CBS (ended 2015)
|The Mentalist is falling into the pattern of many other shows. When you see a guest actor who is a well known character actor or just a well known actor, then you can bet they are not just there for show and have something significant to do with the plot.|
This is a good point and so the Mentalist is beginning to have the look/feel of some of the classic 80s 'whodunnit' series with weekly guest appearances by recognizable actors...I don't know but there's a part of that I like although the predictability factor has to be considered too.
I liked the episode although I agree with some of the criticisms...The dialogue and writing are solid but the acting wins me over, especially with Jane.
Little things that irked me...Rigsby in dresses and heels?...You see many detectives running around the precincts like that?...Kinda lame, IMHO...Also, the need to constantly show the strain of Lisbon versus her superior on assignments etc.?...Reminds me of that scene in the 'Last Action Hero' where they poked fun at the stereotype of the chief always yelling at his officers/detectives...A bit cliche for my taste
I really enjoyed this one. I liked the premise and I liked the chemistry between all of the characters. The one thing that I am not sure if I like or dislike about this show is that if you are good at deducing- you can usually pick the criminal. That is just like shows in the old days. You could figure it out. The thing to remember about The Mentalist is that its not about who did it, so much as it is about how Jane relates to the people around him.
In this episode, I liked that Jane clearly had feelings for the doc, but did not act on them. I would love to know exactly why. Is it that she is related to the horror in his life? Is it because they are too much alike?
The end was great with the who is going to drive thing. It allowed the show a good ending without being sappy