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The Finder 

TV-14 | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | TV Series (2012)
An Iraq war vet suffers a brain injury that triggers the ability to see connections between seemingly unrelated events, objects or people.


Hart Hanson
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Series cast summary:
Geoff Stults ...  Walter Sherman 13 episodes, 2012
Maddie Hasson ...  Willa Monday 13 episodes, 2012
Mercedes Mason ...  Isabel Zambada 13 episodes, 2012
Michael Clarke Duncan ...  Leo Knox 13 episodes, 2012
Christian Calloway 13 episodes, 2012
Toby Hemingway ...  Timo Proud 8 episodes, 2012


Walter Sherman is an Iraq war veteran who has suffered brain damage in an IED explosion. The brain damage triggers in Walter the ability to "find" things, he sees connections between seemingly unrelated events, objects or people that other investigators would miss. Walter is assisted by his "legal advisor" and bar owner Leo Knox, US Deputy Marshal Isabel Zambada, and teen parolee and thief Willa Monday, who is serving her probation with the team. The brain damage that gives Walter his "finder" talent has also left him with a case of paranoia and other mental idiosyncrasies. Walter refuses treatment because he does not want to lose his talent. The last time Walter failed to find someone, it was the IED explosive expert that was responsible for blowing up Walter's Humvee and killing 6 members of his unit. Written by Hamish Blair

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A different kind of detective.


Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nepogrešivi instinkt See more »

Filming Locations:

Culver City, California, USA See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Saffron Burrows was slated to play the female lead, but she left the project before filming the television series. She did appear as Ike Latulippe, bartender/pilot) in the introduction to The Finder which occurred on the Bones television show (Season 6, Ep. 19). See more »


Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.38 (2012) See more »

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New Invented MacGyverism
15 August 2012 | by pontramSee all my reviews

When I first watched this show, I thought 'so what, folks ?'. But I gave it a second chance, a third, a fourth....until season finale. And now I miss it, knowing it will not be continued.

"The Finder" was nowhere to call a spin-off, except for the first few episodes, with a really small number of guest appearances from "Bones" there. What the producers seemingly didn't realize is the real target audience for the show. It is a great show for teenagers, whose struggles with the society are represented by the Willa Character, supported by the big Leo figure as a benefactor, and led to creativity in thinking by the deeply sympathetic main character Walter's crude solutions, which are of course mostly not replicable, but are indeed showing how lateral thinking could work.

What I didn't like was the biased presentation of the gypsies. Most Americans may do not know what Gypsies are or may have never heard of them. It's definitively not their main profession to steal from others. And if they submit a crime, it can be violent also. Their society has a number of questionable customs, like child marriage, but a society should not be prejudged. People have to accept that there are different ways to live. Property and employment are not mandatory for a respectable life.

The show has not much violence and a lot of humor and even some wisdom. It lacks a certain dramatic level, but for adults it has a conciliative aspect, which may on the other hand not be very attractive at 8.p.m. or 9.p.m.

I would position this show at the same level as "Mac Guyver" from the 1980s, which is now cult. While the old show was mainly action-driven, "The Finder" is more a "Sherlock-Holmes in Miami" scenario, utilizing unusual thoughts, a little bending of the law, and gut instincts. One of the nicest ideas here was the task to find a special menu for a husband who wanted to save his marriage with it, and although the realization of this idea was undeniably not the best, when not even far from good, it was a very enjoyable episode.

It was really a bad decision to cancel this show.

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