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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You don't have to see it to believe it!
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...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed. I thought this was going to be of ...
Disappointed. I thought this was going to be of the quality of, "Lie To Me", but it's actually on an intellectual par with, "Murder She Wrote". In episode 2, five minutes in, I said, "Ah, then the 'live-in maid' IS the wife", but to no applause because the others realised it too. It's so corny, contrived and obvious - you can guess the entire...
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29 of 30 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
This review is from: Perception - Season 1 [DVD] (DVD)
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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly enjoyable, 30 April 2014
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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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed this one!, 3 April 2014
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed. I thought this was going to be of ..., 11 Nov 2014
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K. Richards (Wales, UK) - See all my reviews
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Disappointed. I thought this was going to be of the quality of, "Lie To Me", but it's actually on an intellectual par with, "Murder She Wrote". In episode 2, five minutes in, I said, "Ah, then the 'live-in maid' IS the wife", but to no applause because the others realised it too. It's so corny, contrived and obvious - you can guess the entire story before you're half way through. Absolutely awful, unless you're slow on the uptake, generally.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, complex, riveting, funny., 24 Oct 2014
This series is fantastic!! I love it so much and I have watched it over and over again. It is incredibly fascinating and original with interesting facts about neuropsychology and mental illness. It approaches crime solving from an entirely different angle than any other tv show. It is also really funny, with witty banter between three-dimensional characters.
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3.0 out of 5 stars ANOTHER ADDITION TO AN OVERWORKED THEME, 6 May 2014
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This review is from: Perception - Season 1 [DVD] (DVD)
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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5.0 out of 5 stars What is real and what is not?, 9 May 2014
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I am completely hooked on this series and gutted that season 2 is not yet available. Was a huge Will and Grace fan and it is always hard when you play a big character, to transition into another one, but Eric McCormack is very convincing in his role. The stories are fast pace and diverse. You get drawn into his very complicated personality and you are not sure what is real and what is a delusion. I would recommend this series and please Amazon, hurry up and get season 2!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great gift idea!!, 22 Oct 2014
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I really enjoy this show but I bought season one for my girlfriend because she is a Perception expert and loves Eric McCormack. She watched the complete season immediately. A great buy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Nice neuropsychological twist in a genre that in many ways ..., 16 Nov 2014
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A Nice neuropsychological twist in a genre that in many ways has become mainstream... Worth every penny - especially if you have an interest in cognitive psychology :D
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5.0 out of 5 stars great watch!, 29 Oct 2014
Thoroughly enjoyed it! It is funny at times, yet emotionally gripping and intellectually stimulating. I would recommend it, for sure!
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