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Person Of Interest: Season 2 by Ramin Djawadi (Review)

posted Jan 29, 2014, 9:54 PM by Kaya Savas

Ramin Djawadi may be getting attention for his Game Of Thrones score, but hopefully people realize he’s doing some great stuff every week on broadcast with Person Of Interest. Person Of Interest was created by Jonathan Nolan and is executive produced by J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk. So you know music is gonna be a big component of the show. 

Season 2 rightfully continues what Ramin built for Season 1. What I immediately noticed is that this time around the score felt like a continuing narrative instead of a series of moments. I for one am not a huge fan of “case of the week” types of procedurals. I love season arcs and need them if I’m to get involved in a series. Ramin is definitely creating arcs here, and they are fantastic. The music itself is also engaging and peaks your interest. The use of a central motif in variations helps make the score tangible. The espionage quality of the music makes it exciting and engrossing. You do get sucked into this score very quickly. The score still has “moments” in that the pieces sometimes will feel specific to a particular moment. Even with the recurring themes I still felt a disconnection between tracks, and I guess part of that is because this hour of music is supposed to represent an entire season. However, we do get some nice lengthy tracks on this release so you get a real feel for the music doing its job.

Season 2 improves on the groundwork set up in season 1 by Ramin, and there is plenty to love with this release. This is an espionage score with a nice emotional layer underneath it all. The simple and recurring motifs make the score one that is easy to get engaged in, and one that you’ll want to revisit. Person Of Interest is a fantastic side of Ramin if you're looking for a break from him scoring dragons and Lannisters.