TV review: Perception

By Columbus Alive
From the July 5, 2012 edition

TNT keeps rolling out summer dramas, and (excluding the decent “Falling Skies”) they’re all mindless, summer fluff. The latest stars Eric McCormack (“Will & Grace”) as Daniel, a neuroscience professor who helps the FBI solve crimes.

Daniel is recruited by a former student, FBI Agent Kate Moretti (Rachael Leigh Cook), for his super-brain and puzzle-solving abilities. He’s really smart, but he’s also a paranoid schizophrenic, so the show centers on his unorthodox case-solving.

Besides the weak cases-of-the-week in this procedural, McCormick is fine — and LeVar Burton (“Reading Rainbow”) makes a welcomed guest appearance. But Cook is pretty awful. She is definitely not all that, and neither is “Perception.”