The Mentalist

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THE MENTALIST stars Emmy®, Golden Globe and SAG Award nominee Simon Baker as Patrick Jane, an independent consultant with the California Bureau of Investigation (CBI), who has a remarkable track record for using his razor sharp skills…
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Simon BakerRobin TunneyTim Kang
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  1. 1. Redemption
    September 23, 2009
    43min
    TV-14
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    English [CC], العربية, Dansk, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Français, עברית, Italiano [CC], 한국어, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Русский, Svenska
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    English, English [Audio Description], Español (España), Italiano, Español (Latinoamérica), Polski, 日本語, Português, Deutsch, Français
    In the second season premiere, Jane and Lisbon learn that the Red John case has been reassigned to a new CBI team led by the straight-shooting officer Sam Bosco (TERRY KINNEY).
  2. 2. The Scarlet Letter
    September 30, 2009
    43min
    TV-14
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    English [CC], العربية, Dansk, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Français, עברית, Italiano [CC], 한국어, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Русский, Svenska
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    English, English [Audio Description], Español (España), Italiano, Español (Latinoamérica), Polski, 日本語, Português, Deutsch, Français
    The CBI team investigates a prominent Senator's murdered intern, while Jane simultaneously tries to find out what new information Agent Bosco has uncovered on the Red John case.
  3. 3. Red Badge
    October 7, 2009
    43min
    TV-14
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    English [CC], العربية, Dansk, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Français, עברית, Italiano [CC], 한국어, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Русский, Svenska
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    English, English [Audio Description], Español (España), Italiano, Español (Latinoamérica), Polski, 日本語, Português, Deutsch, Français
    Patrick Jane and the CBI team decide to conduct their own investigation when Lisbon is accused of murdering a recently paroled child molester she arrested in her past.
  4. 4. Red Menace
    October 14, 2009
    42min
    13+
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    English [CC], العربية, Dansk, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Français, עברית, Italiano [CC], 한국어, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Русский, Svenska
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    English, English [Audio Description], Español (España), Italiano, Español (Latinoamérica), Polski, 日本語, Português, Deutsch, Français
    Patrick Jane and the CBI team investigate the murder of a successful criminal attorney whose only client is one of California’s most dangerous and powerful motorcycle gangs.
  5. 5. Red Scare
    October 28, 2009
    43min
    TV-14
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    English [CC], العربية, Dansk, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Français, עברית, Italiano [CC], 한국어, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Русский, Svenska
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    English, English [Audio Description], Español (España), Italiano, Español (Latinoamérica), Polski, 日本語, Português, Deutsch, Français
    Patrick Jane, Agent Lisbon and CBI team investigate the death of a wealthy man who witnesses say was killed by a ghost haunting his mansion.
  6. 6. Black Gold and Red Blood
    November 4, 2009
    43min
    13+
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    English [CC], العربية, Dansk, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Français, עברית, Italiano [CC], 한국어, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Русский, Svenska
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    English, English [Audio Description], Español (España), Italiano, Español (Latinoamérica), Polski, 日本語, Português, Deutsch, Français
    Even after Bosco arrests Jane and puts him in prison for spying on him, Jane is able to help the CBI team from his cell to solve the murder of a young man.
  7. 7. Red Bulls
    November 11, 2009
    43min
    TV-14
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    English [CC], العربية, Dansk, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Français, עברית, Italiano [CC], 한국어, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Русский, Svenska
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    English, English [Audio Description], Español (España), Italiano, Español (Latinoamérica), Polski, 日本語, Português, Deutsch, Français
    Chief Minelli orders Patrick Jane and Lisbon and company to play nice and work together with Bosco and his team to locate a kidnapped woman being held for ransom.
  8. 8. His Red Right Hand
    November 18, 2009
    43min
    TV-14
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    English [CC], العربية, Dansk, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Français, עברית, Italiano [CC], 한국어, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Русский, Svenska
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    English, English [Audio Description], Español (España), Italiano, Español (Latinoamérica), Polski, 日本語, Português, Deutsch, Français
    The CBI team is faced wit a violent and shocking crime in their own office, and they fear who may be behind it.
  9. 9. A Price Above Rubies
    December 9, 2009
    41min
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    English [CC], العربية, Dansk, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Français, עברית, Italiano [CC], 한국어, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Русский, Svenska
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    English, English [Audio Description], Español (España), Italiano, Español (Latinoamérica), Polski, 日本語, Português, Deutsch, Français
    Patrick Jane and the team are called to investigate the robbery and murder of a wealthy jeweler while attending a black tie fundraiser for the CBI.
  10. 10. Throwing Fire
    December 16, 2009
    43min
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    English [CC], العربية, Dansk, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Français, עברית, Italiano [CC], 한국어, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Русский, Svenska
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    English, English [Audio Description], Español (España), Italiano, Español (Latinoamérica), Polski, 日本語, Português, Deutsch, Français
    Patrick Jane is knocked out by a baseball and flashes back to his childhood with his overbearing father (guest star NICK CHINLUND) while unconscious.
  11. 11. Rose-Colored Glasses
    January 13, 2010
    43min
    TV-14
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    English [CC], العربية, Dansk, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Français, עברית, Italiano [CC], 한국어, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Русский, Svenska
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    English, English [Audio Description], Español (España), Italiano, Español (Latinoamérica), Polski, 日本語, Português, Deutsch, Français
    Rigsby goes undercover as an alumnus at a fifteenth high school reunion when Patrick Jane and the team investigate a double homicide that may be linked to an old prank.
  12. 12. Bleeding Heart
    January 20, 2010
    42min
    TV-14
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    English [CC], العربية, Dansk, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Français, עברית, Italiano [CC], 한국어, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Русский, Svenska
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    English, English [Audio Description], Español (España), Italiano, Español (Latinoamérica), Polski, 日本語, Português, Deutsch, Français
    Patrick Jane and the team investigate the murder of a mayor's aide, and Rigsby and Van Pelt make a big announcement. NYPD Blue’s SHARON LAWRENCE guest stars as the Mayor.
  13. 13. Redline
    February 3, 2010
    42min
    TV-14
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    English [CC], العربية, Dansk, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Français, עברית, Italiano [CC], 한국어, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Русский, Svenska
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    English, English [Audio Description], Español (España), Italiano, Español (Latinoamérica), Polski, 日本語, Português, Deutsch, Français
    Patrick Jane and the CBI team investigate the murder of a high-end luxury car saleswoman whose body is found in the trunk of a Bentley in the dealership's showroom.
  14. 14. Blood In, Blood Out
    February 10, 2010
    43min
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    English [CC], العربية, Dansk, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Français [CC], עברית, 한국어, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Русский, Svenska
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    English, English [Audio Description], Español (España), Italiano, Español (Latinoamérica), Polski, 日本語, Português, Deutsch, Français
    When a member of Cho's former gang, the Avon Park Playboys, is found murdered, Patrick Jane insists on helping Cho with his personal, off-the-books investigation.
  15. 15. Red Herring
    March 3, 2010
    43min
    TV-14
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    English [CC], العربية, Dansk, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Français, עברית, Italiano [CC], 한국어, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Русский, Svenska
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    English, English [Audio Description], Español (España), Italiano, Español (Latinoamérica), Polski, 日本語, Português, Deutsch, Français
    Patrick Jane and the CBI team investigate the murder of a prominent (and arrogant) chef during a cooking competition in Napa Valley.
  16. 16. Code Red
    March 10, 2010
    43min
    TV-14
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    English [CC], العربية, Dansk, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Français, עברית, Italiano [CC], 한국어, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Русский, Svenska
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    English, English [Audio Description], Español (España), Italiano, Español (Latinoamérica), Polski, 日本語, Português, Deutsch, Français
    When a government research scientist is exposed to a deadly toxin at work and has only hours to live, she calls Patrick Jane and the CBI to find her murderer.
  17. 17. The Red Box
    March 31, 2010
    43min
    TV-14
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    English [CC], العربية, Dansk, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Français, עברית, Italiano [CC], 한국어, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Русский, Svenska
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    English, English [Audio Description], Español (España), Italiano, Español (Latinoamérica), Polski, 日本語, Português, Deutsch, Français
    Patrick Jane, Lisbon and the CBI team brace themselves to finally meet their new boss, Special Agent Madeleine Hightower (Recurring guest star AUNJANUE ELLIS – True Blood).
  18. 18. Aingavite Baa
    April 7, 2010
    43min
    13+
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    English [CC], العربية, Dansk, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Français, עברית, Italiano [CC], 한국어, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Русский, Svenska
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    English, English [Audio Description], Español (España), Italiano, Español (Latinoamérica), Polski, 日本語, Português, Deutsch, Français
    When a woman with amnesia steps in front of Cho & Van Pelt's car, Patrick Jane must use all of his skills to discover who she is, her last location and why she’s covered in blood.
  19. 19. Blood Money
    April 21, 2010
    43min
    13+
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    English [CC], العربية, Dansk, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Français, עברית, Italiano [CC], 한국어, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Русский, Svenska
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    English, English [Audio Description], Español (España), Italiano, Español (Latinoamérica), Polski, 日本語, Português, Deutsch, Français
    When Patrick Jane's unorthodox conduct causes the case of a confessed hitman to be tossed out of court, his annoyed CBI team must start the investigation over from scratch.
  20. 20. Red All Over
    April 28, 2010
    43min
    13+
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    English [CC], العربية, Dansk, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Français, עברית, Italiano [CC], 한국어, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Русский, Svenska
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    English, English [Audio Description], Español (España), Italiano, Español (Latinoamérica), Polski, 日本語, Português, Deutsch, Français
    When a media mogul is murdered, Patrick Jane and the CBI team investigate cult leader Bret Stiles (guest star MALCOLM McDOWELL), who may have had an axe to grind.
  21. 21. 18-5-4
    May 5, 2010
    43min
    TV-14
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    English [CC], العربية, Dansk, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Français, עברית, Italiano [CC], 한국어, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Русский, Svenska
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    English, English [Audio Description], Español (España), Italiano, Español (Latinoamérica), Polski, 日本語, Português, Deutsch, Français
    Patrick Jane and the CBI team investigate the death of a mathematical genius by a gun-wielding clown. Series star Owain Yeoman’s wife LUCY DAVIS guest stars as the victim’s wife, Daphne.
  22. 22. Red Letter
    May 12, 2010
    43min
    TV-14
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    English [CC], العربية, Dansk, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Français, עברית, Italiano [CC], 한국어, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Русский, Svenska
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    English, English [Audio Description], Español (España), Italiano, Español (Latinoamérica), Polski, 日本語, Português, Deutsch, Français
    Sparks begin to fly when Patrick Jane and psychic Kristina Frye cross paths again during an investigation into the murder of a charismatic head of a human rights organization.
  23. 23. Red Sky in the Morning
    May 19, 2010
    43min
    13+
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    English [CC], العربية, Dansk, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Français, עברית, Italiano [CC], 한국어, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Русский, Svenska
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    English, English [Audio Description], Español (España), Italiano, Español (Latinoamérica), Polski, 日本語, Português, Deutsch, Français
    A murder by a Red John copycat puts Patrick Jane and his psychic friend in danger with the real Red John on the second season finale cliffhanger.

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Directors
Chris LongEric LaneuvilleJohn F. ShowalterCharles BeesonRandy ZiskDavid BarrettJohn PolsonSimon BakerGuy FerlandGeary McLeod
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Owain YeomanAmanda Righetti
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Season year
2010
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SophiaReviewed in the United States on July 16, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
A great series on so many levels.
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If you don't have this entire series, get it. This is TV at its finest. If you are interested in acting, watch this show to see how it's done right. I have the entire 7 seasons on both DVD and digital. I watch parts of it repeatedly. I never get tired of this show. It's not because of the stories the episodes tell but because of the magnificent acting by Simon Baker as Patrick Jane, followed closely by Robin Tunney as Teresa Lisbon and Tim Kang as Kimball Cho. Then there's the camera work and staging and dialog. There is very little of the violence, explosions and car chases that other shows seem to think are needed and none of the nudity and crude language. The story line is basically a character study of Patrick Jane; born and raised in a traveling carnival, abused by his father, a genius at "reading" people as a "psychic" who contacts people in the "afterlife," who profiles a serial killer ("Red John") on TV. Red John murders Jane's wife and little daughter in retaliation. The damage this does to Jane is profound. He spends a year in a mental hospital, suicidal (watch Robin Tunney's face that says it all as she hears about this and realizes the depth of Jane's pain), has severe insomnia, and finally sets out to get revenge by finding Red John and killing him. Although he is wealthy from his fake "psychic" life of exploiting vulnerable people (which he profoundly regrets: "I didn't give her hope, I sold her hope"), he lives almost a homeless lifestyle, sleeping on couches, sometimes using an extended stay motel. He works his way into the California Bureau of Investigation to gain access to the RJ files and becomes the CBI's consultant, using his mentalist skills to solve the show's crime of the week in clever ways, sometimes very funny, sometimes dramatic. (Note Jane's "hideaway" in the CBI attic - most creative staging I have ever seen.)

Baker portrays Patrick Jane as something of a clown with a broken heart; on the surface witty, clever, compassionate, no regard for authority, lives life only on his terms - below the surface he is in constant mental anguish over the loss of his family and unable to get on with his life until he finds and ills Red John. Great acting to create 2 characters in one seamlessly. Watch the emotions play over Jane's face when he shows joy over another's found happiness ("Ruby Slippers" in S5) while realizing such happiness may never again be his. Simon Baker is a face actor beyond compare. [Production note: The writers could not decide who Red John would be so whenever Red John speaks (unseen) that is Simon Baker doing the voice.]

Much of the enjoyment in watching the show is noticing the subtle and nuanced aspects of the story. Nothing is shoved in the viewer's face. You see the depth of the story by paying attention to details. Look for the one thing left in the home where Jane's family was killed. Think about why Jane (in S6 on the island) refused to have a shirt made with epaulets (check out "Throwing Fire" in S2). Ask why Jane cowered like a little kid when he was suddenly attacked in S7 and remember the times Jane mentioned having been in Children's Protective Services - and relate that to "Throwing Fire" also). And if you watch the show carefully you will know that the 2nd "Red John" Jane kills in S6 is really just another sacrificial minion like the "Red John" Jane killed in S3. For the real Red John, watch "Behind the Red Curtain" in S2 and "Red Listed" in S5 where we also learned that Bob Kirkland has a twin brother, Michael Kirkland, who fits the Red John persona in every way. (And watch the Kristina Frye character in S2 and note how she describes Red John and consider that she might have been RJ's consort who - perhaps in an ending the writers never showed us - gives RJ the merciful death he hoped for in "Behind the Red Curtain."

The Mentalist is a great series on so many levels! You can check out some scenes on YouTube that fans have put up. Just enter "Simon Baker" when you open YouTube and it will all come up.
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Jason VenterReviewed in the United States on December 26, 2011
5.0 out of 5 stars
A strong second season you'll not soon forget
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Simon Baker is "The Mentalist," a man named Patrick Jane who suffered at the hands of a serial killer known as Red John. Following the loss of those he loved, Patrick Jane gave up his life of fraud (he pretended to tell people's fortunes and consulted for the police as a psychic) and started working with the California Bureau of Investigation.

"It's like the FBI, only more convenient," one character remarks during the second season, and it's an appropriate enough description for a job that finds Jane solving crimes in a conventional manner that only would work for a man with his background.

In the second season, the strange cases keep coming. The writers also ratchet up the tension, and so the season finds some fairly shocking scenarios playing out. Of course the most intense moments center on Red John, and it would be cruel to spoil any of those moments. Yet in between the moments of intensity that such episodes afford Jane and his long-suffering coworkers, there are moments that add depth to the other characters. Rigsby and Van Pelt explore a forbidden relationship with one another. We learn about Cho and his violent past, about Lisbon and the secrets that shaped her into the law enforcement agent she is in the present.

The writing is solid and the episodes feel fresh in a way that current episodes from the fourth season do not. The writers are clearly still having a lot of fun with their characters and there are a lot of "tricks" they haven't yet revealed, surprising twists to interesting stories that give you a reason to watch again, even if you remember how things end. And really, how could you forget? There's barely a weak episode in the lot. If the series is going to keep going past the fourth or maybe the fifth season, the writers would do well to look back at what they did here in the second season and then try to live up to it once more. As viewers, at least we can comfort ourselves with the knowledge that even if every subsequent episode is a disappointment, at least we'll always have season two.
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Eighth SamuraiReviewed in the United States on September 15, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Overall, a really entertaining package – well worth the price and the watch
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Echoing other reviewers, this series is engaging, entertaining, well-paced (generally), sometimes whimsical and rarely overly serious – in many ways a throwback to shows from the 1960-70’s. The basic premise: Simon Baker portrays Patrick Jane; a mentalist, con man and faux-psychic whose wife and daughter were murdered by a serial killer in retaliation for a perceived slight. To pursue the killer and exact revenge, Jane works as a consultant to the fictional California Bureau of Investigation, using his powers of observation, analysis and psychological manipulation to solve homicides. The CBI homicide team is comprised of a solid ensemble cast, led by Senior Agent Teresa Lisbon (Robin Tunney), who has the thankless – and generally impossible - task of keeping Jane’s scams and ploys barely within the limits of the law.

I’ve watched portions of The Mentalist on network television and I’m finally working through the entire series - in order - while indoor cycling. Season 2 begins with the Red John case transferred to a new homicide team led by Agent Sam Bosco. The friction between Jane and Bosco forms the backdrop for much of the first seven episodes. Episode 2x08 (His Red Right Hand) contains some of the most memorable scenes in the series. Episode 2x17 introduces Special Agent Madeleine Hightower (Aunjanue Ellis) as the new head of the CBI. The dynamic between Hightower and Jane is quite surprising, as the two characters appear to share mutual admiration for each other… rare for Jane to appreciate his boss. The DVD set appears to be standard retail packaging – I’ve watched the entire season and each disc worked well. Overall, a really entertaining package – well worth the price.
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Timothy CadeReviewed in the United States on August 5, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Trend Setter
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Patrick Jane is good at making me laugh. The script writing is very clever and the actors in their prospective roles make the show very enjoyable although it is noticeable when specific characters let loose a loud and obvious accent that contradicts their usually American voice. Chalk it up to bad editing or lack of a second take, but it goes mostly unnoticed. Although I'm not sure why it matters that the actor cannot use their naturally inherent accent. Are their rules in specific law enforcement that say you cannot be Australian? Or does the director think nobody would be able to understand the thick accent? Curious. I will say the Red John Episodes in this second season really amp up the main story line, so it is disappointing when there are large gaps between them. Like I said however, the cast and crew make the show enjoyable to watch even in between the tense and edge of your seat episodes. I also wish the "loyal fanboy serial-killer copycats" would not have become such a cliche in modern television. The Following is becoming a pain for that very reason. Aquarius is understandable because it's based mostly on factual cases and happenings, but fictional shows like Castle and so forth following the same formulaic pattern makes it seem like everyone on Earth is vying only for sequel rights and not for original thought.
JReviewed in the United States on February 13, 2022
3.0 out of 5 stars
I love the show. The case the dvds came in? Not so much.
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I love this show. It's one of my favorites. However, I was thoroughly disappointed with the state the case was in. The outside of it was fine, but when I opened it up the floppy things that the dvds were in were broken and loose inside the case. I had to order a new 5-disc case that would fit inside the sleeve.
mysteryloverReviewed in the United States on November 26, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
My Favorite TV Series
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Superb acting, writing, directing. Likeable and interesting characters. The right amount of humor, authenticity, and cleverness. Interesting mystery plots. The complete series is worth binge watching.
Peggy DanielsReviewed in the United States on December 22, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
More of the best crime fighting.
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"The Mentalist," starring Simon Baker as the mercurial Patrick Jane is alluring, masterful and commanding. Jane is now so adept at crime solving that he can do it while imprisoned! Of course, he'd be lost without the CBI team to present him with the challenges he needs to use his keen and perceptive mind, while trying to avenge the murders of his wife and daughter by catching and killing the evil serial killer Red John. The ongoing and superbly played romance between Agent Grace Van Pelt (Amanda Righetti) and Agent Wayne Rigsby (Owain Yeoman) finally comes to a head. We are treated to 23 excellent episodes that make it obvious why "The Mentalist" is the hit that it is. All of the actors play their character's masterfully and the complexity of the relationship between Lisbon and Jane is ever present. The two episodes that stand out for me are "Throwing Fire" and "Rose Colored Glasses." In "Throwing Fire," Jane is knocked out by a baseball and relives his childhood training, at the hands of his father, as a phony psychic. In "Rose colored Glasses," Jane and Lisbon attend Santa Rosa High School's 15th Year Reunion. Jane is intrigued because he never attended High School and his antics fit right in. This episode has a heartwarming scene at the end which you'll have to buy this DVD collection to be a part of. Sorry, but I don't want to rob you of this scene because of it's charm and insight.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on December 15, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great series
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This has been a fun series to watch as a family.
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