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Wish they had anyone but Rachael Leigh Cook. She doesn't have a brain in her head. If the words weren't spelled out for her, I doubt she could repeat them on camera. Makes her totally unbelievable. Lousy casting here.
To Doug. It's just a TV show for goodness sake. And those politicans did lie to the American people. I'm sure a lot of our leaders lie to us; sometimes for our good and some for theirs. If you never watch the show again, no problem. It will not fail because a few people don't like it because more do. I view TV and movies as entertainment and you might be happier with them if you did the same. Eric McCormack and the others did a fine job. I too, however, think the FBI agent is too young, but she is one of his former students after all. I thought the blonde (I believe he called her Natalie) looked more like an FBI agent that Dr. Pierce could relate to. Oh well, let's see how it plays out.
i agree about the actress, she just disappears whenever Eric is in the shot because he totally fills up the screen with his charisma and personality.
I'm intrigued enough to want to watch the next episode. There were enough red herrings to feed a crowd. I liked the aphasic "lie detector" and was not a bit upset by what made him laugh.
I agree that Eric McCormick is intriguing but Rachel Leigh Cook, however pretty she may be, is not right as the FBI agent.
Love Eric McCormack as Daniel. Excellent! But who is that high school kid playing the cop? Someone noted a "jarring" miscast - I agree wholeheartedly. Seriously miscast. Like the producers better do something type of miscast. I'm sure the actress is a lovely, nice person and good in other venues, but not this one. It's not that she's not good, she doesn't have enough UMPF to be paired with Eric. She had no credibility with me at all. No zing. No --- nothin'.
But I enjoyed the premise of the show and hope that Daniel and sidekick Lewicki can carry it.
I liked the show .. I agree that the formula is tried and tested but it's not really like other shows totally - the guy solves the crime through schizophrenic hallucinations.. and Yes I am biased to like it as I am a Will&Grace Fan! ;)
and yes the last scene with Natalie and Pierce was touching. His best friend isn't a real person.. oh so sad! hope this turns out to be a consistently good show!
I absolutley loved this show for many reasons, I love Eric McCormick and watched evey episode of will and grace but I think this is a much deeper show and shows an incredible side of his acting the reason I say this comes from someone who had a mother with all these diseases he has my mothers same diseases and one more to add to it all a personality disorder she mirrored his character so much in so many ways I was shocked when you have a member of your family who struggles with those issues you have a different feeling he portrayed those diseases so perfect I cannot believe my mother was brillant and beautiful and she was someone who in the last few years of her life began to understand her mind more and accept it more I belive if the public could understand this in the same way it would save on unneeded shootings( police call outs and I was married to a detective who just passed away) they see life so different and that is real to them they are too brillant which is amazing I totally
I really enjoyed the show. I have a son who thinks God is talking to him and telling him he has to follow his dreams about panning for gold and becoming rich. I am very interested in some of the things that were presented on the show and he was also diagnosed as bi polar, depressed, and also has terress (which I know is spelled wrong). He believes he has to do what he is doing which is causing problems all over the place. Please continue with this show it is very educational and very good.
I was hooked immediately. Really enjoyed the show. When comparing to other shows it reminded me of Lie To Me.
i am undecided, i think i like it, i love Eric McCormack. the prob for me is that there are so many shows with the same formula (police/FBI team plus an eccentric yet genius consultant) that it is hard to be really grabbing and original. it reminds me a little of "Monk" slash "the Mentalist". but i am definitely sticking around for now.
I appreciated the show as someone who has bipolar disorder
this, then maybe they has an issue with perception! All in all an enjoyable premiere. I will be watching next week.
I thought that the show was pretty interesting and really liked Eric McCormack's portrayal of Dr. Pierce. It was funny and yet poignant. I cared about the character and felt sad that someone so brilliant was so tortured. I found the character of Lewicki to be someone who respected, understood and was so patient with him. That was refreshing. Lewicki acted as Pierce's "guide" to what was "real" and what was "perceived". There was a nice friendship between the two. The mystery was also well done, with enough characters to keep me guessing about who was guilty of the murder. Some people have mentioned similarities between Perception and other shows, and while I agree, I feel that this show has it's own unique take on the procedural "genre". Also, I fail to understand why so many people are so upset when the aphasia patient laughed at the political clips of George Bush and Bill Clinton to show they were lying. News flash, they did lie. Our leaders do lie; if people are getting upset by th
I actually enjoyed this show very much, the main attraction is Eric McCormick who is totally enjoyable. The only jarring factor is the totally miscast Cook. I loved her previous roles (perfect in Pysch) but who can believe her as an over zealous police officer. Have the networks not learned from Eleventh Hour, Alcatraz, The Unusuals?... Will continue to watch to see how this develops.
Are the other disorders that were mentioned in the pilot true disorders?
Will you name the "human lie detector" disorder?
Thought the show held its own. There is something formulaic about the program. The reference to a mash up of House and Numbers was telling.
TV Crime Drama circa 21st century (def):
1. The word SEX and any number of its by-products (condom, dna, semen, etc) must be mentioned within the first 5 minutes of the show.
2. The plot must involve MURDER (as opposed to robbery, burglary, larceny, parking tickets, etc)
2B. The MURDER must involve SEX.
3. A gratuitous over the top gun-fight must take place.
I did not get to #2B & 3.
Let's test this first to see if TVFanatic will take the comment.
"the gift, and the curse"
I thought the casting was done very well. Eric McCormick is just a delight to watch. I am so used to seeing him as Will, I didn't think I would find him convincing in a drastically different role. I am pleasantly surprised.
With regards to the premise, yes, it is very much like Monk, Psych, etc etc. But there's a reason why those shows did so well. It's just fun to watch. The pilot isn't the most exciting thing in the world, but it's pretty watchable. I will continue to watch it. I hope it doesn't get cancelled.
Another White show, another white lead,yawn, yawning, yawneddddddddddddddd next........................
Why can they keep politics out of it?? So irritating, do they really think it helps the show? It just makes me think the actors and producers are idiots!! The show was mediocre.
@Doug, you should have watched the rest of the show--at the end the same human lie detector was laughing at Clinton's "I did not have sex with that woman" statement. Perhaps not as political as you thought.
People take politics way to seriously. I mean, honestly!
Well, I actually enjoyed the episode. Mainly because I've been looking forward to the pilot for a month! But I also found Dr. Pierce to be an interesting character. I would most definitely like to explore his character and how he interacts with other characters (both major and minor) on the show. I know that people seem to be concerned about similarities between Daniel and leads from other TV shows. Two in particular I have read about are dear Patrick Jane and Dr. House. While I'll admit, there are several similarities, I also believe that Daniel Pierce is also quite a bit different from them. Of course, I may just feel this way because I am such a hardcore fan of both The Mentalist and House and also have a tendency to watch shows to more for character interaction than for the procedure of it all. Oh well. Just my thoughts (:
Being a medical professional, I found Perception to be an amazing portrayal of some of the brilliant minds that are supressed by mental illnesses. Complete surprise on the ending! I love Eric mcCormack and thought he performed great! A fresh idea and change from the mundane crime investigation series that have the same old storylines week in and week out! I'll set my DVR to autorecord on this one!
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