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Perception 3 Seasons 2011

Schizophrenic neuroscientist Daniel Pierce is recruited by the FBI to help solve complex cases. He's a genius who lacks social skills and is kept in line by a former student, his assistant and his best friend.

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Eric McCormack, Rachael Cook, Kelly Rowan

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1. Pilot

When Agent Kate Moretti requests the help of Doctor Daniel Pierce, a popular professor of neuroscience, for a case she's been working on involving a murder and a pharmaceutical company, Pierce goes about solving the mystery in a way no one else could.

AGES-15-AND-OVER Subtitles Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: 1 January 2011
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2. Faces

A man appears to have been murdered by a mail-order bride.

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3. 86'D

A serial killer from 1986 starts killing again.

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4. Cipher

Pierce tries to crack a coded message in a newspaper.

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5. Messenger

A young man in a cult claims to hear the word of God.

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6. Lovesick

Pierce is called upon to investigate a therapist’s murder.

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7. Nemesis

Pierce investigates a case involving a schizophrenic.

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8. Kilimanjaro

Pierce is forced into an uncomfortable social situation.

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9. Shadow

Pierce is informed about a plot to cover up a senator's murder.

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10. Light

Moretti learns there may be truth in Pierce’s conspiracy theory.

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Crime
Director Alanpoul
Starring Eric McCormack, Rachael Cook, Kelly Rowan, Arjay Smith
Season year 2011
Network ABC Studios
Purchase rights Stream instantly Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video)

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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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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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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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I loved Eric McCormack in Will & Grace, this role is something quite different but there are elements of Will in this character. Eric plays the role perfectly of a University professor who suffers from schizophrenia .. he talks to people who are not there, solves crimes, it's so interesting and I have actually learnt a lot from watching this. Give it a go if you haven't seen it, amazing show!
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This is a great series. Sadly, I don't watch this via my browser but using Amazon's Fire TV in one room and through an App on my TV in another. Today I find that this series is no longer free to watch. I spoke to Amazon and was told that they do give 30 days notice if, like me, you had added this series to my watch list BUT they only do this if you watch it on a browser. So, in effect, I wasn't told and Perception is now instantly pay per view halfway through the series.
Good Show Perception. Poor Show Amazon.
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Loved Loved LOVED this show!! Totally addictive. Anyone with an interest with cognitive therapy or psychology will love this. Very clever, great likeable actors, good script, genuine chemistry that's believable and a sensitive and thought provoking portrayal of mental illness. Daniel's opening and closing lecture speeches are nothing short of brilliant. Interesting, informative, funny... they are a perfect way to open an episode or end one that you sad to have finished. I watched Series 1 in a day! Just finished Series 2 and cannot wait for Series 3 to become available as a freebie on Prime Instant Video. This show is worth the annual membership fee alone! Please keep making it.
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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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