The Mentalist

2008

Seasons & Episodes

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8.1| 0h30m| TV-14| en
Synopsis

Patrick Jane, a former celebrity psychic medium, uses his razor sharp skills of observation and expertise at "reading" people to solve serious crimes with the California Bureau of Investigation.

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Warner Bros. Television

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FeistyUpper If you don't like this, we can't be friends.
Forumrxes Yo, there's no way for me to review this film without saying, take your *insert ethnicity + "ass" here* to see this film,like now. You have to see it in order to know what you're really messing with.
Justina The film never slows down or bores, plunging from one harrowing sequence to the next.
Kirpianuscus His job is admirable. not surprising. because it is nuanced portrait of a familiar character. but profound original. it start as story of revenge. and it remains a one -like. but the first traits of sketch are more and more full of colors and nuances. a crime serie. who must you see. first, for the art of Simon Baker to propose the right character and the right manner to propose, in each episode, a new surprise.
joefatica The characters, the Red John arc, the character development it all keeps you interested but I found the stories were tied into nice little packages and resolved in nicest was possible. The good-guy always wins. It's nice. This show is nice. There are some really memorable moments: When Jane meets his daughter, Cho falls in love, Van Pelt hallucinates her boyfriend, the Bret Stiles cult, Jane's Nemesis Erica Flynn, the creepiness of the Rosiland Harker story line then never quiet resolved itself properly, and the Kristina Frye character were among my most memorable. As I was watching this show wind down particularly with the Erica Flynn episode I felt this show could make the leap to theatres with movies to continue the stories every few years or so. Just turn it up. More action, more interesting locations, more interesting dialogue, with interesting international locations with the same amazing cast. Lisbon would be one hell of an action hero with. Jane's already a bit of the international spy. It's done I doubt we'll see it again but it was nice. If you want some fun, thoughtful, engaging with a bit of drama that never leaves you feeling sick this is a great choice.
k-golpayegani "Tyger Tyger, Burning bright, In the forests of the night; What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry?"By William Blake and narrated by "Red John" as identifying his ferocity and power as a tigerThe Mentalist is a high-rated TV-series that received positive reviews not only because of its original concept but also for its connectivity to the audience. The creator, Bruno Heller, composed a unique and combining genres which filled the series with drama, mystery, thriller and crime resulting in an exciting and popular TV-series. The timeline is spread over 7 seasons starring selected actors as Simon Baker and Robin Tunney as the main characters. The series follows Patrick Jane, played by Simon Baker, who is a consultant at the CBI (Californian Bureau of Investigation) based in Sacramento, California. Although not being an officer of the law, he uses his conceptual skills from his former career as a successful, yet undeniably deceitful psychic methods to help a team of CBI agents to solve murder cases. He grew up within the environment of showbiz people, including his father who thought him how to sell hope to people and telling them what they want to hear. Being a family man and a TV-star as a con man pretending to be a psychic brought him a huge and devastating consequence, coming home one day to see his wife, Angela Ruskin Jane, and his daughter, Charlotte Anne Jane found murdered by seeing the smiley face drawn on the wall by the blood of the victims – known by the actions of the serial killer "Red John". This personal vengeance happened when Patrick Jane was running his psychic program on TV and called him out on live broadcast. Here we get to know the real reason for Patrick Jane's involvement with the law enforcement, which is to track down the serial killer "Red John" and to revenge personally as he told Teresa Lisbon (Robin Tunney). As she is the officer of the law, there was a huge disagreement between Jane and Lisbon. Thus Patrick Jane tries to strengthen the trust bond by always being on the team's side and showing Lisbon the trust from him in order to get trust from her. Also mentioning that "Revenge is a poison. Revenge is a tool for fools and mad men".During his time with the team at CBI, he investigated the "Red John" cases in his own mind leaving everybody out of it. Patrick Jane learns that he has met "Red John" and shaken his hand at some point and after analyzing all the evidence, he narrows down the list to seven people, most of them working within the investigation authorities including the CBI director, Gale Bertram. Chasing all the evidence to its end, Patrick Jane finally got to know the true identity behind "Red John". Patrick Jane personally avenged him and left the country as of the reasonable crime he committed.When the "Red John" Case was solved, the TV-series continued with a small turn involving the FBI where they bring back Patrick Jane for his conceptual skills in solving murder cases with a deal. The Mentalist was extended with one more season alongside new members.The last season was considered monotonous, though following a usual investigation work with some trace of The "Original" Mentalist. Although the finale ends up defining Patrick Jane's character by not making him a murderer. The creation of "Red John" and the curiosity of who he is, was the success behind the brilliant plot. Showing the suspects and their suspicious actions leading towards identifying The "Red John" who killed Jane's family, episode by episode, made the viewers have their own theory and reason until the identity was revealed. However though, "Red John" having operatives was lately introduced and the entire show had the feeling of one-man show where Patrick Jane does it all. The Mentalist dropped down many jaws with excellent acting, exciting topic and waterproof plot. All said, the ending was very surprising and unpredictable as smoothly fading out.Consistency is how the show was structured, following each episode very creatively and dependably. As the old saying; "Curiosity kills the cat", the show was keeping the viewer curious and wanting to see what happens next as the story was getting better. The end clearly defined that there will be no more episodes to it.
bravo-super The impression is not only for a good production, It's more than another good show. There was filling for really good present on the screen. Present in the homes. I believe many new seasons will have success. Next time please, without murders of agents (key roles), the aim and the expectations are different, not this. Expectations for good day with The Mentalist, nothing more. Yes, this is job and maybe someone want to do something new. But there is enough time parallel for new ideas and for established successful Mentalist. The filming place could be anywhere, the agency could be any (I don't care FBI or other) - this is not important. Just present. There is club in the world with people that knows what is The Mentalist and renewal of the production is always good idea. With the same crew :)