The Mentalist

CBS (ended 2015)



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"Mentalist, noun. Someone who uses mental acuity, hypnosis and/or suggestion. A master manipulator of thoughts and behavior." The Mentalist tells the tale of Patrick Jane, who is employed as an independent consultant working with the California Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to solve crimes. He had been making a living as a psychic, and he would assist the police on cases -- until his life changed when he lost the two most important people in his life to one of those serial killers he was helping track. He now uses his refined observation skills to help the CBI solve cases. He works with Senior Agent Teresa Lisbon, Agents Kimball Cho and Wayne Rigsby and the rookie Grace Van Pelt. The series is produced by Warner Bros. Television.

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    "The Mentalist" was the best crime drama over the last decade (since the first 2 seasons of Law and Order: Criminal Intent). Nevertheless, no series finale could otherwise live up to what every fan wanted in the final episode: PATRIC JANE CONFRONTS "RED JOHN" UTTERLY HUMILIATES HIM FOR KILLING HIS WIFE AND DAUGHTER, THEN, FACE TO FACE, KILLS "RED JOHN" (in self-defense to preserve the protagonist image of Jane). Season 6 should have been the last season. I have season 1 on DVD and occasionally watch the televised reruns. Thanks Bruno Heller.moreless
  • The best. Thank you Bruno Heller.

    This series was by far the best tv show I have ever seen. It tops any other series such as prison break, breaking bad etc. which were aswell brilliant tv series. Firstly, the character Patrick Jane played by simon baker who is now my favourite ever actor, was absolutely brilliant nobody ever could fit the role better. Simon Baker is probably the most underrated actor on this planet, its ridiculous. Secondly, the red john storyline is gripping. It started at the very beginning and took 6 seasons to finally reveal who it was. Tbf, for everyone saying that the red john reveal was bad, the amount of anticipation to find out who it was must of been really hard for them to satisfy all the viewers wants, personally I thought it was good but I can understand why some people disliked it. While your watching the mentalist through you just simply cannot wait for one of them red john episodes that come up. Not only are the episodes without red john good but the ones with him are even better. Its just brilliant. I love the actors, I love the storyline, I love the anticipation and I love patrick jane (simon baker)(Im not gay btw).

    However, there are some slight criticisms that I could possibly make. The seventh series was good but not great. I can see why some people lost interest because there was no red john but you would have to witness a miracle if the series was still good after that. The mentalist ran its time, it was just time to end it or else it would of been spoilt. Literally the only criticism I have.

    I honestly wish I could go back in time and watch it over again. I dont think I will watch anything as good in my life again. I would strongly advise anyone reading this who havent already seen it to watch it. Please. Plus, I would like to see more of simon baker in other things.

    Thank you Bruno Heller.moreless
  • Why Why Why

    Why did you end this show.

    We loved watching the mentalist. Simon Baker was awesome.

    I hope you have the DVD Set of all shows coming.

    What a shame this show was cancelled
  • Romance doesn't work

    I never saw any real chemistry between Jane and Lisbon as romantic couple - it just doesn't work for me. She has a boyfriend, new job and moving away and suddenly Jane professes his love and she drops everything. I've had a boyfriend like that - once he won you back, he lost interest. It called game playing. Quite disappointed - it's become a so-so from what it once was.
  • Disappointed Fan

    I remember being such a big fan of the first few seasons. I can barely watch the last season without grimacing at the poor story lines. How did this show deteriorate so much over the seasons? Sad!

    The Mentalist Series Finale Postmortem: Did Jane and Lisbon Get Their Happy Ending?

    We chatted with series star Robin Tunney and creator Bruno Heller to get a full breakdown of the two-hour goodbye.


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    CBS just made a bunch of scheduling announcements.

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    Drama, Suspense


    extraordinary situations, facing danger, failed crime, womanizers, for geeks