Review of Perception

60 minutes

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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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.


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