Matt Parkman in “Heroes”
On this sci-fi TV drama, Matt (played by Greg Grunberg) is a police officer who has trouble reading words. But everything changes when he finds that he can read minds. When the show begins, Matt is eager to succeed and launch his career. But his dyslexia keeps him from passing the detective test.
Then, while he’s at a crime scene, he realizes he can hear people’s thoughts. After that, he uses his telepathy to solve crimes as he patrols the streets of Los Angeles and later, New York City.