skills he gained in the military and the CIA.

 

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Through a back door built into the system, Finch receives the Social Security number of someone who will be involved in an imminent crime, at which point he contacts Reese. Without knowing what the crime will be, when it will occur, or even if the person they were alerted to is a victim or perpetrator, Reese and Finch must try to stop the crime from occurring.

They are helped by NYPD Detectives Lionel Fusco, a corrupt officer whom Reese coerces into helping them, and Joss Carter, who in early episodes investigates Reese for his vigilante activities.

MICHAEL EMERSON

Michael Emerson aka Harold FINCH

 

Although Reese arranges for Carter and Fusco to be partners in the NYPD early in the series, for the entirety of season one neither is aware that the other is also working with Finch and Reese. Periodically, the team enlists the aid of Zoe Morgan, a professional “fixer” who applies her skills to particularly difficult tasks.

The series features several subplots. One significant story arc involves “HR”, an organization of corrupt NYPD officers who are initially in league with budding mob boss Carl Elias and later with the Russian mafia; in earlier parts of this arc, Fusco is forced to go undercover. Another important story line revolves around Root, a psychopathic hacker who is determined to gain access to The Machine. During season two, another organization of powerful business figures, Decima Technologies, is revealed to be attempting to gain access to the Machine.

AMY ACKER

AMY ACKER

 

Carter vows vengeance against HR after they have her boyfriend, Detective Cal Beecher, murdered. Reese and Finch encounter Sameen Shaw, an ISA assassin, on the run after being betrayed by her employers. Shaw learns about The Machine in the season two finale and subsequently becomes a member of Reese and Finch’s team. In Season three, Carter delves deeper into her investigation of HR, eventually uncovering its leader; but she is killed. In his grief, Reese briefly leaves the team. The team also battles Vigilance, a violent anti-government organization devoted to securing people’s privacy.

During the second half of season 3, Decima Technologies starts to acquire hardware to bring to life a new artificial intelligence called Samaritan, using the codes from Harold’s old college classmate, Arthur Claypool. In the season 3 finale, it is revealed that Vigilance was created by Decima to make them appear as domestic terrorists. This allowed Decima to obtain all the NSA feeds to make Samaritan operational.

KEVIN CHAPMAN

KEVIN CHAPMAN

 

The Machine creates new identities for the Team so that they can fly beneath Samaritan’s radar.

The Machine

The Machine is an artificially intelligent mass surveillance system that is able to accurately predict premeditated violent crime by monitoring and analyzing all surveillance cameras and electronic communications worldwide.

It divides those crimes based on whether they are relevant to national security; those relevant cases are handled by the U.S. government, while the non-relevant cases in New York City are the focus of the show.

Built by Harold Finch following the events of 9/11, it was originally housed in two unoccupied floors of IFT, the company run by Harold and Nathan Ingram (his best friend from college).

When Finch discovered that the Machine was tracking all premeditated crimes (Episode 2, “Ghosts”), he programmed it to delete the personal, non-relevant cases every night at midnight, explaining to Ingram that the Machine is not built “to save somebody, we built it to save everybody.”

When delivered to the government, the finished Machine was installed in a fake nuclear reactor in Washington State.

 

SARAH SHAHI

SARAH SHAHI

During season two, it moved itself, piece by piece, to an unknown location or locations, and by the end of season four it is shown to have distributed itself to control boxes on utility poles.

An intense believer in privacy rights, Finch originally programmed the Machine so that it would be a complete black box, able to provide only the Social Security Number of people involved with the crime.

While this meant that the government was not able to use it without regard for privacy, it means that numbers Finch and his associates received could belong to a victim or a perpetrator.

Originally unknown to Finch, however, Nathan Ingram created a routine called “Contingency”, on the eve of the government handover, to access the non-relevant data (shown accessed in the Season 2 episode “Zero Day鈥). Finch is appalled that Ingram has the data sent directly to him and shuts down the routine, before reactivating it after Ingram’s death. To minimize detectability, The Machine feeds him numbers in coded messages through public telephones.

 

TARAJI HENSON

TARAJI HENSON AKA Lt Joss CARTER Season 1 to 3

Within the ISA, the program responsible for The Machine was known as Northern Lights before鈥攁fter being leaked to the public, Northern Lights was shut down.

The private technology firm Decima Technologies steals some of the Machine’s original code and builds Samaritan, in season three, and replaces Northern Lights in supplying information to the government. Samaritan takes a much more active role in shaping society, and The Machine and its human associates go underground, spending season four under cover.

Much of the series is from the point of view of The Machine, with flashbacks framed as The Machine reviews past tapes in real time.

Over the course of the series, the internal workings of The Machine are shown, including the prediction models and probability trees it uses. In the Machine-generated perspective, individuals are marked by dashed boxes with different colors indicating, for example, what the person鈥檚 status is in relation to The Machine and whether they pose a threat. Season four features Samaritan鈥檚 point of view, using a different UI鈥攖hough some episodes jump back and forth between the two UIs.

The Machine in its current iteration started running on January 1, 2002, following 42 failed attempts. During the season 4 episode “Prophets”, a previous generation of The Machine’s source code was shown on screen, which was that of the Stuxnet worm. It generated the first relevant number on February 8, 2005, following three years of training by Finch.

 

Jim Caviezel: John Reese

Michael Emerson: Harold Finch

Kevin Chapman: Lt Lionel Fusco

Amy Acker: Samantha 芦 Sam 禄 Groves Aka 芦 Root 禄

Sarah Shahi : Sameen Shaw

 

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JIM KAVIEZEL 聽AKA 聽JOHN REESE

Sources Wikipedia