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Feature 8.0
Video 8.0
Audio 8.0
Special Features 8.0
Audio 8.0
Distributor: Warner
Running Time: 948
Classification:
 M15+
Reviewer: James Wright

8.0


The Mentalist

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 fun.

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;

1 "Redemption"
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"
13 "Redline"
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"
21 "18-5-4"
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.

Special Features

"Art of a Mentalist," insights with executive producer/director Chris Long on making an episode,
"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)






 
 



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