perception on tnt

Boy, how I love me some crime and cop dramas with eccentric characters which is why I knew I had to watch the new TNT show Perception. It kind of reminded me of The Mentalist with eccentric Patrick Jane and his ability to use his intuition and people reading skills to help solve cases or Beautiful Mind mixed with Sherlock Holmes mixed with Fringe with Walter Bishop’s unusual way he concocts ideas. Whew!

Perception aired last night, July 10, and I was glued, hoping it would be good so I wouldn’t have to remove the series from my DVR. Well, I’m happy to report I think it will be a good season. 🙂

The pilot comes on with Eric’s character asking, “What is reality?” Ooooh, I’m gonna love this, I thought! It has humor, suspense, believable characters, and an opportunity to learn a bit from a schizophrenic neuroscientist. 

Aside: The learning aspect of shows like is another thing that interests me. This is why I also watch shows like Raising the Bar, Franklin and Bash – albeit a crazier, funnier version of the latter!, Lie to Me, all the CSIs, The Mentalist, and the like. Basically you’ll find me watching almost any lawyer, doctor, and SciFi shows…

Okay, back to Perception. The pilot show has officially caught my interest!

So here’s what the show is about in a nutshell.


In Perception, Eric McCormack plays Dr. Daniel Pierce, an eccentric neuroscience professor with paranoid schizophrenia who is recruited by the FBI to help solve complex cases. Pierce has an intimate knowledge of human behavior and a masterful understanding of the way the mind works. He also has an uncanny ability to see patterns and look past people’s conscious emotions to see what lies beneath. 

Pierce’s mind may be brilliant, but it’s also damaged. He struggles with hallucinations and paranoid delusions brought on by his schizophrenia. Oddly, Daniel considers some of his hallucinations to be a gift. They occasionally allow him to make connections that his conscious mind can’t yet process. At other times, the hallucinations become Daniel’s greatest curse, leading him to behave in irrational, potentially dangerous ways. – TNT About Perception, read more.

The cast

It’s good to see Eric McCormack again, although he isn’t the polished, pretty boy he was as Will in Will and Grace. In Perception, he is a bit dishelved in appearance and can come off as gruff but it all adds to his character as a crazed professor.

  • In addition to Eric, we have Rachael Leigh Cook as Kate Moretti, the FBI connection. Now you know we can’t have a drama without a good looking heroine. 🙂
  • Arjay Smith as Max Lewicki, Dr. Pierce’s teaching assistant.
  • Kelly Rowan as Natalie Vincent, Dr. Pierce’s best friend.
  • Even our old buddy LeVar Burton has a recurring role and plays a dean at the university. *sings Reading Rainbow* LOL

Over to you…

Sooooo, although it seems Perception is another one of those “crazy guy solves crimes” drama shows, I think it’s going to be good. Are you watching it?

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  • I can’t say that I’ve caught any of the show, as of yet, Kesha. However, being that I’m a huge fan of Eric and Rachel, I think it’s worth checking it out. It sounds like my kind of show. I’m really into the crime and cop dramas, as well. I was really a big on Fringe when it first came out, but then it just started getting really weird. These days I’m more into Criminal Minds, Law and Order: SVU, and Harry’s Law – all of which have ended for the seasons. That’s probably why I don’t watch much television these days; all of my favorites of off for the season. Well, let me take that back. I am DVR-ing True Blood. I watch that every Monday while or after my writing is done. Sorta like a reward to myself. LOL Weird, huh? I know. 🙂

    Thanks for the heads up! I will be looking out for Perceptions for the next showing. Cheers! 🙂

    • Yes, D, True Blood IS a treat! 🙂

      You’re right though about Fringe…it started really weird, even for me. True Blood was like that for me a few times too but I’m still watching…It’s just something about that show I feel I can’t miss it LOL

      I need to check out Harry’s Law…I haven’t seen that one…

  • marsha

    “Perception” is only a few weeks old, but it has already climbed to the top of my DVR priority recording list! Not only do I love the suspense of unraveling a crime, but I also like to look at Eric McCormack while he’s solving them! 😉 My Dish coworkers and I have already started gossiping about whether or not his character will end up getting together with Rachael Leigh Cook. I hope so! I’m glad to see McCormack in a new series but, I admit, it has made me reminiscent about the good old days of Will and Grace. I’ve actually started watching that show again, since I found all the seasons available my Blockbuster@Home service I get through my Dish account. As an added bonus, the DVDs get delivered straight to my house, so I don’t have to show my blushing face while renting it at a store. I bet they’d have to dust of the cob webs, since I couldn’t imagine the series being a popular request. LOL! It’s still as good as I remember though!

    • I’m definitely still watching the show! I’m thinking there could be something evolving with Eric and Rachael as well 😉 We’ll see how it all plays out, especially after some new information in this week’s episode but I won’t spoil it 😉

      Let’s catch up after the season for our final thoughts!

      btw: I LOVED Will and Grace *goes to find an old episode*

      Talk soon,

  • Hi,

    I was writing a post on Perception and came across your blog and loved the name, style and concept. So I came back to pay my respects, and share some Perception love.

    I originally wrote about the show on my entertaining blog, but I wanted to show all writers that they’d be missing out if they didn’t check it out.

    As for your attitude and blog, I love uncommon approaches. Maybe because I’ve been considered uncommon by pretty much everyone around me, and I do get a kick out of it.

    Oh, I finished all 10 episodes, am definitely loving Pierce’s outlook on things and I started watching the show because I had finished Lie to Me episodes and was on the lookout for another smart, quirky and daring lead character.


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