Jan. 6th, 2012

kristen999: (POI Reese)
During my walk to work today, I got a lot of big smiles and nods from various people. Everyone I come across during my commute are normally pretty friendly. It wasn't until I got to work that I realized it was because I was wearing hubby's Captain America t-shirt. (A plain blue shirt with the shield on) because all day long it's been "Hey, cool shirt".

Geekdom for the win!

Speaking of geekdom...

I came across this article on "Person of Interest". While I don't totally agree 100% with the analysis of the characters, it hits on the notes of why I like the show while pointing out its weak areas.

Why Person of Interest is a Superhero Show Done Right (12/15/11)

Tonight sees the midseason finale of Person of Interest, Jonathan Nolan's attempt to turn The Dark Knight's themes into a weekly TV show.

And over the course of nine episodes so far, one thing has become clear: This is how to do a superhero TV show in the post-Smallville era. Person of Interest is succeeding where so many other superhero shows have failed, and it's capturing something crucial to why we still care about superheroes at all.




.........And actually, Person of Interest is a good blueprint of how both of those upcoming shows could work, since it successfully takes a "dark and gritty" feel, and grafts it onto the traditional urban crimefighting schtick.

At this point, probably some people are questioning whether Person of Interest really counts as a superhero show — and it's true that nobody dresses up in a funny costume on this show, any more than Wolverine does most of the time in his movies. As we've observed before, the superhero genre is really a thousand different genres squashed together weirdly, and one of those is the "gritty urban vigiliante" genre


Read the rest here.
kristen999: (POI Reese)
During my walk to work today, I got a lot of big smiles and nods from various people. Everyone I come across during my commute are normally pretty friendly. It wasn't until I got to work that I realized it was because I was wearing hubby's Captain America t-shirt. (A plain blue shirt with the shield on) because all day long it's been "Hey, cool shirt".

Geekdom for the win!

Speaking of geekdom...

I came across this article on "Person of Interest". While I don't totally agree 100% with the analysis of the characters, it hits on the notes of why I like the show while pointing out its weak areas.

Why Person of Interest is a Superhero Show Done Right (12/15/11)

Tonight sees the midseason finale of Person of Interest, Jonathan Nolan's attempt to turn The Dark Knight's themes into a weekly TV show.

And over the course of nine episodes so far, one thing has become clear: This is how to do a superhero TV show in the post-Smallville era. Person of Interest is succeeding where so many other superhero shows have failed, and it's capturing something crucial to why we still care about superheroes at all.




.........And actually, Person of Interest is a good blueprint of how both of those upcoming shows could work, since it successfully takes a "dark and gritty" feel, and grafts it onto the traditional urban crimefighting schtick.

At this point, probably some people are questioning whether Person of Interest really counts as a superhero show — and it's true that nobody dresses up in a funny costume on this show, any more than Wolverine does most of the time in his movies. As we've observed before, the superhero genre is really a thousand different genres squashed together weirdly, and one of those is the "gritty urban vigiliante" genre


Read the rest here.

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