I personally think Person of Interest is just barely in the Sci-Fi realm, for being centered around a fictional, near-omniscient automated surveillance network. It also has some themes that overlap with other common Sci-Fi/Fantasy stories, such as vigilante heroes and government conspiracies. Overall though, it seems a bit closer to crime drama (as mentioned on Wiki) than true Sci-Fi.

I'm asking because I have a question about the show which is actually not about any of the Sci-Fi aspects. I can see that there is already one question about the show here - with an accepted answer from myself, no less. However, I thought it might be best to double-check here before making a habit of asking about the series on Sci-Fi instead of Movies & TV.

I haven't seen the show, but from the Wikipedia entry I'd agree with your "just barely" assessment. However, if the question itself isn't about the science fiction aspects of the show, this site may not be the best fit; I seem to remember reading a meta question covering whether or not such questions are on-topic but I can't find it. –  Anthony Grist Feb 15 '13 at 11:35
@AnthonyGrist To clarify a bit: The question is of the "character background" sort. So, it is about the show and in-universe events. It just would happen to not likely be anything tied to the Sci-Fi aspect (in this case, "The Machine"). –  Iszi Feb 15 '13 at 14:49

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I think that a question about the computer would be on-topic, but I think that questions about anything else should be asked on Movies and TV.

This. The computer/program is 'above-now-tech'- as such, sci-fi. Science-fiction isn't always two-thousand-years-away. If this was a question about why dude-from-Lost didn't bleed out right away after a gunshot to the kidneys, elsewhere. –  Solemnity Feb 19 '13 at 6:00

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