Perception Reviews & Ratings

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Perception stars Eric McCormack as a neuroscientist who helps the federal government track cases. Rachael Leigh Cook co-stars in the series, which was co-created by executive producer Kenneth Biller (Star Trek: Voyager, Legend of the Seeker) and co-exec producer Mike Sussman (Star Trek: Voyager).
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Jun 30, 2016 9:22AM EDT
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The more I watch this show, the more I love it.

A different approach to solving mysteries. It's hard to come up with a new concept that hasn't been done to death (pardon the unintended pun).

I treat myself to an episode here and there since I have such a limited number of them.

The more I watch this show, the more I love it.

A different approach to solving mysteries. It's hard to come up with a new concept that hasn't been done to death (pardon the unintended pun).

I treat myself to an episode here and there since I have such a limited number of them.

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May 1, 2016 7:39PM EDT
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i absolutely loved the whole concept of this series. I found it to be both educational as well as interesting. the characters were awespme!!! enjoyed every minute of it. though i wished there were more seasons.

i absolutely loved the whole concept of this series. I found it to be both educational as well as interesting. the characters were awespme!!! enjoyed every minute of it. though i wished there were more seasons.

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Feb 26, 2016 6:13PM EST
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While every episode follows a rather predictable format, - beginning and ending with a lecture from Dr. Pierce relevant to the case of the week, - I really like this show. While the premise might be slightly unbelievable, the cases are almost always interesting and through fiction presents us with the very real mysteries of the brain. That's what keeps me watching.
I have very few complaints about this show, (Dr. Pierce seems to function extraordinarily well in his classroom, compared to - well - the rest of the world), I like the direction of the show. It's easy to watch because it's a case-of-the-week style show and, while others might disagree, I like where the interpersonal relationships are going, although *SPOILERS* I'm worried about Kate and Donnie's relationship. I want them to be together, and it was going really well for a while, but with the wedding coming up it feels a lot like Kate might get cold feet. While I suspect a lot of viewers would like to see Kate and Dr. Pierce together, I don't. The introduction of Donnie as a series regular tells me that the showrunners might be serious about Kate/Donnie, and I hope they stick to that. Breaking them up and keeping Donnie on the show seems like a remarkably ill-thought out thing to do.
But enough 'shipping. This is a good show and if you like cop-shows which display intelligence (honestly, I can't tell you whether the show gets it's facts right, but it doesn't really matter), this is definitely the show for you.

While every episode follows a rather predictable format, - beginning and ending with a lecture from Dr. Pierce relevant to the case of the week, - I really like this show. While the premise might be slightly unbelievable, the cases are almost always interesting and through fiction presents us with the very real mysteries of the brain. That's what keeps me watching.
I have very few complaints about this show, (Dr. Pierce seems to function extraordinarily well in his classroom, compared to - well - the rest of the world), I like the direction of the show. It's easy to watch because it's a case-of-the-week style show and, while others might disagree, I like where the interpersonal relationships are going, although *SPOILERS* I'm worried about Kate and Donnie's relationship. I want them to be together, and it was going really well for a while, but with the wedding coming up it feels a lot like Kate might get cold feet. While I suspect a lot of viewers would like to see Kate and Dr. Pierce together, I don't. The introduction of Donnie as a series regular tells me that the showrunners might be serious about Kate/Donnie, and I hope they stick to that. Breaking them up and keeping Donnie on the show seems like a remarkably ill-thought out thing to do.
But enough 'shipping. This is a good show and if you like cop-shows which display intelligence (honestly, I can't tell you whether the show gets it's facts right, but it doesn't really matter), this is definitely the show for you.

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Feb 19, 2016 11:53AM EST
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An interesting show with an interesting premise of a man working with the police while at the same time suffering from a bi-polar disorder.

An interesting show with an interesting premise of a man working with the police while at the same time suffering from a bi-polar disorder.

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Jan 6, 2016 3:34PM EST
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I really really enjoyed this show, also because I love Eric McCormack! But I really loved the fact that he was dealing with schizophrenia which was an unusual take in TV and interesting to see how it affected him. Also enjoyed the realistic ending in which Kate and Daniel did not end up together. It deserved another proper season to tie all loose ends.

I really really enjoyed this show, also because I love Eric McCormack! But I really loved the fact that he was dealing with schizophrenia which was an unusual take in TV and interesting to see how it affected him. Also enjoyed the realistic ending in which Kate and Daniel did not end up together. It deserved another proper season to tie all loose ends.

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Dec 7, 2015 7:58PM EST
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This was a wonderfully scripted series with a strong cast that made every episode a memorable one. I think the show was doubly blessed to have Eric McCormack in the lead, as he did an outstanding job portraying Professor Daniel Pierce. Here is a man who suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and sees hallucinations, yet he possesses keen insight into the human mind and has an uncanny ability to ferret out the truth. It is for precisely these reasons that he is recruited by the FBI to assist in solving some of their more challenging cases, and he does this with aplomb, using his disorder more as a tool than a crutch. Episodes usually begin and end in his classroom, a place where he seems most comfortable with himself, and where his final words of wisdom for the day reflect on the case that was recently solved. These words resonate with the viewer, as does the delightful theme music that creeps into the dialogue just as the show ends. Very thought provoking, and a very fitting way to conclude each episode. If you have not watched it, give at least one season a chance. I, for one, am quite saddened by the fact that the show was cancelled after only three.

This was a wonderfully scripted series with a strong cast that made every episode a memorable one. I think the show was doubly blessed to have Eric McCormack in the lead, as he did an outstanding job portraying Professor Daniel Pierce. Here is a man who suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and sees hallucinations, yet he possesses keen insight into the human mind and has an uncanny ability to ferret out the truth. It is for precisely these reasons that he is recruited by the FBI to assist in solving some of their more challenging cases, and he does this with aplomb, using his disorder more as a tool than a crutch. Episodes usually begin and end in his classroom, a place where he seems most comfortable with himself, and where his final words of wisdom for the day reflect on the case that was recently solved. These words resonate with the viewer, as does the delightful theme music that creeps into the dialogue just as the show ends. Very thought provoking, and a very fitting way to conclude each episode. If you have not watched it, give at least one season a chance. I, for one, am quite saddened by the fact that the show was cancelled after only three.

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Sep 11, 2015 9:22AM EDT
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if you like csi mixed with white collar this is the show for you

if you like csi mixed with white collar this is the show for you

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Sep 8, 2015 5:17AM EDT
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pity it ended

pity it ended

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Apr 16, 2015 8:36PM EDT
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Great series but the ending was a bit disappointing! =(

Great series but the ending was a bit disappointing! =(

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Apr 9, 2015 5:18AM EDT
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I found the premise (schizophrenic lead) fascinating, and I thoroughly enjoyed the show. As someone who studied neuroscience at university, I especially liked the tidbits on how the brain controls perception/behaviour.

I found the premise (schizophrenic lead) fascinating, and I thoroughly enjoyed the show. As someone who studied neuroscience at university, I especially liked the tidbits on how the brain controls perception/behaviour.