CBS shows the world that everybody deserves both a champion and a superhero – especially when you’re the Girl of Steel and the Man in the Suit. To illustrate, “Supergirl” was voted “Favorite New TV Drama” at the 2016 People’s Choice Awards, where “Person of Interest” was voted “Favorite TV Crime Drama”.
“Supergirl” takes flight with Melissa Benoist as Superman’s cousin Kara Danvers, who protects the citizens of National City against potential alien threats with the help of her adoptive sister Alex (Chyler Leigh) and the Department of Extra-Normal Operations (DEO), James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), Winn (Jeremy Jordan), Hank Henshaw/Martian Manhunter (David Harewood), and Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart), of course. Picked up for a full season, it is the first female-oriented superhero series since Lynda Carter led the first girl power movement as “Wonder Woman” back in 1975. “Supergirl” will return with a new episode Monday, January 18.
Though it was irrelevant for the 2015 fall season, “Person of Interest” remains relevant to loyal fans since the beginning in the fall of 2011, a decade after “24” with Kiefer Sutherland as ex-federal agent/ex-fugitive Jack Bauer. Starring Jim Caviezel and Michael Emerson, “POI” follows reclusive billionaire software genius Harold Finch (Emerson) and brooding ex-CIA agent John Reese (Caviezel), as they set out to prevent violent crimes with the help of Finch’s creation known as the Machine. Slated for mid-season, “Person of Interest” is a cross between Batman and “The Equalizer” with Team Machine on a mission to stop bad things from happening to good people that the law and/or the government can’t or won’t help.
And speaking of “The Equalizer”, Denzel Washington delivered the role with justice in the 2014 film adaptation as former covert agent Robert McCall, who stood for justice against Russian mobsters and corrupt cops on behalf of a young prostitute (Chloe Grace Moretz). That same year came “Taken 3” with Liam Neeson as ex-spy Bryan Mills. Voted “Favorite Thriller Movie”, the third installment of the popular action-revenge franchise finds Mills framed for the murder of his ex-wife. Once again, he must use his particular set of skills in catching the real killer, avoiding the police, and protecting his only daughter.
“Supergirl” will return with a new episode Monday, January 18. Season four of “Person of Interest” is available on DVD, as well as on Netflix.