The Mentalist 6 Seasons 2009

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Season 1
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12. Red Rum AGES_15_AND_OVER

Patrick Jane sets a mentalist trap to find out who is responsible for the murder of a high school football star who antagonized the local self-proclaimed witch by killing her cat.

Starring:
Simon Baker, Robin Tunney
Runtime:
42 minutes

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Drama, Crime
Director Dean White
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)

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28 of 29 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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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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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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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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sally on 4 Sep 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Charles Paxton Martin on 31 Mar 2011
Format: DVD
This series proves that not everything coming from the States has to be nasty and violent, "The Wire" style. I saw one episode of that much-admired series last week on Spanish TV, and it made me feel that the Decline of the West can not be far off. "The Mentalist" has its share of bloody murders, its diligent policemen struggling against bureaucracy, good-cop bad-cop syndrome, but at least not one word in three is a cussword or worse, and this comment comes from an ageing American almost-hippy! The characters develop nicely, and even more so in series 2, now available in English on Spanish television. My two teenaged boys like it too, and isn't Simon Baker one of the most charming and yet troubled characters ever on TV?

This series is probably more for Sean Connery/Roger Moore 007s than for the Daniel Craig type of Bond. I bot series one here, and will go for year two this very afternoon.
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