But as I watched this show, I started to feel worried. It is not that potential doesn't exist, but I feel that this is the same formula we have seen before in case-to-case dramas (CSI, Bones, Numbers, etc) with the added layer surveillance. I can only hope that this proves to be more of a player and put this show into its own category.
Finch (Michael Emerson) plays a man who designed a way to find terrorists after 911. This tool, using surveillance cameras and hacking into emails/telephone calls allows an easy way to prevent future attacks. It separates the crimes into primary and secondary, and before Finch found a back door in to his own program, it only showed the primaries. So now he has access to the secondary crimes, ones not so important to the U.S. but important to the lives of its citizens.
That is where James Caviezel comes into a play, a former CIA Agent by the name of John Reese. He has apparently lost everything, and is shown as a bum with some killer karate moves in the beginning of the show. He also has a wife, who will hopefully prove to be a big part of the show because he also lost her, somehow. Ben hires him to track down the targets using his system of social security numbers. When a number is thrown out, it means that person is in danger.
Caviezel plays a bad ass hit man, but i hope he doesn't continue with his Clint Eastwood voice. It just doesn't fit him.
In the end, not bad. But i hope to see more in the way of potential next episode.