I love the characters of POI: from the main characters, antagonists & even some of the Numbers. I love how they build characters & in this story about surveillance states & AIs, its about *people* & how aware or not, everyone's actions (or inaction) touches people's lives. I also love how POI structures stories, the flashbacks & how it all comes together full circle in a way that takes my breath away. Of course, last but never least I love this show for giving me Shaw.
Let me take this opportunity to appreciate how beautifully the flashbacks are used on POI, whether they’re used to contrast with a character’s present actions, or to inform them, or to help the audience understand them, or just to flesh out the characters more and give them a rich backstory. I feel like POI would be a very different (and lesser) show if they didn’t have the flashbacks. I also love that they use TM accessing old archive footage as a way to show us past events!
One of the other things POI does really well is build and expand the universe, and create hugely interesting side characters to flesh everything out. POI’s recurring characters are some of the most developed and beloved I’ve seen in years – right from the major ones like Elias to the relatively minor ones like Harper Rose, Caleb Phipps and Special Counsel.
POI also has this innate gift of introducing people as villains or antagonists that you detest, and then making you cry like a baby when they’re killed off!
And finally, just what is Shaw’s fav colour, isagrim? :P