MR. BRAIN - for those of you who love SHERLOCK, and fun, fast paced, intricately written puzzles, brilliant acting and beautifully produced tv, you must watch this detective show, which was the biggest hit in Japan as it aired in 2009, alas, only 8 eps, but we hope someday for a sequel series.
Tsukumo Ryusuke (engagingly portrayed by Kimura Takuya) is a quirky, yet brilliant neuroscientist working for the National Research Institute of Police Science. Wielding a unique perspective and psychology, Tsukumo tackles the nation’s most baffling crimes and scandals. But his eccentricities and poor social timing can also aggravate people and circumstances, through their adventures Tsukumo wins the loyalty and respect of his team, his young assistant, a fledgling detective and his older partner.
Not to worry if you don’t know Japanese, this is available with subtitles. There are some on YouTube, but my choice of translations is at GiriGiriSubs, with links to all episodes.