Apocryphal story: an actor is rejected for a role because he’s short. ‘But I can act tall!’ comes the response. As hard as it is to believe, Tom Cruise acts tall in Jack Reacher.
Persons Unknown [NBC, Mondays, 10/9C] is NBC’s first scripted series of the summer and is best described as a high concept/indifferent execution drama. The idea is that seven people from different areas and classes wake up to find themselves locked in hotel rooms in what appears to be the center of a small town [not unlike an American version of The Village, from The Prisoner] – only the rest of the town is missing and the streets end in paths leading into wilderness. And they’re being watched.