The Mentalist 6 Seasons 2009

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Season 1
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6. Red Handed AGES_15_AND_OVER

While investigating the case of a murdered casino owner, Patrick Jane uses his mentalist skills to ultimately entrap the killer and win big at the card tables.

Starring:
Simon Baker,Robin Tunney
Runtime:
43 minutes

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Drama, Crime
Director Chris Long
Starring Simon Baker, Robin Tunney
Supporting actors Tim Kang, Owain Yeoman, Amanda Righetti
Season year 2009
Network Warner Bros.
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By sp on 21 Oct. 2009
Format: DVD
I got my DVD from Amazon.com and have to say it's well worth waiting for. The interaction between the main players is great. The arc of the story is not crime driven but character driven which gives it so much scope. Fake psychic Patrick Jane turns Consultant for California Bureau of Investigation after death of his wife and daughter at the hands of serial killer Red John. But this does not dominate the series, it is just the thread that holds it together which is very clever.

All the main players are superb in their roles. Each episode is finely played out with some great comic touches. It could be seen as a star vehicle for Simon Baker (who is superb) but the others (Robin Tunney, et al) are all equally as good.

As for the DVD it has all episodes, gag reel, couple of docs and some of the episodes have lost evidence (bits that were cut out from the originals), and subtitles in various languages including English.

I would highly recommend this. A different type of "cop" show. Not much telly has been "must see" over the past few years, but The Mentalist is the exception.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By G. A. Abell on 2 April 2010
Format: DVD
Although from a whole host of similar cop formula shows, The Mentalist is special. The character of a reformed con-psychic with Holmes' powers of observation, recognition of others mental processes, stupid bravery and a winning smile - is genius. We love the arrogant so-and-so. He crosses the line we wouldn't so much he's worn a groove. "Stick to the procedure? Where's the fun in that?" And the other characters are developing nicely, particularly the love interest. A little too much big bad man, Red John. But it covers all of California and its society so there's quite a lot of thought gone into this one.

This DVD gives you 22 episodes (I think) and some background interviews, bloopers and missing scenes. All-in-all excellent show that won't run out of ideas for a while. And no adverts!
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66 of 71 people found the following review helpful By jammin2001 on 16 April 2009
Format: DVD
This programme is brilliant. It's got a perfect balance of humour, serious crime solving & a bit of "will they, won't they" between 2 of the main characters. It's such a fresh approach to the crime solving - after 9 series of CSI and two spin-off's, crime drama's were getting a bit dull, but this is definitely worth watching. I've watched most of series 1 (downloaded from the net) & I've not come across a rubbish storyline yet. Simon Baker plays Patrick Jane really well. The character could be perceived as incredibly arrogant as he knows how clever and intuitive he is, but he does it in such a way that it's funny when he's always right! Plus, the underlying storyline of Red John and Jane's wife & child makes you want to watch the next episode to see if that story unfolds anymore. Hope they do a second series!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By P. McCauley VINE VOICE on 31 Aug. 2009
Format: DVD
With the current trend of exciting, fancy, and modern methods of solving crimes in tv shows this series may initially seem that it wouldnt stand a chance. After watching the first season I really think this method is why I first started watching this types of shows. No high tech equipment, no special powers, just plain old simple logic and intelligence.

The basic plot of the series is a former psychic 'Mr Jane', who made his fortune by swindelling people out of money pretending to be psychic. He helps the CBI (californian bureau of investigation) for a while, but during this he gets on the nerves of a serial killer who muders his wife and daughter. He then changes his 'false' ways and becomes a consultant for the CBI hoping one day to settle his score, and catch and kill this killer called, 'red john'.

Each episode is very different, and all has sleuth, detective feel about it, trying to figure out who did what and how. Mr Jane being an ex fake psychic has some great skills which he can use which helps the CBI to catch these criminals. The thing I like the most is the character of Mr Jane, as he fits the role just right. Simon baker who also stars in the tv series the guardian plays a competely differnt role in this, and really has an appealing characterist about him, and he just really can act this role well. Without him this show would have not have been the same level it is.

The relationships between the CBI team is well scripted, and suits it well having the range of people who can make scenes interesting and hold them together.

I would certainly encourage anyone to give this a go, and watch it as I was very impressed by it. I feel it is a modern, slightly more darker take on some of the older tv series classics of detective playing. I can't wait for season 2, and as I said, I highly recommend this.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sally on 4 Sept. 2009
Format: DVD
We absolutely loved the Mentalist series one. As a woman it's worth watching for Simon Baker alone but it's also great to see a show that's a bit different to everything else out there at the moment. If you didn't catch this series when it was on the TV it's well worth getting the DVD now, you won't regret it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D. L. Rees TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 15 May 2010
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Wife and daughter slaughtered. On the bedroom wall, a smiley face daubed in blood - serial killer Red John's calling card. Fake medium Patrick Jane promptly has a complete breakdown. Afterwards his formidable powers of observation are devoted to helping the police. Outwardly affable, a charmer, he now has a darker side - unable to sleep and motivated by revenge. Red John WILL suffer most horribly for what he did. As though to emphasize the single-minded purpose, all 23 episodes sport RED or a shade of red in their titles.

A very strong story line thus underpins the series, but that is the problem. If central issues are sorted first time round, what remains for Season 2? The result here is much coasting along, emphasis on comedy - Red John himself remaining elusive. The cases certainly intrigue but, with minor alterations, could so easily feature in other police series.

By far the best episodes relate to the main theme - a necessary reminder Patrick is not as shallow and self-loving as he sometimes appears. There is far more to him than that. Witness, for example, his contempt for those feigning grief, the food for thought given him by the woman who killed for revenge only to realize it brought no satisfaction.

Strengths include a likeable cast. Simon Baker radiates award winning charisma and, for many, is probably the main reason to watch. How good to find a police team one can believe in! Tim Kang as unsmiling Cho especially convinces.

Much entertains, but it would not hurt to have more focus and more depth.
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