The Mentalist 7 Seasons 2009

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Season 1
(119) IMDb 8.3/10

1. Pilot AGES_15_AND_OVER

Patrick Jane, independent consultant with California Bureau of Investigation (CBI), has remarkable track record for solving serious crimes by using his razor sharp skills of observation. Within Bureau, Jane is notorious for his blatant lack of protocol and his semi-celebrity past as former psychic medium, whose paranormal abilities he now admits he feigned. Jane's role in cracking series of tou...

Starring:
Simon Baker,Robin Tunney
Runtime:
44 minutes

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Drama, Crime
Director David Nutter
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

31 of 32 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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7 of 7 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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67 of 72 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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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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By turkey_baster on 29 Feb. 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I've been hooked on the later series of 'The Mentalist' showing recently on Channel 5 and thought I'd buy this DVD start from the beginning. Contrary to my expectations, this show hit its stride from the very start and even the pilot has the richness and depth in characters and story that I've come to love of the later series.

Much has been said of the depth of the characters but it bears repeating. All are flawed, and seeing the imperfections and touches of humanity in all of them is a joy.

Simon Baker as the lead role, in tandem with some excellent scripts, strikes a difficult balance: an individual with a gift for observation and a ready supply of entertaining mind games, arrogant and charasmatic, who has learned (a little) humility following the murder of his wife and child. There must have been a temptation to make Patrick Jane a kind of superhero, a flawless crime fighter with supernatural powers but his stunts sometimes backfire and though he is loathed to admit it he is occasionally suprised as events unfold. And he gets a bloody nose for his troubles at least once every other episode... I think I would have more difficulty accepting Jane's abilities if I wasn't such a fan of a certain Mr D Brown, whose sharp mind, sharp tailoring, quick wits and occasional miscalculations are brought very readily to mind while watching this series. Many of the tricks and techniques such on display in Derren's TV and live shows are also present in Jane's repetoire.

The relationship between Jane and Lisbon is brought vividly to life and fairly crackles with the chemistry between the actors on screen.
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