Taraji P Henson and the Cast of Person of Interest

Good morning, funny names fans! Amb here, ready to be your voice of logic and reason on this logical and reasonable Wednesday morning. If you were here with us yesterday, you may have noticed that the hamsters went just a tad bit off their wheels in the Comments section. A certain pocket-sized blogger may have gotten just a tad bit carried away planning the lives of her Imaginary Future Funny Named Offspring with a certain BoFN co-founder.

Hey, it happens.

But our work is important to us, and we strive to ground each of our posts in a sense of reality and verisimilitude. (Thus ensuring our readers take us seriously when we use words like verisimilitude). So today, I’m logically and reasonably getting us back on track with a post about a presumed dead CIA operative who works with a mysterious billionaire to prevent crimes before they happen by analyzing information generated by the omnipresent surveillance feed of a top secret super computer.


Doesn’t it look like Batman would hang out in this town?

Hey, talk to Dave. He makes the schedule around here, and I’ve had these names saved in my drafts folder since Season 3 premiered last month.

Today I’d like to introduce you to the hit CBS television show “Person Of Interest”.  As you may have gathered from the above synopsis, “Person of Interest” is a crime procedural … that’s not quite like your average network crime procedural. It focuses on preventing crimes rather than solving them, and it does so by engaging a sense of existential unease and post-modern paranoia in its viewers. It was conceived of  and created by Jonathan Jensen Jonah Nolan, who co-wrote a couple of small films you may have heard of called “The Dark Knight” and “The Dark Knight Rises”.

Charming group. Not sinister or intimidating at all.

Charming group. Not sinister or intimidating at all.

All of which is very impressive, sure, but let’s face it; my attention is captured by actors’ cheekbones and the names they use to sign their checks. Here then, is a look at some of the players in this lighthearted little drama:

See?! Just your typical light and easy breezy Tuesday night viewing.

I’m so glad that I could provide a much-needed dose of reality along with today’s funny name fix for you all. Have an entirely reasonable day everyone!

love amb


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Would rather spend time in TV land than Corporate World. Writes at wordsbecomesuperfluous.com and wishes she was more like Ingrid Bergman.
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28 Responses to Taraji P Henson and the Cast of Person of Interest

    • amb says:

      Isn’t it, though? I’m just loving season 3 so far – I think it’s their best yet! Meanwhile, I see from your blog that you’re something of a professional on this topic, so I just have to ask: do you think a Machine like the one in the show could actually exist?!?

  1. wdydfae says:

    Our blurb writers are on strike. All we could find were this bunch of scab hacks:

    “. . . kewl . . .”

    “. . . I like it . . . ”

    “. . . real interesting . . .”

    “. . . two thumbs up, man! . . .”

    “. . . Oh, Jesus! No, seriously, that guy played Jesus, right? . . .”


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  3. Liz says:

    You’re not kidding about yesterday’s nutty conversation thread. Still have a bit of a virtual hangover from all that crazy-talk.

    Lots to like about this post, amb. Funny names and one of your knock-it-out-of-the-park (baseball! do you think the boys will be proud of me?) reviews. Sounds like a cool show. Thinking I’d have to see it to get what you’re saying (“engaging a sense of existential unease and post-modern paranoia in its viewers” is gorgeous but lol, I haven’t a clue what you mean), but am definitely intrigued even if just to watch the pretty people.

    • amb says:

      Yesterday was fun! Crazy, but fun. I hear you on the virtual hangover! 😉

      Thanks as always for coming to visit Liz – you are so good to me! I’m so glad that you liked this post, I wrote it while I was watching the latest episode of the show and so was feeling particularly inspired. 🙂 And speaking of inspired, nice baseball reference! Well played.

      • Dave says:

        Crazy but fun is right. I watched some Person of Interest a few years ago. Good show. Had too many shows going on at the time so didn’t get as into it as I could have, but there was some interesting stuff on it.

        • amb says:

          I’m sorry, “too many shows”?!? What is this “too many shows” you speak of? I’m not familiar with the concept 😉

          • Dave says:

            I’m sorry to have caused you so much cognitive dissonance. There can never be too many shows 🙂

          • amb says:

            LOL! I heart that you just used the phrase “cognitive dissonance” in a blog post comment about television. Marry me?

          • Dave says:

            We’ll get to it sweetheart. We’ll get to it. First I need to find a way to impress you more. Just dropping “cognitive dissonance” in a blog comment seems too easy 🙂

          • amb says:

            *shrug* You can’t blame a girl for trying! It’s been a while since I’ve asked, so I figured I might as well give it a shot. 🙂

            As for impressing me more, that one’s easy: come visit! Speaking of which – I have a wedding to go to in Flin Flon next fall – be my date? You can make Saskatchewan jokes while being surrounded by funny names. And I’ll be there too. What more could you possibly want??

    • Dave says:

      Yeah, 57 comments was unbelievable! It’s actually a record for the blog if you don’t count “About” and “Funny Names Theory”

  4. Arto says:

    If there’s something that engages a sense of existential unease and post-modern paranoia in me, it’s a week without an Amb post. Happily, this week I can go on unease-free and with plain on modern paranoia instead. Whoo!

    Paige Turco is fun to say.

    Caviezel. Ha. Good names all around.

    • Dave says:

      The words in this seem a lot like a wdydfae blurb, but the tone is very Arto. Modern paranoia – I like it!

    • amb says:

      Arto !!! You assuage my feelings of existential unease and post-modern paranoia, you know. You and your outstanding cookbook related puns. Your title suggestions for Liz and Dave’s masterwork yesterday cracked me the heck up.

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