Carrie Wells, a former police detective, has a rare ability to remember virtually everything she experiences including detailed visual recall. She returns to police work and uses her ability to solve crimes.
She can do anything but forget.
Did You Know?
Carrie (Poppy Montgomery) suffers from a condition called Hyperthymesia, which is a condition that 'allows for an uncanny recollection of personal memory'. See more
Repeatedly in the show it's said that there are only 5 people, 6 including Carrie, that have HSAM. In actuality, as of 2017 there were almost 100 people with it and there were more than 5 when the series originally aired. See more
[voice-over at the beginning of each episode
I'm Carrie Wells. Only a few people in the world have the ability to remember everything. I'm one of them. Pick any day of my life, and I can tell you what I saw or heard. Faces, conversations, clues - which comes in handy when you're a cop. If I miss something the first time, it's okay - I can go back and look again. My life is unforgettable.