Ben Linus and Jesus Christ! Jesus!
Interesting show right here, people, right? I mean, we haven’t seen a plot this unique in years. Although, I’m still on the first season and I’ve a lot of catching up to do. So many awesome shows!
You know what’s even more unique about this show and its theme song? It’s the showcase of one extraordinary man’s extraordinary talents. I’m talking about the great J. J. Abrams. We all know that this is his show (to some extent, at least), and he marked his territory further by creating the show’s (opening) theme. That’s right, surprise, surprise.
Great news for hardcore fans—an original television soundtrack has been released. The album is officially tagged Person of Interest Original Television Soundtrack: Music by Ramin Djawadi, and has had great reviews so far. By the way, there goes the secret to the rest of the show’s awesome music—Ramin Djawadi. German-born Ramin Djawadi is known for scoring the movie Iron Man, and Prison Break and Game of Thrones on television to name a few. Yes, to name a few; he’s that good!
For Person of Interest, Ramin is credited for 38 episodes so far (and counting), and out of the 21 songs in the soundtrack, 20 are his.
The opening theme is officially entitled (in the soundtrack) as “Person of Interest”. However, I previewed the tracks on the album and can’t seem to find the ending theme. Please correct me on this if you know, I may just be confused with too much information.
Below are the YouTube-uploaded music-only videos of the opening and closing themes.
Theme including real opening credits with monologue:
And oh, as a bonus, here’s the (lyrics? :)) opening monologue:
“You are being watched. The government has a secret system: a machine that spies on you every hour of every day. I know because I built it. I designed the machine to detect acts of terror, but it sees everything. Violent crimes involving ordinary people, people like you. Crimes the government considered irrelevant. They wouldn’t act, so I decided I would. But I needed a partner, someone with the skills to intervene. Hunted by the authorities, we work in secret. You’ll never find us, but victim or perpetrator, if your number’s up, we’ll find you.”
And there you go.