I've been watching TV since it was invented and there has been no better TV series - or even a one-off film - than The Mentalist. I have the entire DVD set but ordered one digital episode (Blinking Red Light) because the disk is damaged. I may back up all my DVDs with digital. It's hard to say in a few words all the ways TM is so worth watching repeatedly. There is immense depth of character whose nuances continue to show up with every rerun. The acting by Simon Baker, Robin Tunney and Tim Kang is spot-on perfect and not a stereotype in sight. The ethical values that shine through are admirable, the diversity in casting appears naturally appropriate for the story, as is the diversity of worldviews. The stories are clever, funny, sad, tragic, inspiring, and always creative. Even the staging: Look at Patrick Jane's hideaway in the CBI attic. Astonishingly clever! And the sex and violence are always within reason for the story, never overdone. Almost no skin. Robin's underwear is...
Echoing other reviewers, this series is engaging, entertaining, well-paced (generally), sometimes whimsical and rarely overly serious – in many ways a throwback to shows from the 1960-70’s. The basic premise: Simon Baker portrays Patrick Jane; a mentalist, con man and faux-psychic whose wife and daughter were murdered by a serial killer in retaliation for a perceived slight. To pursue the killer and exact revenge, Jane works as a consultant to the fictional California Bureau of Investigation, using his powers of observation, analysis and psychological manipulation to solve homicides. The CBI homicide team is comprised of a solid ensemble cast, led by Senior Agent Teresa Lisbon (Robin Tunney), who has the thankless – and generally impossible - task of keeping Jane’s scams and ploys barely within the limits of the law.
I’ve watched portions of The Mentalist on network television and I’m finally working through the entire series - in order...
digital content is great, the storyline is progressing great; the packaging is ehh. the packaging it was delivered in was fine, but when i opened it up i noticed a straight 2-inch slice in the case and media box around the case. seasons 3 and 5 have identical slits in the exact location as s4. i'm just wondering what's up with that. discs remain unharmed, and other than that flaw, everything's all good.
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