January 16, 2013
'Person of Interest' at plot crossroads
By Jim Slotek, QMI Agency

Michael Emerson as Harold Finch in Person of Interest. (Giovanni Rufino/Warner Bros.)

I know I could be recommending the Parade of the Delusional, which is what the first few audition weeks of American Idol always is. But I'm going to go out on a limb and point you to a repeat.

That would be Thursday's reprise of the season two premiere of Person of Interest -- one of those shows with a premise bigger than an hour can usually deliver.

Like The X-Files before it, and Fringe, Person of Interest seems to be making the transition from self-contained episodes to an ongoing (and possibly complicated) narrative arc.

This can be a good thing (Fringe) or a creative tarpit (X-Files).