Seeing Things (1981–1987)

TV Series  |  Comedy, Mystery
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.1/10 from 107 users  
Reviews: 9 user

A newspaper journalist has strange visions which help him in the solving of crimes.

0Check in

10 Best Action Heroes

We consulted IMDb's Highest-Rated Action-Family Films to came up with 10 scene-stealing action figures your kids can relate to, look up to, and be inspired by.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 40 titles
created 27 Feb 2011
list image
a list of 399 titles
created 8 months ago

Related Items

Search for "Seeing Things" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Seeing Things (1981–1987)

Seeing Things (1981–1987) on IMDb 8.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Seeing Things.




6   5   4   3   2   1  
1987   1986   1985   1984   … See all »
10 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Sentinel (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Not ready for marriage, a fashion model moves into an unbelievably nice Brooklyn Heights apartment, where scary occurrences turn into a much more frightening turn of events.

Director: Michael Winner
Stars: Cristina Raines, Ava Gardner, Chris Sarandon
Scanners (1981)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A scientist sends a man with extraordinary psychic powers to hunt others like him.

Director: David Cronenberg
Stars: Jennifer O'Neill, Stephen Lack, Patrick McGoohan
Medium (2005–2011)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Suburban mom Allison Dubois attempts to balance family life with solving mysteries using her special gift. The dead send her visions of their deaths or other crimes while she sleeps.

Stars: Patricia Arquette, Miguel Sandoval, Jake Weber
Red Eye (2005)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A woman is kidnapped by a stranger on a routine flight. Threatened by the potential murder of her father, she is pulled into a plot to assist her captor in offing a politician.

Director: Wes Craven
Stars: Rachel McAdams, Cillian Murphy, Brian Cox
Night Heat (1985–1989)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The exploits of the detectives of the Mid South Precinct, in a generic North American city not unlike New York (but a lot like Toronto), chronicled through the eyes of newspaper columnist ... See full summary »

Stars: Scott Hylands, Allan Royal, Jeff Wincott
The Great Detective (TV Series 1977)
Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Stars: Douglas Campbell, Sandy Webster, Kay Hawtrey


Series cast summary:
Louis Del Grande ...
 Louis Ciccone / ... (43 episodes, 1981-1987)
 Heather Redfern (43 episodes, 1981-1987)
Martha Gibson ...
 Marge Ciccone / ... (43 episodes, 1981-1987)
Frank Adamson ...
 Sergeant Brown / ... (32 episodes, 1981-1987)
Ivan Beaulieu ...
 Jason / ... (30 episodes, 1981-1987)
Lynne Gordon ...
 Anna Ciccone (26 episodes, 1981-1987)
Al Bernardo ...
 Alberto Ciccone (25 episodes, 1981-1987)
Murray Westgate ...
 Max Perkins / ... (23 episodes, 1981-1987)


Louis Ciccone is a reporter for the Toronto Gazette, but life's given him a forced side activity. This is due to his inconvenient power as a postcognitive, a person who is able to see visions of past events. These visions are always related to a murder of a person he encounters by happenstance. While he cannot control these visions or trigger them voluntarily, they do provide vital leads and clues that allow him to investigate the crime. This leads him into the strangest situations as he investigates them Written by Kenneth Chisholm <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Comedy | Mystery





Release Date:

15 September 1981 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Occhio al superocchio  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?

Crazy Credits

When this series was rerun on the Canadian cable network Showcase in the mid-1990s, the network chose to precede each episode with a disclaimer advising viewers that the series - produced only a few years earlier - "does not necessarily depict" the way relationships between men and women were treated in the 1990s. This politically correct disclaimer was roundly criticized by viewers and the media, and was eventually dropped by the network. See more »


Referenced in From Stereo to Video (2014) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Please bring back or remake this show!
23 March 2005 | by (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada) – See all my reviews

I loved this show when I was a kid and have rediscovered it just in the past few months. Compared to some of the shows on TV today this one is very good. Louie was a Canadian cross between Groucho Marx and George Costanza. DelGrande's ad-libs are hilarious. I wonder how much funnier the outtakes were.

Sadly, the CBC will probably never bring this out on DVD. Broadcast royalties were part of most contracts for the crews of CBC shows back then so if they were to bring a show out on DVD they would have to pay massive royalties to anyone who was linked to the show, from the stars all the way down to the clapboard clapper.

9 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Currently airing in Canada homer1969
Seeing Things named one of the Top Ten Canadian Shows of all Time! kickmekenneth
scarborough jenn_chats_alot
The 'vision' sound effect roximunro
Discuss Seeing Things (1981) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: