I like the show- loved the first episode, the second one was not as good, but I still think it is in the introduction phase.. My husband is a neurologist and functioning schizophrenia is real. I disagree with Linda that they are saying he excells because of his illness- quite the opposite-he is tortured, he does not know what is real and what is not.. Erik McCormack is doing a great job!! Can't wait to see how it plays out
I actually like the show, but I do agree RLC is a little stiff. But about her being too young, Gillian Anderson was in her early twenties when she started the X-Files. I actually have a comment about the second episode which I watched this morning. The writers need to check their facts a little better. I live in the Chicago area where the show is set. The character who's identity was stolen said she bought her shoes at Marshall Field's. Unless she bought them over ten years ago it would have been kind of hard since that's how long ago Macy's took over the store and changed the name.
Why do people keep commenting that the show is a rip off of A beautiful mind? what if it is. If it was a movie and you wanted to say that well fine. But it's a tv show and concepts of tv shows come from somewhere; a preconceived or other idea. Is the show good? Do you like it? Whether it is similar to a previously shown movie is irrelevant.
Poorly written and acted really poor copy of The Mentalist. would rather listen to the radio than watch this crap.
Watched the first episode. Won't be watching any more.
Sophomoric at best. Leaned so far to the left, it was laughable, until I considered the possibility the show was about how the far left lives in a delusion.
Bishop Berkeley would be thrilled with the "reality" definition.
Unluckily, someone stopped a philosophy studies way too early. Unfortunately, the psychology studies aren't finished too and, as a result, we have this: a clone between "Monk", "Lie to me" and other shows. It is amazing how the bunch of shallow shows is getting their way through. Are those guys from TV companies brainless? Or is it a lack of good scripts? No matter what, it is good to have this as a tool to check if we still can distinguish good things from bad ones.
P.S. I apologize for my English; it is not my first language.
I am a psychologist, and had trouble suspending my disbelief that hallucinations would be so helpful. It was interesting, but I just don't buy it. In A Beautiful Mind, he excelled despite his schizophrenia. In this series, he suceeds because of his of his schizophrenia. No. It just does not work. McComack is good though.
PS Doug, get over yourself.
I love Eric McCormack and this is a difficult role - but I don't like the show at all! I watched the second episode tonight and was bored to tears! Of course it followed a fantastic episode of "The Closer". "Perception" failed miserably!
I won't be watching it again and won't be surprised when it is canceled.
We just watched the first episode tonight. I had it set up to record every episode but canceled that after turning it off about 1/2 way thru. There are too many other good shows on to waste time on this one. The quirky gimmick of him being schizophrenic and eccentric and seeing people that aren't there while functioning as a professor and crime solver is just too hard to believe. Add in the gratuitous politics and we decided to bail out.
I think - and hope - it's only a matter of time before this show is dropped. I couldn't make it even half way through the first episode. I was bored to tears, and the idea of a psycho/schizo solving cases - complete with hallucinations of imaginary people that he (and the viewers) aren't sure are real or not - is ludicrous. Who thought up this ridiculous concept? Don't get me wrong - I like Eric McCormick - but this is not a good fit for him. Try again folks.
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