This show holds a very special place in my heart
Right from the very first day, I watched its official trailer
For those that remember, I was healing from my biggest heartbreak
And POI provided a great distraction!!!
On one end, you have computers and all this technology
On the other end, you have a human being, Finch, that starts out the chain literally, of fighting crime and making the world a much better place than it was yesterday
But, by now, I hope you know that the house always wins because it knows which numbers are more profitable to them than the ones that are not!
Finch is a billionaire….unknown to the world
Simply because he lives a very simple life….like that of any ordinary American citizen
But when you look closely, you discover that there is nothing ordinary about him
If anything, he is very mysterious!
Quite good with chemistry and computers,
He seeks out the services of a good vigilante, Mr. Reese and his good canine friend, Bear
Who happens to be an ex-Navy SEAL and one after revenge at his former employers
Who deemed it fit to take away from him the person he loved the most
We all know what that feels like, right?
Initially, it all started as an experiment with …., another of Finch’s billionaire friends from back in the day of computers
They made this super-computer that could identify victims from perpetrators of crime and notify the authorities on what could be done or simply, see it and record it
With a little bit of push from the politicians, their technology was stolen away from them to make something that spied like no other on this world
Tapping phones, cameras, cars, anticipated our every move
All this in the name of ensuring that what happened in 2001 never happens again!
Now, we all know what happens when we get to that level of fighting crime
Crime just seems to keep happening one way or the other
And the possibilities of this same technology just keep on popping up time and again
I want you to picture such scenarios and chaos that arise from that
On one end, you have the good cops like … and … honouring their badges and what they stand for
And on the other, you have “gangs within the system” having their way….
Creating a system that you hope will re-write your wrongs
Only for it to be used against you and make you the bad person!
“Victim or perpetrator….Once your number is up, we will find you.”
It’s a beautiful mess, I tell you. I hope you love it.