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PERSON OF INTEREST: The Cast, Writers Pick Which Episodes Will Hook You

August 31, 2015 by  
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PERSON OF INTEREST — arguably one of the best dramas on television right now — is finally coming to Netflix and syndication (on WGN America, at 7 PM) on September 1st. (Only the first three seasons of POI will be on Netflix streaming this week — season 4 will be available on September 22nd; )

To boil the show down to its simplest terms, PERSON OF INTEREST follows an ex-CIA agent (Jim Caviezel’s John Reese) and a brilliant billionaire (Michael Emerson’s Harold Finch) as they attempt to stop violent crimes before they occur — using social security numbers generated by an all-seeing Machine, which can pinpoint a likely occurrence. (Complicating matters? They don’t know whether the number they get is going to be the victim or the perpetrator.) Since they can’t do it alone, through the show’s four seasons, they’ve had help — in varying ways — from Taraji P. Henson’s Carter, Kevin Chapman’s Fusco, Amy Acker’s Root, and Sarah Shahi’s Shaw.

If you haven’t watched the show, you absolutely should make your way through the entire series. The drama’s evolution from focusing more purely on case of the week (while having little tidbits of mythology sprinkled in) to deep-diving into the Machine — including its war with another A.I. — has been fascinating and compelling journey. And since the show’s upcoming fifth season is returning midseason, you absolutely have time to catch up on the 90 hours that have aired so far.

But if you need a starting place, PERSON OF INTEREST executive producers Greg Plageman and Denise Thé, as well as stars Chapman and Acker, shared a few episodes you should check out…

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GMMR TV Awards: We’re Preemptively Sorry You Got Robbed of an Emmy Nod (Female) – Vote Now!

June 19, 2015 by  
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After two weeks of Give Me My Remote readers nominating their television favorites from the past year, it’s time to vote for the 5th Annual GMMR TV Awards!

Most of the categories have five nominees, but due to ties, the number can vary per topic. (And, as a reminder, each category can only have two nominees per show, so only the top two vote-getters from any series moved forward to the voting round.)

Next up: “We’re Preemptively Sorry You Got Robbed of an Emmy Nod (Female).”

Take a look at your nominees and then vote for your choice below!

GMMR TV Awards: We’re Preemptively Sorry You Got Robbed of an Emmy Nod (Female)

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Amy Acker (PERSON OF INTEREST)

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GMMR TV Awards: Favorite Actress (Drama) – Vote Now!

June 15, 2015 by  
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After two weeks of Give Me My Remote readers nominating their television favorites from the past year, it’s time to vote for the 5th Annual GMMR TV Awards!

Most of the categories have five nominees, but due to ties, the number can vary per topic. (And, as a reminder, each category can only have two nominees per show, so only the top two vote-getters from any series moved forward to the voting round.)

Next up: “Favorite Actress (Drama).”

Take a look at your nominees and then vote for your choice below!

GMMR TV Awards: Favorite Actress (Drama)

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Amy Acker (PERSON OF INTEREST

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PERSON OF INTEREST Post-Mortem: Greg Plageman on Season 5’s ‘Greatest Mystery,’ Rebuilding the Machine, Exploring Backstories, and More

May 6, 2015 by  
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PERSON OF INTEREST closed out its excellent fourth season with a traumatizing — and action-packed — finale, “YHWH.”

For POI co-showrunner Greg Plageman, he got to witness some of the fan reaction to the bloodshed and trauma via the POI writers’ room Twitter account.

“I think [the fans are] simultaneously horrified and engaged,” he laughed. “They know someone is going to die, they don’t know who it is, but they gotta stay engaged. It’s a lot of fun.”

With season 4 now behind us, I spoke with Plageman about what the writers have in store for season 5 — including the “greatest mystery,” if everyone we think is dead will stay dead, Martine’s unseen backstory, and much more…

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PERSON OF INTEREST: Amy Acker on the Machine and Samaritan Showdown, and What Comes Next

December 19, 2014 by  
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PERSON OF INTEREST took the Samaritan/Machine war to the next step in the final episode of 2014, as the duo sat down to have a chat (using Root and a small child as their mouthpieces), and then Samaritan set to take out arguably its biggest target: the stock exchange.

With a move that big, the war between the machines can’t stay quiet for much longer. To get a hint of what’s to come, I spoke with PERSON OF INTEREST star Amy Acker (Root) about the fallout from the machines’ showdown, and what the heck comes next…

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PERSON OF INTEREST: Amy Acker and Sarah Shahi on New Identities, Their Characters’ Relationship, Season 4’s Tone, and More

August 21, 2014 by  
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We have just over a month until PERSON OF INTEREST returns with new episodes, and things will be a bit different for the team as they adjust to their new “normal” lives.

To give a little tease about what’s to come, PERSON OF INTEREST stars Amy Acker (Root) and Sarah Shahi (Shaw) spoke with reporters about their characters handling their new identities, the tone of season 4, the Root/Shaw relationship, Root’s devotion to the Machine, “another entity that enters the picture for Shaw,” and more…

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PERSON OF INTEREST: Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman Talk the Carter Twist in ‘The Crossing’ and What Comes Next

November 20, 2013 by  
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[This post contains massive, massive spoilers for the PERSON OF INTEREST episode, “The Crossing.” If you haven’t seen it, please go watch the episode before you read any further.]

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In Case You Missed It…ONCE UPON A TIME, GLEE, SLEEPY HOLLOW, and More

October 6, 2013 by  
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Were you too busy this week to keep up with everything that happened in TV news? Give Me My Remote‘s got you covered! We’re catching you up on anything exciting you might have missed here at GMMR!

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PERSON OF INTEREST: Amy Acker Teases What’s to Come for Root in Season 3

September 30, 2013 by  
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On PERSON OF INTEREST, Root is in quite the interesting dilemma: on one hand, she is connected to her beloved Machine in a way she could only have imagined in the past; on the other hand, she’s locked up in a mental hospital, unable to really take control of her own life.

I spoke with POI star Amy Acker (a newly promoted series regular) about what she knows about Root’s arc for the season, her biggest episode of the season (so far), and more…

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In Case You Missed It…CASTLE, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, PERSON OF INTEREST, and More

September 29, 2013 by  
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Were you too busy this week to keep up with everything that happened in TV news? Give Me My Remote‘s got you covered! We’re catching you up on anything exciting you might have missed here at GMMR!

This week on GMMR:

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PERSON OF INTEREST: Sarah Shahi and Amy Acker Tease the Season 3 Premiere

September 24, 2013 by  
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PERSON OF INTEREST kicks off its third season tonight, and as it has been teased, Shaw (Sarah Shahi) and Root (Amy Acker) will be a more regular presence on the show.

“In the first episode, it’s me undercover, taking somebody down in the teaser, actually,” Shahi laughed. “It’s pretty much me chasing bad guys and shooting them while wearing a very tight, black dress. So hopefully that will get people excited. The Machine’s whereabouts are still not known [in the premiere]. The Machine talks to Finch and Root now…but Finch is not aware of that.”

Yep, the Machine is still talking to Root. Unfortunately for Root, though, she’s still locked up in a psychiatric facility when the show resumes.

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PERSON OF INTEREST at Comic-Con: Amy Acker Bumped Up to Series Regular! Plus, Watch the NSA-Themed Sizzle Reel

July 21, 2013 by  
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PERSON OF INTEREST has expanded its cast: Amy Acker (Root) — who has been causing trouble for Finch and Reese since season 1 — will officially be a series regular in season 3, it was announced during Saturday’s Comic-Con panel.

Additionally, the show had a little bit of fun with how PERSON OF INTEREST basically foreshadowed the recent NSA-hacking scandal with their awesome sizzle reel. Take a look at what Con-goers saw…

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