The Mentalist

Season 3 Episode 11


Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Jan 06, 2011 on CBS

Episode Fan Reviews (2)

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  • Going nowhere: linear story and bored actors

    This episode is going nowhere. It doesn't provide any clues about the Red John ark. Detective LaRoche is going very unpleasant, if not suspect. He's digging into team members' past as to protect himself.

    The case seems clear about fight fixing since the very beginning. The trick Jane uses is so obvious I'm surprised it worked.

    Another missing key element is fun: the whole episode is pretty linear and goes boring. There's no peps, no out-of-the-box surprise, no distanciated humour, no true actor performance. This is a sharp contrast with previous episodes.

    I'm surprised how close "Lie to me" and "The Mentalist" are going. Both share same cases and same loss of energy. Maybe it's time to put an end to those series. Now, I'm sure fans would rate my review negatively. Instead, may I suggest them to try and encourage writers to find out new ideas for a better show?
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