Season 7 Episode 7

The Mentalists

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 04, 2011 on The CW

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  • Totally Inappropriate!


    I'm thoroughly disgusted with the show's depiction of Lily Dale as a town full of fakes and charlatans. Lily Dale is actually a Spiritualist community in that every resident must belong to the church. THE church, as in there's only one. The speed limit is 10 on every street, and there aren't many of them. It's more like a camp with small houses instead of tents, and there are NOT people with tables for palm readings in every spot on the sidewalks. In fact, they're also quite famous for their pet cemetery, one of the first in the US.

    The residents are quite clear on their devotion to both God and their church. The Fox sisters were quite real, although there were 3 of them and they were from Hydesville, a defunct hamlet much further north. When they died, one had lived and was buried in London and the other two near NYC and buried in pauper's graves.

    Basically it's a small hamlet, which is only part of a town, and very religious. There are all sorts of other scenarios they could have used that would at least allow the town to retain something of its dignity. My grandparents are rolling over in their graves, and the cemetery they used for the show doesn't even come close to looking like the one in which they're buried, which is the only human cemetery in Lily Dale. But then again, nothing about the show's fiction of Lily Dale was accurate. Not even close.