Perception

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  • TV-14
  • 2012
  • 3 Seasons
  • 7.5  (20,122)

Perception is a TV show centered around Eric McCormack's character. Dr. Daniel Pierce, who is a professor of narrow sciences at a Chicago University aside from being highly respected in his field is both a professor and author Dr. Pierce uses his of the human mind and its behavior, as well as his unique perspective on society and life in general, to help the FBI solve some of their more interesting and intriguing cases on an as needed case-by-case basis is partnered with a former student agent Kate Moretti played by Rachel Leigh Cook, who is ultimately responsible for recruiting Dr. Pierce to work for the FBI in the first place. Now although this may sound like a typical police procedural at face value is anything but, you see Daniel McCormick's character suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and although he manages to deal with this disorder through a combination of routine classical music and crossword puzzles so that the symptoms (usually hallucinations of people) do not affect his daily life when it comes to solving cases. However, Dr. Pierce's unique brand of schizophrenia allows them to access parts of his mind and knowledge that he would otherwise not have access to, which therefore provides him with a unique perspective and understanding of events so that he is able to solve complex cases. This unique perspective that Dr. Pierce receives typically comes in the form of help from his hallucinations that as previously mentioned often take the form of people usually someone that can be somehow linked to the case he is currently working on whether it is a World War II British cryptographer or a Russian gangster. Dr. Pierce's hallucinations provide clues to the investigation, by presenting the information in a combination of parables and straightforward advice and intriguing feature of the show is often trying to figure out whether or not characters are in fact, hallucinations and if they are how those hallucinations will relate to the current problem that Dr. Pierce is trying to solve as it is sometimes difficult even for the audience to separate Dr. Pierce's hallucinations from the reality of the show. And because Dr. Pierce had such an extensive knowledge of how the human mind and behavior work and coincide with one another the audience is granted a unique perspective on the way in which an individual's perception of reality can help to alter the reality for all these individuals that they may happen to interact with.

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Seasons
Run
15. Run
March 17, 2015
When Moretti can't be found on the day of her wedding, Pierce and Donnie search for the runaway bride.
Romeo
14. Romeo
March 10, 2015
After a student is found murdered, Pierce tries to find the killer while defending the victim's boyfriend, who is believed to be mentally ill and guilty of the crime. Meanwhile, Pierce must confront his feelings as Kate and Donnie prepare for their wedding day.
Mirror
13. Mirror
March 3, 2015
While investigating multiple murders, Pierce and Moretti unearth an international scandal.
Meat
12. Meat
February 24, 2015
Kate Moretti works undercover to investigate an animal rights group.
Brainstorm
11. Brainstorm
February 17, 2015
Pierce's father and his friend must decide if Pierce should undergo a risky surgery.
Dirty
10. Dirty
August 19, 2014
Donnie calls Pierce to help him get out of a tough situation.
Silence
9. Silence
August 12, 2014
A sniper shoots the lobby of the Federal Building including Moretti and Donnie in the crossfire. Pierce figures out the shooter doesn't like extreme low frequency waves.
Prologue
8. Prologue
August 5, 2014
When the body of a missing FBI agent is found, Pierce is forced to face the one case he was never able to solve. Determined to find the killer, Pierce agrees to help Moretti, against the wishes of his therapist, Dr. Rosenthal, who believes it will only exacerbate Pierce's condition.
Bolero
7. Bolero
July 29, 2014
When Pierce is convinced the death of a gallery owner was actually murder, he and Moretti search for the killer and incidentally end up in the middle of a brazen art heist. As Pierce works on the case, he is forced to re-examine his relationship with Natalie.
Inconceivable
6. Inconceivable
July 22, 2014
When an infant is kidnapped, Moretti investigates and makes a very bizarre discovery. As Pierce and Moretti take on a related murder, they discover another child may need their help.
Eternity
5. Eternity
July 15, 2014
Neuroscientist Landon Jennings is murdered and now Moretti and Pierce must find out how someone got access to his impenetrable study to kill him.
Possession
4. Possession
July 8, 2014
Pierce examines Elena Douglas, a woman who has confessed to murder and claims to be possessed by the Devil, per Moretti's request. Meanwhile, Donnie and Moretti's wedding plans are put on hold.
Shiver
3. Shiver
July 1, 2014
A young boy with a developmental disorder is taken hostage in a bank robbery. When the suspects are finally located, Moretti and Pierce discover the case is about much more than money.
Painless
2. Painless
June 24, 2014
When a prosecutor unexpectedly dies in the middle of a courtroom, Pierce and Moretti investigate. Meanwhile, Moretti and Donnie consider their future.
Paris
1. Paris
June 17, 2014
In the third season premiere, Dr. Daniel Pierce's life in Paris takes an unexpected turn when he is approached by the the FBI to help with a dangerous international case.
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Perception is a TV show centered around Eric McCormack's character. Dr. Daniel Pierce, who is a professor of narrow sciences at a Chicago University aside from being highly respected in his field is both a professor and author Dr. Pierce uses his of the human mind and its behavior, as well as his unique perspective on society and life in general, to help the FBI solve some of their more interesting and intriguing cases on an as needed case-by-case basis is partnered with a former student agent Kate Moretti played by Rachel Leigh Cook, who is ultimately responsible for recruiting Dr. Pierce to work for the FBI in the first place.

Now although this may sound like a typical police procedural at face value is anything but, you see Daniel McCormick's character suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and although he manages to deal with this disorder through a combination of routine classical music and crossword puzzles so that the symptoms (usually hallucinations of people) do not affect his daily life when it comes to solving cases. However, Dr. Pierce's unique brand of schizophrenia allows them to access parts of his mind and knowledge that he would otherwise not have access to, which therefore provides him with a unique perspective and understanding of events so that he is able to solve complex cases. This unique perspective that Dr. Pierce receives typically comes in the form of help from his hallucinations that as previously mentioned often take the form of people usually someone that can be somehow linked to the case he is currently working on whether it is a World War II British cryptographer or a Russian gangster.

Dr. Pierce's hallucinations provide clues to the investigation, by presenting the information in a combination of parables and straightforward advice and intriguing feature of the show is often trying to figure out whether or not characters are in fact, hallucinations and if they are how those hallucinations will relate to the current problem that Dr. Pierce is trying to solve as it is sometimes difficult even for the audience to separate Dr. Pierce's hallucinations from the reality of the show.

And because Dr. Pierce had such an extensive knowledge of how the human mind and behavior work and coincide with one another the audience is granted a unique perspective on the way in which an individual's perception of reality can help to alter the reality for all these individuals that they may happen to interact with.

Perception is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (39 episodes). The series first aired on July 9, 2012.

Where to Watch Perception

Perception is available for streaming on the TNT website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Perception on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Apple TV and ABC.

  • Premiere Date
    July 9, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (20,122)