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Perception - Season 1 [DVD]

Eric McCormack , Rachael Leigh Cook    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Eric McCormack, Rachael Leigh Cook, Kelly Rowan, Arjay Smith
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: German, English, Italian
  • Subtitles: Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, French, English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 17 Feb 2014
  • Run Time: 410 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,649 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Enter the brilliant mind of Dr. Daniel Pierce and relive every thrilling case of Perception: The Complete First Season. Experience an original twist on the classic crime drama as Emmy Award winner Eric McCormack (Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, 2001, Will & Grace) stars as an eccentric neuroscience professor whose revealing visions help him uncover what lies beneath conscious emotion. Though recruited by the FBI for his masterful understanding of the human mind, Daniel’s odd and offbeat view makes it difficult for him to get close to anyone. His former student, Agent Kate Moretti (Rachael Leigh Cook), is one of the few people willing to accept Daniel’s peculiarities in exchange for his imaginative solutions. Two very different personalities join forces as they try to tackle the Bureau’s most complex cases. Own every thrilling moment of Season One in this sensational DVD collection!

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Perception - Season 1

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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You don't have to see it to believe it! 30 Sep 2013
By Emma
Having watched this series last year when it first showed on tv channel Watch, I was hooked from episode 1. The chemistry between all the actors is brilliant, the concept of the show is great, and overall, I love it. It is mostly light-hearted, but also has it's serious moments.

Eric McCormack plays Dr Daniel Pearce, an eccentric professor of neuroscience who also happens to suffer from paranoid schizophrenia. When FBI agent, and ex-student, Kate Moretti (Rachel Leigh-Cook) comes to him for help on a case she is working, his visions and delusions help him to tie together the pieces they cannot see.

Whilst there have been countless crime drama shows depicting the "officer + expert" teaming up to solve crimes, this one stands above the rest due to it's creativity and chemistry. I am part way through watching series 2 now and it is just as good. I have no idea why it is taking so long for these series to become available in the UK on DVD! Series 3 has just been comissioned, so excited for that too!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly enjoyable 30 April 2014
By shpadoinkle VINE VOICE
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Takes a while to get going, but when it does, it's very good TV. Eric McCormack's acting is excellent, and it's really nice to see a main character dealing with a mental illness whilst still having an important role to play within his fictional world, and within the show. And his character, Dr Daniel Pierce, does not merely have safe little hallucinations then go back to normal, he does really struggle with his illness. The fact that the show manages to explore these issues sensitively whilst staying watchable and entertaining, is a testament to the quality of the writing I think. The premise of a FBI consultant with 'special powers' (in this case, his hallucinations) may have been done before, but this mental illness approach does put a new twist on it, and does it very well. Every episode is good. If you like American procedural dramas, or Eric McCormack, you wont be disappointed with 'Perception'.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed this one! 3 April 2014
By StumpyB
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I bought perception on a whim - but I really enjoyed it. The characters are interesting, I think that they will really develop in the second season. Worth a watch if your looking for some light hearted crime drama.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enthralling and imaginative! 18 Mar 2014
By ibp777
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I bought 'Elementary' season 1 and thought I'd try this - very pleased I did as it is superb. Such a shame I now have to wait so long before I can buy the second season!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Dr. Daniel Pierce struggles with mental problems, they exacerbated because he will not take his pills. Apparently he is still able to assess the minds of others - FBI Agent Kate Moretti forever seeking his services.

Ten episodes. No extras.

Television series abound with police relying on quirky helpers, their skills sometimes questionable. Some viewers may find Daniel one of the least convincing. Amongst other eccentricities, he often speaks to people who are not there (it disconcerting when they suddenly vanish from the screen). Those at times around to offer assistance include Joan of Arc and President Kennedy.

All a bit much? Far more acceptable are contributions from Max, the likeable young assistant hired to help Daniel distinguish between hallucinations and reality.

Reactions may well depend on how many such series have already been seen - they varying in quality, a few greatly trying the patience.

For most of the way I found the show ludicrous, too much of it shallow and not particularly well acted. The two-part finale, however, proves more worthy, Daniel caught up in sinister events which send his paranoid schizophrenia completely out of control. Here, at last, is something of substance.

Three stars therefore, instead of two. In the interest of honesty, I have had to confess "Perception" did not appeal to me. Be advised others have enjoyed the series very much.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Poor man's Elementary 25 Aug 2014
By SuzieB
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Perception is basically like a poor man's Elementary. Ridiculously formulaic with the flimsiest of plots. It's ok if you're after nothing more than something vaguely watchable but it's definitely not engaging. Disappointing in short.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Just plain fun 1 Sep 2014
I have to deduct a star for the fact that there are way too many detective consultant stories with a twist out there. Also the main character seems to switch roles between Neuroscientist, Psychologist, psychiatrist and philosophy lecturer.

That being said this is a very fun show with endearing characters and fairly intriguing story lines. The pilot is, like any show a little undeveloped so I'd recommend another episode to get started. It's not the most original show out there but it is entertaining enough to make up for it.

On a more random note it is very refreshing not to have ten minutes of what happened on the previous show!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth buying to try 24 April 2014
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Saw 5 episodes so far , better than I expected( great price as well).watched it on holiday, watch the rest when I get home.
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