After watching the commercial promoting "Perception" (10 tonight, TNT), my husband quickly dismissed it with "That's just another Monk."
He was right. "Perception" is a bit of "Monk," a smidge of "Numbers," a sprinkling of "A Gifted Man." But don't dismiss it because it's derivative. While not ground breaking, "Perception" has its own pleasures.
At the center of the show is Eric McCormack as Dr. Daniel Pierce, a beloved and brilliant neuroscience professor who comes as across as eccentric with his scruffy beard, Keds, social awkwardness and propensity for listening to classical music on hard-to-find cassette tapes.