Getting tired of the Red John mystery too. Can we just solve it. Lets have a two part Elementary/Mentalist crossover, since Jane can't solve it, I'm sure Holmes and Watson can come in to help Jane solve it. C'mon this would be great to do. Holmes and Watson can be on vacation in the Napa Valley and stumble across a Red John murder and join up with the CBI gang to solve it.
I love this show. I feel anybody who puts it down lacks imagination and patience. I can not wait too see who Red John is. But the fact is, as soon as we do this show will be dead. So as much as I want to know, I am not looking forward to that day. I have never been so into a character as much as I am into Patrick Jane. This show has been going for 5 years and I have watched all 116 episodes in about a year. That,s over two a week. This show is the reason y TV does not pick up dust.
OK, this has turned into "Murder she wrote", dammit! It's just not exciting any longer. We've just been watching this last season to see if they find Red John and it's gotten to a point where we no longer care to watch it. I'll just have to find out who Red John is without watching more of it. I remember we said during season 4, hope they don't plan a season 5. But what do you know, here comes season 6. B'bye!
I would guess red john is the creepy cult church leader who Jane has crossed swords with a few times. He is a leader of a large organisation of mentally brainwashed subservient worshippers, which ties in with the fanaticism of red john's followers. He is also rich and powerful enough to use bribery and coercion when necessary to cover his tracks. Perhaps the recent episode of the barn murders where red john's sign was painted on the outside wall was a clue, as the farm concerned was owned by his church.
We used to love the series, but with the Red John saga, we've decided enough is enough. Sometimes I wonder if CBS is testing to see how much crap the viewing audience is willing to put up with. This dragging it on & on & on... it didn't work on CSI with the Dr. Langston/Nate Haskell saga and it's not working here. You'd think they'd learn from past mistakes.....
This was a GREAT show and it still has the potential but for some mysterious reason they decided to hide Van Pelt behind a desk (instead of putting her pregnancy into the plot, dah) and turn Cho, Rigsby and Lisbon into totally one dimensional characters with no lines or effect into the stories. If Patrick actually had something going MAYBE it would still be OK but he hasn't! He is just TRYING (and trying and to remember while we are tired of waiting (and waiting and Such a shame really.
Have recommended this show to others AND they refuse to watch it cause the WOMAN in charge, Teresa looks like an idiot and then after watching I realized you have definately made her to look like a fool ... WTF.... Great to have Patrick play his role but not to be used to make Teresa look stupid???!!!
I believe that the Red John story has had a good run for its money and now it would be a good time to put an end to this so that we can go on with our lives as well as the cast. I am sure that the writers can come up with another villain or something else of interest if not it will serve no purpose to squeeze this story till it dies a natural death along with the program. You all are kicking a dead horse here so let's move onwards and upwards. When people feel that the story line is getting old they move one. There are many excellent new programs that can tempt them so beware. Unless, of course, you plan to end the program on this note which would be a shame as it is a very good program. Producers of TV programs have done so many absurd things in the past that I wouldn't put it past them to shoot themselves in the foot.
So sick of this Red John story. Enough already. Seriously why do they keep dragging this on for so many seasons? There is a better show past this stupid Red John storyline. Every time they say "red john" now I cringe. Other shows have been able to move past the initial set ups and make the dynamics work, like Castle, which is better than ever now with them as a couple. Simon Baker is so charming and can be funny, but this whole dark, heavy story needs to go. This show is best when it is clever and shows off his scam artist skills and charm.
The Mentalist is a "TOUCH OF GENIUS", full of ideas and concepts that make the mind think. Many in depth psychological aspects of the show are brilliant. The mythology of the show is unlike any other drama onTV, one that involves and grips the viewer. Its characters are painstakingly drawn out and full of personality and complexity, that one thinks they are real. The acting of Simon Baker is astonishing, he brings so much depth and layers to the Patrick Jane's character. "Flawless cast, awesome cases and interesting plot", I love it all. I am truly addicted to the show, and can hardly wait for the next episode! And I am not alone!
The Mentalist is a Global Hit TV Show and not like any other show that has ever been produced. The main character, Patrick Jane aka Simon Baker has become an international Star, an incredible phenomenon of our times for 50-60 million people watching the show around the world. In France Simon Baker is considered a "God" like figure. People in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan watch the show!!! It is truly the most brilliant and the greatest TV show that has ever been created. "The Whole World is Watching, and They Love It", look at the IMDb Message Board. "This show connects with all People and Cultures around the Globe, and could be an 'archetype' for the future of TV on Planet Earth".
Loved this ep! So glad to get back to RJ and to a regular time slot. The Red John storyline is the soul of this show so I wish people would stop cranking about it. Patrick Jane is a great character - not Sherlock Holmes and not Shawn Spencer. I will miss Lorelei but am sure someone else will come along to take her place. Perhaps a member of Visualize?
We're done with The Mentalist. We have liked the characters, most of the plots, etc. But tonight we turned on the latest (recorded) new episode and were soon assaulted visually with truly nasty stuff -- ugly beatings, electrocutions, etc. -- that played like sexual sadism. First, it simply wasn't pleasant. Second, there were kids in the room. It felt like the show has turned a corner, and we aren't going with it. You've lost us.
Thank goodness we're finally getting back to the driving force behind Patrick Jane, and thank goodness that all the people bitching about it, apparently are in the minority, judging by the overall rating of Sunday's episode.
For the life of me, I can't figure out how anyone can complain about this last episode. It had intensity, it revealed a bit more about the RJ mystery, there were some great exchanges with Jane and Lisbon, and possibly, some new "suspects" have been brought into the mix.
Just like Jane said, it has always been mainly about Redjohn. The "crime of the week" formula is what has been draining the show of its life. There's a compelling backstory that needs to be consistently developed, while Jane is solving crimes. It's this inconsistency that makes RJ feel like an intrusion whenever an episode tries to deal with him. Whereas, if the writers were a bit more adept at developing RJ, weekly, it wouldn't bother people so much. My hunch is that they've been afraid that RJ would be history too quickly, if they did that. Perhaps they feel that if RJ is dealt with, the show itself will be over, since Jane is defined by his obsession with revenge. I could be wrong.
In any event, I think The Mentalist could take a lesson from shows like White Collar and Burn Notice, which do a very good job at keeping a main "backstory" feeling alive and fresh by developing various aspects of it, season to season, but always revealing another piece of the puzzle, each and every week. I hope The Mentalist will learn to do this, too, because it's frustrating to have to wait weeks to get another piece of the RJ puzzle! Here's hoping for more skillful plot development (ala White Collar and Burn Notice) in the seasons to come.
this story line is getting SO BORING. hopefully the writers of this show read these reviews. we are all over him. story line is so WEAK. get on with the show for heaven's sake. im not watching anymore - i thought we were safe for the last few episodes - but oh no, here we go yet again - more red john - bruno heller enough already!!! im an aussie so naturally am a huge fan of simon baker - simon talk to the writers for heavens sake and let's get back to how good the show used to be!! because its garbage now. i agree with JohnHolmes about switching channels.
This has been a brilliant show from the beginning and now Jane is getting closer than ever to Red John and as season 5 is going on I'm starting to get the feeling this could be the season we find out who he is I think Red John is either Bret Stiles or Gale Bertram but this show is so good so the writers could make it anyone.
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