Thursday, June 13, 2013

Perception & my love affair with armchair detecting: $100 giveaway! {6.25; US}


Perception & my love affair with armchair detecting: $100 giveaway == Hobo Mama

I am a mystery buff. I read detective novels — heck, I write them! I relish whodunnit movies and miniseries. I follow along with stories of true crimes past and present. And I watch a lot of crime dramas on TV.

I like to think I'm pretty much a full-fledged detective myself … of the armchair variety.

I might never have analyzed a peculiar residue left at a crime scene or immediately identified the cause of death of badly decomposed remains or tricked a suspect into confessing on tape. But I like to think I could — if I ever stood up and went outdoors. Yep, I'm an indoor gumshoe, and proud of it! I can totally solve anything … that's on TV.

Which is why I was so happy to receive an advance copy of the first episode of the second season of Perception, a crime drama on TNT. TNT is known as the Home of Crime Drama, and indeed, many of my favorite detective-in-training shows are right there on that channel!

I had never seen Perception, though, so I was eager to give it a viewing.


Perception & my love affair with armchair detecting: $100 giveaway == Hobo Mama
Hey, girl. Would you like a side of dreaminess with your detecting?

Dr. Daniel Pierce is the main character played by the swooningly handsome Eric McCormack. (Hey, it never hurts to enjoy looking at your detectives!) He's an interesting and unique character in the world of detective fiction, because he has the expected genius when it comes to observing, reading people, and analyzing clues, but with a twist — he has schizophrenia, and the hallucinations and voices in his head can cloud his work even as they illuminate what his subconscious is mulling over. His training in neuropsychiatry helps him see clues in minute facial expressions, while his hallucinations actually help him focus in on the solution to the crime.

I got to see only the one episode, but it's intrigued me enough to want to see more. In the second season, everyone's doubt about a murder Dr. Pierce (thinks he) witnessed has landed him in deeper trouble, and the race is on to clear his reputation, reassure him and his supporters about his abilities, and, of course, solve the crime.

Perception & my love affair with armchair detecting: $100 giveaway == Hobo Mama

Rachael Leigh Cook is Special Agent Kate Moretti of the FBI who has recruited Dr. Pierce for his finely honed skills in neuropsychiatry, and Arjay Smith is his teaching assistant who helps him distinguish reality from fantasy, a role I found particularly interesting.

I can tell from the premiere episode of season two that this drama is the type to delve deeply into the interpersonal relationships between characters even as the episodes solve individual crimes. I'm encouraged that they're dealing in particular with the subject of mental illness in what seems so far to be a sensitive and enlightening way: Dr. Pierce is a respected professor and consultant who also has a mental illness, and a powerful one at that. I hope and trust that the series continually probes the stigma and reality surrounding mental illness.

In addition to all that, I appreciated the high-quality production, screenwriting, and acting I've come to associate with TNT and can't wait to see more!

The second season of Perception airs on Tuesdays at 10/9C this summer starting June 25, so fluff up your armchair cushions and settle in for some living-room detective work! Visit TNT for more information about Perception and the other summer shows in the lineup.

Perception & my love affair with armchair detecting: $100 giveaway == Hobo Mama

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58 comments:

Mami2jcn said...

I think I'm pretty skilled at figuring the plots out ahead of time.

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Mami2jcn said...

tweet:

https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/345533308643467265

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Elena said...

I think I am very skilled

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Elena said...

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akronugurl said...

i think im skilled

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akronugurl said...

tweet: https://twitter.com/akronugurl/status/345574724711100416 .

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Meegs said...

I think I'm a pretty good armchair detective. I can normally guess where the plot is going and who "done it."

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Nataly Carbonell said...

Oh haha well, I guess I am skilled

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Nataly Carbonell said...

Tweet https://twitter.com/um_lil_cutie/status/345592429728112641

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Courtney B said...

I think im pretty good since I want these kind of shows all day!

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Courtney B said...

tweet

https://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/345642569457336320

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Tj and Amy said...

I think I'm pretty good! These are my fav shows! amypugmire@live.com

Tj and Amy said...

tweet. amypugmire@live.com
https://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/345660918937550848

KatM21 said...

I'm not skilled, the writers always seem to add to the crime facts towards the end. I love the surprise to who done it! at yahoo mail name redscold

Shelley said...

I'd say I'm a somewhat skilled arm chair detective!

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Shelley said...

I tweeted! https://twitter.com/BoutiqueOfLuck/status/346009213954310145

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Cindy said...

I'm going to say my armchair detective skills are fifty-fifty.

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Cindy said...

Tweet!

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kellyr78 said...

I am a little skilled, but sometimes the plot twists surprise me.
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kellyr78 said...

tweet
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JC said...

I love being an armchair detective and watch almost every detective related drama on air. Elementary, for one, I can always figure out the how it ends.

JC said...

-https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/347223334242643968

Terri said...

I hate to admit this but I'm not very skilled at figuring out whodunit but that's what I love when the writer makes the ending such a surprise to me. Hubby is very skilled and loves when he's right. :)
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Janine Fowler said...

I think I'm pretty skilled! My husband and I always make our predictions (about shows and movies) and award each other with high-fives when they're correct. I actually did watch the entire first season of Perception and am excited for it to start up again next week!

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Janine Fowler said...

Tweeted - https://twitter.com/thejaninefowler/status/348293571184574464

Lisa Brown said...

I am not a very skilled armchair detective, I more than not, bet it wrong.
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Lisa Brown said...

tweet - https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/348479150161555456
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Tree Peters said...

I freely admit that I am a most excellent armchair detective.

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Tree Peters said...

my tweet: https://twitter.com/treepeters/status/348575298201214976

Oh and regarding the previous question... I'm a good enough detective to know that the red blot on my daughter's homemade cast is marker and not blood as she is so determined to have me believe. To the lab!

Nancy said...

I am a fairly skilled armchair detective. I can predict the ending correctly about a third of the time.

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Jamie said...

I get caught up in the story and don't even try to figure things out! My husband, on the other hand, loves to tell me what's going to go down and is usually and frustratingly right!

Joey and Maria said...

I try to be skilled and guess what's going to happen but I'm usually happier when there's a shocking reveal at the end!

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The Perfect Bridesmaid said...

I'm pretty good at figuring things out
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Lynda Del Castillo said...

I'm a fairly good at my armchair detective skills.
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Lynda Del Castillo said...

I tweeted - https://twitter.com/Lyndadawinda/status/348965605673684992
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Nicole Henke said...

I'm pretty skilled- too many years of reading mysteries! LOL

matope said...

I'm good enough to drive my husband nuts by always guessing the next part of the plot!
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debra pauley said...

I think I'm pretty skilled at figuring the plots out ahead of time.
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Teh Doll said...

I would say skilled. I usually figure it out.

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eclairre said...

I'm probably an amateur.

Erin Yuki Violet said...

I think I'm fairly decent! Adora is seriously a boss, though! On children's shows with "secret identities", she always notices during the first episode XD Can't fool this kid.
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Beef McBig said...

I'm always very confident...but totally wrong, every time. When will I ever learn?

Dena said...

About 50/50. I can solve them on television more readily than in a book.

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ProudParrotx said...

I tweeted https://twitter.com/eccentricbooger/status/349395097596608513?lang=en bibbobaggins {at} Hotmail {dot} com

ProudParrotx said...

I think I'm a pretty good armchair detective! I can usually sniff out the guilty one 10 minutes into an hourlong show!

Mar Golis Rose said...

I am the worse armchair detective, but I keep trying!


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Mar Golis Rose said...

I tweeted!

https://twitter.com/MarGolisRose/status/349396621957660674

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bettycd said...

It depends. Elementary is a show that totally confounds me and I don't think the writers expect people to 'find' the clues. So I sit back and enjoy the story that develops without stressing myself. But most of the other shows I'm far more active watching for clues and trying to figure it out.

bettycd said...

tweeted
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Tabathia said...

I think that I am pretty good and I average about 50% when getting to the plot

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Tabathia said...

tweet

https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/349560829223510016

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Teresa Thompson said...

I can almost always figure it out before the show is over. I like twists that I cant solve.
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Teresa Thompson said...

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Mari said...

I am a terrible armchair detective. My dh is pretty good, though!

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Cheryl said...

I am average probably--but I love to try to deduce as the show goes along. thesimplyblogs @ gmail. com

Cheryl said...

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Kat said...

I not really that good at being an armchair detective. I like to just sit back and watch.

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