10:47 pm - 01/03/2013

Person of Interest: High School Teacher Ben Linus Is Back (aka F U Damon Lindelof)

Finch goes undercover as a high school teacher to save a teen genius and Carter works against the clock to help an imprisoned Reese

“2πR” – Finch goes undercover as a high school substitute teacher to protect a teen genius POI as Carter undertakes a dangerous mission to stop the FBI from determining that an imprisoned Reese is the “Man In a Suit,” on PERSON OF INTEREST, Thursday, Jan. 3 (9:00 – 10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Susan Blackwell will be guest starring as the principal (YASSSSSSS) and, of course, Brennan Brown, aka the awesome FBI guy with the deep voice, will be back to sort out the hilarious 4 Men In Suits mess.

Promo Pictures:

Finch at Benry levels of creepiness, awwww


Terry O’Quinn srsly needs to guest star on PoI. Maybe Batman Jesus can run him over.

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kaiserschmarrn 3rd-Jan-2013 09:41 pm (UTC)
Is this show very procedural? I never know whether I want to start watching or not. I mean, Jim Caviezel is hot but procedurals rarely keep my interest :/ So far only Hawaii Five-0 and Elementary have managed but I'm not watching H50 anymore and Elementary is still fresh.
demented_21 3rd-Jan-2013 09:53 pm (UTC)
It is procedural in the sense that there's always a case of the week but PoI is much more serialised than most procedurals imo. It's more like Fringe, there are always ongoing mytharc storylines and in every single episode there's some sort of development with lasting effects (or a flashback or an answer to a mystery etc). Also, there are multiple major arcs, each with its own separate villain, so it doesn't get stale.

Like, you know how on H50 (which I've quit watching too btw) they have Wo Fat? Imagine a show with 4/5 Wo Fats. And imagine a show that doesn't "forget" about its villains/major storylines to have random totally standalone episodes, only bringing the villains back during sweeps. There's always continuity, to a degree that's unusual for a procedural imo.
kaiserschmarrn 3rd-Jan-2013 10:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the great answer! It sounds like the show is quite an interesting blend of serial/procedural elements. I imagine that it's more procedural in the beginning and then starts to develop the main arcs. I'll probably give it a try if I have time :)
demented_21 3rd-Jan-2013 10:22 pm (UTC)
You're welcome bb! You got it, it started off as more of a procedural because the writers couldn't really plan longterm at that point (with a 13-episode order). The pilot set up a few mysteries and there were flashbacks from the start (Lost-style) but the big-time mytharc plots really got going halfway through the first season and they never let up. For what it's worth it's legit my favourite network show and it has been since it started.

If/when you get time you should check it out, hopefully you won't regret it :)
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