Aussie hunk and Emmy winner Simon
Baker once again dons his suit to play California Bureau of
Investigation consultant Patrick Jane. For those who missed the original
season, Jane is a former "psychic" who uses his powers to solve the
unsolvable crimes that the authorities are so desperately trying to
resolve. Unbeknown to most, Jane is actually a con man but knows how to
read people and the scene for clues.
Joining forces with Senior Agent Teresa
Lisbon (Robin Tunney) after the brutal murder of his family, Jane is
actually using the CBI to help bring him closer to the murderer of his
wife and child. The best part of season 2 is that Jane is a much more
likable character as opposed to the sometimes stuck up a-hole from
season one. The stories are also more self contained and once again
generally involve some crime that needs solving but it's all part of the
The relationship between Patrick and Lisbon
is also an interesting dynamic, although our protagonist clearly has
eyes set on the target. Romance also blossom in season 2 with regulars
Van Pelt and Rigsby who finally give into their love but just like most
work relationships, they "try" to keep this under wraps. It's cute to
watch it unfold.
However in order to truly enjoy this
series, you do need the knowledge of season one, so before you embark on
your season two journey, make sure you have seen the original. However
for those who have seen the TV series and want to catch more Baker, than
definitely check out this series again because there are so many more
clues that I missed the first time which I've now spotted and certain
plots seem more fuller.
This DVD collection features all
23-episodes of The Mentalist with 5 discs of pure entertainment and
contains the following episodes;
2 "The Scarlet Letter"
4 "Red Menace"
5 "Red Scare"
6 "Black Gold and Red Blood"
7 "Red Bulls"
8 "His Red Right Hand"
9 "A Price Above Rubies"
10 "Throwing Fire"
11 "Rose-Colored Glasses"
12 "Bleeding Heart"
14 "Blood In, Blood Out"
15 "Red Herring"
16 "Code Red"
17 "The Red Box"
18 "Aingavite Baa"
19 "Blood Money"
20 "Red All Over"
22 "Red Letter"
23 "Red Sky in the Morning"
With decent video and audio, another highlight for fans are the diverse
special features which go into the "powers" of Patrick and really give
you an insiders knowledge of how to read people. Whether it would work
or not is another thing totally. Add some deleted scenes and Mentalist
fans will definitely be heaven. A great drama series from start to
finish and one of the better TV series.
"Art of a Mentalist,"
insights with executive producer/director Chris Long on making an
"Mentalism - A Subliminal Art" (11 pods with cast and producer),
The art of mind reading with Simon Baker,
The art of suggestive imagery with Robin Tunney,
Secrets of cognitive persuasion with Luke Jermay,
The art of knowing secrets with Owain Yeoman,
The art of hidden objects with Amanda Righetti,
Secrets of the pendulum with Luke Jermay,
The art of suggestive imagery with Tim Kang,
The art of intuitive deduction with Bruno Heller,
Secrets of interactive mind control with Luke Jermay,
The art of muscle reading with Amanda Righetti,
Secrets of ideomotor manipulation with Luke Jermay,
Deleted Scenes (10)