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The Mentalist: Season 2
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But why would any viewer want to do that? Baker makes Jane a quietly effective crime solver, someone underestimated by fellow law enforcement officials as a "party trick" or fraud. But Jane's powers of perception--a steely focus that has nothing to do with magic, but everything to do with being completely in the moment--are such that most police agencies would be thrilled to have him on their staff. There's a nice line of sub-rosa chemistry, too, between Jane and Lisbon--believable because the two characters have camaraderie as well as a veneer of professionalism. The rich boxed set comes with great extras, including an interview with an actual mentalist, Luke Jermay, who is a consultant on the show, and who demonstrates his techniques of observation and deduction. There is also a great commentary by executive producer Chris Long with Jermay, pointing out all the subliminal clues in the first episode of the season. There are also several deleted scenes. Fans of police dramas and of any well-crafted and splendidly acted TV series won't want to miss The Mentalist --A.T. Hurley
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The story lines are better than ever and manage to develop the background, personalities, and lives of the main characters. We get insight into the childhood issues that drive both Jane and Cho. We get pulled in deeper as we watch the relationships between the characters grow and develop. The chemistry between Jane and Lisbon (Robin Tunney) continues to grow and the energy between them is electric.
This is the one show on TV where there is so much misdirection and redirection that guessing the ending isn't probable, even when all the info is sitting right in front of you.
If you're looking for excellent performances, spectacular writing, and a show where you can't predict what's coming next then this is definitely a show you want to watch.
The individualities, the quirky personalities and flaws are delightful and endearing. The brilliance and pathos of the lead, the 'mentalist' himself is wonderful and makes each show a treat to watch. Trying to figure out the clues and characters throughout and before the end is like an Agatha Christie short every week. It's great!
Please don't take this one off!
The emphasis in season two is as much on character development as on the unique and puzzling cases themselves. Each team member gets an episode or two in the spotlight. Patrick Jane's origins are finally explained. Theresa Lisbon's former police partner will take over the Red John case, causing Lisbon to use some shocking leverage to maintain access. A Chinatown gang murder will bring back unwelcome memories for the deadpan Cho (Tim Kang). Last season's smouldering romance between Van Pelt (Amanda Rhigetti) and Rigsby (Owain Yeoman) will catch fire, forcing the two detectives into a difficult career choice. An old CBI boss will depart and a new CBI boss will arrive, affecting the dynamics between Jane and Lisbon, whose unspoken attraction continues to grow.
Season Two's episodes easily equal the fun and suspense of Season One. "The Mentalist: The Complete Second Season" is very highly recommended to fans of the show and to TV viewers looking for some new and different in a police procedural.
The tension between Patrick Jane and Sam Bosco increases when Minelli gives the Red John case to Bosco's team. However, Red John is not pleased by this decision and executes a daring, bold move against the CBI in the episode -His Red Right Hand (Episode 8). This episode is one of the best episodes of the series--full of surprises and twists.
One sad note is the departure of Minelli, portrayed brilliantly by Gregory Itzin, as the head of CBI. In the above episode this is handled deftly. Of course, he jetted across the city to reemerge as wryly President Charles Logan in 24's final hours.
In Blood In, Blood Out (Episode 14) Kimball Cho's past is unveiled. It is another well written piece with the right elements. Cho's human side is displayed with delicate precision.
The Red Box (Episode 17) introduces Molly Hightower, the new head of CBI. The tension between Lisbon and Hightower begins. Jane and Hightower develop an unusual relationship during the rest of the season. It was a delight to watch.
Red Letter (Episode 22) and Red Sky in the Morning (Episode 23) show a different side of Patrick Jane. Of course, Red John is there with a few surprises for Jane. These two episodes need to be watched together. However, before you watch the last two episodes, it would be good to read William Blake's The Tiger, a poem which sums up this season very well as well as Red John's outlook on life.Read more ›
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This Show!! I can not get enough of this show. The case it comes in isn't obnoxiously large, all of the disks inside are labelled and separated appropriately, and it's just a fun... Read morePublished 24 days ago by GileSmiles
Absolutely love this series. Simon Baker is great, as are the other characters. Good story lines. Not just another detective show. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Cindy Parsons
The review is not a reflection of the show, but of Amazon's online delivery system which I found out after purchasing that they could no longer be downloaded for offline use in my... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Joe Momma
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Just to add to Manuel's post above, if and when people have their box set just after 21st September, could you please tell us if there are any additional subtitles, ideally english ones.
Sep 12, 2010 by Mrs. Dawn Gilday | See all 4 posts
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