Mentalist-Complete 1st Season - Emmy & Golden Globe® Nominee!
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|“A mentalist is a master manipulator of thought and behavior.” The mentalist is Patrick Jane (Simon Baker in an acclaimed performance), a celebrity psychic whose wife and child are viciously murdered by an elusive serial killer called Red John. Devastated, Patrick admits his paranormal act is fake, renounces his earlier life and uses his astonishing skills of observation and analysis – talents that made him appear psychically gifted – to bring killers to justice. At crime scenes across California, Patrick now helps an elite team of detectives break their toughest cases. But no matter how many criminals he catches, Patrick never forgets his central goal: Find Red John. And bring him down.|
Editor's NoteAfter some success on TV?s THE GUARDIAN, Simon Baker brings his trademark cocky charm back to TV with this highly rated CBS procedural. Baker stars as Patrick Jane, an independent detective whose observational skills are highly prized by the California Bureau of Investigation. As much as his colleagues--Senior Agent Teresa Lisbon (Robin Tunney), Kimball Cho (Tim Kang), Wayne Rigsby (Owain Yeoman), and Grace Van Pelt (Amanda Righetti)--value his results, they are less excited by his unorthodox approach to crime solving. However, Jane?s sexy swagger hides a painful past: his wife and daughter were murdered by a man known as Red John, and though he pursues other criminals, this serial killer is always on his mind. THE MENTALIST boasts fascinating cases and a strong supporting cast, but unlike CBS?s other popular crime dramas CSI and CRIMINAL MINDS, this is a one-man show that gets its spark from Baker?s performance. This release includes the series? first season.
The Mentalist: The Complete First Season - DVD Review
By: Amanda Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 9/28/2009 2:45 PM
|With the massive flood of police procedurals on the prime time television, they tend to run together for me. Unfortunately, when a new procedural debuts on broadcast, it always manages to look like a clone (or composite) of others. That's the trap The Mentalist first fell into for me - it looked like just another run-of-the-mill police procedural poised to repeated the same concepts of CSI, NCIS , Criminal Minds, etc. with slightly different characters to fool viewers into thinking it was different. Then one evening I was flipping channels and came across The Mentalist. There was nothing else on, so I thought I'd turn it on as background noise while I worked on my computer. It ended up becoming far more than that....read the full review|
Cast & Crew
|Simon Baker, Nominee, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series|
People's Choice (2009)
|The Mentalist, Winner, Favorite New TV Drama|
Customer Reviews of Mentalist-Complete 1st Season
My mom just loves this show12/10/2010
I watch it with her from time to time, and it is definitely amusing. While it is network television, it just works well and overcomes the outsider in a cop drama stereotype enough to be enjoyable. Of course, if you wanted a hardcore emotionally involving drama, you'd be watching Breaking Bad. Instead this fits the light humor, get away from the world for an hour genre, and does it pretty well.