Talking Why Him?
It’s not every day that a network drama puts the ethics and repercussions of bulk surveillance at the core of its premise, but CBS’s Person of Interest managed to do it successfully. The show combines government surveillance to stop terrorist attacks with an eccentric hacker billionaire and vigilante justice. It even grapples with questions of how an artificial intelligence evolves and incorporates biases. Person of Interest is particularly known for airing a prescient episode in 2012 about a National Security Agency whistleblower very similar to Edward Snowden.