The Mentalist is a show starring the gorgeous Simon Baker and he plays the character, Patrick Jane, who plays a con artist who turns into a consultant for the CBI. He becomes a consultant for the CBI after a traumatic event as he wants to take revenge on a serial killer (Red John) who destroyed his family. Patrick Jane, who is the main character of the show is not just any consultant, he uses psychic and mentalist tactics and tricks to solve crimes and find out the criminals behind every case the team of CBI consultants and him try to solve in the TV show.
I have watched many crime shows (though I haven’t seen Psych) and The Mentalist is one of my favourites. Many say that the storyline is just like the Psych and many called out the cast and crew of The Mentalist for obvious similarities with Psych. The show aired from 2009 to 2015 and is still available to watch online.
The serial killer is hard to catch in this one and he is always one step ahead of Patrick Jane who wants to catch him. In season six, when the suspects are out, of who really Red John (the serial killer) could be, all the suspects are equally convincing as the serial killer. All the suspects look suspicious and badass enough and it will be impossible for us to guess who Red John really is, till it is revealed at the end of season six. Hey, but the show is not just about Patrick Jane’s dangerous journey to catch the serial killer, it also has all the elements needed in a crime show. The show talks about all kind of crimes. Thefts, bank robberies, abuse,human trafficking, medical crimes and many other crimes and in fact, it is a feast for a person who loves the crime genre.
This show is not just a thrilling and fun adventure; it also shows bonding among the CBI consultants especially the team that works together (the main characters). Usually some crime shows don’t focus on bonding and romance, but this show manages to show all that too. It is also nice to see a troubled Patrick Jane ultimately take revenge on Red John( the serial killer) and ultimately come to terms with his feelings for Agent Lisbon, who he eventually ties the knot with in the final episodes.
Why isn’t anyone talking about Kimball Cho?
Kimball Cho, one of the CBI consultants, played by Tim Kang, plays a subtle yet strong character with a dry sense of humour. He is someone who goes by the book and gets results while Patrick Jane disregards rules and uses his eccentric, crazy and mentalist ways to solve crimes. It is not just Patrick Jane and Kimball Cho; the whole team of CBI consultants have their own story in the show and are worth watching as they work together to solve crimes. Yes, you can binge watch this one.