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Yep. She’s talked about her domestic abuse situation before, but I guess she’s more famous now, so it’s a revelation to a lot of people. The Ray Rice scandal right now adds to it, too.

Thank you for posting.

fishnbanjos:

conch22:

rmoore79:

Well well well, just really says it all, that last statement she makes.

"Henson hasn’t kept up with "Person of Interest" since Carter’s death, admitting that she doesn’t watch much TV and, when she does, it’s usually "Everybody Loves Raymond" or "The Cosby Show" reruns. She does say that she still feels a little bad that Carter died in the same episode where Reese admitted he had feelings for her. ”

“I mean, what a way to jerk around the audience, right?” Henson says. “So sorry. Just ripped everybody’s heart out.”

FYI, CBS played Carter’s death scene last week (July 2014) at the TCAs. That was part of the reel to show what important storylines had occurred on CBS’ series over the last TV season.

Please note that CBS has played that death scene at the Winter TCA’s in January 2014, at the 2014 - 2015 upfronts in May 2014 and then again at the Summer TCAs in July 2014.

I’m just sayin’…wonder if they play any other POI scenes at these events…it’s been almost a year.  

Marisa Roffman @marisaroffman

It is TOO EARLY in the morning to see Carter’s death again, CBS.

Wow. I wonder what the decision behind continuing to show that scene is. Hmm.

If you think about it, it’s honestly the most buzz-worthy thing that has happened on POI over its first three seasons. I never read or have heard the media paying that much attention to POI outside of Carter’s “shocking” death.

rmoore79:

Well well well, just really says it all, that last statement she makes.

"Henson hasn’t kept up with "Person of Interest" since Carter’s death, admitting that she doesn’t watch much TV and, when she does, it’s usually "Everybody Loves Raymond" or "The Cosby Show" reruns. She does say that she still feels a little bad that Carter died in the same episode where Reese admitted he had feelings for her. ”

“I mean, what a way to jerk around the audience, right?” Henson says. “So sorry. Just ripped everybody’s heart out.”

FYI, CBS played Carter’s death scene last week (July 2014) at the TCAs. That was part of the reel to show what important storylines had occurred on CBS’ series over the last TV season.

Please note that CBS has played that death scene at the Winter TCA’s in January 2014, at the 2014 - 2015 upfronts in May 2014 and then again at the Summer TCAs in July 2014.

I’m just sayin’…wonder if they play any other POI scenes at these events…it’s been almost a year.  

Marisa Roffman @marisaroffman

It is TOO EARLY in the morning to see Carter’s death again, CBS.

piscestoo:

conch22:

geejayeff:

halequeenbraeden:

aznpursuazn:

piscestoo:

VERY interesting and do take note of the last part of the article. It’s very telling.

Wow that last part. Sigh… Way to rip out everyone’s heart…yup

Henson hasn’t kept up with “Person of Interest” since Carter’s death, admitting that she doesn’t watch much TV and, when she does, it’s usually “Everybody Loves Raymond” or “The Cosby Show” reruns. She does say that she still feels a little bad that Carter died in the same episode where Reese admitted he had feelings for her.” 

*dead*

And it’s pretty obvious she didn’t leave as much as they showed her the door. She got shafted and her character got shafted.

In January 2014, Taraji said that she was not getting any real substantial film offers and had not been for awhile. She said that film parts were very limited for actresses like her aka black and in their 40s.

Taraji has filmed exactly ONE (1) (small) role in a movie since leaving “Person of Interest”. In which logical world, does “focus on my film career” make any sense since she had said before about how rough it is finding film roles?

I understand from a PR perspective why it was said in the wake of her being eliminated from the show, but it is super obvious the real reason(s).  She even stated in this ZapToIt article that network TV pays very well.

Yep, leave a series heading to syndication to take chance on landing maybe 1 small film role a year…then a few months later jump onto another network TV series?

As soon as her involvement with EMPIRE was announced, I knew that the PR reasons would be 1. the top names producing and writing and 2. fewer episodes to film.

And girl I love how you just always read between the lines. I thought the same thing. She’s been overly gracious since she left and they really don’t deserve it. 

Plus, like I said late 2013, an actress’ manager and publicist would spin the departure as a mutual decision and/or that the actress was fine with it because she had better options / things to do. Hollywood is all about appearances and images. It looks horrible to be “dumped”. It’s better to spin it into something positive to remain in control of the narrative and also not to burn any bridges.

The difference between Josh Charles’ exit from “The Good Wife” on CBS earlier this year and TPH’s departure from POI showed what really transpired. The reason of him asking to leave was stated by everyone in the situation (from Josh to Juliana to the showrunners to Les Moonves to Nina Tassler, etc). , and it was even stated that they asked him to stay for longer than he wanted so that they could plan his exit better. Everyone involved had the same response and not the vague and evasive and 100 reasons that the POI and CBS crew gave after Carter’s demise.

piscestoo:

VERY interesting and do take note of the last part of the article. It’s very telling.

Hi PC!

On The Steve Harvey Morning Show in June 2014, a caller phone in and told Taraji that she cried when Carter was killed off, and she begged TPH to return to TV in another show. TPH told the caller that she was sorry that the caller had been upset and that the good news was that she was returning to TV with “Empire”.

TPH then told the caller that her character on “Empire” was going to be on  screen more than she was on POI aka viewers would get to see more of her, so it was all good.

That was shade, imo, about how underutilized she was on POI.

You can listen to TPH’s response here - start at 2:30:

https://soundcloud.com/steveharveymorningshow/phone-blast-with-la-la-taraji

geejayeff:

halequeenbraeden:

aznpursuazn:

piscestoo:

VERY interesting and do take note of the last part of the article. It’s very telling.

Wow that last part. Sigh… Way to rip out everyone’s heart…yup

Henson hasn’t kept up with “Person of Interest” since Carter’s death, admitting that she doesn’t watch much TV and, when she does, it’s usually “Everybody Loves Raymond” or “The Cosby Show” reruns. She does say that she still feels a little bad that Carter died in the same episode where Reese admitted he had feelings for her.” 

*dead*

And it’s pretty obvious she didn’t leave as much as they showed her the door. She got shafted and her character got shafted.

In January 2014, Taraji said that she was not getting any real substantial film offers and had not been for awhile. She said that film parts were very limited for actresses like her aka black and in their 40s.

Taraji has filmed exactly ONE (1) (small) role in a movie since leaving “Person of Interest”. In which logical world, does “focus on my film career” make any sense since she had said before about how rough it is finding film roles?

I understand from a PR perspective why it was said in the wake of her being eliminated from the show, but it is super obvious the real reason(s).  She even stated in this ZapToIt article that network TV pays very well.

Yep, leave a series heading to syndication to take chance on landing maybe 1 small film role a year…then a few months later jump onto another network TV series?

As soon as her involvement with EMPIRE was announced, I knew that the PR reasons would be 1. the top names producing and writing and 2. fewer episodes to film.

Is it possible to know if the Person of Interest Fandom was BETTER when everyone was on board, with all of the passions for the CORE 4 and the original concept of the show, or is it just as appealing now? Ratings and viewership have declined, and there is not as much news or actor buzz.. WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON WITH THIS DRAMA?
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lenoraliccioli:

yellowboxgrayarea:

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Okay, get ready for a long one:

Here’s are my observations about current viewers - after reading and lurking on a few fan forums and some conversations I’ve had with other POI fans. In no particular order and without analyzing (much):

1-We have new viewers who will find the current stronger sci-fi  element of the show intriguing and a change from the usual network offerings. First impressions are everything. They don’t have the previous seasons as their first impression and therefore, won’t miss it initially (maybe reviewing previous episodes changes that to some degree??). Will they stay or will they go in season 4?

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2-Viewers who are just going with the flow - characters die all the time. They aren’t involved in FANDOM or the politics of black characters or female characters. It’s just entertainment, an escape for them. They don’t get what all the fuss is about. Will they stay or will they go in season 4?

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I left the fandom when it became all about shipping. I don’t ship anyone because I’m not interested in a romance TV show. 

At the end of this season I will quit watching POI because I have no interest in either the machine or Root. I’m not impressed with a machine that can be nullified by pulling the power source and I just do not get Root and her “I just want to set it free” mentality.

I’ve found the writing to be sloppy, boring and predictable since midway thru S2. I kept hoping that it would improve, but it just got worse. I thought that since I was a fan of Jim Caviezel, I could just coast thru every episode, but that is not true.

It seems that the mid-season finale and season ending finale’s will also be “Oh no, Reese & Finch are in BIG trouble! Everybody is out to get them. Or maybe it is Shaws turn to be in jeopardy? Who will survive?” This is the writer’s version of crying wolf.

I remain a fan of Jim Caviezel and will watch his movies, but I’m done with POI after this season.


Lenora, I remember you being one of the biggest supporters of the petition to Kill Carter during early Season 1 http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/kill-off-detective-car-cbs-person-of-interest-show/signatures.html and still hating her in Season 2 enough to post this comment:

http://www.gopetition.com/petition-comment.php?cid=13998327

so I really expected you to be very happy with “Person of Interest” since she actually *was* killed!

Funny how things worked out…

philipquast:

ok so i know that allison argent gets a lot of recognition for being a strong female character who doesnt take shit but what about carter, the police officer from person of interest? she’s a strong female of color and she doesnt take any shit

i mean im still in the middle of season 1 (ive been watching it in my downtime in choru class) but… still, shes been a pretty strong character as far as ive seen.

You are correct. I think that part of the issue is that “Person of Interest”  flies under the radar in general, even though viewership has been high.

xanthewalter:

figmentof:

Throughout the months of POI episodes, I’ve seen posts where people talk about the lack of scenes for certain characters, in particular John Reese. It doesn’t need anymore saying how much I love John, he’s my immediate favorite after Harold; however, I don’t understand the…

My problem with POI right now isn’t the addition of Shaw or Reese’s screentime, particularly. It’s that it isn’t as well written or interesting since they stopped focusing on the number of the week and started focusing on Shaw, Root and the Machine. I liked the number of the week format, and from two thirds of the way through S2 and continuing on through season 3, what we’ve had is a sense of them making it all up as they go along and creating ongoing arcs and enemies that never get resolved and just become more and more convoluted and less and less interesting as a result. The finale of S2 had every single villain the show has established so far thrown at it and was boring and disjointed as a result.
I like Shaw (I’m a massive Sarah Shahi fan going back to her days in ‘The L Word’), but she fits the tired trope of bloodthirsty female ninja who is a sexy killer and that’s not a trope I personally enjoy. What was engaging initially about Reese and Finch is that they were both such very damaged people who healed each other through their work together, at least a bit. Shaw isn’t even seeking redemption - she enjoys killing and hurting and her enjoyment is used as a joke as Harold tries repeatedly to rein her back in. She doesn’t seem particularly sold on the ‘helping people’ thing - she seems to be onboard simply because it gives her a reason to be a badass. Reese sought redemption through the work, but Shaw doesn’t seem to care much as long as she gets to kill people. I hope the show turns that around but they seem too in love with her as a sexy emotionless killer to do so.

I have problems with both the main female characters on POI - Carter was fantastic but she got killed off, pointlessly from what I can understand from the interviews. Root and Shaw are both problematic as female characters, and both intrinsically less likeable than the two men - on purpose it seems, and written and performed that way. That also bothers me. Shahi is capable of being a good deal more interesting, engaging and sympathetic than the character of Shaw is allowing her to be. I think she’s wasted on the show to be honest - she deserves her own show with a more interesting, nuanced, *real* character to portray. I think the actress playing Root is both annoying and miscast, and I find her irritating every time she’s onscreen. I’ve seen her in a few things now, and this is easily her least convincing role.

There’s no point pretending POI is as good as it was. Every single episode used to rock, because each one told a tight, involving story. That’s simply not the case anymore. The plotting is becoming more way out and convoluted, and the show isn’t as engaging as it was. I don’t think it’s particularly well written TV anymore, but it used to be.

It’s refreshing to read a post like this from a neutral POI viewer. 

piscestoo:

rmoore79:

piscestoo:

shoetingstar:

lua75:

gauna-03:

lua75:

oh boy the ratings….

Watch your mouth.

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LOL! ooh that reminds me I need to block a certain person from my 2nd account….

I have been laughing my ass off literally at it being…

And the half hour ratings tell even more of the story. 1.9 first half, and 1.6 the second half, which adjusts to 1.7. That his a big loss.

sweet baby Jesus, that 1.6 overall is closer than I thought.  Give God praise!


POI’s previous episode, “RAM” (Ep 16), also got a 1.6 in the 18-49 demo during the episode’s last 30 minutes.