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Seriously people, all you got out of it was an insult on Bush? How many times did that happen during his 8 yrs in office? By the way they did do a Clinton one as well, or did you just conveniently ignore that, and start blaming the liberal media? Both republicans and democrats lie equally. What are you new in town?
Eric McCormack did a great job. RLC could have done a little better, but I'm willing to give her a chance for a few episodes. She does look very young, I don't know how old she really is, but she looks more like she would be Eric's daughter. I thought it was interesting, and will continue to watch.
I thought this show was interesting. Eric McCormack did a wonderful job as a neuroscience profesor with schizofrenia. I enjoyed seeing how the case did come together after Daniel (Eric) gathered all the clues. Everything connected well and the writers did a great job. It did not seem that the show was making fun of politics, I thought it was trying to show the bigger picture being that the young man who laughed could tell even when important people in positions of power lie. It does not always have to be the those who are not in these higher positions. I agree with another user who said that they have to introduce us to the characters. Watch the show for another few episodes and you will probably end up thoroughly enjoying. I did enjoy it and will be tuning in next week.
As parents of a child with schizophrenia, we appreciate the effort to show the challenges that confront people with this disease. The main character is portrayed as a likeable, real human being. Perhaps this portrayal will help dispell the stigma that unfortunately still surrounds mental illness. Bravo! We look forward to the next episode and every one thereafter.
I thought it was funny and unique. It was one of those shows that had me going wtf but then turn around and start laughing uncontrollably. It's one those shows that you has you asking yourself why am I watching this but you can't turn away from it. It's the first episode we have to give it a little bit to grow and develop. I look forward to the next episode.
just a rip off of the mentalist
I liked the Finder better. There's not much to watch until the fall season comes on. I will probably watch this next week to see if it gets better.
Shades of "The Sixth Sense" came to my mind on seeing Natalie and was confirmed on last scene. I have to agree on previous post about programs trying to get in their liberal views and take stabs at Republicans but I was glad they balanced it with a Clinton clip. I will give the show a couple of more episodes before I make my decision on continuing to devote my time on this series but my feeling is this series will not last.
Some of my last post was cut off. Is there a word/character limit?
I enjoyed 'Perception' even though it was the first show and had to explain it's premise and introduce and tell a little something about the main characters. I have hope that it will become another quite watchable TNT show.
The rest of this post is off topic. I just couldn't help myself. lol!
To Doug: Thanks so much for posting.
Doug you are so entertaining. I literally laughed out loud. How could anyone go so far into the deep end over a short scene in a TV show is just unbelievable. Using a Bush '2' speech declaring the existence of WMDs in Iraq as an example of lying is a 'cheap shot'! Ho! Ho! Ho! Man, couldn't you find an insult to him on another show where the facts of the matter were at least debatable? Ha, Ha, And after that 60 seconds, your "Perception" (lol,Oh the irony, lol) is that the show is there to air "cheap shot political statements". Then you run off to start your campaign to destroy the evil show. You stopped watching right after this (chuckle, chuckle) scen
All right. The agent was flat. I don't care for RLC much either. Guest stars for his hallucinations should keep things fresh.
I agree with Mary, the political innuendo with former Pres. Bush was insulting to watch (scene with human lie detector). Will not watch another episode. When will the bashing of a great president stop. You ruined the show with that crap.
Stale, lacking a sense of itself, an ok fill-in if the dvr is empty. TNT does much better and should put more into it's shows already on the air
The Clinton clip was accurate. He did lie when he said that under oath. (Whether he should've been under investigation for the whole thing is another debate, though.) But the Bush clip was not a lie. Everything he said in that clip was true, and was proven true. He was not talking about WMDs in Iraq, he was talking about SH's actions leading up to that point. Now, again, you can debate whether there was deliberate falsification or genuine error in the WMD in Iraq issue -- but not the veracity of Bush's statements in the clip shown. And that is why it's a cheap leftist political stunt, and like a lot of people I am sick to death of leftwing dishonesty and propaganda being shoved into tv dramas that do not cover politics. As for the show ... can't say I'm thrilled with the way they're trying to make being a paranoid schizophrenic somehow clever and cool. It's not. For the sufferer it's a misery and knowing someone who was targeted and had her life destroyed by a PS sufferer who refused
Wow, this show is a sad disappointment for me. Eric McCormack is definitely going that extra mile in his portrayal. However, everything feels a bit - no a LOT - undercooked. Not talking about the actors, but the writing, directing, producing et al..
Blame the actress all you want, but it seems clear others involved (director/writers/producers) don't know what to do with the character and it is there to fulfill the procedural quota of an FBI agent. Given what she has to work with I don't see many others doing much better. The show needs some actual, you know, characterization, for the agent. Fast. Not sure it will survive long enough though, it basically exploded a giant nuclear bomb on itself with the "human lie detector": everyone involved in that idea should be fired immediately.
@Jasmine - It's funny that you should mention that Natalie might really exist. I was thinking it would be really interesting if at some point the "real" or at least alive version of her shows up. Just because she's a hallucination doesn't mean she's dead.
Loved it- Erin fit the roll to a perfect T- very sad what he goes through - I had empathy for him - his character was that believable.
I will continue to watch.
Eric McCormack was fabulous. It has been done before, but with this character you kind of wonder what kind of trouble he is getting himself into almost through the whole show. He is very vulnerable and innocent and smart. One thing he is not is predictable and that's what makes the show worth watching.
I was enjoying the show until the scene with the "human lie detector" that's when i turned it off. I won't be tuning in again.
That was a great pilot I'll be watching next week too. I'm not a carryover will & grace fan but thought Eric M. was great and he gave the super intelligent tormented smartest guy in the room a real human side. Can't wait to see what happens next. Lewicki was also good I like their dynamic. Only issue I have is Rachel Cook, mhhhhm. Not particularly loving her in this part but I'm willing to give it some time.
I gave it a high rating to boost the average. I think there will be several episodes that will introduce us to characters and motivation before the show fully hits its stride. I already got several good laughs from this episode and found the main character interesting and bright like House but cleaner and not as tormented. All in all, I found the concept worth revisiting.
I found it an interesting pilot, and watching it with my 12 year old son, it was evident that he found it intriguing as well. We both thought the human lie detector was WONDERFUL and added a few moments of lighthearted laughter to an otherwise serious show. I get that the lead character struggles with his mental illness, and that he's brilliant as well, but, though I never watched Will and Grace, I found his acting to be uneven. Still, the mystery was fascinating and I will watch the show again. I also enjoyed the secondary characters, and I didn't mind the young FBI agent gal at all, she was rather sweet and innocent looking, and her leap from two stories up was pretty cool.
I really enjoyed the show. I was not a Will & Grace fan, but watched occasionally. This show is a lotblike some of the other procedural, special talent shows, but him solving cases through his mental illness is refreshing and exciting. I had hoped the counselor, his best friend was real, and if she wasn't, I didn't want the reveal so quickly. I hope that she really exists and will come to visit him in the future.
II really liked the vast, especially liked his sidekick, Lewicki. Would love to see more of them interacting. Also, love seeing Johnathan Scarf (the older police officer). He is so good, a bit under-used in this show. He really deserves his own show because he is excellent in very role I have seen him in. Loved him in TNT's, "RAISING THE BAR". That was a great show.
Unfortunately, the female lead, Rachel Leigh Cook, does not seem right for this role. I'm okay with her age as an officer, but she just does not have good chemistry with McCormick.
"A Beautiful Mind" repackaged with a little bit of the Mentalist and Monk added in.
It should appeal to some people.
I liked it but didn't feel it was sensational. Honestly I liked the cancelled shows: Unforgettable, Pan Am, Missing, The Finder, Ringer and The Secret Circle more than I liked this show.
And as for current shows I like: The Newsroom, The Mentalist, The Closer, Burn Notice, Breaking Bad, Covert Affairs, Suits, White Collar, Eureka, Fairly Legal, Falling skies, Franklin & Bash, Hart of Dixie, Homeland, House of Lies, Leverage, Nikita, Once Upon a Time, Person of Interest, Smash, Touch, Warehouse 13, Anger Management, Rookie Blue, Episodes and Masterchef to name a few, a little bit more than this show.
I never liked Monk, quirky dude got on my nerves after a while.
Since I am lukewarm about it, it will probably be a HUGE hit!
@RLC H8Rs: Wow! How "old", in your world, is an FBI Special Agent. You don't think there aren't 25 year olds training at Quantico right now? It showed in the show, she reports to a senior agent. It's a TV show, folks. Let's give the writers and actors more time than just the Pilot to develop the show and characters.
I really liked this show. I thought Eric McCormack did a great job and the show was interesting and kept my interest. I will definitely watch again. So cool that in the end we find out that his counselor is an hallucination. I had my suspicions about that and they were right.
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