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Person Of Interest: Seasons 3 & 4 by Ramin Djawadi (Review)

posted Feb 24, 2016, 4:55 PM by Kaya Savas

Ramin Djawadi continues the weekly thrills with this Person Of Interest soundtrack that has highlights from both season 3 and 4. So far the series has given Djawadi some great chances to do more than typical “episode of the week” scoring, and it showed within Seasons 1 and 2 which both got individual releases. This time around, seasons 3 and 4 get to share an album, and it’s evident that this ship should make it’s way back to the dock soon.

Person Of Interest was never a score that called out too much attention to itself. Seasons 1 and 2 were pretty strong, and Djawadi was able to do some interesting writing that made the series feel like an ever-evolving narrative. The same can’t be said as the show currently enters its 5th and supposedly last (still unofficial) season. The score is doing more of the same here, and at this point it’s feeling a little tired. Maybe even a tad bit uninspired. The espionage feel of the series is intact as always, and the music adds that suspense without ever going overboard. Again, nothing bad happened to Person Of Interest. It’s just that nothing has really changed. Smething like Djawadi’s Game Of Thrones, which I believe has gotten better with each season, is an example of a continually growing series score. Here it seems the score burst out of the gate with some strong stuff and has quickly lost steam. Now, you have to remember that Djawadi is scoring 22 episodes per season here, most of it is gonna be ominous tones given the subject matter. So what we have here is the cream of the crop, and even then the score is showing some signs of being tired.

It’ll be interesting to see what Djawadi does with the shortened 13 episode 5th season that is rumored to be the final season. That episode number is definitely more conducive to a better structured score over a season, and is why we’re seeing great work done in cable TV. While Seasons 3 & 4 aren’t anything bad, they’re just more of the same. The score seemed to have hit its stride early and is running out of stream in a series that seems to be out of steam as well.