• Network: TNT
  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 9, 2012
  • Season #: 1 , 2

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21

There are no positive critic reviews yet.

User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Aug 1, 2012
    McCormack is brilliant. This is a mix of Monk, the Mentalist and A Beautiful Mind. In response to somebody's criticism that the disorders are too outlandish--you mean too interesting? Would it be that great of a show if the mental disorders were ordinary? It's quirky yet smart, the dialogue is poetic, and the problems are complex yet simple to follow in context. Cook is very likeable and contrary to the opinions of some critics, she is smart and confident in her role. It's a nice break to have youth and excitement along with experience in a head law enforcement role, instead of the stereotypical cold, sarcastic and/or angry narcissist with a control fetish. I hope for many more seasons, and that the pretentious critics don't spoil it for the rest of us. Full Review »
  2. Jul 10, 2012
    I've only seen the pilot, but I was pleasantly surprised by it. McCormack is excellent in his role, but they really need to give Rachel Leigh Cook some backbone if I'm going to keep watching the show. TNT, USA, FX - they specialize in strong female leads. Even though Cook showed some gutsiness in tackling someone from a 2nd floor fire escape, she needs to be able to exude more confidence in her verbal exchanges to make it truly interesting. Full Review »
  3. Oct 10, 2013
    Perception is a relatively new Drama focused on a neuroscientist turned college professor turned FBI consultant. Played by Eric McCormack, Dr. Daniel Pierce is a schizophrenic who, like Eli Stone before him, finds ways to use his hallucinations to help solve cases. In each case, the solution lies not in finding missed clues that Sherlock Holmes might detect, but on reading the witnesses and victims for clues only an expert on reading faces and understanding human behavior and conditions could find. Perception is the new Lie to Me. It's intelligent and well written. It's like the Sherlock Holmes of Brian Science. Check it out, you'll dig it. The only complaint you might have is that there is no story-arc and the cases are not very epic. But it is what it is. Also, it has Rachel Leigh Cook, and she's a cutie. Full Review »