The Mentalist 7 Seasons 2011

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Season 3
(212) IMDb 8.2/10
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A man accused of murder holds Patrick Jane and others at gunpoint in an effort to clear his name. Now, Jane must think quickly to defuse the hostage situation.

Starring:
Simon Baker, Robin Tunney
Runtime:
43 minutes
Original air date:
February 3, 2011

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The show was written well and the actors do a good job.
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57 of 60 people found the following review helpful By Grady Harp HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 9, 2010
Format: DVD
As said before, with umpty-ump crime shows pasted all over the television screens and new ones promised of the next season it is gratifying to see that one of those crime shows maintains its integrity and appreciates its audience the way THE MENTALIST does. The writing is consistently good, the crimes investigated require thought in figuring out the perpetrator, but what really makes the series work is the presence of the main character - the almost nonchalant mindreader Patrick Jane. Part of this is due to the inventiveness of the creator of the series, part of it is due to the script du jour, but the whole thing couldn't work as well without the subtle acting skills of Simon Baker. Baker knows who to keep the twinkle in his eye, even in the most potentially dangerous moments. He never pushes his skills to make the character look like a seer, but instead inserts his penetrating opinions in a way that makes the whole teams of investigators work well together. He is ably supported by Robin Tunney, Tim Kang (a far too underused actor), Amanda Righetti, Owain Yeoman, and of course boss men Terry Kinney and Gregory Itzin. It is a strong team playing out a clever idea for bringing justice. Each season gets stronger, especially this season with Simon Baker being given the opportunity to direct an episode - an done of the best ones! Grady Harp, December 10
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By D.S.Thurlow TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 2, 2011
Format: DVD
Simon Baker returns for a superb third season as Patrick Jane, former psychic and current consultant to the California Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Jane applies his keen powers of observation and psychological manipulation as part of the investigative team led by senior agent Theresa Lisbon (Robin Tunney), whose patience with Jane's often mischevious antics barely masks an growing personal interest.

"The Mentalist" continues to present interesting cases for the team to solve, while highlighting their interpersonal dynamics and CBI politics. Agent Lisbon will suffer through two new bosses, each with his or her own agenda and multi-episode narrative. Lisbon will even be sidelined for one case, pushing the deadpan Cho (Tim Kang) into a not entirely welcome leadership role. Grace Van Pelt (Amanda Rhigetti) takes up with a handsome and smooth talking FBI agent, much to the anguish of former boyfriend agent Rigsby (Owain Yeoman), but Van Pelt's new love may not be the man of her dreams.

Patrick Jane barely survives an encounter with infamous serial killer Red John at the beginning of the season, and the pursuit of Red John will be a recurring theme. As the team begins to suspect an insider leak, Red John will strike back hard at the people around Jane. Jane will also have to contend with competition in the consulting business, including an astrologer, a criminal profiler, and a medical examiner.

"The Mentalist: The Complete Third Season" should be highly entertaining to fans of the series, and is highly recommended to that audience for its unique take on the police procedural.
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31 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Kathy Leonhardt on November 16, 2010
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We had the cable for the TV disconnected about five years ago. A friend told us about The Mentalist DVD's and we are very pleased with the shows. Our family enjoys watching them more than once, and when purchasing the whole season, (or a couple/few seasons!) it's nice to watch over and over. We definitely "got our money's worth"...
Quality is very good- stories are fun, detective mystery, etc. Love the cast of this show...and we can't wait for the next season!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Arizona Sunshine on June 13, 2011
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All fine actors who know their craft and can enunciate. The only program worth watching on tv and best of all it can be purchased on DVD without commercial. Simon Baker is superb.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By B. Roberts on June 6, 2012
Format: DVD
Besides being supremely funny and entertaining to watch unsuspecting characters at a crime scene when they chase Patrick around after he cattle prods out of them information he needs to catalog and rank his deductions, being great fun to watch, it is also a good way for us to study people. This is an informative and educational tool in your attempt to read others. Jane has studied the clues and cues which are available to all of us if we knew about them. If he is trying to get further info all he has to do is sound insulting or accusational, out of line and/or embarrassingly to any potential suspect, then we watch as he watches their reactions, often having to run off as he is chased by an irate unsub. If needing to know more he prods them silly, until they see red, until he has a read, a piece to the puzzle, being able to set that piece in its appropriate place as he aids the law by being a great crime detective's adjunct professor. Especially nice is the way Baker's character eventually gets around to explaining to all the others why he concludes this or that about an unsub because of this or that reaction, smell, personality type having been found out, faults and strengths of each having been assessed, ruling in or out this or that, being able to prioritize the info as it comes in also going through his processor, it being an IQ-thing that finalizes the computations. From the Pilot into the show a few episodes all he appears to be is a jerk to the average viewer. We eventually learn there is a method to the madness he induces in others. Sounding, off the bat, before further explanations for his prickliness, it appears to be like the multiple misfirings of an intentional irritant, therefore as if being personal assaults, while in reality the reasoning behind why he does and says what he says is anything but personal.
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