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"Perception" review by Suzanne
Premieres Tuesday, June 25 at 10/9c on TNT

This is a really entertaining show, and now it's starting its second season. Eric McCormack is great as the schizophrenic professor Daniel Pierce. Of course, he thinks he's okay now, he's back on his medication, and he has a romantic relationship, but.... things don't go as planned.

Scott Wolf joins the show as Kate's ex-husband, who's now the new DA. I guess if there's any flaw on this show, it's that everyone is very likable. I mean Daniel is supposed to be kind of an unsociable jerk, but he's just so darn charismatic and cute, who could stay mad at him?

LeVar Burton is back as his boss, and Arjay Smith is also back as his assistant, Lewicki. We also see his therapist, Natalie (Kelly Rowan), the one that he was imagining all these years.

The police call in Daniel's help when a prison inmate may be getting a new trial due to his brain being messed up. He shot himself in the head during his arrest. Daniel discovers that the guy's brain has completely changed, so he's a new person. It is not that obvious and easy, however. It's a good, complex plot with a surprise ending in many ways.

Of course he is a much better "detective" when he's having his delusions.... I don't want to give too many spoilers, though. The show is most fun when he's acting a little crazy.

Read my interviews with Eric McCormack (Daniel) and Rachael Leigh Cook (Kate)!


Perception averaged 6.2 million viewers in its first season, ranking as cable's #2 new series of 2012. It also placed among basic cable's Top 10 new or returning original series.


Perception – Season 2 – Premiere: Tuesday, June 25, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)

Eric McCormack

This fascinating series features one of the most unique crime solvers on television, an eccentric neuroscience professor who is recruited by the FBI to help solve complex cases. EmmyŇ and Screen Actors Guild AwardŇ winnerEric McCormack stars as Dr. Daniel Pierce, who possesses an intimate knowledge of human behavior and a masterful understanding of the way the mind works. Although Pierce's mind may be brilliant, it's also damaged as he suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. Rachael Leigh Cook co-stars as FBI agent Kate Moretti, Pierce’s former student who has recruited Pierce to consult on cases. Also starring are Arjay SmithKelly Rowan and LeVar Burton. In addition, season two will feature special guest star Scott Wolf (Party of FiveVEverwood) as Donnie, Kate's soon-to-be ex-husband. Perception was created by executive producer Ken Biller and co-executive producer Mike Sussman, with McCormack serving as producer. The series comes to TNT from ABC Studios.




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