(This review may contain spoilers).
I thought the plotline of this series was a particularly intriguing one… definitely a new twist on the violent crimes being solved kind of series that are often on. While I do enjoy those… it’s nice to see something, for a change, where the main characters are trying to stop the crimes before they happen.
I really liked John’s character in this. I always have a weakness for the ‘specialist’ guys… and the fact that John has a deep, dark past makes him a much more interesting character. While I did think there were times his and Finch’s dialogue came across as a bit stilted, I did enjoy seeing them interacting with each other.
I also really liked Carter. I thought she came across as a strong female character and it was pretty cool to see the way her morals evolved during the course of the season. I was a bit surprised by how much I liked Fusco, since he was technically a bad guy… but I thought he was changing and becoming more interesting during the course of the series.
There were a few twists and turns in this series and I thought there were quite a few good surprises in many of the episodes. I also liked being able to see bits and pieces of Harold’s past. While he was clearly a secretive person, I felt that he truly cared about the people they were trying to save… and regretted his inaction of before.
There was a lot about this series that was tense and quite emotional. Apart from the self-contained mystery in most of the episodes, there was also a lot of mystery surrounding John’s character as well. In many ways, it was nice seeing that Carter was so uncomplicated.
There was a lot of action in this series and I really did care about the main characters. I liked the fact that, although there were several running themes throughout this series, many of the episodes were self-contained and did have proper endings to them. I couldn’t help feeling some sympathy for Elias… even though I really didn’t like him in his present-day incarnation.
While there were times the good guys did have to compromise, I thought that they stayed true to their personalities and I really cared about their safety. There was a lot about this series that drew me in and made me care about the plot and the characters. This is a slightly different series I recommend giving a try.