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The Pretender, Season 1Closed Captioning

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Jarod is a Pretender — a genius whose exceptional intelligence allows him to assume various identities at will, be it doctor, test pilot, or lawyer. Taken from his parents at an early age, Jarod was brought up in the Centre, a think-tank facility where he believed his computer-like mind was being used to benefit mankind. But when he learned the simulations he solved were being sold to the highest bidder no matter what their intent, Jarod escaped. Now on the run, Jarod embarks on a search for his true identity while also attempting to balance out any wrong his simulations have caused by helping people who are as powerless as he once was.

Customer Reviews

Great show

I really loved this show when it was on the air. It was interesting to watch Jarod "become" anyone he wanted/needed to be to help others. It was also great to see when he discovered new things that we take for granted but he had never heard of or experienced because of his life at the Centre - and then going totally overboard with it. (Picture someone trying a donut for the first time and then deciding that they had to try *every* flavor/type.) This happened more often in the first season than in the later ones because everything wasn't as new later on, but he never totally lost the ability to look at things with fresh eyes. I have this on DVD, so I won't be buying it personally, BUT if don't already own it, take a chance - it's a great show.

I love this show

I became addicted to this show when it was on tv and have all four seasons on DVD, I just hope they come out with the movies that TNT did. Then it would be perfect. Besides Micheal T Weiss is a Grade A piece of eye candy.


Yes! The Pretender was one of the greatest shows ever! Shame on them for cancelling this fantastic show for the XFL! I'm happy that itunes decided to pick up this show and im eagerly waiting for the remaing 3 seasons!

The Pretender, Season 1
View in iTunes $9.99
  • SD Version
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: Sep 19, 1996
  • CCin English

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