Perception is a fun summer show that airs on TNT about a quirky neuroscientist that helps the FBI solve complex crimes.
It’s set at the fictional Chicago Lake Michigan University, which on the show is basically either Northwestern or University of Chicago, not that it matters. But the setting is fun as they often times reference actual Chicago area suburbs.
Anyway, I’m getting away from the lead of the story which is this show has a severe Ted Mosby problem. To recap, Ted Mosby Syndrome or TMS (editor’s note – Midwest Mike has asserted TM rights to this term) is where a show is good in spite of the main character being truly annoying and hard to watch. Don’t just take our word for it, Edward Rathke wrote a detailed analysis of this very common, yet incurable affliction.
This is not the first time Eric McCormack has attempted to ruin a show. No, he was easily the most difficult part to watch on Will & Grace. So much so that had doctors had the same technology that is available today, this disease might very well be known as Eric McCormack Syndrome.
Unfortunately, there is no cure for TMS. You can’t exactly kill off the main character of the show. We know Ted Mosby isn’t dead, he starts every episode talking to his kids. Maybe Perception could try finding a less annoying neuroscientist to play the lead. The last time such a risky actordectomy was even attempted was on the show Bewitched. The difference is that Darren was actually liked by people. Replacing a true Ted Mosby has never been attempted.
Bottom line, I like and watch Perception every week. I just feel it my duty to warn you that the show has an incurable but apparently not terminal disease and that you should watch with care.